ISO to DVD-r: Won't play on stand-alone DVD player

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by DVD, Nov 29, 2006.

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    DVD Guest

    Am using a WinXP system, and have a 3.21GB ISO file that I'd like to
    burn onto a DVD-r that can be played on a stand-alone DVD player.

    About a month ago I burned it to a DVD-r, and it plays fine on my
    computer using PowerDVD, but not Windows Media Player. Nor will it
    play back on a stand-alone DVD player. I've forgotten the procedure I
    used, but clearly it didn't achieve the goal.

    Here are the files on the DVD-r (3.21GB):

    AUDIO_TS = empty

    VIDEO_TS, which contains:
    VIDEO_TS.BUP
    VIDEO_TS.IFO
    VTS_01_0.BUP
    VTS_01_0.IFO
    VTS_01_1.VOB
    VTS_01_2.VOB
    VTS_01_3.VOB
    VTS_01_4.VOB

    I have lots of software tools, including Nero (Burning ROM, etc.),
    MagicISO, TMPGenc, etc, etc, - just need some help with procedure,
    please.

    TIA.
     
    DVD, Nov 29, 2006
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  2. So how do you know that the problem isn't the disc itself
    and not the contents?
     
    Richard Crowley, Nov 29, 2006
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    Ray S Guest

    On the surface it seems normal.

    When you burned the Dvd-r did you create a video dvd? Or did you just
    create a data dvd and put those folders onto the dvd? Some people report
    success with the latter method but some others have reported lack of same.

    Use Nero, create a video dvd and put all the files in the Video_Ts
    folder into the same video_ts folder nero created, then try it on your
    dvd player.
     
    Ray S, Nov 29, 2006
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    DVD Guest

    Because I burned three DVD-r's, and they all have the same problem:
    play on my computer but not on a stand-alone player.
     
    DVD, Nov 29, 2006
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    DVD Guest

    Yes, I created a video dvd.
    Keep in mind that I started with only a single file, and ISO file.
    Shouldn't we first go back to creating a video_ts folder with correct
    contents, just in case that's where the problem is? (I probably used
    MagicISO to extract those files from the ISO, but just can't
    remember.)
     
    DVD, Nov 29, 2006
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    Citizen Bob Guest

    Use DVD Decrypter to burn the DVD from an ISO. It creates the proper
    structure on the DVD.


    --

    "It's impossible to obtain a conviction for sodomy from
    an English jury. Half of them don't believe that it can
    physically be done, and the other half are doing it."
    --Winston Churchill
     
    Citizen Bob, Nov 29, 2006
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    Ray S Guest

    On the surface, seems like it should play.

    Here's a multistep suggestion from someone on the afterdawn forums
    answering this same question. No report if it works.

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_jump.cfm/15768/64789

    I also believe Nero will accept an ISO file as input for creating a dvd.
    Just select File, Burn Image (Assuming you still have the iso file. I
    believe magiciso will directly burn a dvd also.
     
    Ray S, Nov 29, 2006
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    dcasperson Guest

    If they had been made on a stand alone DVD recorder I would say that
    you forgot to "finalize" them. But I thought computers did that
    automatically? Check your DVD burning software to make sure that it
    is finalizing them. DVD players won't play DVD's that haven't been
    finalized but computers will.

    Dave
     
    dcasperson, Nov 30, 2006
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    Uwe Kotyczka Guest

    When you burned the Dvd-r did you create a video dvd? Or did you just
    Not sure who created the ISO file, you or someone else.

    However there are two reasons I can think of why it doesn't
    play in a stanalone player.
    1. The ISO image was not created as a VIDEO DVD but as
    a data DVD. On a VIDEO DVD the files must physically be
    in a correct order on the disc. PCs are tolerant if that order
    is not correct, standalones not necessarily.
    2. The ISO image was produced by Nero, so that the UDF
    file system on the DVD is version 1.05. Some older
    standalones may understand only UDF 1.02, but not 1.05.

    Which UDF file system the ISO image contains you can
    check by loading it into IsoBuster and checking the properies.

    But those are just guesses. Hope you find it out.
     
    Uwe Kotyczka, Nov 30, 2006
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    Citizen Bob Guest

    That is not true. There are some DVD players that will play
    non-finalized DVD discs.

    Sometimes I make DVD-R data discs with Nero that I do not finalize
    because I want to be able to add more files later. Those discs play in
    my DVD player.

    Each DVD player has its own set of rules.


    --

    "It's impossible to obtain a conviction for sodomy from
    an English jury. Half of them don't believe that it can
    physically be done, and the other half are doing it."
    --Winston Churchill
     
    Citizen Bob, Nov 30, 2006
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    JimK Guest

    Sounds like you made a data disk and should be video UDF file system

    You dont need to extract the ISO image. Nero, TMPGEnc DVD Author,
    roxio you can burn the ISO image

    If you do extract the ISO, Burn folders to DVD
    Nero - dvd - photo and video - burn dvd video files
    Roxio - Project properties - file system - UDF
    TMPGEnc DVD Author - write dvd folder

    CDRoller 'free trial' will show you the DVD file type
    http://www.cdroller.com/
     
    JimK, Dec 1, 2006
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