Does anybody know how to burn a 700 mb movie onto a cd so that you can watch it on a dvd player? Like a VCD? I can burn a movie onto a cd, but then it won't play on a dvd player, only on the computer. I want to be able to watch it on a dvd player.
If you're using Nero, then burn data disk (works for me)...and if you aren't...what program are you using?
yeah i usually burn data disc, but the cd wont be recognized by the dvd player. i can only watch the video on the computer.
Ya the data cd should work and its a much smaller file so it burns faster. Other than that I'd say go with your instinct and burn it onto a dvd. Dvd's might take LONG time to download also. I use nero also.
So you're saying buring an avi onto a cd as a datadisc should play on my living room dvd player?
It works on mine...what model DVD player is it or does it say that it plays CD's (not DVD's)?
It SHOULD, but that was with a different program with my old computer, but I don't see why it wouldn't. If it doesn't work then the worst that can happen is you lose a rw cd that will play the movie computers and only play sound on other cd readers.
I thought all dvd's play all data discs other than video games
My PS2 actually, I just assumed it would have the same capabilities as a regular standalone dvd player. I'll have to try it on our regular DVD player.
I'm pretty sure they do, but I wasn't positive...
VCD's have other files that tell the player where the vdeo is and how to
play it, not JUST the MPG (and it's MPEG-1, 320x240, for a VCD, BTW)
For a DVD, you're looking at MPEG-2, 740-480, and again, it needs certain files to be created to tell the player what to play.
Many modern multi format DVD players will also be able to see a series of folders and you can browse to the actual MPEG file, just lik ethey wil let you view a JPEG slide show. But the PS2 won't do that, nor will slightly older standalone DVD players.
On a VCD, the other folders are CDI, EXT, MPEGAV, SEGMENT, and VCD
What about avi to vcd/dvd?
^tells you all you need.^ I used to do that shit before I got my DVD burner. Look for a guide on how to convert AVI to VCD.
All DVD players are not created equal. You have to know if your DVD player accepts VCD's for playback. Some will and some won't. If it is an older one (or cheaper), most likely it won't....like ChrisV said.
Ok so I tested it last night and it didn't work on our home DVD player,
which is fairly new (like 6 months to a year old). It just said it was a
I do know however that it would play cd's, vcd's, dvd's etc. So I'll check out that site and see what I can find.
You could just go buy a DivX player for the TV. That way you won't have to spend ages encoding to MPEG 1 or 2 and you can fit a whole film onto a 700mb CD-R. Also it'll look nicer than a VCD.
I didn't know you could buy a divx player for your tv. Is it really worth the money?
It's worth the time you save not having to encode the movies onto Mpeg 1 or
2(they take absolutely ages on my newish computer), if you buy a DVD player
with divx compatability you'll be able to fit loads of movies(around 8
hours) onto 1 DVD as well as not having to encode.
Also it looks nicer than Mpeg-1 encoded videos but I'm not so sure whether it looks nice on a 37" plasma TV.
I just had a look on Ebay and they go for around $90, if you're burning loads of movies then it's worth getting.
That's fine if that's the only TV you're going to hook up to. But often you want to be able to share, and a VCD still plays in most newer DVD players (newer than about '98 or so).
ooooor you could drop the 100$ on a DVD burner...and go hard with that.