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Viewing Photo CDs on VCR

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  1. jtisch

    jtisch Thread Starter

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    I recently bought a new HP computer with Windows Vista Home Premium
    On my old computer I burned photos to CDs and viewed them on my VCR.
    With the new computer when I burn CDs I cannot view them on the VCR
    I know the CDs are OK because I can view the photos on my computer.
    I use the built in burn program that came with the computer
    Could this be some problem with Vista
    Do I need a separate burn program like Nero that I had on the old computer
    thanks
    jtisch
     
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    A CD is a thin plastic disc whose digital data is read by a laser beam. A VCR has magnetic heads that read analog video signals from a magnetic tape.
     
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    I am aware of the distinction between the two. My VCR has a DVD/CD eader
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    Thank you for the clarification. I had spent way too many years in tech support to learn not to assume anything when discussing a problem with a user.

    Anyway, on your old computer were you just burning picture files to data CDs or were you creating some type of slide show videos and burning VCDs?

    If your old computer was running Windows XP and you were creating Data CDs, did you use XP's built-in burning functions or some third party application?

    When you put a disc from the new computer in the DVD Player, does it acknowledge you put a disc in but no files show up or do you get some type of disc reading error message?
     
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    Thanks. My former system was Windows ME
    I was burning photos to CDs, sometimes CD-R, sometimes CD-RW
    I was using Nero for my burning program
    I get a message from the VCR-CD to the effect the CD is not compatible or wrong format or cannot play disc, I cannot remember exactly and am at the office at the moment.
    I am wondering if it has to do with Vista and if I might have to go to an outside burning program such as Nero or Roxio.
    jt
     
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    Why don't you just install that same software and do the same thing you did before you know works? I must be missing something.
     
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    It could be that the burner in your new HP computer won't burn DVD's that are readable in your DVD/VCR unit. My newer HP laptop writes DVDs that one of my players can't recognize. It was an older player and that was that. Some of these inconsistencies between the DVD decks just exist.
     
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    I even took one of the discs to Circuit City to have them play it on one of their latest VCR/DVD players that is hooked to one of their TVs and it wouldn't play there either.
     
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    I even took one of the discs to Circuit City and had them play it on a VCR/DVD that was hooked to one of their TVs and it wouldn't play there either, so I guess that eliminates the player as a suspect.
     
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    Check HP website for a firmware update to your DVD drive.
     
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