Yes, the input is 16:9.
I am creating an image file, though only a single layer image ie 4.7gb. I presume then that Creator 2009 handles the burning to whatever dvd is in the drive, eg -R, +R etc without me having to specify the type - the other types are not shown (so far anyway).
I have a more expensive Panasonic DVD player (and HDD recorder) and a cheap AU$60 dvd player. Both dvd players used for the "testing" of the created dvd can play both formats PAL and NTSC. One player the cheap one does it automatically the Panasonic player requires the user to change the setting.
More additional peculiarities occurred yesterday Another dvd that was being created yesterday while I was posting the question, was tested after it completed successfully. On the (expensive) Panasonic DVD player, THIS DVD initially displayed the same "Incompatible TV system" error BUT only showed it TWICE. After that no matter what I did the DVD played fine. The previous DVD would display the error every time except when first put in the player - it ALWAYS plays the first time the DVD is inserted.
I burned another dvd today and in the Panasonic player this dvd shows the error every time I stop the dvd then try to play from the same place it was stopped (ie all I do is press stop and play) or try to display the menu and the error occurs. If I change the input of the dvd player to TV (ie the Panasonic player has a TV tuner) and then change back to the dvd it PLAYS
but of course only until I stop the play, then the error occurs again. - weird huh?
This very same dvd plays without error on the cheap player. I could almost live with the problem if the dvd's were for me as I could work with the oddities, however my sister in law who is not computer literate requires the dvd to work as expected, first time every time as she would not know if any error was her doing or that of the computer or software etc. I have given her the "one time" (Panasonic) faulty disc to check in her player at home.
My overall concern is though, that the initial editing was done in NTSC frames/timing and would like to know what, if any, influence that may/will have on the final PAL encoded output. FWIW the original movies were recorded on a PAL format video camera.
Some time today I will create another (small movie) using the PAL editing frame/timing and see if that makes a difference with the Panasonic player. My thoughts are now, that the Panasonic player is perhaps too unforgiving with the media format being played.
Yes, I understand that, the info was only really included as an indication of the media used. Showing that the media was indeed a dvd but was recognised by two dvd players as a cd.
Me neither, both players can play either format though the cheap player does its format selection automatically the more expensive Panasonic player has to be set manually!
That is what I thought, hence my need to create a movie with PAL framing and timing in the editor and try the newly created movie in both players.