My wife and I bought an external DVD-R/RW writer the other day, and finally got everything figured out and I burned a couple older episodes of Survivor that I'd downloaded. We're planning on a big move, so we want to back-up all of our currently owned DVDs so last night I started work on one and finally finished only to realize that the finished product won't play on any standalone DVD player whereas the Survivor disc plays fine. I used the same program for each(HP DVD) that came with the hardware, I know I selected DVD-R and not a VCD or anything like that. For the backing up, of course, I had to use a DVD Decrypter(although I didn't use DVDshrink because I couldn't figure out how to burn only a certain number of chapters so it would fit on the disc). Could that have anything to do with it? The only other difference between the two are the actual discs I'm using. The first set(Survivor) was Maxwell DVD+R 8x 120min 4.7gb discs and the second(Back-up discs) were Memorex DVD-R 120min 4.7 discs. Sorry about all the info, just trying to give as much as possible to make a clear question. Thanks for the help.