(Solved) Digital Video Camera to CD

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dkr

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I have a lot of home movies that I would like to burn to a cd. I'm clueless about this but decided to give it a shot.

I used Windows Movie Maker that came with XP to capture the video. I did this and saved to my hard drive. Okay so far.

I burned to a cd using Nero. It took quite a while but got the message at the end that the cd had been burned successfully.

I'm getting really excited now to actually think I might have muddled my way through this.

Now I can't figure out how to play the cd. When I check the contents of the cd it shows 5 folders: CDI, EXT, MPEGAV, SEGMENT and VCD.

I have no idea what to do now.

Thanks for your help.
 

eddie5659

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Hiya and welcome

Still learning about burning myself, but those files look like you've created a VCD. These can be played on your DVD machines, either PC or one attached to your TV.

If you're wanting to play this on your PC, you could try this when burning. I assume you created the original as an AVI or MPG, etc.

Start Nero. Go to the Nero Wizard.

CD | Compile a New CD | Data CD | Create a New Data-CD? | | Finish

Then, drag the files over as before, and then go to burn as you did before. It will take less time, and you'll be able to play in Windows.

Regards

eddie
 

dkr

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I see one thing I did wrong already. In Nero I clicked on
"other cd formats" and then clicked on "video cd."

I'll try again by using the data cd info.

Thanks for your help - I'll let you know how it turns out.

Thanks again.
 
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welcome to T.S.G dkr.

if you have a stand alone dvd player which will play mp3`s it should play your compiled svcd/vcd`s. if you have a dvd drive on your computer then you will need a sotware player like windvd to play the movie.
a data cd is easier to compile but will only play on the pc.
 

dkr

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It works!! I did it!! I rummaged through some cd's that I've never used and found one called Power DVD. I loaded the cd that I burned earlier and it works!!

Now I can either do them on cd's or dvd's.

I honestly thought I would never figure out how to do this since I can barely turn a computer on.

Thanks so much for all your help.

Life is good:p
 
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