Burning a DVD to play on DVD player for TV

mary-wallace wrote on 12/17/2017, 6:31 PM

I have Magix Photostory Deluxe. I made a slideshow with music for a memorial. It plays on computer but not on DVD player. I have used several different discs. I have a Dell AMD Athlon II X2 250 Processor 3.00 GHz. I have WIndows 10. I need a program that will allow me to burn to a DVD and play back on the DVD regular player. I don't have a bluray player. Neither does the place holding the memorial. I had Photostory from Magix and found the only way the dvd would play was if chose SVCD format. Not a choice here. Please help if this programs does that but maybe I'm not selecting correct to burn a DVD.....Thanks

 

Mary

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thomas-boone wrote on 12/17/2017, 7:09 PM

What I was using was Magix Movie edit pro 2014 plus using Windows 10.1 on a HP computer. I have the same problem that you have. What I found was I had to use BD-R  Blue-ray Disc to burn my video on. When I try to burn my video on just a DVD the program burn it as DVD+R but I was using DVD-R. Most home play back machine will not play a DVD+R. I hope this will help you out. Tom Boone, retired video engineer for PBS

emmrecs wrote on 12/18/2017, 4:13 AM

@mary-wallace @thomas-boone

I don't have Photostory but I believe the DVD burning engine which Magix uses is common to the various programs that offer this facility.

I'm not sure about whether home DVD players are unable to play DVD+R (they certainly can play Dual-Layer DVD+R) but I would concur that DVD-R is more "reliable" for single-layer discs.

@thomas-boone you should certainly not need to use BD-R discs to burn your video (presumably in "standard" DVD format?). If so, either the video is too large to fit onto a standard DVD or you are making some selection within the export menu that demands the space available on the larger capacity BD-R disc. (As a "retired video engineer" I assume you are aware that DVD exports can only ever be "Standard Definition", rather than "High Definition"? This is a part of the specification of the DVD format and does cause a deal of confusion; many users think "DVD = High Definition". The only method to achieve HD on DVD is to use the AVCHD export format, but this limits the playing time of the disc, and hence the amount that can be burned to the disc, to around 30 minutes maximum.)

However, @mary-wallace you really need to give us a lot more information about exactly what you have tried to do so far: specifically, a little more about the any choices you make on the Export screen. Essentially, I think, if the disc plays on a computer but not in a DVD player, either the disc is in some way "incompatible" (as in the previous comments about DVD+R/DVD-R) or the disc is being burnt as a Data-Disc and hence, not being "finalised". This latter process makes the disc "complete" and enables a standard DVD player to read the codes that tell it exactly what is the content and where to find each section of it.

HTH

Jeff

 

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mary-wallace wrote on 12/18/2017, 8:23 AM

@mary-wallace @thomas-boone

I don't have Photostory but I believe the DVD burning engine which Magix uses is common to the various programs that offer this facility.

I'm not sure about whether home DVD players are unable to play DVD+R (they certainly can play Dual-Layer DVD+R) but I would concur that DVD-R is more "reliable" for single-layer discs.

@thomas-boone you should certainly not need to use BD-R discs to burn your video (presumably in "standard" DVD format?). If so, either the video is too large to fit onto a standard DVD or you are making some selection within the export menu that demands the space available on the larger capacity BD-R disc. (As a "retired video engineer" I assume you are aware that DVD exports can only ever be "Standard Definition", rather than "High Definition"? This is a part of the specification of the DVD format and does cause a deal of confusion; many users think "DVD = High Definition". The only method to achieve HD on DVD is to use the AVCHD export format, but this limits the playing time of the disc, and hence the amount that can be burned to the disc, to around 30 minutes maximum.)

However, @mary-wallace you really need to give us a lot more information about exactly what you have tried to do so far: specifically, a little more about the any choices you make on the Export screen. Essentially, I think, if the disc plays on a computer but not in a DVD player, either the disc is in some way "incompatible" (as in the previous comments about DVD+R/DVD-R) or the disc is being burnt as a Data-Disc and hence, not being "finalised". This latter process makes the disc "complete" and enables a standard DVD player to read the codes that tell it exactly what is the content and where to find each section of it.

