Burned DVD will play on PC but not in DVD player in Livingroom

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THANKS alot for pointing out the -R and +R on disk never payed attention to it before. It seems there is huge difference when it burns movies. Music is just fine. THANKS alot for info. Great post. reply

05-22-2009 06:28 PM
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the -R or +R makes a huge difference if a Hove unit plays the burnd DVD or not. I made the mistake of buying the -R and never had a good burn to play any of my DVD’s. Thanks to the poster named www.keepmaster.com for pointing this out that I figured it out. THANKS to all , keep those posts going. reply

05-22-2009 06:30 PM
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i burnd some dvds using bitorrent, the dvds play fine on my tv/dvd player (it is also a dvd recorder) the dvds will not play on anything else does anyone think that it being a dvd recorder as well has anything to do with it? reply

06-04-2009 09:37 PM

It should play back on your PC as well.

Also, it could be the DVD type or the DVD region settings on the disc that prevent other DVD players from reading it.

Being a recorder could help it, but not by much. reply

06-05-2009 07:14 AM
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I have burnt over 1000 disks with two movies on each using ConvertXtoDvd. I also had similar problem that it will play on PC but not in dvd player, giving error message. My mistake was that I was burning at 8x. USE 4X SETTING ONLY reply

01-02-2010 09:44 PM

Okay, next question. Where in DVD Shrink do you change the settings to burn in NTSC? reply

01-12-2010 08:38 PM

I have that problem as well, converting my vhs home movies to dvd. if you have an xbox 360 or ps3 you are in luck, the disks will play on those systems reply

02-04-2010 05:47 AM

I had the same problem and found it was because my DVD player does not play PAL videos, and some of the movies I was downloading were PAL. What I was getting was a black & white image with these flipping horizontal lines. So, what you have to do is convert the files from PAL to NTSC (NTSC is the standard used in North America). To do this I use AVI2DVD, a program that is simple and FREE. Just Google it and download it. Beware of two issues: the converted file will take up a lot of space (8 - 10 GB) so make sure you have the disc space available, and it will take a long time to convert (5 to 8 hours) so set the program running before bed and it should be ready by the time you wake up. Then burn the ISO image file and you’re all set to go! reply

04-04-2010 11:42 AM

(#1) It is likely that your DVD player does not support your DVD disc. There are 5 types of DVDs: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM. Check your DVD player to see which of these 5 types it supports.
-- From another forum - not from me. reply

04-04-2010 04:48 PM

its not working for me either :( i burn them from window live media player & they owrk on my laptop Any ideas why it say unknown disc on the Tv? Please Reply , Thanks reply

08-12-2010 08:14 AM
YourNotKnowingMy Name

I had same problem with TDK DVD-RW disk, burned in computer but not recognised by living-room DVD player & TV. Solved by using Imgburn (free - get with Google search)to do a full erase and reformat of disk in their 'Verify' mode. Then reburned disk as before and it worked fine! reply

08-29-2010 10:12 PM
Alan S

I got Iron Man Movie torrent from the internet. I burned it on DVD using nero. When I try playing it on my DVD player in the living room, the video is fine but there is no audio. Pls.!!! Help!!! reply

09-30-2010 06:30 AM

Dungman wrote:
I got Iron Man Movie torrent from the internet. I burned it on DVD using nero. When I try playing it on my DVD player in the living room, the video is fine but there is no audio. Pls.!!! Help!!!

I had the same problem, buried somewhere in the menu settings was an audio option that turned the sound back on. Sorry I do not remember exactly where it is. It may be in a different place on your player anyway. reply

01-05-2011 02:56 PM

The problem is the codecs used to compress the movie file. Older DVD players used only Mpeg and Mpeg2 codecs. Modern DVD players are able to play Xvid/Mp3 combination format. The latest DVD players are able to play h264 compressed movies. It is possible to install these codecs on PC hence most of the movies play on PC. But, it is not possible to install these on DVD player.
Hence, first establish which codecs are playable on your DVD player. Then get the required software with codec to convert the movie and voila!! It will play on your DVD player. reply

04-24-2011 03:21 AM

tel some steps.. reply

06-29-2011 01:34 AM

tel some steps reply

06-29-2011 01:34 AM

Just exactly as the topic title says. Some of the DVD’s I have burned will play on the PC just fine. But when I play them in the DVD player in my livingroom they “flip” or “roll” and are in black and white. The color and clearity are fine on the PC. Can anyone give me some info as to why this happens and how I can fix it?

07-13-2011 12:59 AM

i converted avi files and they won’t play in my dvd player i’ve read all comment but non help any other useful info would be greatly appreciated reply

11-14-2011 10:26 PM

The same thing has happened to me, its playing on the pc but not on any type of dvd player,
im currently trying the 4x speed instead of 8x speed, hopefully it will work x reply

12-04-2011 04:17 PM

well i’m burn through nero and when trying to drag movie onto to burn it says disc is not compatible.then i can get to say burn in a different way but then disc says bad disc.

12-05-2011 02:05 PM

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