This is a strange one!
Trying to backup some of my DVD’s using DVD Rebuilder (Pro) and using either the CCE or Procoder encoders to reduce the dual layer DVD-9 down to single layer DVD-5 size.
Via several computers -
Original DVD was copied via AnyDVD and saved as full size (DVD-9) ISO format.
The copied ISO file was played back on the computer to confirm that the copy was fine.
The copied ISO file was then reduced and re-encoded via DVD-RB using the CCE encoder (set at 4 passes) first. Output was a reduced ISO file.
The reduced ISO file was played back on computer to verify play back was OK.
Then the reduced ISO file was burned to DVD-5 size disc using ImgBurn with verify option to confirm burn was OK.
The DVD-5 disc was then played in the computer to verify that it played fine.
Finally, the DVD-5 disc was played in the standalone DVD Player, and so far it has played fine.
Now, just for comparison of quality of re-encoding, it was decided to try re-encoding using the Procoder encoder this time.
So, the original full size copied ISO file was again reduced and re-encoded via DVD-RB using the Procoder encoder (set at Master Quality). Again output was a reduced ISO file.
This reduced ISO file was played back on the computer to confirm that it played OK.
Next this reduced ISO file was burned to a DVD-5 disc using ImgBurn and with verify option to confirm successful burn.
This DVD-5 disc was then played back successfully in the computer.
Next tried this DVD-5 disc in the standalone DVD player. The disc plays fine until an episode is selected to be played. The selected episode appears to be playing according to the DVD player time counter (which ticks over), but there is no audio and the image remains fixed on the main menu!?
The first disc tried was an SKC DVD+R, and ImgBurn made sure the booktype was set to DVD-ROM to ensure DVD player compatibility. But thinking that the SKC disc may not be entirely compatible, another disc, a Verbatim DVD-R was also tried, but again the standalone player couldn’t play this disc properly either!!??
The CCE re-encoded disc (also an SKC DVD+R) seems to play back fine on the standalone DVD player, but for some reason(s) the Procoder re-encoded discs do not play back properly.
We did have slight problem getting the Procoder set up properly with DVD-RB, so there may be some settings which are/were not set up correctly??
So what is going on here? Any suggestions (to get the Procoder encoder working properly)?