Thank you for being a valued part of the CNET community. As of December 1, 2020, the forums are in read-only format. In early 2021, CNET Forums will no longer be available. We are grateful for the participation and advice you have provided to one another over the years.

Thanks,

CNET Support

Question

How to format a DVD disc for movies

Jun 7, 2015 4:37AM PDT

I have downloaded a movie video from Youtube to a dvd disc and it plays fine on my desktop, but when I try to play it thru dvd player to TV, it does not play. I presume it's a formatting problem, but can't figure out how to make it work for TV.
I have win 8.1, 10gb of Ram, hi-speed optical dvd player/recorder in an HP
Envy desktop and am using Maxell RW dvd discs at 4.7 gb.
Any ideas???
Thanks ahead of time...

Discussion is locked

- Collapse -
Answer
file type matters
Jun 7, 2015 4:52AM PDT
- Collapse -
Answer
Actually most dvd player I know of...
Jun 7, 2015 6:01AM PDT

don't play anything but dvd format (don't remember the actual name). You have to convert whatever you have to that for it to play. Some player do play other format so you have to check that out. What player do you have?

- Collapse -
Answer
Re: Youtube
Jun 7, 2015 7:52AM PDT

The Youtube TOS doesn't allow making copies of what you view. To view Youtube on your TV use the Youtube app on your smart TV or on your Roku box or such a device. Or connect your TV (with a cable or wireless with the HDMI out of your PC/laptop.

So I'm locking this thread.

Kees