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Burning a DVD that works in all players

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by zippyslug31, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. zippyslug31

    zippyslug31 Formula 3

    Sep 28, 2007
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    How in the world do you burn a DVD that works in my various DVD players? I find this whole thing a little like black magic with all the +/- R discs, etc.
    All I know is that I use One Click DVD to "archive" a DVD and this burned disc plays fine in a Playstation. I then take this disc to a lower-end DVD player and it clicks and groans and plays the disc with a lot of pauses and fits.
    This is consistent with many discs that I've burned and in several other players. And yes, all these other players work with store-bought DVD movies just fine.

    Seems to be much more complicated than it should be. I've turned my burn speed down, used +r and -r discs, different brands, different burning programs, etc.

    WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE SO COMPLICATED?!?!!?
     
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  3. speedy4500

    speedy4500 Formula Junior

    Sep 19, 2004
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    I use a program called VSO ConvertXtoDVD: http://www.vso-software.fr/products/convert_x_to_dvd/. It may not have the power of a true DVD Authoring program, but it lets you drag and drop ANY video file and make a simple DVD Menu. You stick in a blank DVD-R (I always use -R for making a disc that I intend to use on a standalone DVD player, they're not that expensive anymore), click GO and then 30-40 minutes later it spits out a DVD movie disc. Every disc I have made with this technique has worked on every player I've tried it on. 100% success for me, worth every penny.
     
  4. ag512bbi

    ag512bbi F1 Veteran
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    Funny you mention this, I have the same problem with my DVD recorder I have. No matter what I do, It skips/pauses in SOME dvd players but NEVER when I watch it through my Computer. Can someone explain to me why use DVD-R rather than +R. I've ALWAYS used -R but just bought a small pack of +R figuring that might be the problem?????????
     
  5. Cozmic_Kid

    Cozmic_Kid F1 Veteran

    Dec 1, 2005
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    DVD-R is a single layer disc, why DVD+R is a multi layer disc. DVD-R is also supported by the DVD Forum which DVD+R isn't.

    Also, you can get A TON of info from this site here

    Hope this helps a wee bit. :)
     

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