What discs or format is the movie industry using to make their discs compatible with all DVD players?
Commercial discs are pressed, they do not use dvd-r like us. They haven't got many computers with lots of dvd-writers burning away all day long.
I know the old DVD players have a hard time with DVD-r in general, but these are all new DVD players I am experimenting with.
You have to check whether they play -r and/or +r discs. Even though they are new players, different companies roll with either standard. For example panasonic and hitachi support the -r format, so double check what each of your machines supports.
Is there a DVD-r that is going to work with all the DVD players?
The problem with the user's method is that we can only buy dvd -+r discs, where as commercial discs are classed as rom discs. Every player can read rom discs, as that's what they are designed to do. To get around this liteon for example has a Bitsetting tool that allows you to change the type. You can therefore fool your players into thinking it is a dvd-rom and not a dvd-r.
This will improve compatability considerably but i don't know about macs, so if someone who knows, can suggest a mac alternative?
In the mean time have a lookhere.