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Recorded a DVD on computer but will not play on DVD player

Is there a certain type of DVD to be used when recording on computer so that it plays on my DVD player (for TV). Also, this has happened when I recorded CD's ... will play on certain players but not others... can someone put me in the right direction? thanks!
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Dvd players play only certain kinds of discs and formats. Older ones played -R's, most newer ones play everything. You have to look in manual, or on box before you buy player. If it won't play -R,+R, -RW,and +RW's I pass it by. Find out if your player is limited to certain discs. Some will play VCD and some will not. Some will play DIVX and some will not etc. Stick to the discs and formats your particular player is compatible with.

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