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"Unsupported file type..." trying to burn DVD with Vista Media Cen

  1. #1


    Daniel Guest

    "Unsupported file type..." trying to burn DVD with Vista Media Cen

    When I select a file to burn to video DVD in Windows Media Center, I get the
    following error:
    UNSUPPORTED FILE TYPE One or more of the files you have selected is not a
    supported file type and cannot be added to the list.

    The only files in there are files I've recorded from TV, but they all give
    me that error when I try to select them for video DVD. Surely the Burn DVD
    feature can't be as useless as this. I found the following KB article, but I
    verified that my region is set to United States... and everything was
    recorded via Comcast cable, so all my shows are the same region:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929518

    I don't think it's a codec error because I can burn any of those recorded TV
    files just fine with Windows DVD Maker... just not with Windows Media Center.
    Any ideas?

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  2. #2


    Daniel Guest

    RE: "Unsupported file type..." trying to burn DVD with Vista Media Cen

    I was wrong... I can't burn DVDs with Windows DVD Maker. It gets to 0.3% in
    the "Encoding" phase and then crashes. Please help!



    "Daniel" wrote:

    > When I select a file to burn to video DVD in Windows Media Center, I get the
    > following error:
    > UNSUPPORTED FILE TYPE One or more of the files you have selected is not a
    > supported file type and cannot be added to the list.
    >
    > The only files in there are files I've recorded from TV, but they all give
    > me that error when I try to select them for video DVD. Surely the Burn DVD
    > feature can't be as useless as this. I found the following KB article, but I
    > verified that my region is set to United States... and everything was
    > recorded via Comcast cable, so all my shows are the same region:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929518
    >
    > I don't think it's a codec error because I can burn any of those recorded TV
    > files just fine with Windows DVD Maker... just not with Windows Media Center.
    > Any ideas?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Cary Guest

    RE: "Unsupported file type..." trying to burn DVD with Vista Media

    "Daniel" wrote:

    > I was wrong... I can't burn DVDs with Windows DVD Maker. It gets to 0.3% in
    > the "Encoding" phase and then crashes. Please help!


    Along with your recorded TV shows, you should also have the sample videos
    that came with Media Center. Can you try a test to see if one of those
    videos can burn correctly? (you might try using a CD to not waste a DVD
    blank in the process).

    That might help narrow down the issue.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Daniel Guest

    RE: "Unsupported file type..." trying to burn DVD with Vista Media

    Thanks for the suggestion, Cary
    Unfortunately I've deleted the sample videos. Not sure what to do... I've
    found that I can burn DVDs successfully with a program called DVD Flick, but
    not with Windows Media Center, which is what I really want. I tried to start
    my free 90 days of support from Microsoft, but I can't even get that to work
    because it says my product ID is invalid... I'm not running a beta or
    anything. This is the full version of Vista Ultimate.

    After spending all this money on it, I'm frustrated that the main feature I
    wanted it for doesn't even work

    -Daniel



    "Cary" wrote:

    > "Daniel" wrote:
    >
    > > I was wrong... I can't burn DVDs with Windows DVD Maker. It gets to 0.3% in
    > > the "Encoding" phase and then crashes. Please help!

    >
    > Along with your recorded TV shows, you should also have the sample videos
    > that came with Media Center. Can you try a test to see if one of those
    > videos can burn correctly? (you might try using a CD to not waste a DVD
    > blank in the process).
    >
    > That might help narrow down the issue.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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