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Old November 14th, 2003, 09:34 PM   #1
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What brand DVDs are you using? Mine suck!

Finally got around to burning an MPEG-2 file on a Phillips DVD+R disc, (4.7GB) and it won't freaking work in my regular Toshiba DVD player. Works in my Computer DVD drives but not on regular Toshiba DVD player.

What brands of DVDs do you guys use that work in normal home entertainment, stand alone DVD players?

Thought these would work but they don't!

Very frustrating!
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Old November 14th, 2003, 11:09 PM   #2
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I've always found Verbatim and Ritek (which I think are identical) to be fine in all DVD players I've ever tried.
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Old November 15th, 2003, 07:19 PM   #3
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I use the Sony DVD-R. Same size as yours. I have a high dollar 3 year old DVD player that will NOT play anything burn. If I pop the same DVD in my Wal-Mart $85 DVD player and it works great.

I would think it is the software built into the newer DVD players rather than the brand of DVD you are using.
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Old November 17th, 2003, 08:58 AM   #4
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brand of media not necessarily the problem

Hi.

It sounds like you burned an MPEG2 file onto a DVD. That file will play back on computers, but the thing is set-top DVD players need it formatted a certain way. DVD authoring applications like Nero, Sonic MyDVD and DVD Studio Pro accomplish that task.

I hope this helps.

Also, www.dvdrhelp.com has a table of media and player compatibility.
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Old November 17th, 2003, 04:48 PM   #5
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I use Maxell and Apple DVD's. I've burned several thousand DVD's in the last two years, all small runs of 1 to 50 copies. The most problems are with Toshiba DVD players. I can rarely get DVD-R to play on Toshiba players.
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Old November 17th, 2003, 05:42 PM   #6
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Jeff touched on one of your problems: DVD+R compatibility.
The other issues you may have are the DVD contents and also the type of audio used in your MPEG2 file. Stick to PCM audio
for your experiments. Many DVD players will not do MPEG2 (which is really MPEG1 Layer II) audio. If your player handles that format, it may well be limited to particular audio data rates.

Try the disc on other DVD players at Circuit City, Walmart, etc. You can check the DVD recordable compatibility at :

http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdplayers

The site also contains instructions on how to make a DVD using
a DVD burning program, like Nero, and existing MPEG2 files.

To answer your DVD recordable media inquiry, I've had great luck with TDK and Ritek (Silver top 4x) for DVD-R, Maxell and Ritek (Silver top 2x) for DVD-RWs.
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Old November 17th, 2003, 06:06 PM   #7
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Sony , Verbatum and lately I have been using Samsungs' from TapeResources as they are on sale for $1.17 for a beehive of 50 or $1.67 indevidually packaged.
You problem though lies in the format as was explained allready
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Old November 19th, 2003, 05:15 AM   #8
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i use princo A grade (silver inner rim) 4x printable dvd-r's

i use TDK 2x DVD-rw

a spindle of 50DVDr will set you back 67AUD about 35 US...
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Old November 19th, 2003, 09:56 AM   #9
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DVD-R's

Neil -

If I'm in a rush and have to buy locally then I buy Sony DVD-R's. However, I usually shop with a company called discmakers. You can check out their site online at www.discmakers.com or you can go directly to the blank dvd-r's at the following;

http://www.discmarket.com/cgi-bin/we...e=dvd&cart_id=

They have an incredible reputation and more than 50 years in the business of filmmaking. The prices are reasonable if you like to buy in bulk and want the extra quality in your final product.

Hope this helps a bit.

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Old November 22nd, 2003, 01:32 PM   #10
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I have only used Verbatim DVD +R and -R.
Had some problems with the DVD +R on one older stand alone DVD player.
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