Not sure if this is correct place for this but here goes. I started with a HD DVD (Iam pretty sure, dont have it anymore to check). It basically had a slideshow of photos on it. I copied it using 2 standalone dvd players and gave original back to owner. The copy shows like this in AnyDVD (dont know any other way of seeing disc properties, although I am sure there are loads) _____________________________________________________________________ Summary for drive D: (AnyDVD 22.214.171.124) PIONEER DVD RWDVR-109 1.17 05/02/03PIONEER Drive (Hardware) Region: 2 Media is a DVD. Booktype: dvd+rw (version 2), Layers: 1 Total size: 2295104 sectors (4482 MBytes) Video DVD (or CD) label: DVD_VR Media is not CSS protected. Video Standard: PAL Media is region free. RCE protection not found. Structural copy protection not found. Autorun not found on Video DVD. Bad sector protection not found. Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 2! _____________________________________________________________________ Then I tried converting it to use in the USA as my parents want to show it when over there on holidays. I used Digital Media Converter 2.7. I used the settings to convert to MPEG2 DVD NTSC. I am in Ireland. Now when I put this converted DVD into my standalone DVD player it plays. When I put it in my drive on my computer it doesn't. Computer doesn't see that there is media on DVD, it seems. It asks do I want to burn a cd, make an audio cd etc etc. Dont know why it says CD as its a Verbatim DVDRW. AnyDVD doesn't show any info either. It says no DVD in computer. Anyone know why it plays in my standalone and not in computer. What I really want to know is how do I know it will play in standalone dvd player in the US if I can't get any info on the media that is on the disc.