DVD Burner

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Old 01-26-09, 05:42 PM
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DVD Burner

I have a Dell Dimension 2400 , 1 gig of ram running windows xp home edition. About a week ago my dvd burner quit working.
Went to best buy and asked questions about diffrent burners. The sales that I talk to sold me on a sony dvd/cd rewritable drive Model # DRU-842A. I installed the unit and am able to copy video to the dvd but it will not finalize the disk so I can play it in a dvd player connected to my tv. Any ideas what might be wrong.

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Old 01-27-09, 04:21 AM
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Did you use DVD+R or DVD-R? The sketchy and confusing info I found says it records to everything, but it seems to be native DVD+R.
 
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Old 01-27-09, 03:23 PM
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I used a dvd-r disk Just a little more infomation on the burner I installed

DVD+-R 20X DVD+-RW+-R/RAM CD
DVD=R20X DVD+RW8X DVD+R DL8X 8.5 gb
DVD-R20X DVD-RW6X DVD-R DL12X 8.5gb
DVD-RAM 12X
DVD-ROM16X CD-R48X CD-RW32X CD-ROM 48X
For Windows
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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I too have experienced where you create a video dvd to find out that it didn't play on my dvd player in the living room.
It turns out that the burn actually played fine on other (more current) DVD players that supported the type of burn that I did.
It is best to use DVD-R as that is the format that most consumer brand DVD players use. The more current players do support many other formats. I guess it depends where and what machine you are playing the video DVD.
As a test, I created different formats like VCD, DVD, to see which would play in the living room. The ol' trial and error can be a pain, but at least you will know if any works.
 
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