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Dvd compatibility issues...

Hi, Im having a lot of problems with dvds i burn using pioneer dvd -111 drives. The dvds al play fine in my computer, and on my seperate £35 philips dvd player bought a year ago. However a lot of my clients that i produce the dvds for have problems with the dvds, where they skip, freeze, and generally dont play. It seems they also seem to deteriotate, in that they wil play for the first few times and then start to get worse to the point where you cant watch them. I am at a loss as what to do, they work for me when i send them out, so how can i make dvds that are good for everyone. I record the master at 4x speed, on to verbatim dvd-r discs, though my multi burner records at quicker speeds than this. Should i always record at 4x. should i be using dvd+r? is one format better than the other? Would very much appreciate any help anyone can give. Thanks Steve Jay

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  • steve jay Feb 08, 2007

    Thanks for that mate, will download the firmware now. I also have been talking to people about the maximum bitrate used on my dvds, wheer some older dvd players might not be able to keep up with high bit rates.
    I have been told to try with encoding with a maximum bit rate of 6000, as this should be low enough for many players. Does this sound right?



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You should try updating the firmware in the burner. scroll down a page or 2 and you will see the firmware upgrade for your model. Good Luck, Tim

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    Timothy Higgins Feb 08, 2007

    Steve: Yes, I was also going to type a whole bunch about the variety of DVD players/burners that your clients have some better, some worse. The firmware update info list seemed to address some of the problems you were having i.e. backward compatibility. Also, Try to make sure your clients are using DVD players(when available) and not another burner to read the burners are just that...They burn. They aren't made for reading they are made for writing. And like a jealous auther they won't read what others write.




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