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I recently made some DVD's using DVD -R discs. I've burned DVD's in the past that play normally in my Sony SLV-D300P DVD Player. The newly burned DVD's play back in the computer, but in the DVD player, it looks as if the video file is a series of stills, almost as if I'm forwarding through chapters or something. Since the DVD's work in the computer, is this more an issue of compatibility (as in, perhaps they might work in another brand of DVD player)? I'm just wondering since I've checked the default values and they seem to be okay. I'm just wondering if I should just stop wasting discs and settle for playing these on the computer only. I cannot recall what I used to burn my last set of DVD's. It's been a very long time, maybe it was DVD Decrypter, but I don't know why I have trouble with these disks but the old ones play everywhere. And the setting for IMG burn should be Image file to Disc, correct?

I use this software so rarely that each time I seem to be starting from scratch, but it's a bit disappointing that I cannot seem to produce DVD's playable on my player anymore.

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It sounds like your DVD player doesn't like the discs you're using. What brand are they? Can you post a log of one of those burns? You can find it in ImgBurn's main window at Help->ImgBurn Logs.

 

This is quite common actually, as computer drives are much more forgiving with bad quality media. Standalone readers, on the other hand, don't try too much to read a bad disc :)

 

If you're in doubt about using ImgBurn, please have a look at our Guides forum :thumbup:

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It sounds like your DVD player doesn't like the discs you're using. What brand are they? Can you post a log of one of those burns? You can find it in ImgBurn's main window at Help->ImgBurn Logs.

 

This is quite common actually, as computer drives are much more forgiving with bad quality media. Standalone readers, on the other hand, don't try too much to read a bad disc :)

 

If you're in doubt about using ImgBurn, please have a look at our Guides forum :thumbup:

 

 

I think I do recall seeing it mentioned...I have Memorex DVD's at the moment and not Verbatim (or the other brand that was mentioned, which I don't recall seeing before). At any rate, the last DVD's that I used were Office Depot Store brand, so I was assuming that the Memorex DVD's were at least as good. Actually, this time, I think I've burned a DVD on each of those, and it hasn't liked either, but those old DVD's still play very well.

 

Here is my log file...

I 15:09:20 ImgBurn Version 2.4.1.0 started!

I 15:09:20 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)

I 15:09:20 Total Physical Memory: 522,224 KB - Available: 47,872 KB

W 15:09:20 Drive H:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size.

I 15:09:21 Initialising SPTI...

I 15:09:21 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 15:09:21 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD+RW!

I 15:21:41 Operation Started!

I 15:21:41 Building Image Tree...

I 15:21:41 Checking Directory Depth...

I 15:21:41 Calculating Totals...

I 15:21:41 Preparing Image...

I 15:21:42 Checking Path Length...

I 15:21:42 Contents: 18 Files, 2 Folders

I 15:21:42 Size: 4,627,648,512 bytes

I 15:21:42 Sectors: 2,259,594

I 15:21:42 Image Size: 4,628,283,392 bytes

I 15:21:42 Image Sectors: 2,259,904

I 15:21:42 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00

I 15:21:42 Operation Started!

I 15:21:42 Source File: -==/\/[bUILD IMAGE]\/\==-

I 15:21:42 Source File Sectors: 2,259,904 (MODE1/2048)

I 15:21:42 Source File Size: 4,628,283,392 bytes

I 15:21:42 Source File Volume Identifier: dvd

I 15:21:42 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.4.1.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!

I 15:21:42 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn

I 15:21:42 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)

I 15:21:42 Destination Device: [1:1:0] TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E D.0C (F:) (ATA)

I 15:21:42 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: PRODISC-R04-04) (Speeds: 2x, 4x)

I 15:21:42 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104

I 15:21:42 Write Mode: DVD

I 15:21:42 Write Type: DAO

I 15:21:42 Write Speed: MAX

I 15:21:42 Link Size: Auto

I 15:21:42 Test Mode: No

I 15:21:42 OPC: No

I 15:21:42 BURN-Proof: Enabled

I 15:22:17 Filling Buffer... (20 MB)

I 15:22:18 Writing LeadIn...

I 15:22:20 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2259903)

I 15:22:20 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2259903)

I 15:36:17 Synchronising Cache...

I 15:36:18 Closing Track...

I 15:36:19 Finalising Disc...

I 15:36:36 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:14:53

I 15:36:36 Average Write Rate: 5,400 KB/s (3.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 5,592 KB/s (4.0x)

I 15:36:36 Close Request Acknowledged

I 15:36:36 Closing Down...

I 15:36:45 Shutting down SPTI...

I 15:36:45 ImgBurn closed!

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I 15:09:20 ImgBurn Version 2.4.1.0 started!

Please install the latest ImgBurn available here :)

 

I 15:09:21 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD+RW!

I 15:21:42 Destination Device: [1:1:0] TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E D.0C (F:) (ATA)

I 15:21:42 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: PRODISC-R04-04) (Speeds: 2x, 4x)

There's newer firmware for that burner available here (D.0N). Remove any disc and close the tray before upgrading the firmware. This firmware upgrade might improve burn quality.

 

Anyway, that burner is pretty old and might be doing unoptimal (is that a word? :lol: ) quality burns on more recent media. Notice that it only accepts DVD+R/DVD+RW discs, while for many years burners have been able to burn both -R and +R DVD formats. A new burner would make better quality burns on most media, not to mention they're pretty cheap nowadays.

 

As for media, the best ones in our experience are Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden blanks, as they work best on most burners and they keep their quality over time :thumbup:

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