Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by wilson17, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. wilson17

    wilson17 New Member

    Tried to copy Planet Earth CD3 so the grandchildren wouldn't destroy the orig.
    Made the copy using a verbatim DVD+R double-layer disk.
    Seemed to copy OK on my PC, played back OK on PC.
    My Toshiba DVD player (for TV) does not see the disk.
    Any ideas?
  2. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Is the Toshiba Player capable of playing Dual Layer discs?
  3. Crusher

    Crusher Well-Known Member

    Most older DVD players hate DVD+R media, let alone DVD+R DL especially if it is not booktyped to DVD-ROM. If it plays fine in the computer its probably the fact that your DVD player is just too old to play that type of media.
  4. Whisperer

    Whisperer Well-Known Member

    Crusher is correct ... just booktype your copies and even a 1998 DVD player will recognize the +R SL or DL media as a DVD-ROM. Booktyping is a critical part of making backups compatible with players. A booktyped +R backup will be even more compatible than a -R backup.

    Stick with +R. Stick with the Verbatims (MKM001 made in Singapore) for DL media ... don't experiment with other media brands. And both Verbatim (MCC004 made in taiwan) and Taiyo Yuden (YUDEN 000T02 8X speed are the best) media are both good for SL backups. Order from to be assured you are getting the real McCoy. is reliable too:


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    Last edited: Jul 30, 2007
  5. customshopkv1

    customshopkv1 Well-Known Member