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DVD BURNING HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by 2pistolz, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. 2pistolz

    2pistolz Member

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    FOR SOME REASON WHEN I BURN A MOVIE I CAN'T PLAY IT ON A DVD PLAYER BUT I COULD PLAY IT ON MY COMPUTER, WHY IS THAT, IM USING BURN4FREE
     
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    Generally, when a dvd will play on one device, e.g. your computer and not on another e.g. a standalone player, it is due to disk incompatibility. Standalone player are more finicky than computer DVD players. What brand of media are you using, is it +R or -R, have you tried booktyping (bitsetting) +R media. TY or Verbatim +R media that is booktyped will generally play on all devices.

    BTW: note the forum rules. ALLCAPS denote shouting and should not be used extensively...
     
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    i was understanding you until u lost me when u said this: What brand of media are you using, is it +R or -R, have you tried booktyping (bitsetting) +R media. TY or Verbatim +R media that is booktyped will generally play on all devices. if ur talking about my dvd r dvd's, they are nexxtech rw, cheap brand, but they have worked b4
     
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    Basically use better media, and u r finding out why cheap media is cheap.
    The best chance u have of ur dvds playing is using Taiyo Yuden or verbatims, as they are the most compatible.

    u might need a firmware update for ur burner and that might help with the current media u r using.

    BTW u can get the best media for about the same price as the other crap.

    as far as booktyping goes, first u need a burner that does it, then u need +R dvds, it looks like u r using +,-RW's though.
    they are nexxtech rw,

    that could also be the reason why ur player doesn't play them.
    if u post ur Burner make,model and firmware we can tell u if the burner is capable of booktyping.

    so the easiest thing to do is try -R's as they seem more compatible then +R's(not booktyped)

    one last note, BookTyping changes the dvd format to DVD-ROM which is the universal format for all dvd players, so that is why Booktyping is the best for compatibility
     

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