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video playback problems

Discussion in 'Video playback problems' started by dvdwin, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. dvdwin

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    I have homemade dvds originating from the same source (via trade), and some dvds play
    on my samsung while a couple dont. The ones that dont work will play on my other dvd player.

    I am wondering what the problem is. Is it a -r + r problem?

    Ive reburned the dvds in question with dvd shrink on different dvd media, and
    still wont play.
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Are these home movies on a DVD or backups of commercial movies?

    Different in brand or different in type (e.g. DVD-R to DVD+R)?

    Are the bad movies PAL and you are trying to play them on a Samsung that only plays NTSC?
     
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    These dvd's are homemade sporting events (not commercial ones).

    I reburned on a different brand. The originals are all on sony -r and I reburned the 2
    "bad" ones on maxell -R. But all of the dvd's play on my toshiba dvd.
    Its just the samsung I get this problem with on the occasional dvd.

    Is there any way I can now if the dvd's in question are pal or ntsc?
    The dvd's are not from overseas.
     
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    Here are the features of my samsung:

    Features of the DVD-6700:

    * PAL/NTSC Playback of ANY movie. Playback of PAL VHS, PAL DVD movies will require a PAL TV or a video converter.
    * Plays RCE/REA encoded movies also!
    * Plays Pal and NTSC: VHS, S-VHS, DVD, V-CD, Audio CD, MP-3 Audio, CD-R Playback, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, CD-R/RW, WMA, JPEG.
    * DivX Disc Playback
    * EZ View
    * Guaranteed to play all old, current and future DVD movies including DVDs that are RCE/REA coded.
    * 110 - 240 volt 50/60 Hz Auto Switchi
     
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    Most players in North America won't play a PAL DVD - whereas most players in the EU & Australasia will play NTSC.

    Inside the VIDEO_TS folder, look for VTS_01_1.VOB and drag it/open it in MediaInfo.


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    I believe the dvd is ntsc.
    I checked in videots.ifo with ifo edit
    and it shows the following:

    Number of video titles on this dvd:1 (VMG, vts, atrt)
    Title set is 1:
    vts 1 video: mpeg-2 720 x 480 (ntsc) ntsc (525/60) (4:3) (not specified perm. display)

    I got a few tv show dvd's from overseas a couple of years ago, and they obviously won't
    play on both my dvd's because of region. But I don't understand why the
    format of the dvd also using ifo edit shows 720x 480 ntsc.
     
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    Forgot to mention that when I reburned the overseas dvd with dvd shrink,
    it did work on my toshiba but not on my samsung.
     
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    Apart from re-encoding the video, I can't suggest any remedy inasmuch as the standalone plays other movies of the same NTSC format, burned to the same media.
    Try posting at the VideoHelp site.

    http://forum.videohelp.com/
     
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    Ok, Thanks for help.

    Would you know why when I re-burned the overseas dvd I was mentioning, with dvd shrink,
    it then worked on my toshiba? I mean, what exactly does the re-burn do to make the dvd work?
     
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    If there was something wrong with the file authoring, DVD Shrink would refuse to open it.
    PAL or NTSC doesn't enter into it with DVD Shrink.
    Region code would only be an issue with a commercial disk source (I assume that the overseas disk is a burned disk) and DVD Shrink would deal with that.

    I don't know what you use, but the general consensus is that Verbatim Datalife (or at least Verbatim blanks that use AZO dye)burned at a moderate speed using ImgBurn is the only consistently reliable way to get good movie disks that will be accpted by most standalone players.
     

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