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Burned dvds only play on certain dvd players

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Boviman86, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Boviman86

    Boviman86 Member

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    the dvds i burn will only play on certain dvd players usually shitty ones im not sure why, also i apologize to the people before that i got an attitude with it was my bro he will never be on here again. hes such an ass.
     
  2. bbmayo

    bbmayo Active member

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    What brand of DVDs are you using? Good quality media should play in just about anything now a days also make sure you are burning at a slower speed then the max rating of the DVD media in question. A good rule of thumb here would be to burn at half the speed in other words if your discs are x16 then burn them at x8. If you still have issues after trying better discs like Verbatim or TaiyoYuden then you could learn about booktyping your discs. This would require +R discs and a DVDRW drive that supports bit setting.
    http://www.booktypefaq.com/
     
  3. Boviman86

    Boviman86 Member

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    i use good quality dvds usually sony dvd +r
     
  4. LOCOENG

    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    Sony can be alright, but I'd suggest Verbatim or Taiyo Yudens as stated by bbmayo. Are you booktyping the +R's? If not, I would recommend giving it a try, it could bring you some joy.
     
  5. FFsp42

    FFsp42 Regular member

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    I'd also check the manual of your standalone DVD players. Some of the older model DVD players play only certain types of DVDs...either -Rs or +Rs. Easy to check and just to add to what has already been suggested.
     
  6. saugmon

    saugmon Senior member

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    What's the brand name/model#/and current firmware version of your dvd-rw drive?

    What is the speed rate of those + Sony?


    This free program will tell us all that info.

    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd-r_tools/dvd_identifier.cfm


    Booktyping should give you the highest compatability rate,so tell us the answers to those questions and we'll see if your drive has that capability.

    If your drive doesn't have booktyping capability,get some quality dash format media and test those dash backups on all your stand alone players/game consoles/and pc drives.
     
  7. Boviman86

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    i have downloaded identifier but not sure what to do next
     
  8. saugmon

    saugmon Senior member

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    Insert backup disc into dvd-rw drive/open up dvdidentifier/select that dvd-rw drive. You'll see the brand name/model #/and the current firmware version to the right of that.

    Then click identify/click clipboard/next post it-rightclick and paste it into your post and give us a gander at it.

    It'll even tell us if they are booktyped or not.
     
  9. Boviman86

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    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+RW:MKM-A02-000]
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    Disc & Book Type : [DVD+RW] - [DVD+RW]
    Manufacturer Name : [Mitsubishi Kagaku Media]
    Manufacturer ID : [MKM]
    Media Type ID : [A02]
    Product Revision : [Not Specified]
    Blank Disc Capacity : [2,295,104 Sectors = 4.70 GB (4.38 GiB)]
    Recording Speeds : [1x-2.4x , 1.6x-4x]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [ DVD Identifier V5.0.1 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    there it is it is a verbatim disc i just bought them
     
  10. 300bowler

    300bowler Regular member

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    [​IMG]

    BTW, +R, -R or more compatible than RW's, -R's are more compatible than +R's(not booktyped) as far as older dvd players are concerned
     
  11. Boviman86

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    So in your opinion what kind of dvds should i buy verbatim dvd-r?
     
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    300bowler Regular member

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    Yes, only If ur burner is not capable of booktyping

    but
    post what i showed in the pics, so we can find out if ur drive is capable of bitsetting/booktype.
     
  13. tlconley

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    Thats what I buy,
    I always use dvd-R for campatibility..

    That sounds like what your prob may of been.
     

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