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By saihib ·
When a DVD movie is placed into the Pioneer DVR-104 unit in my computer, what are the files it is looking for to start the movie? My OS should be obvious due to the category. It's just that I've gotten conflicting advice about what types of files you can burn to DVD-R/RW disks and still have them play in your machine. Some people tell I need mpg2 or vob or ac3 and a whole boatload of other file types. Techrepublic probably won't allow enough space for an adequate response unless you post a lot of comments. Points gleefully awarded to the best explanation or links to resources I haven't already seen. And there have been quite a few. Techrepublic says: More complex questions warrant more points.
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by DKlippert In reply to And You Though It Would B ...

you can create an autorun.inf
file that contains something like:

[autorun]
open=start mplayer2.exe /play /close \MPEGAV\avseq01.dat

Here's a site that may help you:

http://www.vcdhelper.com/burnmpg.htm

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When movies are put onto DVDs, they are encoded in MPEG-2 format and then stored on the disc. This compression format is a widely accepted international standard. Your DVD player contains an MPEG-2 decoder, which can uncompress this data as quickly as you can watch it.

DVD audio and DVD video are different formats. DVD audio discs and players are relatively rare right now, but they will become more common, and the difference in sound quality should be noticeable. In order to take advantage of higher-quality DVD audio discs, you will need a DVD player with a 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC). Most DVD players have only a 96kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter. So if you want to be able to listen to DVD audio discs, be sure to look for a DVD audio player with a 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter.

http://www.howstuffworks.com/dvd1.htm

(Lots of additional links)

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"How-to create autorun menus for your video files"

http://forum.vcdhelp.com/userguides/104033.php

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"Create and manage the files that make your CD's and DVD's run automatically, (Autorun)."

http://www.moonvalley.com/products/romwithaview/rwavdc.htm

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How AutoRun works:

http://www.autorun.co.uk/autoruninf.htm

(Many additional links)

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AutoRun Creation Tools

http://www.softlandmark.com/CDRMenuCreation.htm

(2 page article)

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This link should answer all your questions:

http://www.doom9.org

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