I've never tried to burn a movie with the standard windows media software. It usually gives me issues. Like when it rips CDs, it rips them to a windows format....
Trust me, you should download an aftermarket burning tool. The new Nero and Ashampoo stuff is insanely good. I mean, its soooo easy to use. It burns all .avi and other formats directly to DVD formats....
So, snoop around on the net and see what you can find for free. I know that its hard to get a cracked copy of nero these days, so ashampoo or something simliar is very easy. If you can find a download for it, it will work for ever. I burn a new DVD like every 2 days or so on my laptop. It still takes like 3 hours, but hey... its better than buying sh**! Good luck...
PM me if you need any info on where to find that kind of stuff.
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It has been around for awhile -- great for accessing some of the older, hard to get surf movies. Depending upon your individual setup you can run directly from your PC via HDMI or USB thumb drive. Verizon FioS you can run off your desktop using a special media manager. You may also need to download a utility to run some of the vidos (DIVDX or something like that?).
You need a male to male audio cable.
Plug into laptop Headphone jack, and your HDFS should have one somewhere.