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HELP! Dvds copied won't work in DVD Player

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#1
This isn't necessarily and DVD Shrink question but rather my copies made via using DVD Shrink and then burned with Toast Titanim aren't working. I've made copies before with no problem. I purchased new blank dvds and wasn't sure if I needed DVD-R or DVD+R but I was under the impression it wouldn't make a difference. I purchased 10 DVD+R and a bunch of times they would be burning and there would be some sort of an error that I'd fix but the DVD would be useless so I'd throw it out and use a new blank. Now that I'd gotten that under control, I purchased more blank DVD+R. When Toast was finished burning them I'd always "mount" rather than "eject" and make sure they copied completely. I gave someone a couple DVD's and I was told they'd only play for 6 minutes each and stop. So upon burning myself a movie instead of testing it on my computer I used my downstairs dvd player (which by the way still has a sticker on it that says "plays CD-R/DVD-RW") and I was having the same problem. I even fast forwarded through a movie and it stopped about 50 minutes in. I took it out and tried again and it's only play 10 seconds and stopping (all the while making really bad noises that sound like my DVD player is being damaged). However, my copies made when I bought my first 10 DVDs worked but the 50 additional purchased DVD+Rs (of a different brand) are giving me this problem. Also, the dvds that won't work downstairs work in my upstairs dvd player.

So my question is: Is it the fact that my dvd player might only play DVD-R and not DVD+R? If that were so then I suppose I could just purchase DVD-R instead next time but will those work on my computer, DVD player and other DVD players in my household that do play the DVD+R? Or is the different brands that are causing the problem?

Summary:
10 Fuji film DVD+R work in Toshiba DVD player
50 Memorex DVD+ R do not, but work in Toshiba
Yet to test out each brand in the Phillips DVD player or Xbox but I'm told the Memorex DVDs do work in it by someone else.
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#2
Is this a Mac - not familiar with the burning software.
Get some 'Verbatim' or 'Taiyo-Yuden' brand disks and try them.
Burn at a moderate speed.
Make sure your burner firmware is up-to-date.
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So my question is: Is it the fact that my dvd player might only play DVD-R and not DVD+R? If that were so then I suppose I could just purchase DVD-R instead next time but will those work on my computer, DVD player and other DVD players in my household that do play the DVD+R? Or is the different brands that are causing the problem?

Although many tout the 'superior' +R's, for SL burning I still prefer -R.

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Is it the fact that my dvd player might only play DVD-R and not DVD+R? If that were so then I suppose I could just purchase DVD-R instead next time

You have to first check to see if your burner is capable of bitsetting/booktyping your +R's to DVD-ROM. If your +R burns aren't/can't be bitset go back to the tried and true -R.

http://forum.digital-digest.com/showthread.php?t=46559

Looking for a new burner? Check here.
http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/
The reviews also help to determine which media gives the best results.
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