recently i created a dvd project using avid xpress pro hd for editing sorenson compression suite for encoding and adobe encore 2.0 for authoring and philips dvd+R lightscribe blank discs for the fancy finish.
i exported a quicktime reference from avid (HDV-material) and encoded it as follows:
Mpeg2, 2-pass VBR, data rate 3000, format PAL, 720x576, frame rate 25, 4:3, upper field first, I-frame rate 15fr.
i finally put it in encore, encoded it and the finished dvd+r works just fine (on my dvd floppy).
when i put it into the dvd player it starts choking every now and then, which is not that satisfying.
i tried several encoding bit rates, but the problem stays the same.
i think it is probably because of the dvd+r (i didn´t use dvd-r so far), because as i know dvd+r sometimes causes problems on older players.
DVD+R does not hold the DVD logo because it does not meet the industry spec's for DVD-Video. While DVD+R may play in many players, it's not ideal.
I've never had any issues burning data discs on +R, but for video it's not reliable.
Note: DVD+R holds slightly more data than a -R. Hopefully your DVD project will fit on a standard DVD-R.
If you need to use DVD+R, you could try Bitsetting the disc as a DVD-ROM (instead of DVD+R). It might be an option in your burning software or your burner manufacturer might offer a utility.
Burn at your drives slowest speed and always verify the burn with your burning software.
Another requirement for some older players is to include the AUDIO_TS directory, it's a legacy standard.