DVD Maker is garbage. What's a good alternative?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Hexter, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Hexter

    Hexter Guest

    Hi,

    I just wasted several DVD disks trying to make a DVD
    of a home movie. I keep getting a useless error
    message with no detail and end up with a bad disk.

    What is a good, preferably free, DVD making software
    that works well on Vista without making coasters?

    Thank you.



    P.S. Why does Vista suck so much?
     
    Hexter, Feb 16, 2012
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  2. Hexter

    Nil Guest

    It works OK for me. Why, when there are so many things that could be
    going wrong, do you blame the OS specifically?
     
    Nil, Feb 16, 2012
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  3. Well, clearly, if a given program works badly, it must be the OS :)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Feb 16, 2012
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  4. From: "Hexter" <>

    | Hi,
    |
    | I just wasted several DVD disks trying to make a DVD
    | of a home movie. I keep getting a useless error
    | message with no detail and end up with a bad disk.
    |
    | What is a good, preferably free, DVD making software
    | that works well on Vista without making coasters?
    |
    | Thank you.
    |
    | P.S. Why does Vista suck so much?

    The question is ambivalent.

    "DVD making software" as a data disk hosting a MOV or AVI file or authoring
    a DVD movie that can be played on a DVD player or computer ?
     
    David H. Lipman, Feb 16, 2012
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  5. Hexter

    VanguardLH Guest

    And here I believed for years that all optical drive manufacturers were
    adding a randomized progressively increased deliberate corruption
    algorithm in the firmware in their product as an integral part of
    planned obsolescence.
     
    VanguardLH, Feb 16, 2012
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  6. Hexter

    Nil Guest

    They sorta do, in a way. I never get much more than about a year of
    moderate use out of any DVD burner any more. It's like they make them
    just barely good enough to work until their warranty runs out, then
    they die. They've become consumables, like the disk media itself.
     
    Nil, Feb 16, 2012
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  7. From: "Nil" <>

    | microsoft.public.windows.vista.general:
    ||
    | They sorta do, in a way. I never get much more than about a year of
    | moderate use out of any DVD burner any more. It's like they make them
    | just barely good enough to work until their warranty runs out, then
    | they die. They've become consumables, like the disk media itself.

    LOL - too phunny ;-)
     
    David H. Lipman, Feb 16, 2012
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  8. Hexter

    Kirk Bubul Guest

    How many discs are you burning per year? I've had at least two
    systems with DVD burners on them. The first one lasted over 3 years
    of occasional DVD burner use and moderate reading of DVDs and CDs. The
    second one has burned about 40 DVDs in the 28 months I've had it and
    is still doing fine. It has burned about as many CDs in the same time
    frame.
     
    Kirk Bubul, Feb 16, 2012
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