Just thought I’d share this tidbit, it may have been covered already but I think it’s worth mentioning again. Often posts after awhile get buried.
In the begining I was beside myself trying different burning software that would net me a compatible DVD that would play on both my APEX 5131 and Sony DAV-S300.
Of course one of the most widely used ones was Nero, but too no avail I just couldn’t get it to work.
I then settled on Gear Pro 6.0. It would burn a DVD that played in all my stand alones.
Since then I know the creator of DVD2ONE conferenced with the programmers at Ahead, and they fixed a few things releasing Nero Burning ROM 126.96.36.199a.
However I found after visiting this forum and others there were still a varied amount of opinions on the proper Nero settings that would net a fully compatible DVD.
When by chance I saw someone mention in there post using Aheads Nero Express(not to be confused with Nero Vision) instead and netting a fully compatible DVD.
So today I ran Nero Express and to my surprised enjoyment I was able to produce a DVD that played in both my stand alones
I spent the good part of the afternoon taking my early collection of DVD back ups, re-ripping them and burning them back using Express. Everyone of them can now be played on all my stand alones.
The beauty about using Express is that it doesn’t bother or confuse you with settings. Nor does it require that you have *._TS folders, all you do when prompted is browse to the directory where your DVD files are, select them all and the rest is done for you transparently.
I also found it to be a few minutes faster then Gear Pro
Anyhow I just thought the next time someone asks a question about using Nero just point them to Nero Express intead(its packaged with Nero).
P.S. I use one of the cheaper brands of blank media ‘LeadTek’. I just bought 50 blanks for $47US, with free ground shipping, came out to $1.06US each from allmediaoutlet.com.