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  posted on 4/10/2015 at 07:48 AM
My son video recorded his high schools spring musical and we are going to make some dvd's to sell
as a fund raiser. I have all the soft ware to do it, but my question is what will be the best format to burn these in so it can be played on a dvd player.

I have a program that you can convert it to different formats. We tried a few as a MP4,WMV and they worked fine playing back on our computer and on the blu ray player. But we have a dvd player that is probably about 10 yrs old for sure and it would not read it. I got on line to look up to see what the best format would be to put this in so it would work and I saw MPEG2 mentioned a few times and it is the most common format that a player woud read. Tried it, did not work. I am thinking it might be the age of the dvd player . The blu ray that we have is a Sony and its about 4 yrs old. It reads just about anything disc and digital wise.

The software that I use is from dvdvideosoft. Its a free converter.
http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/

I start to get confused and dont understand when it starts to talk about container and video codec in what ones to use and how/when. They have the MPEG2 format and i used it but did not work on the dvd player. Also I am not sure what audio to use.

Any help would be appreciated.


 

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  posted on 4/10/2015 at 09:18 AM
Pretty much all dvd and online content is compressed using h264 as an mp4 - it's generally the best compression for file size and retaining video quality. This can either be high quality or low, so double check your settings - HD is 1920 x 1080. But that doesn't mean that a dvd player is just going to read any video file, it has to be formatted into a dvd that a player can read, so it might be a software issue.

 

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  posted on 4/10/2015 at 09:20 AM
Well, I'm now nearly 3 years retired from the business but MP4 files should work. To help make sure your videos play on as many machines as possible be sure to use +/- discs (as opposed to just - or just +) to burn onto.
It's amazing how fast new technology becomes archaic! I still remember when the players cost hundreds of dollars and basic burners nearly a thousand. They come in specially marked boxes of cereal these days!

Edit: yeah, if you're burning HD or Blue Ray then those disks might not play at all on older machines.

[Edited on 4/10/2015 by Rusty]

 

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  posted on 4/10/2015 at 10:22 AM
Have you thought about selling thumb drives? They're pretty cheap these days, quicker to DL video onto them and most smart tv's play them? Seems like possibly an easier idea..

 

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  posted on 4/10/2015 at 10:38 AM
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It's amazing how fast new technology becomes archaic! I still remember when the players cost hundreds of dollars and basic burners nearly a thousand. They come in specially marked boxes of cereal these days!



Ni kidding, I was just looking at my modest dvd collection on a shelf in the corner thinking how much trouble it is to put a disc in a player and wondering why I haven't gotten rid of them all.

 

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  posted on 4/12/2015 at 10:14 PM
I don't know about your software you used but please check the DVD you made/burned with reading it with your computer.
If it has AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders, it's not an illegal format and most of home DVD players are able to read and play it.
Then the problem is in your home DVD player, such like it's not easy to read DVD-R/DVD+R media because your player is a little bit old.

If your DVD player is able to read other DVD-R/DVD+R media you have, it must be a media problem.
If so, what manufacturer did you use? I basically recommend Taiyo Yuden's media for best results.

 
 


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