HTH

Jeff

 

I chose Burn then on preview I unchecked on the right numbering. Then on the DVD burning box it shows 4. on speed. I used DVD-RW. I have MS I was truly hoping to burn in order to play in DVD player. Not sure what I am doing wrong. I have read manual. I have googled. I am at a loss of how to get this to play on DVD player. Memorial is tomorrow. I guess I am at a loss since my other program played on DVD but only when burned as SVCD not DVD. I used DVD-RW then as well. Could never understand why when I attempted to burn DVD it would show could not read or error.

 

yvon-robert wrote on 12/18/2017, 8:45 AM

Hi,

best way for memorial is to ask what type of movie it can play to tv using a USB memory stick this avoid usind or burning dvd. Also you can link your laptop and a hdmi cable to tv just pick up your hdmi cable from your tv.

Regards,

YR

emmrecs wrote on 12/18/2017, 8:56 AM

@mary-wallace @thomas-boone

I don't have Photostory but I believe the DVD burning engine which Magix uses is common to the various programs that offer this facility.

I'm not sure about whether home DVD players are unable to play DVD+R (they certainly can play Dual-Layer DVD+R) but I would concur that DVD-R is more "reliable" for single-layer discs.

@thomas-boone you should certainly not need to use BD-R discs to burn your video (presumably in "standard" DVD format?). If so, either the video is too large to fit onto a standard DVD or you are making some selection within the export menu that demands the space available on the larger capacity BD-R disc. (As a "retired video engineer" I assume you are aware that DVD exports can only ever be "Standard Definition", rather than "High Definition"? This is a part of the specification of the DVD format and does cause a deal of confusion; many users think "DVD = High Definition". The only method to achieve HD on DVD is to use the AVCHD export format, but this limits the playing time of the disc, and hence the amount that can be burned to the disc, to around 30 minutes maximum.)

However, @mary-wallace you really need to give us a lot more information about exactly what you have tried to do so far: specifically, a little more about the any choices you make on the Export screen. Essentially, I think, if the disc plays on a computer but not in a DVD player, either the disc is in some way "incompatible" (as in the previous comments about DVD+R/DVD-R) or the disc is being burnt as a Data-Disc and hence, not being "finalised". This latter process makes the disc "complete" and enables a standard DVD player to read the codes that tell it exactly what is the content and where to find each section of it.

HTH

Jeff

 

I chose Burn then on preview I unchecked on the right numbering. Then on the DVD burning box it shows 4. on speed. I used DVD-RW. I have MS I was truly hoping to burn in order to play in DVD player. Not sure what I am doing wrong. I have read manual. I have googled. I am at a loss of how to get this to play on DVD player. Memorial is tomorrow. I guess I am at a loss since my other program played on DVD but only when burned as SVCD not DVD. I used DVD-RW then as well. Could never understand why when I attempted to burn DVD it would show could not read or error.

 

Using DVD RW may be the source of your problem! Many DVD players cannot handle rewritable discs. Have you tried using a DVD-R disc?

Jeff

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johnebaker wrote on 12/18/2017, 2:49 PM

Hi

@mary-wallace

What make and type of disc are you using?

As I have stated below the type and quality of the discs can have a big influence on the success of burning and playing back of the disc on a DVD player.

@thomas-boone

. . . . Most home play back machine will not play a DVD+R . . . .

This was true in the early years of DVD recordable discs.

The DVD-R was released in 1997 and was well established before DVD+R appeared in 2002. After the release of DVD+R the number of players that were capable of playing both disc types increased and most modern players support +R, +RW, -R and -RW disc types.

The issue where one disc type will not play in a player but the other will is more likely down to the quality of the disc media, the type of dye used and the compatabilty of the dye with the laser used in the player.

Cheap players which have a weak laser can have difficulties reading discs, of either type, that have a deep purple or green dye or lower disc reflectance, similarly players, which support both formats, that have a mis-aligned laser can have difficulty reading DVD +R discs which rely on laser 'wobble' technique to determine the location of the track.

Cheap discs can be very variable in quality and successfully achieving a good recording, even within a bulk pack of discs, and there has also been plenty of counterfeit poor quality discs been found masquerading as high quality branded discs.

HTH

John EB

 

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