How to ensure the maximum compatibility with home DVD players

Posted on 2005-03-09
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I am burning video DVD,  so how can I ensure the maximum compatibility with the home DVD players??
Question by:javantes
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

rindi earned 252 total points
ID: 13502830
Burn it as DVD, not Video CD or other formats. Use DVD +R's or DVD -R's from well known brands. Use a low burning speed.
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 13502872
Actually, stick to burning on DVD-R media.  It has the HIGHEST compatibility.  THEN DVD+R, then DVD-RW, and lastly DVD+RW.  Other than that, stick with rindi's recommendations regarding brands and burning speeds.

And make www.videohelp.com your friend - it's a great site for anything to do with computers and video.

Expert Comment

ID: 13509674
If you want to know more about the quality of DVD media, check out this site http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

LVL 15

Expert Comment

ID: 13519435
I've been burning lot´s of DVD+R's and so far so good, not a single one has "burned out", and it's pretty viewable on almost any Home Players.

As for disc brands, I've been using TDK, Memorex and recently, Samsung.

I've been burning at 4x.

Best Regards !

Author Comment

ID: 13525721
i´ve been burning DVD -R  RIDATA (brand)    do anybody know if this brand is good or what?

Author Comment

ID: 13525728
what do you think about  Samsung Pleomax DVD-R 8x  media??
LVL 96

Assisted Solution

by:Lee W, MVP
Lee W, MVP earned 248 total points
ID: 13526372
Did you check videohelp.com as I recommended earlier?  You can rely on 3 guys opinions here OR you can rely on MANY opinions and personal experiences at videohelp.com


Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
Each year, investment in cloud platforms grows more than 20% (https://www.immun.io/hubfs/Immunio_2016/Content/Marketing/Cloud-Security-Report-2016.pdf?submissionGuid=a8d80a00-6fee-4b85-81db-a4e28f681762) as an increasing number of companies begin to…
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

765 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question