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Solved: Trouble burning mpeg2 file to dvd in Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by TheShape74, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. TheShape74

    TheShape74 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I am trying to burn an mpeg2 file to a blank dvd. The correct file has been copied, and is now 'waiting to burn to disc'...however when I click the share tab, and then click 'Burn to Disc', nothing happens. No msg pops up and no action is happening. It is a 16x dvd. I used to do this in Windows 7 and never had a problem. Thanks for any help anyone can provide!
     
  2. Macboatmaster

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    Depending on if you have Windows Media centre installed, some computers with 8 pre installed especially if 8 professional had the free Windows media Centre

    If not open Windows Media player, bring your file to there and then after inserting the DVD click burn
    on the right

    I am honestly not sure if it will work, try formatting the DVD before you try the burn

    The reason I say I am not sure is that I have a triple boot with 8 pro, 7 pro and xp, but I have burnt dvd`s on 8 no problem, with no additional burning software, but not mpeg files

    I am just about to sign off if that does not work
    See this
    http://www.hanselman.com/blog/HowToCreateADVDOnWindows8EvenThoughWindowsDVDMakerIsGoneDVDStyler.aspx

    NOTE PLEASE the caution re the OPT out required for the toolbar and home page change

    I have just checked as well and I do not think MPEG2 will play on 8 in WMP let alone burn without added software

    Good luck
    signing off

    Would you also kindly reply to your other topic when you get chance
    http://forums.techguy.org/windows-8/1087735-boot-error-windows-8-a.html
     
  3. TheShape74

    TheShape74 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    And thanks for taking the time to answer my question. I formatted the disc and it burnt fine. I also tried the WMP route and it didn't work, but I only tried it once. I will toy around with it and try again, but at least I can burn by formatting now.
     
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    You are welcome
    pleased to have helped
     
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