Happy Friday, folks! I hope this newsletter finds everyone well. This week's topic is all about trying to figure out why Barry's slideshow burned on DVDs from his computer mysteriously won't play on many of his family and friends' standalone DVD players. And as many of you are probably aware, these types of issues are sometimes tricky to solve as it could be a number of things causing trouble, from older DVD players that are incapable of playing certain file types on burned discs to software issues. But the good news is that many of our members have provided a laundry list of different suggestions that will very likely help clue in Barry or any others facing the same situation.
I have selected a few featured members' posts in the Q&A section that I think will give you a good starting point to narrow down your issue. I highly recommend that before you dig too deep, start with the simple tasks mentioned by our members and work your way up. Good luck! Thanks to all who contributed. Have a wonderful weekend!
Why won't my slideshow burned on DVDs play on DVD players?
I like to make "slideshows" and burn them to DVDs, which I mail to
family and friends, many of whom are elderly and don't have computers.
It is simple for them to play my slideshows on their DVD players but
I get many reports that my DVDs "won't play." I am advised that DVD-R
and DVD+R are compatible with most DVD players and this is what I use.
I have recently purchased Nero BurnExpress and find it to be fast and
easy to use but it has not corrected my problem. I think that this
must be a common problem and I need help! Thank you.
-- Submitted by:
Featured member solutions for last week's question:
Is a Tablet right for me? If so, which one?
I recently attended one of your Tablet related live chat events with
CNET editors and it was great overall. However, while some of my
questions were answered, many were not. I'm in the process of looking
to buying one and I'm looking to you for some answers before I making
a decision on one. Can you help me out?
Can you explain the principle differences between a Netbook and
Tablet? Can a Tablet be used as a laptop replacement-why and why not?
With so many Tablets out, what separates the good from the bad quality
ones? Are Android tablets created equally? What are the major
differences between Android and iPads--advantages, disadvantages? Can
I use a Tablet for word processing or Excel spread sheets? I think
iPads are the ones that cannot display Flash, is that a major issue?
What are the specific things I should be looking for when choosing the
right Tablet for me?
Sorry for all these questions. I'm trying to wrap my head around the
whole Tablet scene and see if it is a device that is right for me.
Thank you for all the advice you can offer.
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