I’m experiencing a problem I don’t understand and would appreciate someone’s explanation.
I have approx 10 video clips I want to burn on to a DVD that can be played in a DVD player. These clips have been imported into a slide show so the end result when played is a main menu with 10 icons allowing the user to select which video they want to see. The problem is the 10 video clips consume 18 Gbytes of storage - much more than will fit on even a D/L DVD.
The slide show program I’m using provides the option of burning a standard DVD or a Blu-ray DVD so I decided to try the standard DVD first. Actually, to be clear, neither option actually burns the DVD. Instead, it creates an ISO file that can later be used to burn a DVD.
The ISO (standard DVD option) created fine and I could play it on my PC using CyberLink PowerDVD 10, although playing on my PC was not my goal. I then burnt the ISO file on to a blank Blu-ray disc using the Windows Disc Burner (Windows 7) which also created just fine. I could play either the ISO file or the newly created DVD on my PC (my PC has Blu-ray drives installed).
I then tried the disc in 2 separate DVD players and neither would play - giving an “Cannot read disc” error which surprised me because I didn’t think a blank Blu-ray disc knew it was a Blu-ray disc except for greater storage capacity.
Next, I recreated the ISO file this time using the Blu-ray disc option. The file size almost doubled but it did create successfully. I could not, however, play the ISO file on my PC using CyberLink PowerDVD 10 which also surprised me since both my PC drives are Blu-ray. Nonetheless, I then burnt the ISO file to a Blu-ray disk again using Windows Disc Burner - not very hopeful it would work in my player but to my surprise, it works just fine!
Would someone knowledgeable enough with Blu-ray technology please explain why option 1 (standard disc) wouldn’t play in my Blu-ray player and why (option 2 - Blu-ray disc) wouldn’t work on my PC with Blu-ray discs but would work with my DVD player?