Playing DVD on a standard DVD player

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Trevor Lawrence

I am sure this has been asked and answered many times.but I am still in the
dark

I cannot write a DVD that will play on my standalone DVD player

I will try to set out what I have done

1. I loaded the video form my Panasonic camera using the Panasonic software
MotionDV STUDIO LE for DV. This created Assist_cap0001.avi

2. I erased a DVD+RW which had been used before. (I used Paragon CD/DVD
Recorder)

3. I used Ulead Movie Factory 3.5 Suite Deluxe to edit the .avi file.
The file settings are
Microsoft AVI files
24 Bits, 720 x 576, 4:3, 25 fps
Frame-based
Panasonic DV CODEC -- type 2
PCM, 32.000 kHz, 16 Bit, Stereo

I combined a few scenes, cut out some bits and added chapters.

4. I then tried to output the file to DVD, choosing
Output disc format: DVD
Recording format was shown as DVD-Video
I selected
"Record to disc"
"Create DVD Folders"
The box "Do not close disc" was NOT ticked
I think that the program chooses the same settings as the input file for the
format. (I am only guessing because the option "Create Video File" is set to
"Same as Project Settings")

This output failed with "Disc not ready". But it wrote the following
AUDIO_TS Empty
ViDEO_TS contents:
VIDEO_TS.BUP
VIDEO_TS.IFO
VIDEO_TS.VOB
VIDEO_01_0.BUP
VIDEO_01_0.IFO
VIDEO_01_0.VOB
VIDEO_01_1.VOB
VIDEO_01_2.VOB
VIDEO_01_3.VOB
VIDEO_01_4.VOB

5. I then used Paragon CD/DVD Recorder to write these folders to the DVD

Result:
This DVD plays fine with Ulead DVD Player or with Windows Media Player
It does NOT play on my stand-alone DVD player

Extra Info.
I have previously created movies on DVD+RW which play on the same DVD
player, so it is not the DVD+RW format which is a problem.
(Of course, although I used the same ULead software, I can't remember what
the settings were and/or whether I had to change any )

A query
Could it be the settings for output, i.e. "Same as Project Settings"?
Should I choose something else. e.g. MPEG files (*.mpg) ?

All and any help gratefully received
 
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David Moerike

I have good results when:

1. Using DVD+R and not DVD+RW
2. Using the Windows Movie Maker to load the video from the camcorder
into an AVI file
3. Transcoding it to DVD format (NOT normal MPEG2!) with TmpgEnc
4. Using TMPGEnc DVD Author - or IfoEdit - to make the DVD
(TMPGEnc DVD Author also burns; however if I have used IfoEdit, for
burning I use UltraIso).

I hope this helps. David


Trevor said:
I am sure this has been asked and answered many times.but I am still in the
dark

I cannot write a DVD that will play on my standalone DVD player

I will try to set out what I have done

1. I loaded the video form my Panasonic camera using the Panasonic software
MotionDV STUDIO LE for DV. This created Assist_cap0001.avi

....
 
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Trevor Lawrence

Thanks, David

David Moerike said:
I have good results when:

1. Using DVD+R and not DVD+RW

I hesitate to do this until I get success, because it means that every
failure means another coaster (and cardboard coasters are cheaper!). Using
DVD+RW, the failuies can be re-used (or so I thought)
2. Using the Windows Movie Maker to load the video from the camcorder into
an AVI file

I have done this with the Panasonic software, so I assume that the result is
the same. It certainly plays OK with any viewer
3. Transcoding it to DVD format (NOT normal MPEG2!) with TmpgEnc

I don't know what you mean by "transcoding" or what TmpgEnc is
4. Using TMPGEnc DVD Author - or IfoEdit - to make the DVD
(TMPGEnc DVD Author also burns; however if I have used IfoEdit, for
burning I use UltraIso).

I don't have TMPGEnc DVD Author or IfoEdit or UltraIso
 
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David Moerike

TMPGEnc and TMPGEnc DVD Author are a high quality software to make DVDs.

It is not quite cheap. (TMPGEnc freeware version not sufficient.)

TMPGEnc converts video files into different video formats, for example
that kind of MPEG which is needed for a DVD. This is the process which
is called Transcoding. If you want a free-of-charge alternative, you may
try the command-line tool ffmpeg for Windows:

http://www.paehl.com/open_source/?Convert_Tools:FFMPEG

TMPGEnc DVD Author makes the VOB and the other files and the directory
structure in which they are. A free alternative for DVD Authoring is
IfoEdit.

To do DVD Authoring with IfoEdit, you must first demultiplex your file;
this may be done with the MPEG tools of the Freeware version of TMPGEnc.

To burn the directory on the DVD, if your OS is new enough, the normal
burning function of the OS should be sufficient.

David
 

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