Wondering what is going on with an issue on Encore CS6 (W8), as it will burn DVDs that work with PowerDVD but not with OS X's default media player or Windows Media Player
Same computer earlier this year with Encore CS5.5 (W7), DVDs would read in WMP as well
No problem with blu-rays
What brand of blank, and what burning speed?
Create an ISO (Encore) or folder on your hard drive (Encore or Premiere Elements) and then use the FREE http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download to write files or folders or ISO to disc for DVD or BluRay (send the author a PayPal donation if you like his program)
Imgburn will read the ACTUAL disc brand from the disc, which is not always the same as the box label (Memorex is notorious for buying "anything" and putting it inside a Memorex box)
When you write to disc with Imgburn, use the SLOWEST possible speed setting, so your burner has the best chance to create "good, well formed" laser burn holes... since no DVD player is required to read a burned disc, having a "good" one from a high quality blank will help
Use Taiyo Yuden single layer or Verbatim Two layer Or Falcon Pro for inkjet printable Two layer
There seem to be a variety of issues, and I don't think anyone has fully sorted them out.
Look through some of these:
Same Verbatim 16x DVD-R that worked from CS5.5 and brand than the 6x BD-R
Didn't work with an Encore DVD Image burned at 4x or 8x with ImgBurn
Disks would actually read on a living room player and VLC/PowerDVD