help with playback!

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by weapon x, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. weapon x

    weapon x New Member

    I am not very computer savy first off. But I do back up most of my purchased dvds. I have 4 dvd players and an xbox360 several different model dvd players, but the only one they seem to play on with any consistancy is my pioneer dvd recorder. I want to buy the LG Superblue hd dvd\Blueray player, but I am concerned they won't play on it, and its not cheap! I am using the newest version of dvdclone and the newest version of anydvd. I have a Dell PC, running Windows XP, with a stock DVD Drive. I have not adjusted any settings on the any dvd/clone dvd software, and currently have no other programs running. There is no issue with backing them up, due to the fact they do play on at least one dvd player. Is there any reason why the dvd's only play regularly on the Pioneer, and does anyone have any information on if this is an issue with the LG Superblue/Blueray?
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I recommend using Taiyo Yuden dvd+rs and setting the booktype to "dvd-rom" before burning.
    If you're in the U.S., one source is for Taiyo Yuden dvd+rs.
    The reflective layer in Taiyo Yuden silvers tend to be very good (high reflectivity, which improves playback compatibility).

    from Frequently Asked Questions (READ BEFORE YOU POST)

    12. My backups play on my computer or standalone dvd player, but not in something else. Why?

    First, if the backup is playing in a standalone dvd player or on your computer, that means Anydvd and whatever backup program you used worked.

    The most common reason why you're having this problem (if the backup doesn't work in a standalone dvd player) is due to a compatibility issue between the blank media you're using and whatever you're using to play the backup in (standalone dvd player, for example). Basically your dvd player, dvd-rom drive, etc. doesn't like the blank media you're using (or if you're using +R media, you didn't change the booktype to "dvd-rom"). You can try choosing other blank media (+r instead of -r, for example, and change the booktype to "dvd-rom")--or buy a different standalone dvd player (or a different dvd-rom drive, burner, etc.).

    If you're using dvd-r media and your standalone dvd player gives you a message similar to ""Play Prohibited, please check disc", use dvd+r media instead and change the booktype to "dvd-rom" (see "b)" below).

    a) Are you using junk blank media? If you're not using Taiyo Yuden (not Valueline), Verbatim, Maxell Plus, or Maxell Broadcast Quality, then chances are the answer to this question is "yes". If you use +R DL blank media use Verbatim +R DL (made in Singapore) or MAM-A 8x +R DL only
    b) Click this and read FULLY (especially take a look at point 4 for more information on bitsetting/booktyping, but all points are very important)

    The same factors also apply to why the backup doesn't play in your computer (but there can be other factors including buggy or poorly installed dvd player software, bad drivers, etc.).

    It's also possible the playback device/player you're using is slowly dying.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2008
  3. weapon x

    weapon x New Member

    Thanks alot for your help. Im using sony -R because i thought sony was a good brand name but i will switch to whatever i need too. Could you please explain again in a more elementry way how i go about switching the settings that i need to switch. Thanks again for all the help. Just for an example on how computer ilterat i am it took me about a half hour to write this.What is the book type and how exactly do i change it to dvd-rom.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2008