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Putting movie files onto a dvd-r

I am having trouble burning my own movie files onto a dvd-r so that another computer can read them. The movie files have been recorded in HD on my own camera and uploaded to Iphoto. I copied them to a dvd from there but for some reason when playing the dvd back on another computer (a pc) the movies dont play correctly. They skip and freeze. I just need to get these movies onto a dvd so another computer can download them and edit them on their computer. Help please!

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On the PC.

In reply to: Putting movie files onto a dvd-r

Try VLC PLAYER since it usually can decode it and play better than Windows Media Player.

However, if you turn it into a Video DVD you usually find the quality is reduced to SD or 480i or 480p.

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Those files are not in DVD format

In reply to: Putting movie files onto a dvd-r

so copying them from iMovie onto a DVD will not produce a working DVD disc.
Once you have got the movie looking like you want it, in iMovie, you have to hit the Share menu item and send it to iDVD.
There you will add a title and burn it onto a DVD. The iMovie files have to be encoded before they are ready to be burned to the DVD.
On completion of the burn, you will have a DVD that contains two folders and that will work in a regular DVD player.


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