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Old November 12th, 2006, 11:23 AM   #1
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PC generated DVDs:playability problems

This forum and others (Nero for instance) has revealed playability problems with PC generated DVDs on standalone DVD players. My PC generated DVDs with DVD Architect 4.0 plays only on about half of the players out there. My surfing of the net reveals no satisfactory solution to this problem- or am I wrong? Has someone an approach to this situation that I have yet to find out? Sony has revealed that it is working on a solution to the DVD Architect problem but in the meantime is there another software out there?
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Old November 12th, 2006, 12:14 PM   #2
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Have you tried enabling bit setting?
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Old November 13th, 2006, 10:16 AM   #3
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it's not your DVD authoring software that causes the incompatibility, it's the way your burner writes to the disk and the way the player interprets the burned disk. You could compile whole volums on the subject... just try Google-ing...

For me the best solution so far is using DVD+R discs on a bitsetting-enabled BENQ burner with Nero software ($34 with free shipping). The reason is simple: ALL of the players are primarily designed to play pressed discs and the bitsetting will "fool them" to interpret your disc as a pressed and not a burned one. This is the short answer... do some reading and soon you will be able to make better DVDs.

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