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Converting files to DVD standard


taffjones

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I have mpg files that I tried to drag and drop onto a DVD but it won't allow me to do it. Can anybody recommend some software that'll allow me to backup some family footage onto a DVD please? I'm running XP Home SP3 with IE and Firefox.
Many Thanks

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wolfie3000

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If your looking to just backup the video files then CDburnerXP is good for that.

click here

But if your looking to burn the videos onto dvd to play on a dvd player then DVDFlick is what you need.

click here

With both you wont need to convert the video.

DVDFlick will convert the video for you so it plays on a standard dvd player.

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taffjones

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wolfie3000,
Sorry about the delay getting back to you and thanks very much for the info but once the video has been converted (by DVDFlick) I can't get them saved to DVD for some reason? It's probably me but when I try to drag & drop into the DVD drive it states that I can't copy the files across. Whenever I copy plain data files to the drive it's fine.

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jack

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But assuming XP/Vista you will need the third party burner CDBurnerXP as mentiuoned
to achieve the DVD burn
XP etc only burns to CD

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BRYNIT

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You cannot just drag and drop files to a DVD in windows XP. You need to use a burning program as mentioned by Jack.

A little more info would help.

i.e. What burning program have you installed on your computer. Are you wanting to play these mpg files from a stand alone DVD player, your computer or just wanting to backup the files.

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taffjones

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I installed Astroburn Lite and tried to drag and drop but I still get the following message:
"Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file. What do you want Windows to do?"
I have since downloaded Nero Lite and that seems to have done the trick. I know it's only a trial version so I'll have to buy the full version.
Many Thanks to you all for helping out a Techno Dinosaur.

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