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Old 29. Sep 2014, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a few non-copy right videos in WMV and MP4 format that I want to convert and burn and watch on a DVD player.
I downloaded [edited], and imgburn 2.5.7.0 and converted some of the videos to DVD and put into imgburn to burn to video using DVD-R disks.
I used [edited] to convert to DVD format, and in Imgburn
I put both the audio and video_ts files into the
"“write a files/ folder to disk” and tried to burn it.
It said everything was fine, but when we tried to play it in the DVD player, all we had was sound, no picture!!
Any idea what is wrong?Should I have only put in the video_ts file and not the audio file?
Was it converted wrong?
I have been told I should have converted the DVD file in imgburn to ISO file using the “Create an image file /folders,” and then burned the video using
"write a files/ folder to disk".
Please help, I have made lots of "coasters" out of DVD disks but don't know what I am doing wrong..

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Old 29. Sep 2014, 11:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is more than one method to do it so you might get conflicting advice. One way is to create a disk image and write that but that is an extra step that you don't need to follow.

The easiest method for you is not to create a disk image. Instead write the files to the correct disk format. Here's an old guide for using Imgburn to create a DVD video disk using the files you have.

You will need both the audio and video files. The difference is that a DVD movie disk uses a different format than the DVD data disk(s) that you previously created.
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Old 29. Sep 2014, 11:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Try this: http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...g-software.htm
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Old 30. Sep 2014, 12:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I did use both audio and video_st, and it looks very similar in the imgburn directions to what I did, but I will try, try again.
I used [edited] to convert to DVD, and I wondered if it converted properly before putting it into ingburn.
I will follow the imgburn directions exactly and hope I don't end up with another "coaster"!
thanks for the reply, will let you know what happens!

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Old 30. Sep 2014, 12:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The easiest way would be to use DVDStyler. No need to convert to DVD format first. Avoid the installer version since it has bundled crap. Get the portable version here.
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Old 30. Sep 2014, 01:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Iam going to check the DVDstyler and the tech support alert ASAP,however I was just re-setting up the imgburn once again to try it, and when I got to the "options" on the imgburn instructions, where it says "current profile": DVD-RW,
on my "options" page it says "current profile": it says N/A
My understanding it is saying the format profile is "not Available" I was wondering if that was normal???? My understanding, ( which may be incorrect) is the program does not know what the format is...
Any thoughts?? will it burn properly? anybody know?
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Old 30. Sep 2014, 01:20 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Iam going to check the DVDstyler and the tech support alert ASAP,however I was just re-setting up the imgburn once again to try it, and when I got to the "options" on the imgburn instructions, where it says "current profile": DVD-RW,
on my "options" page it says "current profile": it says N/A
My understanding it is saying the format profile is "not Available" I was wondering if that was normal???? My understanding, ( which may be incorrect) is the program does not know what the format is...
Any thoughts?? will it burn properly? anybody know?
Thanks
That normally occurs when there is no disk in the drive so Imgburn can't work out what sort of disk it is.
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Old 30. Sep 2014, 01:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Wow, I feel totally useless right now!!
I actually got it to do something last night,and I did get sound just not video!
Now after setting everything up to re-try with the DVD disk in the burner, following directions exactly, ( and yes I now have the "profile' in the options,)
the "build" icon is grayed out, and it won't do anything!
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Old 30. Sep 2014, 05:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum night hawk.

First suggestion I would give is to use a DVD-RW disc, which is rewritable. So, even if the DVD authoring process goes bad, you won't be making coasters. All you have to do is erase the disc, and reuse it. I used to do this when I was learning DVD authoring. It's real handy.

However, you probably won't be able to play that disc on the DVD player, because I don't think the players accept DVD-RW discs. So, just create the disc, and play the disc on your computer in a media player like VLC, trying to run the disc as DVD. If it successfully runs as DVD there, then you can be somewhat sure that the disc will be created successfully on a DVD-R.

Another thing which you can do is create an ISO image of the video disc from the DVD authoring program itself. I don't know if that option is available on the program that you use... but that option is there in typical DVD authoring programs such as DVD Styler (suggested earlier) and DVD Flick, etc.

So, create the ISO image, and then run that image on the computer using an optical drive emulator like DVDFab Virtual Drive, or MagicDisc, etc. That way too, you won't make coasters. Once you know the disc works okay, you can then burn that image on DVD-R disc using DVD burning software.

Another suggestion is to use a simpler DVD burning software like BurnAware instead of ImgBurn. ImgBurn is an excellent software, but I personally find it difficult to use, and from the guide provided, I can see that the steps are somewhat difficult to follow. In other software like BurnAware free which I use, it's as simple as clicking on DVD-Video, and then it automatically provides you with the folders audio_ts and video_ts... all you have to is replace them. There are other free DVD Burning software like CDBurnerXP, etc, which are simple too.

Good luck.
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Thanks,!! will be looking into it...
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