What I meant.
by Kees_B - 3/9/12 12:42 PM
In Reply to: RE Burning _ New by jrs514
What I didn't mean, but surely is good remark by Willy below, is the hardware side of the story. Some DVD-players don't read DVD-RW, some might be better DVD+R compared to DVD-R, and some very old ones might refuse all of those.
For the software side, there is a well-defined format for DVD's. Check a few of your standard retail-DVD's and you'll see and empty AUDIO-TS folder, and a filled VIDEO-TS folder. And inside that folder must be well structured correctly named files with the correct extensions or it isn't a standard DVD. Some players only play such a standard DVD.
Other players accept far more. They might play "avi" and "mp4" file they find in the root folder, for example.
So, what I meant:
- What disk and file formats does the player accept?
- What file format is on the disk?
You say it's a .wmv file. So the simple question is: does his player play .wmv files? Should be in the manual.
The program I recommended (DVD Flick) is used to make a standard DVD out of a rather wide range of existing video formats, and that makes the chance they are accepted much bigger.
You don't have to know what an .iso file is to make a copy of a disk. So that's not important. But it seems you didn't anyway.
Next time you visit your brother, check you can show the movie on your laptop and take that with you. That's by far the most easy solution. Also (quite well possible) try if his PC or laptop can play the wmv-file from that DVD or a copy you make on a USB-stick. His TV, if modern, might even be able to play .avi files (with the right codec only) or wmv files from a USB-stick.
It's a jungle, all those different video formats, codecs and devices.
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