[TriLUG] Family home video dvd Question
jc.jones at tuftux.com
Wed Dec 24 22:31:17 EST 2008
Thanks for the info. I have a stack of -R's but never have used them
for anything I sent out to family. I will try that for my next run.
On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 9:57 PM, Shawn Hartsock <hartsock at acm.org> wrote:
> More information than you would ever care to know about why you should
> be buying spindles of DVD-R for burning the discs you are mailing to
> your relatives with old or inexpensive hardware. The short answer is
> that DVD-R is inferior but more compatible.
> DVD-R's have the widest readability since of the recordable DVD
> formats it has existed the longest.
> I usually make a point to burn onto DVD-R when sending a DVD to family
> since it is the most likely to be playable. Even then you aren't
> guaranteed their player will handle the media and you can ask them to
> try different players or computers in their home.
> There are other reasons that DVD-R would be more compatible event
> though DVD+R is technically superior:
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 8:55 PM, Jarod Watkins <jarod at jxxtech.net> wrote:
>> Did you use DVD +R or -R discs? I know some older players are very picky
>> about what type of burnable DVDs they will read. Its even worse for DVD RWs.
>> James Jones wrote:
>>> I burned some family videotapes to dvd. I used kino to edit the
>>> digital video tapes, deeveedee to create the movie iso and k3b to burn
>>> the dvd.
>>> The DVD's play on multiple dvd players on computers, on most dvd
>>> players but some family members have samsung dvd players. The known
>>> playable dvd's will not play on the samsung dvd player. On the
>>> internal dvd menu screen, it begins to load and immediately goes to
>>> stop. No error message on internal screen and only a message on the tv
>>> that says "This dvd cannot be played". ( or words to that effect ).
>>> My thinking is that the player tests for some message to indicate that
>>> it is a commercially made dvd and if it doesn't see that , stops all
>>> Anyone that knows what is going on give me a clue. And if anyone knows
>>> how to make dvds playable on player's that doesn't want to play
>>> homemades, please educate me.
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