About 5 years ago I rented a dvd burner from a store and burned all my home videos on to a bunch of dvds. I did this by hooking up the camcorder to the machine and then burning. Then I made sure the dvds worked on the machine. A while later I tried playing them on a different dvd player and it couldn’t read the format. Since then I have tried every machine I could think of and none of them have worked including the one in my computer. I took the dvds to BestBuy to see if they could get them to work, but they couldn’t figure out what format they were burnt in either. I know that some machine out there can play them because they worked on the machine that I rented. It was a philips machine I am pretty sure. Can a dvd-burner burn in a format that only that particular machine can read? I would really appreciate some help. The dvds have a ton of memories on them and are priceless to me. Thanks a lot.