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Custom DVD, Download to DVD
on May 30, 2006 at 4:44:10 am

I want to start a web site were clients browse and select MPEG2 files for a custom DVD and then click "Download to DVD" and the custom content automatically burns to a DVD, is this possible? Appreciate any advice.

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Bret Williams
Re: Custom DVD, Download to DVD
on May 30, 2006 at 5:59:15 pm

Perhaps if you engineered it in reverse. Create an application that can be downloaded from your site. That app would then browse your media files in a custom browser and download them. Then when they're ready, they'd click burn.

But I don't know of any way to create a DVD with a web browser and a DVD burner. If you've ever used DVD creation software there's more to it than burning a media file to a disk. There's menus and stuff to create, so something would have to create all that.

Perhaps you could develop a server-side app that collects their choices, creates a dvd disk image, and then that image could be downloaded by the user. They would have to then manually burn that image to a DVD. Not sure if you could make that happen automatically without putting some sort of application on their machine.

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