The reason you can’t play a burned disc on a Sony DVD player that isn’t professionally produced is because Sony manufactures their player to block amateur-burned DVDs of any kind. Why? To prevent you from pirating a movie and enjoying the fruits of your ill-gotten gains. Remember, Sony is in the movie business.
I mostly use the Nero burner v12 I do pay around £19 for a stack of 100 disk white printable d v d +R and I have a old basic bush player and a blue ray player and I never have trouble plying any disk
but when I lend a disk out to a mate it want play on his player I told him to get another player but another mate of he’s gives him recorded disk and they play ok solution the only way when you buy a d v d player take the recorded disk with you and try it there and then or upgrade to a better d v d player it would be a bit difficult if you buy by mail-order at least you would know you could play your disk ok its a headache
+R & RW discs are not very compatible with normal dvd “players” for TV sets. I write and burn movies I record of parties and celebrations for people all the time. I have 3 different drives that write and tons of software. An easy setup is the Verbatim Movie discs. Good chance of good playing discs. My drives are “tired” and those guys “Trial” and “Error” helped me figure this out. Try those discs and “Get er done”! Good luck
Ok so now I know this reply thing works.folks its all very simple to burn your movies and slide shows that will play on almost any dvd player.all you got to do is make sure the video you are trying to burn is MPEG2..which is the dvd format the dvd players recognise.thats the secret MPEG2.so you now have to look for a video convertor that will convert your video from hard drive or USB stick or memory card to MPEG2 before burning to dvd many free programs are there,try 'freemake' it will do the job.punch in the word 'Freemake' and down load it and burn your dvd it will change your video to MPEG2 automatically.and it will play on any old dvd player.I use it.I also use many others with sophisticated menu’s but I think this will help many.
Actually, this problem is quite common as most people have only one DVD disc drive on their computer, especially laptops. Very few desk computers get 2 disc drives installed. Obviously, computers with 2 disc drives make it easier to copy DVD to DVD, while computers with only one single disc drive may require extra operations to finish DVD to DVD copy process. If you’re looking for solutions to copy or burn DVD to DVD, you’re in luck. There is a post that would offers you practical and easy-to-understand DVD to DVD copy solutions, no matter you get one single disc drive or 2 disc drives:
I noticed that cheap DVD player coming from China can read anything burned out from computer, but not the expensive player like Sony and others cannot read them. I have both types in my living roon and the one from China can read anything not the expensive one. Both players can read DVD+ and DVD-. I wonder why?
there are times where your video settings are set to PAL or NTSC that may be incompatible to your current region.
Same thing happened to me after using DVD-R which I used for years and worked on the same blu-ray. I successfully burned movies to disc with Pinnacle Studio 20 but last night when I put the DVD into the blu-ray it wouldn’t work. I contacted Pinnacle and they said to try the following steps:
- Click on Setup on the upper left part corner.
- Choose the Control Panel.
- Check on the Export and Preview
- External Preview Standard and set it to NTSC (US) or PAL (UK)
- Click ok.