DVD playback

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Wally, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. Wally

    Wally Guest

    Been practicing making DVDs, and I've found that my domestic DVD player can
    only get as far as the menu - I can navigate and select a clip, but it can't
    play back the video. It almost manges some video on one disk, but it's just
    a few frames, which then freeze. After this, it won't respond, except to the
    eject button. The menu and playback work fine in the computer's DVD drive,
    and in a mate's domestic DVD player. My player seems to manage commercial
    DVDs okay.

    Is this because my DYD player is crap? Is there anything I can do to remedy
    the situation? Would burning at a slower speed help, or is a burn(s) a
    burn(s) for a' that?
    Wally, Feb 24, 2005
    1. Advertisements

  2. Wally

    John Russell Guest

    Buy one which explicity states it supports recordable dvd media.
    John Russell, Feb 24, 2005
    1. Advertisements

  3. Wally

    John Russell Guest

    Or try DVD+R disks. The "+" group set out with the aim of developing
    recordable disks with the same reflecitvity as DVD-roms'
    John Russell, Feb 24, 2005
  4. .... and be wary of shop's own labels. I saw an attractively priced player
    in Tescos which played every format known according to Tesco's label. The
    box label indicated otherwise, so I drew the "error" to the attention of the
    "floor manager" who removed the offending Tesco label, and said he'd get it
    corrected. A few weeks later, the inaccurate label was in place again.
    Good price, though, if you hadn't just bought a 50 cakebox of DVDs which
    wouldn't play on it!
    Malcolm Stewart, Feb 24, 2005
  5. Wally

    Tony Morgan Guest

    probably. There's a large difference between DVD players in the degree
    that they support other than the basic "view" functionality.
    I don't expect that it's the answer you want to hear, but I suspect that
    answer is buy a more expensive DVD player.
    I'd suggest not. Most DVD software "prepares" the video for burn first,
    and the actual *burn* is just that - a straight burn. All the menus,
    menu pointers and entry points are done at the "prepare" stage.
    Tony Morgan, Feb 24, 2005

  6. for once the answer is not to buy a more expensive dvd player.

    many of the cheaper ones will play stuff the good expensive ones
    the cheaper ones don't stick to the 'book' settings the main
    manufacturers do.

    what bitrate did you record the dvd's at ?
    what blank dvd's ?
    burning at lower speeds may make it a more even burn , though i burn
    all mine at x2 ( which is as fast as my writers work ) and have no

    Gary MacKenzie
    Audio Visual Technician / Video Editor
    gary mackenzie, Feb 25, 2005
  7. Wally

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    Yes, but what does that have to do with the actual burning of the disk,
    which is the point at which most problems occur ?

    To the OP, try burning at as slow a speed as your software / drive will
    allow and try the disk in the player, then is that is still a problem Google
    to see if there are any firmware updates for the player (also check if there
    are any known software bugs in your software program).
    :::Jerry::::, Feb 25, 2005
  8. Wally

    maurice Guest

    also.....you didn't say what you are burning on. If it is a stand-alone
    domestic try also finalizing after burning, necessary for compatibility with
    other players.
    maurice, Feb 25, 2005
  9. Wally

    Wally Guest

    Um, 8x?

    Datawrite DVD-R

    Tried that, got exactly the same problem with the same movie on two disks
    (plays first few frames, then freezes).
    Wally, Feb 26, 2005
  10. Wally

    Wally Guest

    I'm pretty sure mine had that on the box, certainly had CD-R and CD-RW, that
    I remember.

    I'll give them a go.
    Wally, Feb 26, 2005
  11. Wally

    Wally Guest

    It's a Samsung burner in a computer. Using Nero to burn, and accepting
    default settings.
    Wally, Feb 26, 2005

  12. no , 8x is writespeed
    bitrate is the rate you encoded the dvd at.

    i.e. 1hour at 8000Kbs
    Gary MacKenzie
    Video Editor
    Gary MacKenzie, Feb 26, 2005
  13. Wally

    Wally Guest

    Didn't work at 8x burn speed - failed in exactly the same place as with the
    Wally, Feb 26, 2005
  14. Wally

    Wally Guest

    Ah, don't know - whatever the software set it to. The vid is 7.5 minutes
    long, and the main file in the video_ts directory is 280 megs.
    Wally, Feb 26, 2005
  15. Wally

    Trev Guest

    I recorded one like that on a +RW disc so it erased and did it again and it
    worked second time. so it must be something to do with the render and make
    disc rather then the player
    Trev, Feb 27, 2005
  16. Wally

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    Who the F are those... Try using a recognised brand, ie. Verbatim.
    :::Jerry::::, Feb 27, 2005
  17. Wally

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    What does that prove, other than you don't understand percentages or surveys

    Clue, a 100 percent of 10 people is still only 10 people, how ever you make
    the graph look other wise.....

    Not to mention that any survey can be made to show what the marketing people
    want it to say, how do you know that SVP are not just pushing that brand due
    to profit related reasons. There are any number of brands that get pushed
    not because they are the best but because they are high profit.

    First rule of the web, never believe what you read without independent
    (printed) corroboration...
    :::Jerry::::, Feb 27, 2005

  18. Datawrite are notorious for changing the dyes in their disks without
    warning , but leaving the codes on the disc containers the same.
    Which is why few people i know who make a living in video , use those
    disks to make dvd's.

    I stick to

    basically all same company


    Benq x8 , white top with red writing.

    I buy most of my discs from

    www.lynxdv.com , where i have yet to get a faulty disc , i also buy
    dvd-ram from them.

    Gary MacKenzie
    Video Editor
    Gary MacKenzie, Feb 27, 2005
  19. Wally

    Tony Morgan Guest

    Obviously :::Jerry::::'s out of touch (as usual) :)

    For an assessment of available media, based on those who have used them,
    a visit to:
    is useful.

    The same site gives compatibility of various DVD players, as well as DVD
    recorders, again based on users' experiences.

    Although the above site is a useful starting point, I'd suggest that
    individuals use media that works for them.

    With my setup, and after a few false starts, I've settled on DVD-R by
    Datawrite Red (V3).
    Tony Morgan, Feb 27, 2005
  20. Wally

    loz Guest

    You need to do a little more research of your own before you write such
    Datawrite ARE one of the biggest and most respected blank disk brands.

    Here's an independent (not printed...) review for you

    Other good brands are BulkPaq and Ritek - bet you have never heard of them
    either ....

    loz, Feb 27, 2005
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.