Free DVD convert software

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  1. Anthony2015 macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to burn a movie on to a disk but it wont play on DVD player. What format should it be in and is there free software I can download to convert and burn?
     
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  3. Anthony2015 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So the format of the movie is not important when burning.
    I.e. MP4 burned on to a disk will play.
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    No it's not. Any DVD authoring software will automatically convert your movie file to mpeg2 when making the dvd.
     
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    Anthony2015 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not sure what I'm doing wrong, burned movie to DVD, it plays on laptop, but won't play on my Sony DVD player.

    I'm using Windows media player to burn. When in erase the dvd and format it won't burn, but if I only erase with out format it burns fine. Any reason for this?
     
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    When the DVD is inside the computer, what folders and files appear on it using a file manager like Windows Explorer or Finder?
     
  7. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Which laptop are you using, and what software plays the dvd?

    How old is the DVD player? Some older ones sometimes have problems with homemade dvds.
     
  8. Anthony2015 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It a few years old but what confusing is I burned one DVD no problem, but after that nothing worked.
    Thing is I'm not sure with I did differently on the first burn.
     
  9. Anthony2015 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I opened the DVD and there is two files. A video file (type-file folder) and one with the date on it ( type -WPL file(.wpl))
     
  10. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    What is the name and extension/suffix of the video file and what do you mean with "type-file folder"?
    If there is no folder called VIDEO_TS in the root of the DVD, then it is not a video DVD, just a data DVD, which many DVD players for TVs cannot read.

    Burn will make simple video DVDs out of many files, including MP4s.

    You have to use the VIDEO tab and select "DVD-Video" as shown in the screenshot.

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  11. Anthony2015 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There is no mention of video_TS. Just video.
    When I open properties file folder is what's mentioned.
     
  12. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    And you used Burn as shown in post #10?
     
  13. Anthony2015 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm using windows media player. I can't find any option to select DVD-video.

    I have a toshiba satellite with Windows 10.
     

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  14. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    I see you are also using a Windows PC. You do know this is an Apple users forum? You might be better posing your question on a PC forum.
     
  15. Anthony2015 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LOL, that explains a lot. Silly me. Thanks for the help everyone.
     

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