As the title said. I have this very odd problem. It doesn't matter if it is DVD iso made by DeVeDe (home video) or a backup copy (iso) of k9copy; once I burn a blank disk from the iso, it plays fine in DVD player or my Linux laptop but does not play in Windows machine.
Windows PCs/Laptops (tried multiple PCs and Laptops with either XP or Vista) does not read the disk at all. The best was saying "Windows does not support this format" or something similar. Vista machines were even trying to suggest the disk is both full (just cannot read it) and it is blank (offer to format it).
Anyone saw this problem? What I've done wrong? This is for friend.
This is more of a project to make home video to DVD (using digital video cam). The files stored in the small cam is on SD card. Usually, each file is only a few mins video clip (in MP4 format).
1. find a program that is simple, easy to use. This is a must.
2. the whole process shouldn't take too long (eg. old ways of encoding overnight is to be avoided).
3. cross platform, means the program should have both Linux and Windows version, and the result should be a playable disk in PCs/Laptops and DVD players.
Right now, I hit a brick wall. DeVeDe is the simplest I could find. However it has problem with too many small files. It doesn't let you select multiple source files at once, adding 60+ files to the list itself is very annoying. It also cannot process too many files at once, after decoding/encoding, it will fail at "create DVD structure" stage. It seems that source files must be limited to a small number.
joint multiple files together is not easy. right now I can do it with "mencoder -oac copy -ovc copy -o", but I couldn't find a free easy to use and decent Windows utility yet.
Last, is the problem that DVD made from my Linux machine won't play in Windows machine.
Before someone suggest Avidemux, I have installed it, tried it, and couldn't work out how to use it (eg. no luck to joint files). If there is a "how to" site, it might be helpful. However, it is too "geeky", average users won't be able to use it, so it does no good for my current task (it is good to learn for myself however).
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on Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
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