To introduce myself, my name is Bruce and I live in the UK. I have joined here in the search for knowledge as to why what seems like it should be a relatively straightforward operation won’t work on my [expletive deleted] set up!
Ok, so I know it’s almost certainly operator error, but I’m hoping someone wise and kind will enlighten me as to what I’m doing wrong…
I am trying to do the following:
Download a copy of a film from the web, get it on to my pc and then transfer it to dvd for viewing on my tv.
That sounds fairly straightforward - of course life “ain’t like that” and I do have some ‘quirks’ in the process.
First, however, let me tell you what equipment I have in the loop - in case someone else has tried this exact same set up (unlikely, but it’s a big world) and can short-cut the discussion:
Crystal PC (UK assembler of pcs) running XP Home, unfortunately currently without a dvd burner.
DVD Burner on another Crystal pc, running Windows 98.
Windows 98 machine running CDBurnerXP Pro 3
The burner is a Sony IDE model that I bought separately and installed on to the Win 98 system - I don’t have the model number but I might be able to find it if required.
Toshiba multi-region dvd player (SD 220-E)
The media I’m using are JVC DVD-R single-sided 1-8x speed.
What I tried is as follows:
I found the files (according to the readme file “Ive converted this into DVD format so all you newbies who want it all on a plate, now have it. Simply burn the contents of the VIDEO_TS as you would normally burn a DVD.”) and did just that.
However when I loaded the dvd into my player, I get “Disc Error” shown on the display panel.
I’ve checked the SD220-E spec and it says that it will play DVD-R, and as far as I can see, the files present are what the player would expect:
I say “what the player would expect” as I played another dvd and then looked at its directory structure using Windows explorer - it has similar filenames and no directory structure.
Does anyone have any ideas why I might not be having any luck? If I’ve missed out a vital piece of information of course, I’d be only too happy to post a follow-up.
Sorry it’s a long post - all feedback gratefully received.