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- November 25, 2005 at 9:30 AM #40930AnonymousInactive
I just sold fifty copies of my most recent production. A few people returned their DVD’s saying they wouldn’t play in their DVD players. The display in their players just read “Loading” for a very long time, and never playing.
I exchanged their DVD’s with another (haven’t heard if the new one worked or not yet). When I put their “defective” DVD in my player at home, it played flawlessly.
Any ideas as to the problem?
what brand and what type of dvdr’s are you using?
I have been using Memorex 16x DVD-R’s.
Hi, That depends on several things.First ask the person if their standalone DVD player reads DVD-R or DVD+R? second ask them if their system
plays back any copied DVDs. Some newer model brands such as Sony
don’t read the copy DVDs some cheaper price DVD players such as Apex,Philips etc… will play back anything that throw into them. It might also be a defected or coaster DVD!!
This whole format thing drives me nuts. Why aren’t there standards? I see you are a Web developer. It reminds me of how you have to test Web sites to see how they will work in the different browsers.
I switched from +R’s to -R’s because there was a problem with a different customer on a different project, and the switch did the trick. I thought the -R’s were considered the more universal.
What do the commercial DVD’s use?
I did hear back from the guy later yesterday, and his new disc worked fine.
I presume when you say “older” DVD player, that could mean a player from 2003? (what does that make me, ancient?)
What brand of disc do you guys like? Sony, Fuji…?
To put all my cards on the table; I didn’t “sell” the production, but gave them away in exchange for a minimum “donation.”
I am a middle school teacher. Last year one of our school’s and community’s most beloved veteran teachers died very suddenly on the job. We are raising money to construct a large memorial garden in the court yard of our new building (we move in next fall). Anyway, we held a teacher talent show and sold tickets for the cause. I then made a video of the show and made it available for the minimum donation of $10. Of course everyone received a brochure from my video tribute and memorial business along with their DVD.
The shooting of the video wasn’t planned. It was rather spontaneous, but I was able to get video from two different cameras. So I managed to do some hard work in the editor and put something together that everyone was excited about.
In the spring there will be a student talent show. I am trying to figure out how to sell DVD’s of that event and still comply with copyrights of the various songs performed in it. If I can work that out, it is very likely to be quite profitable.
My computer has a dual layer DVD and CD burner (it’s a Dell system). If a -R DVD is burned on it, it will never play in a DVD player or on a computer. Only on my computer at home where it was done.
The Adobe Premiere Elements manual had info on which DVD to use in the dual layer drive, and now anything I burn on a +R will play anywhere – on other DVD players and the computers at work.
So now I’ve got a cake box of -R’s decorating my desk… 🙂