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Chip Hess
DVD-R Playback: Standalone vs. Computer
on Jul 13, 2018 at 2:28:05 pm

I burned an autoplay DVD at home. My system is an iMac with an external M-Disc burner from LG. I took a QT ref file from Avid, imported into Sorenson Squeeze and burned it. Taking the disc into work, the DVD player there will not recognize the disc. It was tested on multiple computers, Mac and PC, works fine. Settings are well within spec for DVD bitrate. DVDs burned at work play just fine on the same DVD player. Work system is PC-based, but exact same software and workflow.

Anybody have a clue why this sometimes happens? Is there something within settings I can tweak, to make it compatible with both standalone players and computer playback? I have had this happen before, but not in ages. I have actually used this same workflow previously, and all was well.


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Mark Landman
Re: DVD-R Playback: Standalone vs. Computer
on Jul 16, 2018 at 1:07:46 pm

Are you sure that it was burned as a UDF formatted disc and not a PC format? If it was burned as a PC format (or a Mac format) it will play in a computer, but not in a standalone player.

Mark Landman
PM Productions
Champaign, IL



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Chip Hess
Re: DVD-R Playback: Standalone vs. Computer
on Jul 16, 2018 at 2:52:47 pm

Hi Mark,

Do you know where I might find that setting to confirm?
We are using Squeeze 8, with a QT REf file out of Avid.

I poked around the settings and did not see that.

Thanks.


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Mark Landman
Re: DVD-R Playback: Standalone vs. Computer
on Jul 16, 2018 at 6:47:12 pm

I don't use Squeeze, so I'm not familiar with that program. You can use your Mac to check the disc you already burned by single clicking on the disc icon then pressing apple-I to display the info window for the disc. It will show what format the disc is formatted as.

Here's an example of a disc in UDF format:
12547_udffileininfowindow.jpg.zip

Mark Landman
PM Productions
Champaign, IL



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Chip Hess
Re: DVD-R Playback: Standalone vs. Computer
on Jul 16, 2018 at 10:30:31 pm

BTW yes they are UHD discs, turns out.
Hopefully it is just a media issue.
I'll be at work tomorrow to confirm.


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Chip Hess
Re: DVD-R Playback: Standalone vs. Computer
on Jul 16, 2018 at 10:31:40 pm

Make that UDF.


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Jeff Pulera
Re: DVD-R Playback: Standalone vs. Computer
on Jul 20, 2018 at 7:31:34 pm

Is that an actual "DVD Video" disc or just a DVD with video clips on it as DATA? Big difference. Proper authoring is required to make an actual DVD. Open the disc with a file explorer - does it have a VIDEO_TS folder, with .vob files in it? If it does not, it is not a "DVD" and may not be compatible with all DVD players.

Thanks

Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers


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Chip Hess
Re: DVD-R Playback: Standalone vs. Computer
on Jul 20, 2018 at 7:48:50 pm

Yes, I know the diff.
It is a spec DVD.

Thanks.


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