Wedding video to DVD problems

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eddie5659

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Hiya

This is for someone at work, so I'll have to speak to them for any info, etc :)

My mate got married this year, and taped it all on video. He's converted it using Pinacle Studio 8, and then burned to dvd.

He can play it on the dvd on the pc, but not on the standalone one. A vcd is no good, as he wants the full quality.

He mentioned that he did it first using PCM, and then MP2. Still no joy.

An error comes up saying, disk error, when he plays it on his player.

As burning is not a good area with me, can anyone offer some ideas?

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It could be that his stand-alone DVD player doesn't support that format of DVD. There are DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R and DVD+RW. I know that I tried to play a burned DVD in my stand alone player and it didn't work but it worked just fine in my buddy's stand-alone player.
 
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Rowdy is right, not all units will play that. Check with the manufacture. Also, what color is the DVD's? I think the lt. green ones don't reflect as much of the laser and can cause some problems with some machines. Try maybe something like a TDK.
 

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This is the info I got off him:

matshita dvd-ram sw9581 I am using Packard Bell RW I think -RW but I am not sure.

its an LG machine but I dont know what version its the mother in-laws.

I will check at home and confirm, I wont be able to find out any more from the inlaw.

Given its a disc error could it be I need a +RW or +R for the stand alone, I know they have had DVD's before that work okay but not supplied by me obviously.



Thanks

eddie
 

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I have three DVD players around the house and one at my daughter's place. I've found that frequently, only newer DVD players play DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RW recordings. I finally went to the store with a sample of a VCD, MP3, and a DVD-R, DVD+R, and a DVD+RW recording. I played around until I found a unit that would play them all. :)
 

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Thanks johnwill

I'll have to find out the exact model, and then we'll be able to pinpoint it :)

eddie
 
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