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DVD Question

by summerian / August 16, 2006 1:33 AM PDT

When making my own personal DVD's do I need a certain program to make it possible to play it on a home DVD player? If so, is there any one's under $30 that you would recommend?
Thanks.

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Well
by cars4less201 / August 16, 2006 2:16 AM PDT
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I don't really know how it goes for all the DVDs. But I had 3 different DVD players at home and I didn't need any program for it...

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(NT) (NT) nope. just burn it using your built-in software.
by udayan71 / August 16, 2006 3:20 AM PDT
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Format
by summerian / August 16, 2006 8:02 AM PDT

Does the video have to be in any specific format {i.e. .wmv,mpeg,etc}? I tried an mpeg and a .WMV and neither worked. Will both of these work on a DVD player? My DVD player is really out-of-date and I was wondering whether a new one will?

Thanks very much.

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It's similar to CDs
by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / August 16, 2006 8:43 AM PDT
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You can't just burn the data to the disc, you have to burn it as a DVD AND finalize it for it to play in a regular DVD player. If you don't have DVD burning software, you might try Handbrake.

http://handbrake.m0k.org/

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Handbrake
by summerian / August 16, 2006 10:31 AM PDT
In reply to: It's similar to CDs

Sorry, I forgot to mention that I have a Windows-- not Mac or Linux. Is there any like Handbrake that are for Winddows?

Thanks.

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