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Need advice on burned DVDs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dzrose93, Jan 26, 2004.

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    dzrose93 Thread Starter

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    I don't know if this is the right forum or not, but here goes...

    I'm having trouble with my wedding DVDs. The guy who filmed my wedding and reception did all of the editing on his Mac computer. Then he burned one DVD for the wedding and another for the reception (both on his mac) and sent them to me.

    The first time he mailed the DVDs to me, they were on the DVD-R discs. They wouldn't work on my 2-year-old Philips DVD player, and they wouldn't work on my parents' brand new Pioneer DVD player that they got for Christmas. They'd start to play fine, then they'd start pixellating, and finally they'd freeze.

    So, the guy burned the DVDs again, this time using DVD+R discs because the box that my parents' player came in said that it could read DVD+R. We thought that might have been the problem.

    However, we tried the new DVD+R discs over the weekend on both DVD players and again, they don't work. Same exact problem as before -- at first, they work fine, then they start pixellating and finally they freeze up entirely.

    The guy says that he doesn't know what's causing the problem, because the DVDs work fine on his DVD player. He also tried it on a couple of other players, and the DVDs were fine there, too. He doesn't know what else to do at this point, and he's suggested that we purchase different DVD players. (He sent me a list of players that are supposedly compatible with DVD-R discs.) However, I really don't want to buy new players when I and my parents both have DVD players that play all other DVDs with no problems.

    Anyone have any idea what's going on? I'm open to any ideas. At this point, he's offering VHS tapes, but I really want DVDs because the quality is better and they last longer. Any advice is much appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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    dzrose93 Thread Starter

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    bump! Please help if you can. I'm not technologically-savvy, so I have no idea how to fix this DVD problem.

    Thanks!! :D
     
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