Over the past month I’ve copied about 15 DVD movies. I used an ACER Aspire notebook with a DVD-RW drive 16x. The software I used was mainly CloneDVD, but i also used DVD Decrypter/DVD Shrink on the ones which did not work with Clone DVD. I burned them with Nero7 @ 4x on decent media (Verbatim DVD+R, not the ones made in India). I’ve shrinked most of them to fit on the 4.7GB discs. Everything seemed to be ok: they worked perfectly on the laptop and on the Philips home cinema (bought in early 2005). I’ve actually watched at least 10 of them on that home cinema and there did not seem to be a problem. That happened at, lets say, “location B”.
Now, things are a little different in “location B”, which is on the other side of town. I have both a Thomson and a noname home cinema. The noname is actually is a standalone DVD player (no 5.1 speakers). My problem is that the DVDs which worked just fine in “location A” don’t seem to work in “location B” on the mentioned DVD players. They “skip”, both the sound and the image. I get low resolution areas on the TV, the player itself sounds like it’s having trouble reading. If I don’t stop it, i get a “not compatible” message in max 5 minutes. I also have a desktop PC with an ASUS DVD-ROM and a new LG DVD Super Multi drive. The DVDs seem to work fine on the computer.
Another odd thing is that 3 of the 15 DVDs work perfectly on the Thomson. Two of them have been shrinked to fit the standard DVD+R.
What could be the cause of the DVDs not working on the DVD players? Is there anything that i can do to make them work? Copy them to the desktop PC and write them with the LG writer? Why do some DVDs work on the Thomson?