2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 27, 2010 8:43 AM by the_wine_snob

    dvd play back

    terence barnes

      I have made a dvd but it does not play back on all dvd players. I used 4:3 ratio if I record it in wide screen will it play or is there a problem with home made dvds.

        • 1. Re: dvd play back
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          Home-burned DVDs use a chemical process rather than imprinting their data to a solid disc (as commercial DVDs do) so they won't play on all DVD players. But most players made in the past 10 years or so can play home-burneds.

           

          As I say in my books, there are two ways to increase the odds your discs will work:

           

          1) Use a quality disc brand, like Verbatim or Tayo Yuden. Stay away from cheaper brands, particularly Memorex.

           

          2) Never record at faster than 4x, even if the discs are rated for recording at a faster speed.

           

          And, of course, never stick a label on a DVD disc!

          • 2. Re: dvd play back
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            Terence,

             

            This ARTICLE will give you some tips for the best possible playability on set-top players.

             

            Good luck,

             

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