[oclug] Creating a dvd video
wilgerdj at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 16:49:01 EDT 2005
My friend picked up a spindle of Kodak +R media, and it seems pretty
reliable. I was able to play a +R disc that he made on my player,
which normally hates +R. So far, everyone he's made a disc for with
this media has been able to play it. I've had good luck with Sony
media as well. I'm sure there are other brands that are reliable.
I've got some generic -R discs that work fine on my system, but I
think we had problems on others. We've also had a lot of trouble with
TDK +R media - my player gets serious indigestion, and the LG
DVD/CDRW drive on my son's PC won't play them either (of course, it
could have been a bad batch).
With cheaper media, forcing a slower burn speed sometimes helps (ie,
burn at 2x on 4x media).
I doubt that the problems are encoding, as we've re-authored DVDs from
the same source on different media and the problems go away.
On 9/1/05, Allan Mcintosh <amcintosh at atreus-systems.com> wrote:
> >The skip and refuse to play is what we see, too, either with cheap media or using -R in a device that likes +R (or vice versa).
> Aren't standards convenient? I was thinking that perhaps, it was the
> encoding of the video that caused this.
> I have tried Memorex DVD+R and cheap DVD-R. Nothing seems reliable.
> Have you found a media that seems reliable yet?
> This is a huge pain for me. I took hundreds of photo's on a recent trip
> to Jamaica while visiting all of my family there.
> I made a dvd movie with music to share the pictures of my cousin's
> wedding and so forth. Not everyone has a computer there, but *everyone*
> seems to have a DVD player. However, I am hesitant to send copies down
> as they may not play for everyone or anyone!
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