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dvd will only work on computer

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by sabco, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. sabco

    sabco Member

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    Hello, I know this is probably an old question, but it's driving me insane. Here's the process I used...I first decrypted the dvd with dvd-decrypter. Then, I shrunk the files with dvd-shrink. I then used nero express to burn those files onto DVD, but it will only play on my computer and nowhere else (I tried the PS2 and a stand alone DVD player). I am only running Windows 98, so I could not create an iso file to burn.....any ideas what could be wrong and how to fix it? Thank you!
     
  2. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    sabco,

    Did you by any chance burn your files to an RW media instead of a single write media ??

    PS2's and the vast majority of standalone DVD players don't eat RW's. pack files in a +R or -R lunchbox and they will gobble it up -

    Second possibility, Poor media. Try an upgrade to top-of-the-line media and watch those kids gather 'round the lunch disc :))

    Givem' a shot - and - ->

    Welcome to the neighborhood -

    Pete
     
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    Thanks for the reply Scuba....I did use dvd-r format, and the media type was Eagle...cheap but has had good reviews for my burner (Optorite). Any other ideas?? Thanks
     
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    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Try another media - Ritek or Verbatim

    Second - Tis' my understanding that PS2's like -R NOT +R media - can you give it a shot with -R ??

    Also, check your mfg. spec sheet for your DVD player - older versions didn't play +R media either -

    There are cheap ($39.99) DVD Players that will play circular lunchmeat if you cut it thin enough :))

    Or you can check player’s compatibility here -

    http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdplayers.php

    Pete
     
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    Chances are the disc was not in the correct VIDEO_TS format needed for the DVD player to recognise it. Nero Express is renowned for being useless at DVD burning, a much better program would be the burning Rom version. Make sure everything is in VOB format and that the folder burnt is called VIDEO_TS. This is the key to the DVD player understanding what the medium is, unless of course you have a DVD player with a modern DVS loader.
     

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