and i could not play it on my dvd (which does normally) when i put it in my drive the info in 'my computer' was that the disk was 650 meg and 650 meg free ie empty that seems to me, when i right click and select play/autorun widows media player opens and plays the selection, a bit lost on this one folks any help appreciated.
If you've played raw MPEG files on your DVD player before, the problem may be that this time you've inadvertently burned shortcuts to the files, not the actual files.
This would explain why most of the disk is still free, and why it won't play in your player. I guess it still plays on your PC because the original MPEG files are still in the locations on your HDD that the shortcuts are pointing to.
its not a dvd i did it as data (which earlier posts have shed light on) but my query really is why does it play in windows media player when i try on pc and plays nowhere else? previous disks run in the same way play no prob