Answered How to use a DMR-BWT850EB to watch video files

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    I have some mpeg-4 video files of a recording of an old TV series, which comprises eighteen episodes.


    At the moment I have all of the episodes on a USB memory stick and by sticking it in my BWT850 or TV I can select and watch what I want, and I can also copy them onto the HDD of the BWT850 but If I copy them to my BWT850 I cannot watch them at the same time as something is being recorded.


    I decided to burn all of the files onto a DVD and use that to watch them using my BWT850 but the device didn’t recognise the files and said that there weren’t any present.


    Is there some way I can save the files to a DVD, so I can play them on my BWT850? I have both a PC using Windows 10 and an iMac using MacOS High Sierra.
     
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    I don't know anything about your player, but do either of your PC's have HDMI out? If so, just connect them to your TV and play the files that way. Essentially use your TV instead of a PC monitor.
     
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    Thanks for your response.

    I can watch the files on my TV by either plugging the memory stick into my Panasonic DVD/Recorder or my Sony TV. What I had hoped to achieve was to be able to put those files onto a DVD so that I could store them and play them through my Panasonic DVD/Recorder but it won't recognise the mpeg4 files.
     
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    I went through a similar scenario a couple of years ago and found the easiest solution was to create DVDs (NOT merely burning files to DVD) from the video files. A single layer DVD will hold around two hours and a double layer DVD around four hours. You will have multiple discs but they will play back on any disc player or computer. There are numerous programs to create DVDs from video files.
     
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    Thanks for that. I've found a freebie and I'll let you know how I get on.
     
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    Creating DVDs was the answer - thank you.
     

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