I have been puzzled by a problem I've had which I cannot resolve...yet! I have done some searching on google and cannot quite find the right answer.
I have two problems, both of which concern DUAL-LAYER playback on my home DVD player (standalone, connected to my TV) - my Panasonic DVD-S35.
(1) When I create a movie from my digital videos recorded with my Digital-8 camera, convert them first to uncompressed .AVI files using NeroVision Express 3.x, then burn them onto a dual-layer disc (Verbatim) using Nero Burning ROM 6.x, my home DVD player (the DVD-S35) does not recognize them or plays only the second of two titles, depending on which burner I use. It can play the second title of 2 titles total when I burn the DVD with my BENQ DW1620 DVD-RW/CD-RW combo writer. I does not even recognize the media (shows "no disc" or cannot play this type of disc) when I burn the exact same set of files (from the VIDEO_TS folder) using my new LG GH20NS10 DVD-RAM/DVD/CD-RW writer.
Yesterday, I tried burning the same set of files using 1CLICKDVDCOPY, selected the dual-layer option and still, my Panasonic does not recognize the disc at all.
(2) When I burn a film from the original DVD, after decrypting it with DVD SHRINK 3.2, using Nero Burning ROM 6.x, same thing happens - my Panasonic does not recognize the disc at all.
I set the booktype today (in Nero) to PHYSICAL disc TYPE and during the burn process, I saw that Nero correctly set it to DVD+R DL, but the disc is not even recognized by my Panasonic home DVD player.
What can I do about this? I emailed Panasonic and they said DVD-S35 plays movies but does not play recorded dual-layer discs. This is UNTRUE! A few years ago, I SUCCESSFULLY recorded movies onto the same Verbatim dual-layer DVD+R-DL media, using a different DVD/CD burner by HP and my Panasonic home player was playing them. However, I exchanged the HP for the BENQ and then I cannot recall if I ever successfully recorded anything onto dual-layer afterwards. It is possible I used the BENQ and also used 1CLICKDVDCOPY. But I have upgraded the firmware of the BENQ since then...
In any case, can anyone tell me please, what I need to do to get recorded movies and video to play properly on my DVD-S35? What is a software I can use that is reliable or is there another issue? Since the problem occurs with BOTH my BENQ and my LG burners, using Nero 6, I am guessing this may be a video burning software issue.
NOTE: all dual-layer videos play perfectly on my BENQ and on my LG burners.
Thank-you for any help you can provide.