DVD authoring question

Steve Grace sgrace at pobox.com
Sun Dec 21 17:28:17 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-12-21 at 18:06 +0200, Nigel Ridley wrote:
> I downloaded a [legitimate] free movie in wmv format and want to
> convert it so I can burn it to DVD and watch it on my TV.
> I tried using ffmpeg with:
> ffmpeg -i name_of_file.wmv -target pal-dvd -aspect 4:3
> name_of_file.mpg
> but although I got a file which is playable on my computer it won't
> play on our [TV] DVD player.
> What must I do to get it to play on a regular DVD player?

It's possible that your DVD player doesn't support the type of media you
used. For example, a player might support DVD-R but not DVD+R. Check
your DVD player manual for media compatibility.

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