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DVD -R plays in computer, but not dvd player

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by JED10616, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. JED10616

    JED10616 Member

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    Using Nero thru Shrink, I burned content onto a DVD-R. The DVD will then play fine on the computer, but will not on any dvd stand alone player. Did I miss a step in the burn?
     
  2. SamIam69

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    I'm having almost the same problem... using Sonic thru shrink, following all instructions, and the DVD WILL work on a newer player, but not on my older model... any ideas why this is???
     
  3. LOCOENG

    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    Alot of people use DVD+R booktyped to DVD-ROM for added compatability, also what brand discs are you guys using?
     
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    I used a Sony DVD-R. Thanks.
     
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    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    The Sony discs may not be compatable with your standalone player. I always suggest Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden as they seem to yeild the highest percentage. As I said earlier, DVD+R booktyped, if your burner supports this feature.
     
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    great. thanks.
     
  7. SamIam69

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    I'm using FUJI DVD-R, I'll try the DVD+R. Not sure what you mean by booktyped to DVD ROM?
     
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    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    Read all about booktyping here:

    http://www.booktypefaq.com/

    Not all burners support booktyping/bitsetting but there are plenty that do and you may have one of those capable drives.
     
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    Hate to say it, but if that doesn't work, you may want to get one of the new multi format players like the one from Philips. I bought one for less than $75 and it plays just about anything round and shiny (including CDs and RW format). They may be cheaper now. I picked mine up last year.
     

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