Burned dvd will not play in dvd player

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#1

Hi

I recently got married and had a dvd made by a pro videographer.

I’m trying to burn it so I can put the original away safe.

I have tried using windows media, nero and DIVX.

DVD is saying video sucessfully burned to disc each time but it will not play on any of my 3 dvd players.

it either says wrong disc, or cannot play disc on the players.

not sure what i’m doing wrong.

any pointers or tips would be great thanks.


#2

So, the original plays O.K in your players? What burner, brand of disk, and burn speed are you using? You can try Imgburn, http://www.imgburn.com/, just use “Create Image File From Disk” and then “Write Image File to Disk”. Try burning the disk at half the rated speed.


#3

A good copy doesnt mean it would play also well.

Just answer whappos questions.


#4

If you’re using DVD+R DL (8.5GB) media (and only +R DL, not sure about any other), you need to set the booktype bit to DVD-ROM when burning so your player recognizes it.

With Nero (preferably recent version), go in Choose Recorder and in options, advanced, and set the booktype to DVD-ROM.

For Lite-on burners, use K-Probe program and google for a tutorial on how to use it. Nero disabled booktype in it’s program for Lite-on at the latter’s request (why is still a mystery to many).

You could verify if this also applies to DVD+R 4.5GB. I can tell you that if your media is DVD-R 4.5GB, there should never be a problem and should always play in DVD players without any kind of tweaking.