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created dvd won't play on computer

by bbgram / January 29, 2013 3:11 AM PST

I created a dvd of videos of my grandson dancing. It plays on all my dvd players/tv. However it won't play on my computer. I wanted to copy the disc to a flash drive.

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Just an idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2013 12:56 AM PST

Go get 2 apps. IMGBURN and VLC PLAYER>

Use IMGBURN to copy the DVD to some .ISO file.
Use VLC Player to play the .ISO file.

Works for most home made Video DVDs.

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 29, 2013 7:21 AM PST

- What program on your PC should play that DVD? Windows 8, for example, doesn't unless you buy an extra pack.
- Do other DVD's play on your computer?
- Does this DVD play on other computer?
- Does it need to play to copy the contents to a flash-drive?
- What would you do with the contents of that DVD on a flash-drive? What format would it have to be in? Do you have a flash-drive player?


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by bbgram / January 30, 2013 2:35 AM PST
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Thanks for the information. I was unaware that an additional program was required for windows 8. It burned the DVD from video clips I had downloaded into real player. When I can get the files on the flash drive I intend to carry it with me

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by pgc3 / January 29, 2013 11:03 PM PST

How did you create the DVD? What type of media (DVD) did you use? What computer type and what do you use for playback software?

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DVD player software needed
by ashbyjm / February 1, 2013 2:43 AM PST

I'm assuming that no DVDs are playing on that computer. If that's the case, you need a DVD player software package (such as WinDVD or another) which includes the MPEG-2 codec. This is included in many manufacturers' PCs, but not all, since it carries royalties. Once you have the codec, either Windows Media Player or the DVD software can play the disc.

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