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Does the DVD Maker included with Vista...

by Travis2k7 / September 9, 2007 8:47 AM PDT

actually work?

I get to about 15% and get errors using both R and RW disks. The computer just arrived yesterday and I put together a nice presentation of my recent vacation only to discover that I can't burn it to DVD on my new computer...

(My apologies if this is in the wrong forum)

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I have a pair of Vista machines.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 9, 2007 9:28 AM PDT

Both seem fine. Make the call and ask "what next?"

Or if you got it from a store, just go back and return it as defective.


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I thought it might be defective...
by Travis2k7 / September 9, 2007 10:21 AM PDT

but now I am not sure.

I downloaded Ashampoo Burning Suite based on the good Cnet reviews. It also failed when trying to burn a video DVD. It did however burn a data DVD/CD and music CD without any problems.

I am wondering if it is some kind of video compatibility issue or missing codecs... I wouldn't think so being a new computer but I'm open to suggestions. I googled "Windows DVD Maker errors" and found a lot of threads about similar issues.

TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653B appears to be the model. I'm sure it's an offbrand but that's what I get for buying a Dell and not building it myself.

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Video work can be tricky.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 9, 2007 12:41 PM PDT

For that I can make it fail, but I know why so I didn't consider that a failure.


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Problem solved.
by Travis2k7 / September 12, 2007 12:41 PM PDT

I don't know why I didn't think of this before... Tech support suggested I try MPEG2 format.

I burned a test DVD with a handful of pictures and movies and it worked great with Windows DVD Maker. I can't explain why it didn't like WMV...

Now I just have to go back and convert all my MOV videos from my camera over to MPEG2. It's a fast process with this new PC.

Thanks again for the input.

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DVD maker in Vista
by guatanabe / September 15, 2007 4:34 AM PDT

You must remember that if what you are trying to burn has a copywright, then you cant burn it.

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I wasn't trying to burn anything....
by Travis2k7 / September 15, 2007 5:01 AM PDT
In reply to: DVD maker in Vista

that was copyrighted.

I went on a recent vacation and had a ton of videos in MOV format. I converted them to WMV and for whatever reason I was unable to burn them using Windows DVD Maker or Nero and another program.

I converted them to MPEG2 and it worked great so I guess that's the format that I will be using for home video DVD's.

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