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Using the DVD-CD burner

by walker3019 / January 21, 2006 5:51 AM PST

I recently bought a new laptop and downloaded some dance videos online (audio/video file). I wanted to burn them on disks (disc) so I could watch them when preparing for dance class. Uncertain if I should use CD or DVD, I tried a CD first. I tried to view it but all that was captured was audio. I then tried to use a DVD (DVD+ disk)...but this time I kept getting the 'insert correct disk then retry'. I have a 8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability and am using Sonic DigitalMedia and MyDVD software. What am I doing wrong and is there a book that could walk me through this?

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Walker, What Audio/Video File Type Did You Download?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 21, 2006 7:42 AM PST

Generally, if you downloaded a standard .avi, .mov, or similar video file, you should be able to burn either a CD or a DVD and the it should open the file with one of your media players. But we need to know the file extension of the downloaded file.

Have you checked the "Help" option after opening your burner software. Open the software, then click on "Help" in the upper left corner. It should give you some general instructions for burning disks.

Hope this helps and let us know more.


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by walker3019 / January 21, 2006 12:22 PM PST

The videos were saved as WMV. files (Windows Media Player).

I bought a Dell XPS M140, Windows@ XP Media Center Edition, 8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability,and use Sonic DigitalMedia and MyDVD to burn CD/DVD.

Thanks for everything,

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See if MyDVD will create a "VCD"
by kschang / January 21, 2006 1:51 PM PST
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Then add the WMV you downloaded to the project and see if MyDVD will convert it for you.

If not, you'll need to visit to see if there are guides there to help you convert the WMVs into format you can burn. It may involve getting some other tools and learn how to use them.

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