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Samsung BD-D5300 - how to play old DVDs?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by tandanus, Aug 26, 2011.

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  1. tandanus

    tandanus Thread Starter

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    Hi all,
    I just bought a Samsung BD-D5300 Blue Ray / DVD player. It plays Commercial DVDs fine and it plays ONE of my home made DVDs (the most recent one) - all the older ones look like the vertical hold is wrong - the image is monochrome and has horizontal bars and sort of flickers. If I try to play the original .avi through the USB port it looks the same. All the home made DVDs were made with ConvertXtoDVD Portable and they played fine on my old DVD player. Can anyone diagnose the problem? and Is there a fix for this?
    Thanks
    T.
    Edit: OK, maybe some progress on this... Samsung tell me that I dont have the right .AVI codecs. So I'm thinking to convert the original .AVI file to .MKV first, before I run it through ConvertXtoDVD. Thoughts? Good converters?
    Thanks
    T.
     
  2. Oddba11

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    Sounds like the typical problem when playing PAL format DVD's in a NTSC DVD player.
     
  3. tandanus

    tandanus Thread Starter

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    Hmmm,
    How do I tell if my DVD is PAL format?
    Thanks
    T.
     
  4. johnebadbak

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    dvd region can be changed in /device manager right click on rom drive /properties/dvd region but be careful region can only be changed a few times
     
  5. Oddba11

    Oddba11 Jim

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    Are the "old DVD's" commercial discs, or old home videos on DVD? After re-reading the original post, it sounds like you are saying old home videos on DVD. In which case, they are likely on media (ie: DVD brand/type) that is not supported by that player.
     
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