On my brother's machine with an NEC +R burner, I used DVDShrink and just did "backup", then burned those files in Nero 6 on Maxell media and it played on his Panasonic progressive player and my 5+ year old JVC player (surprised me!).
Now, I got this Sony DRU-710A and I figured it'd be a breeze since I've done it on his machine. I did the same thing with DVDShrink and Nero 184.108.40.206 on Fuji 8X +R media, and so far I've made 3 DVDs that only play in PC DVD drives. I've tried 8x and 4x speeds (can't do 2.4x for some reason, it isn't listed as a speed in Nero), and I've tried encoding the movie with deep analysis in DVDShrink, and just doing "re-author" so the main movie would be burned without any new compression. On the last burn I also tried setting the booktype to DVD-ROM in Nero, still wouldn't play in 2 tested DVD players.
Can anyone help me out here? I'm really sick of making useless DVDs on this thing. It's got stock firmware BY02. Is it the media (Fuji 8X), the speed (can't go below 4X), or does this drive just suck??? And yes, I am burning them as DVD video as shown on various online guides, and they play fine as DVD movies in PC drives.