My name is Bob, and I live in Milwaukee with my wife and 4 collies. I joined this forum to try and get advice about problems I am having with +R DL incompatibility with stand alone DVD players. I did a couple searches but did not find anything that exactly addressed my newbee type question. I appologize if this has been asked before.
I am trying to record home made DVD's using Pinacle software, but the DVD's I make on DL discs will only play on my computer. (I have perfect success with -R single layer). I have not been able to find a single stand alone DVD player that will play the +R DL DVDs that I make. I am using Verbatim brand DL DVDs.
I saw a thread on this forum that talks about flashing the firmware of my NEC3550 burner so you can change the bitsetting of the disc and fool the stand alone player to think the +R DL is a -R and not +R. I also read that it may help with compatibility in stand alone players. In effect it makes the disc look like a store bought prerecorded movie that you buy. I think they call it a DVD9? which any stand alone player will read.
What I don't understand is, if I flash the firmware on my burner, do I also have to use special application software when burning to change the book to -R or does the DVD burner do this autoimatically after the firmware is flashed, every time I burn onto a +R DL DVD disc?
The Pinnacle software I use to make DVD movies probably does not have any feature to set the book to -R when I am burning a +R DL disc.
I figure there are a bunch of folks here that are experts on this type of stuff and I want to thank all of you for any help you may be able to give me in advance. I am glad I found this forum, I think I can learn a lot here.