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I can't watch the burned DVD on my player

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  1. Funluvin

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    I have burned my DVD and can watch it on the computer, but I can't watch it on any of my DVD players. Does anyone know how to fix this?
     
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    A number of reasons, from the DVD players don't like the type of disk (DVD-R or DVD+R as examples) or the disk was burned as PAL when it should be NTSC (or vice versa).
     
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    I just tried it on my daughters Panasonic DVD/VCR player and it works, but not on my other non Panasonic players. How can I tell if it was burned as PAL or NTSC? How can I change it? I'm getting a different brand of DVD's today and will try them tonite.
     
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    Some standalone DVD players can play both PAL and NTSC disks - but not all.

    One way to test the file is to run 'GSpot'.

    If you saved the files to a folder on the hard drive, open the 'VIDEO_TS' folder and drag the file 'VTS_01_1.VOB' onto the GSpot window

    Or drag the same file from the same folder on the DVD.

    http://www.headbands.com/gspot/v26x/GSpot270a.zip

    This example shows that the file is NTSC (North America/Japan);PAL is used in the rest of the world

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    OK I did the gspot and it looks like its NTSC. How do I change it to PAL to see if my dvd player will like it?
     
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    Just to be clear, the only reason to change from NTSC to PAL is if the country you are in uses the PAL standard - is this the case?
     
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    I'm in Georgia, so what else can I try to see if it will work on my other players? Maybe a different brand of DVD's?
     
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    Check your DVD player manual and find out if it accepts the type of disk that you burned.
    Some players will list both DVD-R and DVD+R as acceptable.
    If you are satisfied that the disk is the correct type, try some 'Verbatim' brand and burn the disk at a moderate (4x) speed.

    As a side note, some players are more tolerant than others and will play disks that have a small amount of error burned in.
    If you use Nero, you can scan the disk using the Nero tool "Nero CD-DVD Speed" and it will show if your disk is perfect or has some errors.

    This tool is also available as a download:
    http://www.cdspeed2000.com/
    Run the tool and select 'Scan Disc'.

    It sounds like you are doing everything right.
     
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