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DVD player wont play Menu or First Half of Movie

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by pitch24, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. pitch24

    pitch24 Member

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    Recently I have switched from burning on my desktop with XP to burning on an HP laptop with Vista. This is the only thing that I have changed. i still use DVD Decrypter, DVD Shrink, and Nero. All of the discs will play fine on both computers but when i try to play them on my home DVD player they all Auto start about 3/4 of the way through the movie and i cant access the menu or the first half of the movie. I have never encountered this before and the only thing that I am doing different is using Vista instead of XP. Does anyone have a similar problem or any solutions? Thanks
     
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    pitch24,
    Since they play fine on the 2 computers then the DVD Structure is correct. I suspect that the problem is either faulty blank media or your Standalone DVD Player needs cleaning or is going bad
    Are you using Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden Blank media?
     
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    I am using imation DVD-R's the are the same ones that i have used before and they worked then. I thought that my stand alone was the problem so I tried it on a friends brand new DVD player and the same problem occurred. Would burning on a 64 bit system have any effect, i have read that if effects other programs as most are bit for a 32 system?
     
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    pitch24,
    Makes no difference if your OS is 64 or 32. I now think it is your blank media since Imation is in the lower half of quality. If you have a BestBuy nearby go there and get some Verbatim (+) DVD's as they are selling them for $12.99 for 50. Then burn the DVD at 8X and see if it plays. The Imation's have all of a sudden started to have compatibility problems w/ your DVD Player
     
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    OK, I will go and pick some up tomorrow and see if that corrects the problem. thanks, I will keep you posted if it works.
     
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    Still no go, I used memorex and fuji film DVD-R's still the same result. it appears that the chapters are all disorganized and random. I have no idea what to do anymore. Any other ideas?
     
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    pitch24,
    Try the movie in someone else's player. If it plays on their player then buy another DVD player as yours was bad
     
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    One thing that i noticed that is different is that after it tells me that the burning is successful I click ok and then it asks me if I want to keep working on the DVD. Does this mean that the disc is not being finalized properly? How would I check that?
     
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    pitch24 ,
    The disk should be fine as I think that is something in Vista that brings that message up. If the disk plays it is OK
     

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