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DVD plays on the computer,but does not play on the TV

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Nov 29, 2012 6:55 PM

Hello, I will appreciate your help. I making the DVD, that should play on the TV. I sent a project from FCP7 to Compressor 3.5.3. , compressed and Opened project  in DVD Studio Pro 4.2.2 Problem, that when I Burn to DVD, it plays on the computer, but do  not play on the TV. How can I fix it? Thank you for your help.     

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,880 points)

    In Compressor, lease post scren shots of your batch window, the Inspector>summary pane, Encoder>video>qaulity.



  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,835 points)

    Dollars to donuts you burned an HD-DVD. This was a competing format to Blu-Ray and is now obsolete. Only Toshiba really bought into it along with Apple - but Toshiba discontinued their production of players years ago.Who knows why Apple kept the process in DVDSP but there it is.


    You can verify you have a HD-DVD project by looking in the project build folder and you should see something with HD as a prefix on the file title.


    If you did create an HD-DVD, you have no option but to start over to build a DVD (not HD-DVD) project with DVDStudioPro.


    Good luck,



  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,880 points)

    Your Compressor settings are correct for a DVD encode. You then import both the m2v and AC3 files into DVD STudio Pro. (in the future, don't use QT Conversion from FCP, which just introduces an unecessary round of compression into your workflow Instead, export QT Movie, current settings.)


    I think Studio X has solved your problem, which doesn't lie in your Compressor project, but rather in your DVD Studio project settings. Launch DVDSP. In the menu tool bar, go to DVD STudio Pro>Preferences>Project>DVD STandard and then make sure SD DVD is selected. (Don't select HD DVD.) Then make a new project and DVDSP will make a DVD compliant disk for you.


    Give Studio X credit for solving your questiion.


    Good luck.



  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,880 points)

    X, I owe you.




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