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Old 2007-02-21, 02:21 PM
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Unhappy Does anyone know why?

does anyone know why i have 2 dvd players, an old toshiba and a 2 year old sony, and neither of them play any of the dvds ive burned. my girlfriend has a shitty $75 dollar no name player that takes like a year to load a disc, yet it plays all of my dvds so far? are there different kinds of dvds or do i just not know what hell im doing. i told a buddy about a few discs ive burned and i have a feeling im gonna look like an ass when i bring these discs to his house and they don't work on his toshiba. please help?
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Old 2007-02-21, 02:39 PM
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Re: Does anyone know why?

the newer DVD players are more tolerant of home-burned stuff. if your $700 DVD player doesn't work, just get a $25 one and it will!

for the fussy players, you could try using all caps and no spaces or irregular characters for the title, burn as data with the VIDEO_TS folder and empty AUDIO_TS. I have a friend with a really old standalone and that is the only thing that will work. But better to keep the other stuff (info, checksums, art) in an EXTRAS_TS folder, that will play no probs on my cheapo standalone ($25).
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Old 2007-02-21, 03:21 PM
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Re: Does anyone know why?

Hmmmm, well have you tried using both DVD+R and DVD-Rs? Many DVD players will play either one or the other. From my experience, most will accept the +R DVDs, as my Sony does, but I have friends who can only use -R DVDs in their players. If you haven't tried that it's worth a shot. Otherwise, a progressive scanning DVD player such as a Cyberhome can be bought at Circuit City or Best Buy for about 30-40$.
Plays any region, any brand, DVD, VCD, SVCD etc.
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Old 2007-02-21, 07:03 PM
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Re: Does anyone know why?

your old players might not be able to play PAL format dvds. look back at the downloads you've made, and see which format they're in, NTSC or PAL.
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Old 2007-02-22, 04:24 AM
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Re: Does anyone know why?

Buy a cheap on.

My roommates cost $300 & mine cost $30. Mine can play DVD-R, DVD+R, CDR, VCD, DVD, CD you name it. PAL. NTSC. ARCHIVED PHOTOS. I've had it for about 2 years or more.

Go out & buy a cheap one!
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Old 2007-02-22, 01:58 PM
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Re: Does anyone know why?

Thanks!
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