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alzeppelin
2008-09-02, 08:24 PM
I have checked out videohelp.com but it is hard to find any definative reviews for an affortable unit that will play dual-layer burned discs. After buying 2 budget Phillips models which both have this problem, another brand would be ideal.

If anyone could personally recommend a player that they have used I would really appreciate it. There is nothing worse then a player that will not read!!

Thanks

pawel
2008-09-02, 08:48 PM
Any standalone player plays dual layer. The problem can be in disc type (R+ better, however some SA prefer R-), brand (Verbatim the best), and how the disc is burnt: speed, layer break, your PC burner vs. brand of disc used.

alzeppelin
2008-09-02, 09:08 PM
The discs were HP 2.4x DVD+Rs and I have also had occasional issues with 8x Verbatim DVD-Rs. Maybe this info will help.

Any standalone player plays dual layer. The problem can be in disc type (R+ better, however some SA prefer R-), brand (Verbatim the best), and how the disc is burnt: speed, layer break, your PC burner vs. brand of disc used.

mooncusser
2008-09-02, 09:33 PM
do the same discs that fail in your stand-alone work in the same PC you burned with or in a different PC for that matter?

might be an issue with the burner, how they were burned or if/how the disc was closed.

alzeppelin
2008-09-02, 10:17 PM
Yes, they play fine in both of the DVD drives in my computer. I use Nero or DVD Decrypter that produce the exact same read problems with my standalone players.

do the same discs that fail in your stand-alone work in the same PC you burned with or in a different PC for that matter?

might be an issue with the burner, how they were burned or if/how the disc was closed.

direwolf-pgh
2008-09-03, 12:15 AM
format issue ?? NTSC/PAL

check your source info file if possible..

nada2k
2008-09-03, 01:18 AM
Maybe changing the book type could help? Then the player thinks it is a DVD-ROM, not a DVD+R.

here are some infos about that:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/liteon-20a1h-book-type-bitsetting-not-supported-204408/

pawel
2008-09-03, 04:38 AM
Besides above suggestions, try to burn a DL disc with Imgburn (http://www.imgburn.com). Here is the guide (http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=4643).

alzeppelin
2008-09-03, 04:50 AM
Its sounding more and more like it is this book type problem. I'll experiment later today and see what happens.

Thank you to everyone who has responded!

Maybe changing the book type could help? Then the player thinks it is a DVD-ROM, not a DVD+R.

here are some infos about that:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/liteon-20a1h-book-type-bitsetting-not-supported-204408/