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downloading movies

Hello I am an elderly lady and need some help. I have windows 7 and 50gb data to use each month. I barely use 5gb so decided to see if I could download some free movies. So did that and the download went into 'downloads' file so then I formatted a DVDRW and burnt the movie onto it. But it will not work in either the player on my PC or other devices. Do I need a special program? What have I done wrong? I really need this to be explained in simple language so its easy for me to follow. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me. PS Any suggestions for the safest site to download free movies from?

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This seem familiar

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itsdigger

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That was four years ago and I now have a different PC. Don't worry I won't ask for your help again.

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Do You think things have changed ?

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In four years ?
The song remains the same.

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Try VLC player from Ninite.

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Here's the safest video site I know of.

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most movie download sites are NOT legit

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without knowing what you downloaded, where you downloaded it from, what you were using to save it on disk and what format you were trying to save the file as, there is no way to tell you what you did wrong. If the site is not legit, you should not post the info here.

I do not know of any legit and free movie sites you can legally download from. The one previously mention is legit because it has older movies where the rights have expired. I use it all the time for radio shows.

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renegade600

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Thank you

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You Shouldn't Be Formatting The DVD-RW

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Normally, depending on the type of download you've performed, you may need to first convert the file (.mp4, .avi, etc.) to a DVD format, then simply burn the DVD files to the blank disc using a burner program.

Most DVD players are unable to read a formatted disc.. It needs to be a standard data disc which is finalized with DVD formatted files on it.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Grif Thomas

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Thank you I will try that

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