Nero, latest version of 6?

vbimport

#1

I have a new Benq model 162I external burner 16X+R, 16X-R, usb 2, 8.5 gb double layer; however burn in 4.75 R+ for my dvd’s. i use Maxell or Sony as that is what is supported by their tech’s.

The reason that I purchased the Benq was because of the book management software that is part of the package and it has a dvd rom format feature so that when I burn an R+, I have been able to watch dvd’s on my oldest to the most recent dvd player that I have without any glitches. I send copies off to my relatives as well and no problems for them to view the copies that I send. I should say that I use “One Click DVD Copy”, it is an excellent program.
And also along with that Dvd 43 Free.

I use the Nero latest version out that was given to burn cd’s and it does a fine job. I am new to doing all of this and decided to do a post when I found your forum.

Having just started to use Nero I wanted to know if this program has a playback feature on it as I have been unable to play any of my cd’s or dvd’s on my external burner and the techs said I should be able to.
Now I am wondering if it is the Nero or whether it is a problem with my external burner for playback. (The burner is still within the 30 day return period and thus that is why I decided to do this post just in case it is a problem with the burner.)

My Toshiba notebook burns the cd’s fine and plays them back and as well plays dvd’s via the Windows Media Player and Intervideo Win DVD.

Again I am a novice to all of this and thus I thought that I should post this question regarding Nero. Then I thought that why wouldn’t Windows Media Player and Intervideo Win DVD playback these dvd’s and cd’s when I put them in the external burner as the programs are on my computer and the external burner is connected to it by a usb 2.0 connection.

I hope there are members that may assist with my question.

Respectful regards, :slight_smile:


#2

nero is not gonna paly your audio cds or movie dvds. windvd or media player should…make sure you have chosen the correct drive in those programs.


#3

Yes , Nero will play back your CDs and DVDs


#4

Thankyou for the replies.

First regarding the source drive for Windows Media Player and Intervideo Win Dvd, I am computer illerate to know how to go about changing the source to play the external “Benq 162I”,

As I indicated in my initial post I am a very new person to burning and that is why I was wondering if it is Nero that won’t play, or my Benq burner. Thus if it should via the above paragraph’s programs; then I need to understand how to change the “default” cd/rw drive of my Toshiba notebook to recognize the Benq external Driver as the playback unit that I want.

Then in respect of the second reply that I received, and that is in view of the fact that the last poster said I should be able to playback in Nero for cd and dvd and that is what I was told by Benq.

I hope to hear more and if the issue of my settings can be addressed it would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers and respectful regards,

I hope that there is not a DUPLICATE of this post as after I posted this there was a message that said I had posted an earlier one 15 seconds earlier??? :confused: :bow: :o


#5

i own a toshiba satellite a63 notebook. attached via firewire is my pioneer 108 dvd burner. i have no windows media player installed [hate it], have heard that it may require a plugin to play dvds…

nero [the burning rom/express program] will not, afaik, play dvds…you need nero show time.

for dvd, free player,try dsplayer http://www.dsplayer.de/dspweb/Content/Downloads.htm

for free audio cd player try orange


#6

The full version of nero 6 includes nero showtime and can play media. If it is nero 5.? I don’t think it can. Most burners that ship with nero have nero 6.? these days and should include showtime (if that is where you got your copy of nero).


#7

Thankyou for the replies, I have been able to watch the dvd’s now that I have burned ; via Intervideo dvd 4 and also my cd’s burned I can listen to via windows media player; I have been persisting here and have now solved the dilemma that I was in.
i simply open up the intervideo after the disc is in my external burner and watch the dvd and as far as listening to the cd, there is a drop down menu in the top right corner of the Windows Media Player window and I simply click on the external “drive f” and the cd plays.

As I indicated I am presently on trial for a few days with this program and also have Roxio and will be doing a post on that program here as well.

Just wanted to thank the members that replied. :wink: