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Windows users can't view my Mepis made DVD's

#1 Postby Caesar2 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:55 pm

I used K3B to burn my Costa Rica vacation videos to some DVDs. Gave them to my Windows friends and they can't view them. I thought the problem was the .mov format so I changed them to .wmv format but the problem persisted. I tried altering permissions but that didn't help either. I'm using Memorex DVD -R.
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Re: Windows users can't view my Mepis made DVD's

#2 Postby uncle mark » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:59 pm

Caesar2 wrote:I used K3B to burn my Costa Rica vacation videos to some DVDs. Gave them to my Windows friends and they can't view them. I thought the problem was the .mov format so I changed them to .wmv format but the problem persisted. I tried altering permissions but that didn't help either. I'm using Memorex DVD -R.


Can they view them with a computer, as opposed to a standalone DVD player connected to the TV?
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#3 Postby lucky9 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:07 pm

Have they tried a stand-alone player?
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#4 Postby GoManutd » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:45 pm

have they tried viewing the individual video files?

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Re: Windows users can't view my Mepis made DVD's

#5 Postby Stevo » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:56 pm

These then are data DVDs which contain video files, instead of the video format DVDs such as created by DeVeDe or you'd rent at a store?

If they are trying to view those in a DVD player, or Windows DVD player software, chances are they won't be able to view them at all. Perhaps Window Media Player...for sure the Win VLC ought to be able to view them.
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Re: Windows users can't view my Mepis made DVD's

#6 Postby joany » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:34 am

Caesar2 wrote:I used K3B to burn my Costa Rica vacation videos to some DVDs. Gave them to my Windows friends and they can't view them. I thought the problem was the .mov format so I changed them to .wmv format but the problem persisted. I tried altering permissions but that didn't help either. I'm using Memorex DVD -R.
Thanks kindly.

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Windows should be able to play .wmv format using Windows Media Player (after all, wmv stands for Windows Media Video). One possibility may be the disk medium itself. I've heard through the grapevine that the Memorex brand isn't playable on some players. As of 2006 there are no physical differences between DVD -R and DVD +R, although there are differences in the functionality when recording -R versus +R. I use DVD -R all the time without problems. http://netforbeginners.about.com/cs/mul ... ined_3.htm

As a last resort, try using DeVeDe to convert your .mov videos into regular DVDs that can be played on DVD players as well as computers.
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Re: Windows users can't view my Mepis made DVD's

#7 Postby Eadwine Rose » Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:45 pm

Just make sure with the latest devede (3.16.9) you leave the "make menu" option checked. Just did some testing today because devede on mepis has been broken for me for a while, and that was finally what sorted out the "you don't have enough space" bug-like thing.

Older version seams to work better according to various posts on the net but not a clue how to get that one, and I ain't messin' with Synaptic's sh*t or a make install or somesuch :laugh:
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Re: Windows users can't view my Mepis made DVD's

#8 Postby Caesar2 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:58 pm

uncle mark wrote:
Caesar2 wrote:I used K3B to burn my Costa Rica vacation videos to some DVDs. Gave them to my Windows friends and they can't view them. I thought the problem was the .mov format so I changed them to .wmv format but the problem persisted. I tried altering permissions but that didn't help either. I'm using Memorex DVD -R.


Can they view them with a computer, as opposed to a standalone DVD player connected to the TV?


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Re: Windows users can't view my Mepis made DVD's

#9 Postby Caesar2 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:02 pm

What makes the most sense is the Memorex brand DVDs not playing on some equipment. Thanks for the replies.
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Re: Windows users can't view my Mepis made DVD's

#10 Postby GoManutd » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:22 pm

what eadwine said may in fact be the issue, but i would suggest, before replacing a stock of DVDs that you already have - test the individual wmv files to eliminate them as the source of the problem.


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