OT: Creating a PC Compatible DVD...
stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Wed Dec 3 14:31:30 CST 2008
Don't just throw a MPEG2 file in a folder and burn; you need to set
it up to be a DVD-video disk, then it will play anywhere, especially
on component DVD systems. If you can make one that plays on a
standard DVD video player, it should play on computers.
Toast and Dragon Burn have been able to do this for years.
Free software that can do the same
>Well... I guess I scared myself when it wouldn't work in
>Parallels... I have a DVD that was already burned on a PC that I
>want to dupe. I have an Intel MacBook running 10.5.5 on which I
>duped the DVD using Disk Utility.
>I tried the new DVDs in Parallels running XP to see if they would
>read and they didn't. When I looked on the Internet I found the
>issues around DVD-R vs DVD+R as well as the issues around MPEG2 not
>being readable on most PCs. I didn't find much consensus on a Mac
>I assumed, correctly or not, that if the DVDs did not work on
>Parallels then in all likelihood they would not work on any PC. I'm
>preparing to send the duped DVDs to a prospective client who is
>located in another city and I don't want them to call me to say they
>couldn't read the DVDs...
>Of course the easy way is to take them downtown and have a service
>dupe the original but I want to do it on my Mac, to prove a point if
s a n f r a n c i s c o
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