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Videos come out as Data Discs and won't play

More than half of the discs I burn as Video Compilations come out as "Data Discs" and won't play. How do I stop this terrible waste of discs?
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  • Hi Mike,
    If using Burning ROM to create a video compilation, you need a "special" file structure that is recognized by a standard DVD player.

    Namely, a Video_TS folder with files in a format that a DVD player can decode.

    If you want to create a disc that is playable on a standard DVD player, the Nero Application to do that is really Nero Video.

    There, you can import a video file, add a DVD menu screen if desired, have the software "transcode" the video content and automatically burn a DVD with the Video_TS folder structure and content that will play on a standard DVD player.

    Some provisos ...

    You cannot use a video file that has "copy protection" or one that has DTS audio since Nero has removed the ability to decode DTS audio earlier this year - due to losing a legal case brought by DTS Inc. against Nero AG.
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  • I use Video and add a menu. I'm burning BluRay. I get 2 folders BDMV and Certificate. BDMV has 8 folders and 2 files in it. Stream has M2TS files. The structure looks basicly right, but somehow the players are reading something telling it "Data Disc." I can go in and select a M2TS file and play it. I use original camera files or recorded streams - nothing "ripped."

    I'm not a virgin at this. I'm an AVID Editor, and have burned thousands of discs. For a year or two everything was working perfectly. Then about 6 months ago - problems. I use mostly Verbatim discs, with occasional Kodak, Memorex, and some RiData. 2 i7 systems both with new ASUS 12x writers and Nero 2017. I shouldn't be having problems....
    • Ah ... OK ... I often offend people by giving an answer for a complete novice.
      Sorry about that...

      I can't think why you would have a problem develop like this over the last 6 months ...

      Perhaps the burner has developed a problem in laser strength or has a dusty lens?

      Is it possibly an issue with DTS audio if that is included in your video content?

      Are you able to lower the burn speed down to the slowest possible to see if it makes a difference?

      I'm assuming that if you were to "burn" the project out to a hard drive folder instead of directly to a disc that dragging and dropping the folder structure onto a Blu-Ray playing software works OK?

      Perhaps you could attempt to write the project out to a folder on the hard drive and then burn that structure to the Blu-Ray afterwards using Burning ROM to see if it makes any difference ... but I guess you are heartily sick of creating "coasters" by now :(

      Maybe others will have some ideas.
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  • Thanks for your answer - no insult taken. I'll try the slower speed. I'm still just curious as to exactly what the player is reading that defines the disk. I would wager that everything would play correctly - if the player agreed it was video. All the content is there - in the streams folder. I've tried the disks on 3 different players - still doesn't work. So where is that definition - and how can I force the correct write of that info?

    Mike
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