Which is best forum

  frenchman96 14:29 17 Jan 2010

Can anyone tell me the best forum for answers on dvd burning/ripping etc please, or the best person on this subject

  OTT_B 14:35 17 Jan 2010

here is as good a place as any.....what is your question?!

  bremner 15:00 17 Jan 2010

The helproom is the appropriate forum and threads are not directed at an individual member.

  frenchman96 17:24 17 Jan 2010

The first question is "what is the correct file format that a dvd needs to be able to watch it on tv using the dvd player"

Second question, if I have a dvd in my cd-rom drive on laptop, I cant seem to find out the file extension by r/c D drive/properties??

Third>>what is the best, simplest prog needed to burn/rip/copy dvd's.

I have Toshiba laptop
XP sp3
Nero 6
WMP 11
Toshiba Sonic
NCH Software suite (Express Burn/Ripper)

  OTT_B 17:30 17 Jan 2010

1. DVDs use an MPEG2 format, but with a VOB extension.

2. To see the contents of your DVD disc use My Computer and double click on the DVD drive letter (D drive).

3. Nero 6 will do everything for you.

  Technotiger 17:32 17 Jan 2010

DVD file extensions ... click here

Best burning program is a matter of personal choice, but I and I suspect others prefer Nero.

  Strawballs 17:48 17 Jan 2010

I find the free one's from Ashampoo very good
click here

  frenchman96 17:50 17 Jan 2010


When I do that, with a dvd in drive, it says??

Each with a folder, that does not show me the file extension?

Techo thanks

  woodchip 18:45 17 Jan 2010

As above Mpeg will play on just about anything

  MAJ 20:42 17 Jan 2010

"When I do that, with a dvd in drive, it says??

Each with a folder, that does not show me the file extension?"

Within the Video_TS folder you will see the VOB files. If you can't see the extension, go to Folder Options in Control Panel, click on the View tab and remove the tick from the "Hide extensions for known filetypes" option, click Apply and OK to exit.

  frenchman96 08:44 18 Jan 2010


By doing d/c on D drive while disk is in drive, it makes the disk play of course so that does not show file extension? So you and Maj are both saying what I want to know, and that is, if given the choice when burning a dvd, save it as MPEG as it will play on tv recorder ??

What are VOB files BTW?

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