Some Will And Some Want

Discussion in 'General Hardware Issues' started by MRBILLNCOLA, Sep 2, 2007.


    MRBILLNCOLA Active Member

    have things changed. some of my dvd will play on a player but not on other player. i use memorex + r and some of my friends say it will play on there recorder in one room but not on a recorder in another room.just wanted to see if burnning with a different program will cause this. sometime i will burn with anydvd ,sometimes with dvd shrink and sometime with nero. could this make a different.
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    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 8x premium, Verbatim, Maxell Plus, or Maxell Broadcast Quality, then chances are the answer to this question is "yes".
    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: Sep 2, 2007
  3. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Gt some Verbatim me4dia and your problem will most likely be solved. Another good choice is to booktype your +R media to DVD-ROM. That will make it more compatible for home DVD players.