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How to burn a DVD

by kmetzger / June 24, 2013 8:25 AM PDT

I'm using Windows XP on a Dell Inspiron 545 PC and a complete dummy with computers. I want to copy a video to a DVD disc.
I found these handy instructions (below) but I'm stopped dead a step one. When I insert a blank DVD-R in my drive, nothing happens. I click on drive D or E or F, etc. I'm asked to insert a disc, but the disc is already inserted.

Help appreciated.

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Clarification Request
My software is Windows Movie Maker
by kmetzger / June 24, 2013 12:02 PM PDT
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As presented.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 25, 2013 1:32 AM PDT

You'll have to find other software that can do this job.

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Burn DVD
by Gillee1234 / June 26, 2013 12:12 PM PDT
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Seems too similar to DVD Flick.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2013 5:58 AM PDT
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For years I've used other solutions such as DVD FLICK. It's free and link follows.

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by kmetzger / June 27, 2013 9:27 AM PDT
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I downloaded and ran this program. The video was successfully converted, but I can't burn because my blank disc isn't being recognized. My burner is TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653G. I understand others have had similar problems with this burner that came with my Dell Inspiron.

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Which is why I pair ImgBurn with DVD Flick.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2013 10:16 AM PDT
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DVD Flick creates a neat .ISO file which I put on the DVD with ImgBurn.

All free ->

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Thumb drive?
by kmetzger / June 27, 2013 12:36 PM PDT

Thank you, R. Proffit. I tried that too and ran into huge problems with adware warnings, etc. I've decided to abandon the project and try to copy the video to a thumb drive and have a computer tech copy it to a DVD. But the problem now is how to drag the video to my thumb drive. Two windows open: one for the video and one for the thumb drive. How do I drag from one window to another?

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Try copy and paste
by wpgwpg / June 27, 2013 12:41 PM PDT
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Copy and paste has 4 steps:
1) Highlight what you want to copy
2) Right-click and click COPY
3) Click where you want to paste
4) Right-click and click PASTE.

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by kmetzger / June 27, 2013 2:26 PM PDT
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Didn't work. I tried to paste the video into my Kingston icon and nothing happened.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2013 1:11 PM PDT
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I had no adware on ImgBurn or DVD Flick. I think you have have some pests that are showing up from other places.

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