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New DVD Burner Problem

By Fonadorn
Dec 6, 2005
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  1. I have a Plextor DVDR PX-740A and I am having trouble making copies of my dvd of home movies and getting it to play on my old Apex dvd player. I can make copies of it on my old machine (Older Hewlett Packard Dvd burner) and they play just fine. Im curious of what might cause this problem, because Im stumped. I have tried numourous hours to get this to work with no success. The movies play on both computers, but just not on the old dvd player. Im using the same dvd-r's on both machines, so it cant be the type of dvd-r. Any help would be greatly appreciated guys.
  2. The_Maestro

    The_Maestro TS Rookie Posts: 69

    Are you using the same software on both pc's to burn the DVD's?
  3. Fonadorn

    Fonadorn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yea, and I also tried many other types of software as well.
  4. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 700

    Have you tried a different brand of media ? ?

    patio. :cool:
  5. Fonadorn

    Fonadorn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, but if the same type of media works burnt from the hewlett packard and plays on my dvd player, shouldnt that same type of media burnt from the new plextor play as well? could that possibly have something to do with it?
  6. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 700

    Different burners like different types of media...
    Whenever i buy a new burner i borrow, buy 1 brand of media from everyone i know in as many flavors as possible. I then creat a mixed media project with Music Data and multimedia and test every disk with the same project.
    This tells me immediate results of which media that burner likes without getting stuck with a 50 pak i can't use.

    patio. :cool:
  7. Fonadorn

    Fonadorn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, I can burn data dvd's and they work just fine. Its just doesnt want to play on my dvd player. Can this still be the problem?
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