Dvd player wont play downloaded movies

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hi guys

i downloaded a movie onto dvd, i also downloaded a codec.
my laptop will play the movie, but my dvd player will not.
its says cant read disc.

this was my first attempt on burning a dvd by the way.

i am confused as my dvd player has always played copied music and films that my friends have done for me.

please help!

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

The most probable cause is the disc. Try again with a quality disc like Verbatim. This should solve :slight_smile:

If your standalone is a bit picky, it is better to use a +R disc changing booktype in ROM (if your burner allow this). Alternatively, use a -R disc (most of times these are fully compatible with standalone players)

i downloaded a movie onto dvd, i also downloaded a codec.
my laptop will play the movie, but my dvd player will not.
its says cant read disc.

Did you convert your file to a DVD compliant format before burning?

What should a standalone have to do with this codec??

[QUOTE=chef;2223646]What should a standalone have to do with this codec??[/QUOTE]
Having to download a codec would infer a ‘movie’ that is probably an AVI of some sort.

but my dvd player will not.
its says cant read disc.

Sounds to me like a standard DVD player that needs a properly authored DVD.

Buy the movie, end of story.