I WANT to use "VariRec" feature to experiment with laser power and burn strategies. I have to use PlexTools to support this feature, as the included Roxio suite only supports it for CDs, not DVDs.
But the PlexTools CD/DVD-ROM Maker has a problem making compatible NTSC DVD-Video disks from AUDIO_TS/VIDEO_TS and vob files.
I choose ISO/UDF DVD, Joliet file system, put the AUDIO_TS AND VIDEO_TS folders under the volume label, put the vob/ifo/bup files inside the VIDEO_TS folder and burn a NTSC DVD-Video disk.
The burned disk is highly readable, low PIE, low jitter etc., and plays back fine in all standalone players and computer drives I've tried.
But there is ONE, (and where there's smoke there's fire)...that it won't play in. A Panasonic E80H DVDR recorder. It reads the disk, and reports "Incompatible format - Unsupported."
If I instead use Nero, all is well with the E80H...except I can't use the "VariRec" feature.
I emailed Plextor customer support, but they just said to use Roxio...(lame).