The software/hardware combo that works is Sony CD-extreme on pioneer 104. I can burn (2x) a 3-4 GB file as udf 1.02 and play the entire file on the mpeg-iso compatible dvd. The two DVD players that I use are Amphion Vs-101, and Magnavox Multiformat Progressive-Scan DVD Player (Model: MDV455/17 at bestbuy.com). The two DVD players have identical software interfaces ( and I suspect, identical mpeg hardware)
The problem arises with Nero 6.... writing at 4x on both a pioneer 107d or a Nec 2500a as data disk udf 1.02 . It will correctly copy the entire file (based on the size in w2k) and play it in w2k (using vlc or elcard player). If I put it on the DVD, only about the first hour plays, it always stops before the end of the film, missing the last hour if it is a two hour film. By comparing the play time to the true play time (seen on w2k) I find that the playback is always stopping near the 1 GB limit
Now it is not the DVD player. The DVD player has correctly played back over 200 disks created with Sony CD extreme / pioneer 104d combo. Itâ€™s the way Nero writes UDF 1.02 to the pioneer 107d and Nec 2500a.
PS, I verify the write with dvdinfopro
PPS... the Sony software, and the prassi engine, is available on the net. These are my notes where to get it (from long ago)
~~~~ notes on where to get sony cd extreme ~~~~
Look in the sony FTP site at
Download Sony CD Extreme 1.3.390 Setup.exe and install it. REBOOT.
Then dowload and install sonycdextremeupdate.exe dated
- REBOOT. It will change the build from 1.3.390 to 1.3.392.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD Sony CD Extreme Update380.exe as suggested earlier. It will
change the build from 1.3.390 to 1.3.380. You will being going backwards!
- Then go here and get the Prassi PX engine upgrade:
http://www.prassieurope.com/support_pxengine.htm. Install and reboot.
You are done!