I am trying to burn some clips to a dvd to be viewed in a Playstation 2

Hello all!

I was hoping that someone could help me. I am trying to burn some clips (mpg, avi, etc) to a dvd to be viewed in a Playstation 2. My problem is that it seems to burn ok using either Nero or the Windows Vista dvd creator but when placed in the PS2, it doesn’t even register as a DVD being in. I have also tried to view it on an Xbox 360 with no luck. (No I do not have a dvd player-never needed one.) Also, it doesn’t even read as a dvd on the PC it was burned on! it reads as a CD!

I am hoping that it is something easy like “hey update your firmware” but I have been unable to find any updates for my NEC DVD±RW ND-3450A drive. Also, the media I am using is maxell DVD+RW, 4.7 GB, 2hrs.

Thank you very much!!

Hi rikeon and welcome to cdfreaks,

You need to use dvd authoring software to convert the file structure to dvd.
DVD files are comprised of two folders, AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS.
The VIDEO_TS folder contains, .IFO, .BUP, and .VOB files.
(Take a look at a dvd that you have).

I think most of the dvd authoring software is retail, but you can try them out as shareware. Hopefully, someone here can point you in the direction of freeware

Hello and Welcome to CD Freaks.

A standard PS2 can’t play MPEG-4 avi. Like maineman says,
you need to make sure your disc is a proper video DVD. There
are various tools to do this job. I use transcode and dvdauthor
under Linux. There are similar tools for Windows.

Some PS2s are very fussy about media. While it is generally
considered a good idea to use RW media for experimenting,
you might find that the PS2 prefers write-once media. I
get good results with Verbatim 16x +R (MID=MCC004).
Some other forum members get better results with -R media.