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I can successully burn a DVD, but it won't play on anything. Help?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by davisren, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. davisren

    davisren Member

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    Hi.
    I'm using Nero 7 Essentials and Staples brand DVD-Rs. I clicked on 'Make Your Own DVD-Video' and everything worked hassle free. I imported a Windows Media Movie file, customized the Menu, and burned the DVD-R in NTSC format. Is said the DVD burned successfully, and ejected the DVD-R. Then, when I put the DVD-R back into my computer, nothing happened. So then I took it out and put it in two different DVD players (a Sony and Samsung). Both players said the disc was in the wrong format.

    Am I using the wrong type of DVD? Any help will be highly appreciated.
    Thanks!
     
  2. binkie7

    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Could be the discs you using - Staples uses different manufacturers - some not good and/or compatible with all burners. Depends on the firmware of the burner.

    Was the wmv file in PAL format and you needed to convert it to NTSC?
    Nero will give a warning if the format of the file doesn't match for the region you are in. Something like 'most files are in a PAL format would you like to keep the format'. If you want it converted to NTSC you would click no. Though if it was an PAL/NTSC issue it would play in the pc at least.

    You can post the last Nero log and we can get some info from that.
    You can find it here: program files>nero>nero 7>core>nerohistory.
    Just be sure to edit out the serial # begins w/ 1A, 1C or 5C.
     
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    thanks for the help.

    I found out that the DVD-Rs that I was using were really old. I used some brand new Office Depot ones and they worked out great.
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Not a problem - glad you got it sorted out :)
     

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