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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by wolfworx, Sep 25, 2009.

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  1. wolfworx

    wolfworx Thread Starter

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    This is a recurring DVD burning annoyance.

    I successfully create a DVD movie based on some video clips of Summer activities, Ski Club Promotion and business presentation then burn DVDs. I want to make several copies to send to friends, relatives, and prospects. I test the resulting DVDs by playing both on my computer and the DVD deck connected to my TV.

    Although I have used the same media, same files and same version of Nero I get the following inconsistent results for various DVDs (that should be Identical) I tested:

    1. Plays on computer, but not recognized on my DVD deck.
    2. Plays normally on my DVD deck for a while, but then pixelates and freezes up.
    3. Plays normally on my DVD deck, but not recognized or fails on a friend's equipment.

    If it fails on my equipment (conditions 1 and 2) I can simply burn another. That usually works, but I would need to watch the movie all the way through to be sure.

    For a disk that I send to a friend, I have no way to be sure it will work on his equipment.

    :(Wish there were some quick verification test to be reasonably sure the DVD would play before I send it out. This problem is very frustrating. Has anyone else shared my dilemma?
     
  2. leroys1000

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    There should be a verify data check box on the burning screen
    of nero.
    Takes longer if you check the box,but it will compare and
    verify the data was burned properly.
    I usually get better results for dvd players using DVD+r disks.
     
  3. wolfworx

    wolfworx Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply. Hmmm.. I've been using DVD -r disks, although my drive can burn both types. I'll try some +r disks to see if I get fewer bad burns.
     
  4. stantley

    stantley

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    You might try different media, too. I had some problems burning DVD's, until I got some Verbatim DVD's. I haven't had any coasters since I got those.
     
  5. peck1234

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    You said it... Verbatim are the best.... Memorex are the worst...

    Also, (at least on my burner) I get the best quality dvd's (pipo scans) burning at a 4x speed...
     
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