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Hi,

 

I have a program I use to make DVDs from my own movie files. This program also burns the disk. However, I wanted to try to use ImgBurn to burn the disk instead, so I burnt the AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders on to the DVD, but it's not recognized as a DVD and won't play. The other one burnt with the other program works. How do I burn working DVDs with ImgBurn? I'm still a newbie when it comes to these things. so please bear with me for now :)

 

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There's a guide for this in the 'Guides' forum.

 

I looked for a guide and searched the forum, but could not find anything about burning existing dvd directories. I found something on another forum about having to create an image first and then burn it. I do not understand why that makes a difference though. I will look some more and post the log if I can't figure it out.

 

Thanks.

 

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Hi again,

 

I actually found the solution myself: The first time I selected the two folders AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS for burning but that DVD wouldn't play. Then I tried to add the directoy above, the one containing AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS, then the DVD played fine.

 

My log:

 

I 09:52:31 ImgBurn Version 2.2.0.0 started!

I 09:52:31 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)

I 09:52:31 Total Physical Memory: 1,038,316 KB - Available: 458,732 KB

I 09:52:31 Initialising SPTI...

I 09:52:31 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 09:52:31 Found 1 DVD?RW/RAM!

I 09:52:42 Operation Started!

I 09:52:42 Building Image Tree...

I 09:52:42 Checking Directory Depth...

I 09:52:42 Calculating Totals...

I 09:52:42 Preparing Image...

I 09:52:42 Checking Path Length...

I 09:52:42 Image Size: 4,572,741,632 bytes

I 09:52:42 Image Sectors: 2,232,784

I 09:52:42 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00

I 09:53:17 Operation Started!

I 09:53:17 Building Image Tree...

I 09:53:17 Checking Directory Depth...

I 09:53:17 Calculating Totals...

I 09:53:17 Preparing Image...

I 09:53:17 Checking Path Length...

I 09:53:17 Image Size: 4,572,741,632 bytes

I 09:53:17 Image Sectors: 2,232,784

I 09:53:17 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00

I 09:53:29 Operation Started!

I 09:53:29 Building Image Tree...

I 09:53:29 Checking Directory Depth...

I 09:53:29 Calculating Totals...

I 09:53:29 Preparing Image...

I 09:53:29 Checking Path Length...

I 09:53:29 Image Size: 4,572,741,632 bytes

I 09:53:29 Image Sectors: 2,232,784

I 09:53:37 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:07

I 09:53:37 Operation Started!

I 09:53:37 Source File: -==/\/[bUILD IMAGE]\/\==-

I 09:53:37 Source File Sectors: 2,232,784 (MODE1/2048)

I 09:53:37 Source File Size: 4,572,741,632 bytes

I 09:53:37 Source File Volume Identifier: Movie

I 09:53:37 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.2.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!

I 09:53:37 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn

I 09:53:37 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)

I 09:53:37 Destination Device: [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4082N CQ04 (D:) (ATA)

I 09:53:37 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: ProdiscF01) (Speeds: 4x, 8x)

I 09:53:37 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496

I 09:53:37 Write Mode: DVD

I 09:53:37 Write Type: DAO

I 09:53:37 Write Speed: MAX

I 09:53:37 Link Size: Auto

I 09:53:37 Test Mode: No

I 09:53:37 BURN-Proof: Enabled

I 09:53:38 Filling Buffer... (20 MB)

I 09:53:39 Writing LeadIn...

I 09:54:34 Writing Image...

I 10:04:09 Synchronising Cache...

I 10:04:18 Image MD5: 1a7e967a92eaf18245bb6c35f39a3b08

I 10:04:18 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:10:41

I 10:04:18 Average Write Rate: 7,779 KB/s (5.6x) - Maximum Write Rate: 11,264 KB/s (8.1x)

 

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Most the guides in the Guides forum are for buring DVD Video discs using Build mode - how comes you couldn't find any?!

 

The difference between outputting the ISO to a file, or outputting it to a disc is 1 click of the mouse.

 

It's either 'Output' -> 'Device' or it's 'Output' -> 'Image File'.

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Most the guides in the Guides forum are for buring DVD Video discs using Build mode - how comes you couldn't find any?!

 

The difference between outputting the ISO to a file, or outputting it to a disc is 1 click of the mouse.

 

It's either 'Output' -> 'Device' or it's 'Output' -> 'Image File'.

 

I guess I'm not being clear here. Sorry!

 

I know how to output to an ISO, but I was hoping I didn't have to create an ISO first and then burn it. It would take twice as long. Being able to burn the DVD folders directly to the device is what I was looking for. As I said in another post I found out how by adding the directory above AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS and then burn. Then the DVD played. I could not find any information on how to add the folders already created to get a working DVD.

 

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It really shouldn't matter if you burn the video_ts folder or you burn the parent folder.

 

If you look at the contents of both discs in explorer, they should be identical.... are they not?

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It really shouldn't matter if you burn the video_ts folder or you burn the parent folder.

 

If you look at the contents of both discs in explorer, they should be identical.... are they not?

 

Yes, they look indentical. I will try one more time (and waste a couple of disks) to see if the same thing happens.

 

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This is from the user guide:

Standalone DVD players are only supposed to (made to) understand UDF. Being able to read ISO9660 / Joliet is optional. As such, if you're building a DVD Video disc, you at least want to make sure the UDF filesystem is present in any image you're building / burning.

A typical DVD Video disc you buy from a shop will use 'ISO9660 + UDF', so to be totally correct, that's what you should use too. That way, a standalone player can read it (due to UDF) and PC's with old operating systems can read it (due to ISO9660). A new operating system can read both but will favor UDF because it's more advanced.

 

I want to just watch it on my standalone dvd player, should I just use UDF only?

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I 09:53:37 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: ProdiscF01) (Speeds: 4x, 8x)

 

 

the best place to start all this is by getting some good media Prodisc are way down the ladder Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden are the recommended media they are the best ,try reading the prodisc ones in a couple of months and see what happens

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