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  1. Member Bansaw's Avatar
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    I always thought, "If I have a folder structure VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS, with my VOBs in the VIDEO_TS folder. All I have to do is burn these two folders to the root of the DVD and I've got a playable DVD disc".

    I did this and, yes, it worked fine in my computer saying "this is a DVD video, I will play this."
    But, when I tried it in my standalone video player in my house, it did not play, "disc not recognised".

    I had to use ImgBurn tool to transfer these folders to a blank DVD, and then for some reason it worked everywhere.

    Why wouldn't it recognise my original DVD in a standalone player , but recognised it fine as a DVD on my computer?
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    It's because you probably burned it as data the first time. ImgBurn recognized the files and implemented the correct file system (ISO-UDF bridge, IIRC) so the standalone would recognize DVD-Video.

    ImgBurn will also implement the correct file system (UDF 2.50) even when one tries to burn Blu-Ray files incorrectly, in fact it will scold you for it. Which is one more reason why ImgBurn is *THE* recommended burning program here: it's smarter than most users.
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    Just "burning the fiolder to a blank DVD" doesn't make it a DVD. Assuming the contents are correct and compliant, you also need to burn the disc using the correct file system. Imgburn has a lot of smarts built into it by the author to determine what the content is, and to set the burn parameters accordingly, no matter how little the user knows. Most other tools expect the user to either select the right type of burn - "I am burning a DVD" - or set the parameters manually. Most computer playback software doesn't care so much about the filesystem (most can read several different types), so long as the computer can read it. If, after that, it looks like a DVD and smells like a DVD, the software will play it. A standalone player must have exactly the right filesystem to be able to see the content.
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    thanks all, - thats helpful.

    what put me off about ImgBurn is their website. There's loads of "stuff" you can download by mistake, things like PC Checkers , Driver update software that you could mistakenly download instead of ImgBurn installer itself.

    Anyway, all that to say I was worried that it might contain spyware or similar if its offering all these addons etc...
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    Imgburn only needs to load the folder that contains the video_ts folder (and the ifo s etc.)

    Imgburn is by far my burner of choice - from the days when it only burned image files (thanks LightningUK!)

    I have Nero on this PC, rarely use it - too bloated.
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    Is there another free ware product that does what imgburn does? I just bought some verbatim disks and got the "Unable to find any cells for layer break Do you want to continue?" What does this mean? Is there settings for this ? Where do I set them ? Is there something that can do what this does (make a playable disk) like image burn does?? John
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    That's not a problem with ImgBurn, it's a problem with your authored DVD structure. The way you have encoded + authored doesn't allow for a layer-break mark to be set at an appropriate cell border.

    Either re-author with a decent authoring system that allows you to set the layer break point, or encode with a better GOP structure so that ImgBurn can decide it for you, or BOTH.

    @OP, you don't even need to go to the ImgBurn website to get the file (if you don't like their site), just DL from Videohelp's Tools page!

    The DVD-Video spec is rigorous about a number of items, including Filesystem (micro-UDF v1.02 + ISO9660 bridge), folder structure (VIDEO_TS & AUDIO_TS in root, specific files in those folders), sector layout (IFOs first, VOBs next, BUPs last, padded to 2048byte sizes), as well as a few more things. Standard "Data disc" burning apps don't understand all that needs to be done to make it fully playable in settops. ImgBurn DOES. A few other burning engines that are adjuncts to authoring apps also know what to do, but often ImgBurn does a better job even than them.

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    Can I author with video_TS structure? Im kinda new with this! What piece of of software would.you recommend, Scott?
    Thank you john.
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    So you dug up a 2+ year old thread and then started another one about the exact same thing
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