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Burn multiple videos to DVD for playback in DVD players

by MrFletch / June 13, 2009 11:08 AM PDT

How do i burn multiple videos in the mpg, m2v, avi and mkv formats to DVD video? These video files are no more than 100mb each. Previously i have been burning the files as data but i now know this is incorrect. I now understand that i will need to create chapters for each video. I am open to file conversion and so far have converted an mkv format to mpg with TMPGenc 2.5 Plus. Which program(s) should i use that burns DVD video, makes chapters and accomodates most if not all of these formats?

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System information
by MrFletch / June 13, 2009 11:13 AM PDT

Windows Vista
DVD burner

The DVD is mostly for use in my car. I have a Kenwood KVT-819DVD head unit and i bought this specifically to handle anything i tell it to do.

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Just a title I use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 13, 2009 1:00 PM PDT


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Seems like a GREAT program, easy to use however...
by MrFletch / June 13, 2009 4:13 PM PDT
In reply to: Just a title I use.

I tested all the file types (mpg, m2v, mkv, avi) on a DVD+RW and
->It plays on the computer perfectly, all chapters.
->It played on the home DVD player but after the second video it started to play and pause and it was difficult to switch to next chapter...basically freezing.
->It did not play on the car DVD player. Error. I know it is able to read DVD+RW, play NTSC, play DIVX, play avi, m2v and mpg (not mkv).

I will try it on a DVD-R using only one file type (avi) and see if it plays in the car. I don't know what else to do if it doesn't work.

Thanks for your reply though. You are awesome.

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About DVDRW media.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 13, 2009 9:21 PM PDT

In general, "Players" have a harder time with RW media. Try DVD+R and DVD-R as you will find one player like one over the other. And the moment you think DVD-R works all over a "Player" will refuse DVD-R but play DVD+R.

PS. Someday there may be a FAQ on that. Such as this one noting AudioCD on CDRW -> which writes "trying to use CD-RW media, your odds of success are worse than with CD-R. CD-RW discs simply won't play on most CD players."

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unable to go to next/previous video. Do i need a new program
by MrFletch / July 21, 2009 12:47 PM PDT

DVD-R plays good on the DVD player however i am unable to go to the next or previous track by pressing it on the remote. I think the problem is that DVD Flick allows each movie to be added as a title but not a chapter, so the 5th movie added is seen as Chapter 1 Title 5. The workaround is having to speed up the video to x3 so that i can quickly go to the next video or the slow route is having to go to the menu and manually selecting the title i want to play.

I am not sure but i believe if i can add them as new chapters then i will be able to go to the next or previous video by the press of a remote button but DVD Flick seems to only add videos as a title and i dont see an option for adding/modifying/editing chapters.

Is what i desire possible? do i need to find a new program?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2009 10:04 PM PDT

It has great documentation so I don't answer that question. But many need more features so my answer is yes, you'll want to shop around for more capable (read money) softwares.

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DVD Creator
by aimeegirl / August 7, 2009 1:05 PM PDT
DVD Creator-Burn various video formats to DVD discs, Supports all popular video formats including AVI, MPEG, DAT, MPG, WMV, ASF, MP4, 3GP and VOB.
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