Do standalone players have trouble if menus aren't present?

I have a Samsung dvd player that has had no problems playing dvds backed up on my dvd-r until I tried playing one w/o a menu present. However, I can play it on my xbox through evox’s included player and also on my pc with powerdvd. The only other thing that I can think of is that the iso I created and burned in Nero was at level 2 which allows names up to 31 characters whereas I usually burn them at level 1.

there’s nothing inherently wrong with creating a dvd without a menu.

Well I just burned a different dvd w/ ISO 2 at 4x and it worked fine, so my dvd player must need menus.

Also, why do most dvds that I download only have pro logic and not 5.1?

Also, why do most dvds that I download only have pro logic and not 5.1

We don’t discuss illegal downloads here. but most likely it is because they are cheaply ripped and re-encoded without the 5:1 audio streams.