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LG GSA-E40L Burned Discs wont play on any other dvd player

I have a brand new gsa-e40l multi dvd rewriter. We have downloaded all software included in package when we purchased. We used lightscribe dvd+r disc to burn a movie onto, which in itself was a complicated enough mission (learning about these things still), but the burned discs wont play on our other dvd players. it says that the disc is incompatiable but on the specs of both player and dvd burner they have the same disc. How can I get the disc to be played on our dvd player attached to the tv.

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Re: LG GSA-E40L Burned Discs wont play on any other dvd...

Try using different media ( non light scribe ) and second try using a program such as nero premium or easy media creator 9/10.Most of my dvd's have been successful with good quality especially with nero ultimate/premium

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