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- April 7, 2006 at 4:21 PM #41010AnonymousInactive
i am new to all this and have just burnt some test footage onto disc from Encore, the original footage editied in Premier.
Now, i play DVD’s on my PS2 or PC, both of which will play the DVD i created inEncore, but when i leant it to my mate he said he just gets a folder displayed on the screen which he has to click to start the DVD playing.
I am sorry, i dont know what player he is using, i can tell you that i am using DVD -R discs made by Maxel and burnt using Enocre at the fastest speed it allows (4x). My writers are 16x DVD -/+R DL, amde by LITE-ON.
PLease can someone help me with this problem, i cant seem to find any settings in Ecnore which allow to adjust how it encodes to make it more or less compatible. It does say when burning that it is encoding for Set top players, Pc Software players etc.
Thanks in advance,
It sounds to me like its a configuration issue with the computer. Especially with XP. The drive in the computer can be set to auto-play, browse, or do nothing. In this case, a window opens which asks which function to perform. A playstation won’t have this feature. There’s nothing wrong with the DVD itself.
Ey up mate,
cheers for the reply, but unfortunately you totally lost me.
The DVd’s i create play fine in both my PC and Playstation, but WONT play in my mates DVD player.
I have now tried the disc in 7 different players, of which only 3 played it fine and one other played with problems.
So whats going off?
I got the impression that it was played on computer DVD players. I’ve never heard of a DVD disc not playing right away in a stand alone player. Was the "first play" set properly in Encore? Was the disc burned in Encore or another DVD burning app?
[quote="mrwinkey"]The DVd’s i create play fine in both my PC and Playstation, but WONT play in my mates DVD player.
I have now tried the disc in 7 different players, of which only 3 played it fine and one other played with problems.[/quote]
Read through this post and you’ll see what issues are out there.
As far as a PS2 playing a DVD, that goofy thing will play a piece of toast if you stuck it in there. Unfortunally set-top players have their own issues.
If you want more realiable disks, burn slow and use DVD-R disks.
Ey up mate,
cheers for the Reply and the Link, I will have a read now.
I am Currently using -R discs, and have burned one today using Encore which allowed me to Burn at a Speed of 1X.
Now i took this with me today and tried this in another friends Player and it came up with an error that siad "Wrong Disc", then we put it in his Pc to play in Power DVD, but the PC said the Disc was Blank.
The Disc plays fine on my PC and on the PS2.
Driving me nuts now.
I phoned a Lab today to get a price on Pressing DVD’s and he said that you can still get compatability problems even with Pressed ones, although he said they are better than ones Burned with a PC.
HOw the Hell do the Pro’s do it?