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Ps3 was playing movies i had burned to disk now it wont

Had burned movies to blank DVD+R disc and it played no prob on ps3 however i went out and bought DVD-RW discs and when i loaded disc into ps 3 of this type with movies burned on it (same DIVX format) it didnt even "see" the disc( wasnt there in the ps3 main menu as before) so i then went out and bought DVD+RW discs but same result so then i burned using DVD+R as ps3 had played these originally but now eventhis not reecognised what am i doing wrong here ...please help

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The best way to play burned movies is to copy them onto a memory stick or external hard drive then copy them onto the ps3 i use this method and find the movies play in much higher quality than dvd-r or+r or whatever discs you use

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