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Help => RiffTrax OnDemand Support => Topic started by: Kenneth Morgan on November 16, 2013, 06:20:23 PM

Title: VODs burned to DVDs question
Post by: Kenneth Morgan on November 16, 2013, 06:20:23 PM
I apologize if this is a silly question, but I'm pretty new to the whole VOD thing.

If I download a VOD file and burn it onto a physical DVD, would it be playable on a standard DVD player?  Or could it only be played back on a computer?
Title: Re: VODs burned to DVDs question
Post by: MrTorso on November 16, 2013, 06:39:30 PM
If you download the ISO file that is provided and you burn it properly, as long as your standard DVD Player plays DVD-Rs it will play like any other DVD you own.  Biggest mistake people make is to burn the ISO image as a "data" file on a DVD-R and that is wrong.

http://www.imgburn.com/ 

is a good image burning tool.


From the FAQ:

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Q: I've downloaded the burnable content... what now?

Our download-to-burn content is served as a single .iso file, which is a DVD image that can be readily burned to a DVD! (Note that some of our DVD images require a dual layer burner.)

For Windows users, it should be as simple as dragging the .iso file into your favorite DVD-burning software (note that you'll want to use the "Burn image" option) and clicking the Burn button!

However, If you don't already have image-burning software (such as from Roxio or Nero) download and install the free program ImgBurn (click here to download it from CNET). Then follow the guide to burn the image file to a disc.

 

Mac OSX users: you can easily use Disk Utility (Finder > Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility) to burn your image. After launching Disk Utility, go to File > Open Disk Image and browse to your downloaded .iso file. (Of course, you can always use Toast or your favorite DVD-burning application.)
Title: Re: VODs burned to DVDs question
Post by: Bob on November 17, 2013, 06:33:16 AM
I have been using the larger MPEG file to burn on the DVD with DVD Flick.

You end up with a DVD is a DVD like all the other ones.  Plays on anything that will play DVDs.

So, there are many ways to watch the movies on a DVD on your home TV rather than just seeing them on PCs. 8)
Title: Re: VODs burned to DVDs question
Post by: RVR II on November 17, 2013, 06:39:50 AM
Yeah I'm with Bob on this..
DVD Flick for any MPEG2 but I use Nero to burn the ISO file..
If you have Nero already loaded, as soon as you click on the ISO it starts the burn process 8)
Title: Re: VODs burned to DVDs question
Post by: MrTorso on November 17, 2013, 07:52:10 AM
The only downside to using the MPEG2 files Vs. the ISO is that the mpeg2 files use lower bit rate.
Title: Re: VODs burned to DVDs question
Post by: Bob on November 17, 2013, 07:54:19 AM
The only downside to using the MPEG2 files Vs. the ISO is that the mpeg2 files use lower bit rate.

That is true, but the difference in picture is not that big, and I watch the movies for their riffing and barely notice the pictures anyway.