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DVD's will not play in any player-need some ideas


pretzelgreg

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Hi all

 

Have been puzzled by this one for about a week now Creating DVD's in Toast 8 from TS files that have been checked and are perfect.

 

The discs burn well and verify and play fine in my intel imac--but do not read (error) on both my home dvd players (which admittedly are a few years old at this point)

 

Have tried both the video method and the data (DVD-ROM) method with toast. No luck.

 

Have been using cheap Phillips DVD-R media (listed as 16X), but have ordered some Taiyo Yuden.

 

What troubles me most is that it was iffy when I was using Toast 7 a few months ago (though most worked and all were video from TS not DVD-ROM udf) but lately I have tried different TS files and multiple burns and I'm not lying when I say that at this point I'm zero for 7 with my most recent burns.

 

Can the media be that bad? Can my players be that particular?

 

Any ideas suggestions from the community (even snarky ones) will be welcomed!

 

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Thanks I will try checking the disc info ( and will report back if the Taiyo Yuden discs help or not)

 

BTW as an aside the DVD-ROM burns are at 2X and that did not make any difference in the final playability. The video from TS were burned with the Mac window left at "Best" for speed. (both methods play fine in the original mac they were burned on)

 

Anecdotally-- any opinions on Phillips DVD-R's?

 

 

UPDATE Well I received the Taiyo yuden discs and did a burn from a TS file.

First thing I noticed is that the intel iMac superdrive recognized the 8x speed, where with the phillips dvd-r media it would only allow 2x maximum. (I had read on the Apple discussions that only "apple" branded dvd media would burn at 8x on superdrives--score one for taiyo yuden.

 

I burned the disc at 4x (just to be conservative) and it played flawlessly in my home dvd standalone player--an older model that according to its specs plays only "dvd video" discs (not DVD-R or DVD+R). Score another one for Taiyo Yuden.

 

All thats left is to check in the Honda Odyssey DVD player, a notoriously finicky machine that wont even play CD-R's let alone DVD-R's. Not expecting success here but we will see.

 

I think my moral out of this is only use good media-- the Taiyo discs were $.35 a piece and the phillips were $.20 so they arent even that much more out of pocket. Considering the amount of coasters the Phillips media prob cost me more...

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The media can be that bad. Insert one of the discs and choose Disc Info from the Recorder menu. Next to manufacturer's ID you'll see a button that takes you to a site at videohelp.com where there are user reports about that specific media.

 

You also could try burning at 4X speed to see if that makes it more compatible with your players.

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The media can be that bad. Insert one of the discs and choose Disc Info from the Recorder menu. Next to manufacturer's ID you'll see a button that takes you to a site at videohelp.com where there are user reports about that specific media.

 

You also could try burning at 4X speed to see if that makes it more compatible with your players.

 

 

Thanks I will try checking the disc info ( and will report back if the Taiyo Yuden discs help or not)

 

BTW as an aside the DVD-ROM burns are at 2X and that did not make any difference in the final playability. The video from TS were burned with the Mac window left at "Best" for speed. (both methods play fine in the original mac they were burned on)

 

Anecdotally-- any opinions on Phillips DVD-R's?

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