Disk burned with iDVD won't play

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  1. kris1212 macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2009
    Philadelphia PA home of the Fightin' Phils!
    Tried but couldn't find an answer to this exact question. Here's the situation: I created a movie project in iMovie, then burned it to a DVD using iDVD. The burned DVD plays in my iMac but will not play in a DVD player. I get a Cannot play this type of disk error message. I used a DVD-R disk (Memorex). I can provide more information if needed to figure this out, but is there a simple answer as to why this would happen? The DVD player says it plays DVD-R disks. The disk works in my computer. Any ideas from the experts?
  2. moviemaven macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2009
    i-dvd 6 burned dvds wont play on dvd players, only on computers

    I have had a similar problem. I have a dual 2.5 ghz power g-5. For many years i burned hundreds of dvds using i-dvd, and they all played perfectly on sony or other dvd players. Recently, with i-dvd 6 i made a movie in final cut express, and created a dvd in i-dvd 6. i burned several copies, all of which played
    fine in several different brands of computers, including macs and pcs. HOWEVER
    when played on various Sony dvd players, the dvd continually stops and/or breaks up at various points in the playback. On some dvd players it simply starts up after each freeze. On others it simply breaks up and wont continue
    playing. This happens with any of the several discs I burned.

    Since this problem never occurred before, i must assume it relates to i-dvd 6
    as oppossed to earlier versions. My playback of a movie through a projector
    at an event was ruined because of this issue. I had no idea the dvd wouldnt
    play back on a dvd player.

    What is the solution???
  3. Buzz Bumble Guest

    Oct 19, 2008
    New Zealand
    Sometimes it can be the brand of disc. Different brands use different dyes, and some (especially older) DVD and CD players can't see read dyes as well as others.
  4. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030


    Apr 19, 2008
    Pandora, Home Tree
    Check the format of the movie. Some players won't play all formats, but 1 or 2 of them, similar to CD players several years ago.

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