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Why won't my PS2 run back-up dvd movies?

Discussion in 'PS2' started by Striker11, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Striker11

    Striker11 Member

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    It plays my back-up dvdr+ and cdr games perfectly fine, anyone know why it won't for my ps2? V4, not version R, has electrical hazard warning at bottom.
     
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    Are you using a modchip?
     
  3. GlennT

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    hi, i think it could be due to 2 reasons.

    1. dvd-r media
    2. burning method

    PS2's are very fussy about which media they will and will not read, so you could try a different make or something.

    also, if you KNOW that your PS2 will read a certain brand, but it still doesn't play, it might be the software you use.

    you don't need any mod to play DVD backups. i do not have a mod chip and i didn't even need to use my slide card to play my DVD that i made from an avi file.

    i used TMPGEnc Plus?DVD author then nero to burn and it worked fine.

    But then i tried a dvd-r movie that a friend did for me (before i had my own dvd burner), and it just gave me the red screen.

    so yeah, try different media, and/or different software.
     
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    i had the same problem. Since you have a Magic 3.1 You have to turn off the modchip in order to play dvd-r movies or any dvd movie for that matter. Or atleast thats how it was for me.
     
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    my bad...i assumed you had a magic 3.1. What modchip do you have?
     
  6. avitron

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    my ps2 is weird it played back-up dvd's out of the box but not game backups
     
  7. Striker11

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    I have 2.0 swap magic discs and a no solder modchip. Do i use the discs to boot movies or no? Someone please help.
     
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    I know it's not the discs... because the same movies i have backed up, work in my stand alone dvd player in my living room and on my PC, just not the ps2. And I also know it's not the discs, because I use Ritek discs, the very same ones I use to back up ps2 games and the games run great. Any sort of boot method I use to get movies going?
     
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    Nevermind, it's working now, I am an idiot, I was trying this whole time with swap discs, and I tried without them and it works! THANKS GUYS!!
     

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