I don't understand........

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by GHINTZ, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. GHINTZ

    GHINTZ Member

    Why would my recently produced movie copies be coasters when it comes to playing them on my (and other people's) DVD player, but run perfectly on my (and other people's) computer?
     
  2. zebadee

    zebadee Well-Known Member

    Hi :)
    2 of the most common faults here relate to either bitsetting when using + media. Or finalization at end of writing sequence.
     
  3. res2cue

    res2cue Member


    are they movies ripped from a dvd or downloaded?
     
  4. GHINTZ

    GHINTZ Member

    All from DVD's
     
  5. Vegas

    Vegas Member

    I have been using the Bitsetting function in Nero for several years now and never had a problem. Also dont forget using cheap media will cause problems.
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2007
  6. b1030

    b1030 Well-Known Member

    My experience is that the biggest reason for poor or no playback on a DVD player is due to compatibility of the media and burn speed.
    Try Taiyo Yuden DVD-R media and burn at 4X. Some like DVD+R, but -R is more compatible in my experience.
    My burns will play anywhere in the world.
    Only fair to mention also that some burners can be a problem. My old Sony burner would not produce a disc that would play consistantly in 1 of my 3 machines. Today I use NEC burners, but many other brands are cool. Plextor, LiteOn etc.
    TY media is pretty cheap at supermediastore.com, meritline,com and rima.com.
    Update burner firmware, get TY DVD-R media and slow down burn speed to 4X.
    Pretty sure you'll be surprised with these minor changes.
    Hope this helps,
    Brad
     
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1. Use Nero cd-dvd speed to change the booktype: http://www.cdspeed2000.com/
    This is a free program. (Click "Extra", then "Bitsetting". Make the change to "dvd-rom" and click "set".)

    2. Use good quality blank media. Try Verbatim (CMC), Maxell Broadcast Quality, Taiyo Yuden, etc.
     
  8. jvc

    jvc Well-Known Member

    Booktyping/Bitsetting will make +R discs even more compatible than -R's. Commercial (store bought) movies are booktyped to DVD Rom. That's why they play in almost all players. Not all burners are capable of booktyping though. You just need to try it, and see if your's is.

    Here is some info on Booktyping/Bitsetting:
    http://www.k-probe.com/bitsetting-booktype-faq.php
    http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/Increased-compatibility-DVD-bitsetting.html
    Good luck!
     
  9. GHINTZ

    GHINTZ Member

    Thank you all for your input. Turns out my burner was on it's last legs. Got a new one and all is fine.
     
  10. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    What one did you get?
     
  11. GHINTZ

    GHINTZ Member

    A cheapie IOMEGA 8X from Geeks.com
     
  12. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    I saw a lot of good deals for DVD-RW on newegg.com