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Home burned DVDs won't load, commercialy produced DVDs load OK

Home burned DVDs that played well in the past won't load now. No newly burned discs will load. I am using the same burner, the same software (Nero 6), and the same player (Philips DVP5140/37). Philips customer support has been singularly unhelpful. They focus on if the discs are finalized (they are) or if there is some sort of encryption happening (no setting I've made or can find). I have purchased a new set of Sony DVD+RWs in case my usual discs (Memorex and Sony DVD+RWs) are wearing out but that didn't solve the problem.

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Try using a programme called dvd flick http://www.dvdflick.net/ to author your dvds and use imgburn http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn them. I had similar kind of problem with dvds burned with nero and now use dvd flick and imgburn all the time and have had no problems. They are both free programmes so hopefully they will sort the problem out for you :)

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