DVD Decrypter, DVD-R vs. DVD+R, and UDF vs. ISO9660... PC, Mac, and Phillips DVD player... [bold]My Initial Experience with DVD Decrypter... newbie burning a few coasters here, help?![/bold] 1. I wanted to make one backup of a typical 4GB DVD Movie that I own, and play that backup [bold]on my DVD player, or on my PC, or on my Mac.[/bold] 2. [bold]My system:[/bold] I have Windows 2000 Pro SP4, on a 4-yr old Compaq Presario, 450 MHz AMD K6-2 w/3DNow!, 1MB cache, 192MB RAM, Board: Compaq 05E4h, Bus Clock: 100 MHz, BIOS: Compaq 686U2 04/26/99; 4x DVD +- RW DVDRW IDE1008, Brand name: Emprex DVD Dual 8x DVD+-R DVD+-RW CD writer. 60 GB free space on 120 GB hard drive, and a few different brands of 4x DVD+R and DVD-R disks handy. Brand new Phillps DVD player DVP-643 advertised to support all current formats, DVD, VCD, SVCD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD, MP3, JPEG, MPEG-4, DivX 3.11, 4.x, 5.x. (Note: DVD-R is not on the list, but not excluded.) 3. Downloaded DVD Decrypter 184.108.40.206 on 11/13/04, and installed it. 4. I've noticed before that my DVD burner will not perform reliably at 4x, so I usually select 2x for burning, and have no problems with Roxio CD Creator burning some other DVDs at 2x... also, I make sure NOTHING else is running when I am burning DVDs. 5. I used DVD Decrypter "R" function to copy from DVD to hard drive. I have a small .MDS and a big .ISO file on my hard drive now. 6. I used DVD Decrypter "W" function to copy from hard drive to blank DVD media, and tried both a DVD-R and a DVD+R at 2x to test. Neither of these would play on the Mac, and the DVD-R would not play on my new Phillips DVD player. They both play OK on the PC in the drive where they were burned. 7. [bold]After burning 6 DVDs, the result I have is this: Burning at 1x on DVD+R works great for my Phillips DVD player; and burning at 1x using DVD-R does NOT. DVD+R does NOT seem to work on my Mac, only DVD-R and ISO9660 does.[/bold] 8. As an experiment, I copied the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS directories to my hard drive from one of the DVDs burned by DVD Decrypter. Then, using Roxio "Disc Creator Classic," I burned those onto an ISO9660 using blank DVD-R and RVD+R media. The DVD-R played perfectly on my Mac! But, none of the DVD-R I have made will play on the Phillips DVD player. 9. SO, the Mac laptop with MacOS 9.2.2 and Apple DVD player will play DVD+R that I burned, but only with ISO9660, not UDF format. MacOS 9.2.2 does not seem to like any of the UDF disks burned by DVD Decrypter! (Mac OS won't even mount them, so I cannot look at the directories or anything!) 10. Out of 9 DVDs burned, I have 3 coasters, and the rest will play either on my PC, my DVD player, or my Mac. OF the 6 remaining, ALL will play on my PC with PowerDVD, NONE will play on BOTH Mac and DVD player (DVD-R vs. DVD+R???) Can anyone offer answers or hints about these QUESTIONS? [bold]1. Can I burn ISO9660 format using DVD Decrypter, or only UDF? My Mac does not like UDF, but will play ISO9660 fine with Apple DVD Player. I cannot find out where to select ISO9660 for my destination DVD if the original DVD was UDF. How can this be done?[/bold] 2. [bold]Roxio Easy CD Creator cannot read the ISO image written on my hard drive by DVD Decrypter... is that normal? [/bold] Is the ISO format unique to DVD Decrypter? If not, what other burners that can read it? Roxio Easy CD Creator (DVD mode) will copy the DVDs that I burned on the PC and burn an ISO9660 DVD-R that my Mac PowerBook can read OK. I do not want to burn with DVD Decrypter and copy back to hard drive so I can burn ISO9660 for Mac. 3. [bold]Is it normal for a DVD player to play DVD+R but not DVD-R? [/bold](Phillips DVP642, brand new, claims to play DVD, VCD, SVCD, MP3, CD-RW, CD-R, JPEG, MPEG-4, and DivX.) I may have to exchange it for one that can play DVD-R. 4. [bold]Is it normal for a Mac PowerBook G3/500 FireWire (aka PB 2000, Pismo) to play DVD-R but not DVD+R? [/bold] According to a reliable source: http://www.dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html#4.3 ...almost any DVD player should be able to play both DVD+R and DVD-R, but there are differences between DVD disc media manufacturers... 5. What do you say about #4, is DVD-R and DVD+R media highly compatible, once recorded? [bold]Is the manufacturer more important than the DVD +/- R type, in your experience? [/bold] 6. Do many DVD-players read both DVD+R and DVD-R media, or is one more prevalent than the other? 7. Any other comments or suggestions? Thanks!