iDVD6 burns won't read on older DVD players?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by 8thMan, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. 8thMan macrumors regular

    8thMan

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    The disks that I burn in iDVD6 work fine on computers and newer DVD players, but I can't get them to run on my old DVD/VCR machine, as well as some machines I use at school. Is this a known issue, or am I overlooking something? Thanks for any input.
     
  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    It's probably your DVD media. Is it a DVD+R or a DVD-R?
     
  3. 8thMan thread starter macrumors regular

    8thMan

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    DVD-R, as specified for the drive, I believe (G5 iMac ALS)? This happens on all brands of media.
     
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  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Is it a Dual Layer DVD? There're some compatibility issues, I think, between older DVD players and dual-layer DVD+R.
     
  6. xStep macrumors 68000

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    My DVD player does not read home made DVDs. It took years for the player companies to catch up, so you will still find many old players out there that can't handle homemade DVDs.
     

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