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dgrams2002
Going Crazy! Help! DVD recognized but wont plyback
on Aug 18, 2002 at 2:48:21 pm

(Wasn't sure what category to post this under, sorry if you've read this somewhere else already...)

I am trying a couple different software packages that allow me to put my Mpeg2 video into a DVD compilation, and then it will burn it to a CD-R or DVD-R.

(I'm trying Dazzle's DVDComplete demo and Ulead's DVD MovieFactory)

I seem to get everything in place, Videos, Menus, etc...
and can successfully burn everything in a DVD "Format" to a CD-R.
(Since I don't have a DVD Writer... yet..;)

I go into PowerDVD on the computer to play it back, and BOOM! Everything looks great!

I take the newly-burned CD over to my DVD player in the living room, which is a nice, cheap little APEX DVD player, that plays
every type of file format known to man. Mpeg, Avi, Mp3, MpegII etc...

I put the CD in that player, and instead of the "DVD" autorunning,
I am taken to the file selection menu, where I see the folders
on the CD. (AUDIO_TS, VIDEO_TS, etc etc...)
I just cant get the darned thing to kick off to the main
menu! I get the same results using both software packages.

VideoCDs on the other hand will play in the living room player.. Menu and all... it seems it is only the "DVD simulated" CD-R
that does not kick off.

DOES THIS MAKE SENSE? (I hope so!)

Is this a common problem, is there something easy I am missing?


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Kenneth Daves
Re: Going Crazy! Help! DVD recognized but wont ply
on Aug 18, 2002 at 3:02:46 pm

Yes, it makes sense. Not many (if any) stand alone DVD players will play cDVD's (DVD titles burned to CD-R/RW). I do not understand why a DVD player that will play VCD's and SVCD's will not play a cDVD, but it is so.


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dgrams2002
Re: Going Crazy! Help! DVD recognized but wont ply
on Aug 18, 2002 at 4:30:52 pm

So... You are telling me that I'm not doing anything wrong?
Thats just the way it is?
Hmmm...

So If I fork out the bucks for a DVD-R drive,
and I burn the exact same thing, it would work?

Hmmmmm.... (again)

Bummer.


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dgrams2002
Let me ask this then....
on Aug 18, 2002 at 4:52:03 pm

Since SVCDs work in the APEX DVD player,
Are there any utilites out there that will convert clips from
720x480 to 480x240
(Is that correct? Is SVCD 480x240?)


In fact.. scratch that.. I know TMPGENC does that...
Let me change my question to:
Now that I can play SVCD on the APEX instead of DVD, :(
is there a way to play the SVCD on the PC?
PowerDVD says it doesnt support 'that type' of disc....

Arrrgh! :)
Isnt there anyway I can get a great-quality CDR to work
on both the APEX player and the Computer?
(With using some kind of menu system, I dont want to have to 'browse' and start the files just by burning a data CD)




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WTS
Re: Let me ask this then....
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on Aug 18, 2002 at 6:12:56 pm

See my post on the other message thread.


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