Hi Tony. I realise that you are quite new to burning but I recommend reading up on booktype.
That is, making the DVDs that you burn into DVD-ROM. That's basically what shop bought ones are, and that's why they will work on almost any DVD player.
You need to know whether or not your burner is capable of 'booktyping' discs.
You then need a program that supports your burner. I use DVDDecrypter. Nero also booktypes but does not support my burner.
You then need DVD+R blank media. Craete a DVD-ROM with this method and it 'should' play in most DVD players
There are plenty of guides about.