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I have a pair of Vista machines.
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.
I thought it might be defective...
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.
Video work can be tricky.
For that I can make it fail, but I know why so I didn't consider that a failure.
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.
DVD maker in Vista
You must remember that if what you are trying to burn has a copywright, then you cant burn it.
I wasn't trying to burn anything....
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.