Digital camcorder to dvdr


Old 02-07-04, 02:30 PM
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Digital camcorder to dvdr

How do I save my digital home movies to a dvdrw? I have a dvd burner but I think the movies are in the wrong format. Is there a way to change the format once it has been uploaded to my pc ?
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Old 02-07-04, 03:41 PM
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can you watch the movies on the pc?

If you can watch the movies on the PC, then they can be burned on the dvd burner.

Please give us more details.
1) how are you recording
2) what format is the blank disk, DVD-RW or DVD+RW?
3) what problem are you having that you think its in the wrong format?

You cannot just drag and drop. That is ok to back up the movie, but it will not be viewable on a dvd player. In order to burn so it is playable on a regular dvd player you must create it using DVD burner software. This software is part of the burner software. The software actually creats a couple of files necessary for playing back on a dvd player.

And the disk must be finalized, even if its a DVD-RW. If you aren't finalizing, it can't be viewed as a dvd. Are you finalizing?

Another issue: What disk format are you burning?
You said dvdrw but what is it really?
Do you understand the difference between DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM? This is important. There is a difference between the "-" and the "+" formats. Not all dvd players can play all formats. Many new (but not all) DVD players can play DVD-R. Some can play DVD-RW. Only a few can play DVD+R/RW.
Only a few can play DVD-RAM.
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