Hi. Newbie question here...
My kids are hammering our original copy of Spiderman: The Movie. The inside hole is starting to crack. Thought I'd make a backup before it's too late.
Found and downloaded DVD Shrink. Ripped and burned the movie several times using Nero 7 with my new BenQ Dual Layer DVD burner (I bought a model suggested on these forums). Everything went fine and the backup played perfect on my computer but never on my home DVD player, a Panasonic. I haven't yet burned on a dual layer DVD. I've only tested this using a single layer DVD+RW.
I experimented several times using the single layer DVD+RW with various settings with DVD Shrink including... remove protection, keep protection, make region free, keep North America region intact, etc.
Again, it always plays fine on my computer DVD player, but never on the home DVD player, a Panasonic. I can't even get the main menu to appear. All I get is a black screen and then the DVD player quits trying to read it.
My goal would be to create a near perfect dual layer, uncompressed copy of the movie to play on our home DVD player.
What's going on?
My first thought was that maybe my player doesnt' like DVD+R format. Should I use a dual layer DVD-R disc? Is Panasonic finicky like that?
Isn't DVD-R Dual layer the "Hollywood Standard"?
How can I get it to play? Any suggestions? Please educate me.
Please help this newbie before my kids destroy our movie from overuse.