This is kinda a long story, so bear with me, I could really use some help as I’m ready to boot my LG drive across the street.
I used to have a BenQ DVD Burning drive, I think it was the 1620 but I could be wrong… Anyways I used it for a while, and tried to burn a DVD to play in my DVD player, first time I tried it, it didnt work, so I looked at the box for my DVD player (a Panasonic DVD-S35) and noticed that it seemed to only support DVD-RAM types of DVD-R discs. Luckily my BenQ drive came with some software that allowed me to change the “book type” they called it, so I switched the format and tried again and it worked.
However a couple months ago the BenQ drive died, it just wouldnt work anymore (tray wouldnt open, wouldnt eject, couldnt read etc) after fooling around with it for a bit, I decided that I would just exchange it since it was under warrenty still. (I hated gettin BenQ, I’d always used LG drives and never once had an issue, nor with my LG cell phones… or my LG stereo anyways)
I got instead a LG 4163B. The install disc was messed up and I couldnt get any of the software to work, but after finding and downloading some software the drive worked perfectly.
I had some AVI files on my computer and wanted to burn them as a DVD. (FYI I have the new Nero 7 Ultra) So I spent a while in photoshop making menu screens, getting screen shots for buttons, tweaking things etc. And finally I started burning it. The final disc worked quite well once the burn finished and I tried it in both my drives (the other is a standard DVD-ROM drive).
After it worked on my comp, I went downstairs and tried it out, it worked fine on the DVD player that was hooked up (some crappy RCA DVD/VCR combo). But I tried it on my Panasonic and it didnt work (grrrr). I figured I needed to switch the “book type” for this new drive, but I cant find a utility to do that, and the LG help files are as incoherent as they are unhelpful.
So my question is…
How do I get Nero (or the drive) to burn this movie as a DVD-RAM disc so my own way better dvd player can read it?
I’d really appreciate any possible help as this really has me stumped and LG isnt any help (love thier products, hate thier readme’s, manuals etc).
Thanks in advance.