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The DVD's I burned using Windows Media Player won't work in a DVD player connected to a TV. Why?

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January 11, 2014 1:51:55 PM

I have burned several DVD's using Windows Media Player and then tried to use them in standard DVD players attached to a TV set. I chose the option to allow them to play in standard CD/DVD players when I finished the burn. My burn option choice is "Data Disk". The DVD's work just fine in other computers.
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January 11, 2014 1:57:41 PM

Is there a folder called VIDEO_TS on the DVDs? Software like PowerDVD will not need it, but DVD players do.
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January 11, 2014 1:59:09 PM

not an expert but it may be because it is a data disk. a standard dvd player wouldn't be able to read data disk. most newer dvd players though should read a data disk but older or cheap and very cheap dvd players only would play VOD (video on disk) format which I don't think windows media player can burn. but im not an expert and so someone prob prove me wrong
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January 11, 2014 2:06:28 PM

aevm said:
Is there a folder called VIDEO_TS on the DVDs? Software like PowerDVD will not need it, but DVD players do.


No there is not. Can I add that folder somehow?
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January 11, 2014 2:16:42 PM

Well, not on the DVD's you've already burned, of course.

On future DVD's, you could create the folder yourself on the hdd, put the vob/bup/ifo files in it, then save that as data. I can do that with Nero Express. Nero also has an option to save as video, which creates that folder for me automatically. Maybe Windows Media Player has an option for this too. What other options do you see apart from "as data"?



January 11, 2014 2:22:18 PM

aevm said:
Well, not on the DVD's you've already burned, of course.

On future DVD's, you could create the folder yourself on the hdd, put the vob/bup/ifo files in it, then save that as data. I can do that with Nero Express. Nero also has an option to save as video, which creates that folder for me automatically. Maybe Windows Media Player has an option for this too. What other options do you see apart from "as data"?


Auio CD is the only other burn option on the menu


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January 11, 2014 2:29:11 PM
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OK, try making the folder yourself and then saving as data disk. Make another folder called AUDIO_TS too and leave it empty. I'm not sure if it matters but it may be important for some players.

E.g. your structure should look like this if you run dir /b /s in a command prompt:

D:\VIDEO_TS
D:\AUDIO_TS
D:\VIDEO_TS\VIDEO_TS.IFO
D:\VIDEO_TS\VIDEO_TS.VOB
D:\VIDEO_TS\VIDEO_TS.BUP
D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_0.IFO
D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_0.VOB
D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_1.VOB
D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_2.VOB
D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_3.VOB
D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_4.VOB
D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_5.VOB
D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_6.VOB
D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_7.VOB
D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_0.BUP
D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_02_0.IFO
D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_02_0.VOB
D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_02_1.VOB
D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_02_0.BUP

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January 11, 2014 2:33:56 PM

Just had another thought... Maybe your players support only DVD-R and you're burning to DVD+R disks? Or the other way around?

You could also buy Nero, I guess. I got it for free with a $20 LG DVD burner.
January 11, 2014 2:42:21 PM

aevm said:
Well, not on the DVD's you've already burned, of course.

On future DVD's, you could create the folder yourself on the hdd, put the vob/bup/ifo files in it, then save that as data. I can do that with Nero Express. Nero also has an option to save as video, which creates that folder for me automatically. Maybe Windows Media Player has an option for this too. What other options do you see apart from "as data"?





aevm said:
Just had another thought... Maybe your players support only DVD-R and you're burning to DVD+R disks? Or the other way around?

You could also buy Nero, I guess. I got it for free with a $20 LG DVD burner.


Thank you. I will try those various ideas out. Appreciate your help!
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