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Offline paploo

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creating dvd
« on: November 6, 2004, 05:37 PM »
i purchased the world series from the digital download service on mlb.com, but i hate sitting at my computer to watch the game. i tried to burn it to a dvd, but since it is password protected, no software i have found will burn it. does anyone have any ideas of how to make it so i can burn it to a dvd
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Re: creating dvd
« Reply #1 on: November 6, 2004, 05:41 PM »
What type of file is it?
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Re: creating dvd
« Reply #2 on: November 6, 2004, 05:51 PM »
wmv...sorry
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Re: creating dvd
« Reply #3 on: November 6, 2004, 06:08 PM »
Iím not sure how you can get around the password issue, but it is possible (generally) to make a DVD from a wmv file.

Before you can burn it you have to convert the file to mpeg-2 (DVD players canít read wmv files).  I use http://www.tmpgenc.net/e_download.html to convert my movie files to DVD.  This program does free VCD encoding, and SVCD and DVD encoding as a free trial.  You can then use your burning software (Nero would be ideal) to import these mpeg-2 files and create a DVD-video from them.

Edit: you also need a DVD-authoring program to compile the vobs (the files on DVDs) from the mpeg-2 files. Itís the vob file that you need to import into Nero. Tmpgenc also to a DVD-authorizing program, again as a free trial.
« Last Edit: November 6, 2004, 06:24 PM by Rob L »
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Re: creating dvd
« Reply #4 on: November 6, 2004, 06:27 PM »
unfortunately that didnt work either. I have the username and password to play the files, but nothing is prompting me for it...it is kind of frustrating. I am thinking of getting a tv tuner and playing the game in full screen mode and recording it to a vhs tape.
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Re: creating dvd
« Reply #5 on: November 6, 2004, 06:46 PM »
Can you convert the wmv file to an avi file using TMPGEnc? If so, then this program can convert to mpeg 2, compile the vob files, create a DVD image file, and then burn to disc all in one:
http://www.videohelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=230988

It only imports divx / xvid avis, so youíll need to get TMPGEnc to convert the wmv file to avi first.

If not, then your idea about getting it on to VHS is actually pretty good, because unless the file is of amazing quality, itís going to look much better in the lo-res that you get with video tape.
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Re: creating dvd
« Reply #6 on: November 6, 2004, 07:04 PM »
it couldnt open the file to do anything with it
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