Need help with saving movie to a DVD



mother
07-09-2005, 09:33 PM
I have created a movie project in Windows XP Media Center Movie Maker;
however, everytime I try to save it to my computer to create a DVD, it
appears as if it is saving (takes over 30 min.), and once complete I get an
error message telling me a recordable CD drive was not detected. I have a
single slot on my CPU which is for CDs, DVDs, reading and writing, so I
believe it saves to the computer first then copies to the drive. I am using
a blank DVD-RW. I turned off the Nero video filters in the event they were
not compatible with Media Center. I've tried 4 times, and I can't seem to
make this project a movie! Any advice?
Thanks!

dickmr
07-09-2005, 09:34 PM
You need to save your movie first; as a file on your computer. And then
you use
DVD authoring software such as Nero. You then import it into the software
and
follow the steps which will author and then burn the software to a blank DVD.

"mother" wrote:

> I have created a movie project in Windows XP Media Center Movie Maker;
> however, everytime I try to save it to my computer to create a DVD, it
> appears as if it is saving (takes over 30 min.), and once complete I get an
> error message telling me a recordable CD drive was not detected. I have a
> single slot on my CPU which is for CDs, DVDs, reading and writing, so I
> believe it saves to the computer first then copies to the drive. I am using
> a blank DVD-RW. I turned off the Nero video filters in the event they were
> not compatible with Media Center. I've tried 4 times, and I can't seem to
> make this project a movie! Any advice?
> Thanks!

Graham Hughes
07-09-2005, 09:34 PM
I've never used a media centre, but do they support dvd writing, as normal
xp doesn't? I'm thinking there may be a plug-in that might be used, not
really sure. Can you use nero to author the dvd?
Check out the .mediacentre newsgroup, may be something in there?
Graham

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MVP Digital Media
www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
www.dvds2treasure.com
www.simplydv.com


"mother" <mother@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DF6B7E58-2106-4576-9643-075FE1C58630@microsoft.com...
>I have created a movie project in Windows XP Media Center Movie Maker;
> however, everytime I try to save it to my computer to create a DVD, it
> appears as if it is saving (takes over 30 min.), and once complete I get
> an
> error message telling me a recordable CD drive was not detected. I have a
> single slot on my CPU which is for CDs, DVDs, reading and writing, so I
> believe it saves to the computer first then copies to the drive. I am
> using
> a blank DVD-RW. I turned off the Nero video filters in the event they
> were
> not compatible with Media Center. I've tried 4 times, and I can't seem to
> make this project a movie! Any advice?
> Thanks!

Wojo
07-09-2005, 09:34 PM
As dickmr said you cannot burn directly to DVD from Movie Maker without a
special plug-in that you can purchase and even then your actually using
another program to do the burning. Even if it did burn directly it would be
either a WMV file or an AVI file which a DVD player wouldn't play anyway.
So the correct steps to take would be to save your movie to your hard drive
as a DV-AVI (if you have enough HD space) and then import it into a DVD
authoring program.
For more info on those I have a short list of the most highly recommended
programs along with links to the author's website's on my website under "DVD
Programs"

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Wojo
www.remember-christopher.dostweb.com/Wojo's_Place/

"mother" <mother@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DF6B7E58-2106-4576-9643-075FE1C58630@microsoft.com...
>I have created a movie project in Windows XP Media Center Movie Maker;
> however, everytime I try to save it to my computer to create a DVD, it
> appears as if it is saving (takes over 30 min.), and once complete I get
> an
> error message telling me a recordable CD drive was not detected. I have a
> single slot on my CPU which is for CDs, DVDs, reading and writing, so I
> believe it saves to the computer first then copies to the drive. I am
> using
> a blank DVD-RW. I turned off the Nero video filters in the event they
> were
> not compatible with Media Center. I've tried 4 times, and I can't seem to
> make this project a movie! Any advice?
> Thanks!

mother
07-09-2005, 09:34 PM
Thanks for your feedback. I was finally successful at saving the file to my
computer...I had to create a "My Movies" folder in C:\ first (I was initially
trying to save to My Videos). I was also successful at saving the movie to
disc via Nero; however, my initial attempt to save to a DVD+RW was not
allowed, and I was instructed to insert a CD. The movie was successfully
burned to a CD, 41 minutes worth of audio, video, and pictures. I am able to
view it via the Media Player on my computer and on our home television via
our DVD player! Thanks!
mother

"dickmr" wrote:

> You need to save your movie first; as a file on your computer. And then
> you use
> DVD authoring software such as Nero. You then import it into the software
> and
> follow the steps which will author and then burn the software to a blank DVD.
>
> "mother" wrote:
>
> > I have created a movie project in Windows XP Media Center Movie Maker;
> > however, everytime I try to save it to my computer to create a DVD, it
> > appears as if it is saving (takes over 30 min.), and once complete I get an
> > error message telling me a recordable CD drive was not detected. I have a
> > single slot on my CPU which is for CDs, DVDs, reading and writing, so I
> > believe it saves to the computer first then copies to the drive. I am using
> > a blank DVD-RW. I turned off the Nero video filters in the event they were
> > not compatible with Media Center. I've tried 4 times, and I can't seem to
> > make this project a movie! Any advice?
> > Thanks!


Need help with saving movie to a DVD