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Burning DVD's

Post by GeneSC » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:00 pm

I purchased a "Helmet cam" to take some videos while riding (or anything else I want
a video of) and they play great on my computer but I may want to make a video cd/dvd
to play in a player with tv. I burned one using iTunes but my player says it's in the wrong format or something.
Does anyone know anything about burning usable dvd'z
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Re: Burning DVD's

Post by Gerrit » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:53 pm

The video needs to be in the right 'format', Gene.

There are lots of formats but most of them are not compatible with DVD players.

When you transfer the video from your camera, do you know which format it is?

We need a converter that will convert that format to the right format and then a program that can burn a DVD with the "DVD player format".
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Re: Burning DVD's

Post by GeneSC » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:00 pm

Gerrit wrote:The video needs to be in the right 'format', Gene.

There are lots of formats but most of them are not compatible with DVD players.

When you transfer the video from your camera, do you know which format it is?

We need a converter that will convert that format to the right format and then a program that can burn a DVD with the "DVD player format".
When I (R) click on properties it only says "Movie File' so I don't know which
format is used
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Re: Burning DVD's

Post by Gerrit » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:08 pm

I'll start a machine with XP later (gotta find one first - Its all Windows 7 and Linux here..) and will tell you how to find the format.
We'll take it from there, OK?
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Re: Burning DVD's

Post by GeneSC » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:52 pm

Gerrit wrote:I'll start a machine with XP later (gotta find one first - Its all Windows 7 and Linux here..) and will tell you how to find the format.
We'll take it from there, OK?
I found something that says: Will record superior-quality VGA Video in 720p HD
I'm not in a hurry.
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Re: Burning DVD's

Post by Gerrit » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:19 pm

Gene, go to folder where your videos are saved and click on Tools and select Folder Options.

In the window that opens uncheck the box for "Hide extensions for known file types".
If you wish you can click the button that says "Apply to all folders"
OK your way out.
[That's one of the first things I do on any computer that's mine. I never understood why MS wants to hide file extensions - stupid feature if you ask me]

Anyway, after you did this you can see the file extension (everything behind the dot in the file name) and that will tell us which converter we need.

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Re: Burning DVD's

Post by GeneSC » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:51 pm

Gerrit wrote:Gene, go to folder where your videos are saved and click on Tools and select Folder Options.

In the window that opens uncheck the box for "Hide extensions for known file types".
If you wish you can click the button that says "Apply to all folders"
OK your way out.
[That's one of the first things I do on any computer that's mine. I never understood why MS wants to hide file extensions - stupid feature if you ask me]

Anyway, after you did this you can see the file extension (everything behind the dot in the file name) and that will tell us which converter we need.
It says "tach0001.mov
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Re: Burning DVD's

Post by Gerrit » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:01 pm

OK, that's what I needed - thanks. Now let me do some digging for the converter program.
In the mean time say Hi to Molly for me, OK? :)
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Re: Burning DVD's

Post by GeneSC » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:09 pm

I don't know how I got my "Opera" thread over on Ron's board??
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Re: Burning DVD's

Post by Gerrit » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:16 pm

GeneSC wrote:I don't know how I got my "Opera" thread over on Ron's board??
Don't worry about it :)

I never made a DVD from a video file myself so I had to look for available software.
This one here looks promising. It claims to be completely free and it should be able to make a video DVD from .mov videos: http://www.any-video-converter.com/free ... -maker.php

Maybe you can try it yourself and keep us posted. If you run into problems I will download it here and give it a try, OK?
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Re: Burning DVD's

Post by GeneSC » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:41 am

Gerrit wrote:
GeneSC wrote:I don't know how I got my "Opera" thread over on Ron's board??
Don't worry about it :)

I never made a DVD from a video file myself so I had to look for available software.
This one here looks promising. It claims to be completely free and it should be able to make a video DVD from .mov videos: http://www.any-video-converter.com/free ... -maker.php

Maybe you can try it yourself and keep us posted. If you run into problems I will download it here and give it a try, OK?
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Re: Burning DVD's

Post by GeneSC » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:58 am

GeneSC wrote:
Gerrit wrote:
GeneSC wrote:I don't know how I got my "Opera" thread over on Ron's board??
Don't worry about it :)

I never made a DVD from a video file myself so I had to look for available software.
This one here looks promising. It claims to be completely free and it should be able to make a video DVD from .mov videos: http://www.any-video-converter.com/free ... -maker.php

Maybe you can try it yourself and keep us posted. If you run into problems I will download it here and give it a try, OK?
OK
OK I've converted the video to MPEG-4 Movie, but it will not play on my Bose theater system?? Will play on my computer but not DVD system,

OK hold on I found where you can change the "output profile" for different systems.
may have to waste a few discs to find the right one :mrgreen:
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Re: Burning DVD's

Post by GeneSC » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:55 am

VOILA :lol: That did the trick! video burned to dvd and will play on my
home theater :party: Now we've got to go "Ride The Dragon" and video it.
Thanks "G" for all your help.
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Re: Burning DVD's

Post by Gerrit » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:01 am

It's my pleasure, Gene. Glad you got this working, too. :D
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Re: Burning DVD's

Post by Ann » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:13 am

Gerrit, a suggestion. I know this thread isn't in tutorial form, but it's very informative. Can you move it to the Tutorial section? That way, if someone else needs help burning a DVD, it will be easily available. Ann
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