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    Question how to use DVD burner?

    I just got something called "Express Burn" for my mac so I can make DVDs of my films when I need to (My films can be viewed online here: cripvideoproductions.tumblr.com) Anyway, is there anybody on this forum that can explain the basics of burning DVDs to me? I have never used a DVD burner before. Do I put the blank disc in and then make the project or will it ask me to insert a disc when it is time to burn the project?? If I want to burn an mov file to video DVD what do I do?? I have no idea what I'm doing here but once I get the basics this software looks pretty easy.
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    Not familiar with "Express Burn" so I had to Google it. It's a pretty standard program so it should be quite easy to do once you've done it a couple of times.

    You can put in a blank DVD first, or you can wait until it tells you to insert one.
    When you burn a .mov to DVD the program should convert it to the proper DVD format before doing the burn.

    So the basic steps are:

    Fire up program
    Find file to burn to DVD
    Drag file (or select it depending on how you "found" it) into Express Burn
    It should automatically ask you if you want to burn it to DVD, select yes.
    If it doesn't auto start, click the burn button (or click file -> burn or something similar)
    Wait for it to convert the file (should do this automatically ... if an options window opens just leave everything as default).
    After converting it should either start to burn the file, or ask you if you want to burn it.
    When it's done typically it will eject the DVD from the drive (there is an option to turn that off ... somewhere).
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    Thank you! It worked just like you said. Except for one thing, the disc was ejected and it said "Not finished verifying burn" so I popped the disc back in as instructed and the DVD plays normally and everything. I wonder why did the disc ejected before it was finished??
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    Thank you! It worked just like you said. Except for one thing, the disc was ejected and it said "Not finished verifying burn" so I popped the disc back in as instructed and the DVD plays normally and everything. I wonder why did the disc ejected before it was finished??
    There is an option to verify the burn and if it's not checked it might give you that warning. I would check under "settings" or "burn" or "options" to see if you can find it. There are other people with a similar issue where the program says it failed to verify the burn, but since the disc works correctly there is no follow up :(
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    Easy peasy and will lower your blood pressure. One important note though, this won't hide quoted posts. It's an oversight on the developers part and it's not an easy thing to "fix." So if someone quotes someone you have ignored, you'll see the quote.

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