DVD-R compatability

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Adam N, Feb 28, 2002.

  1. Adam N

    Adam N Agent

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Once again, I turn to the experts for advise.
    Does anyone know where to find a list of dvd players that are capable of flawlessly playing dvd-r's? Some machines won't even recognize the discs, some play with glitches, and some play perfectly. Why is this??? Please help!
    Adam[​IMG]
     
  2. Larry Schneider

    Larry Schneider Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 1999
    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    0
  3. JamesTR

    JamesTR Auditioning

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2002
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    I looked at the list of incompatibles, and I own two of the models listed, but they both play DVD-R just fine as long as the disks are finalized. (recorded on Panasonic E20). My Sony NS700 also plays them with no problems.
     
  4. Wayne Bundrick

    Wayne Bundrick Cinematographer

    Joined:
    May 17, 1999
    Messages:
    2,358
    Likes Received:
    0
    You can find what seems to be a very comprehensive list at vcdhelp.com.

    I bought a DVD-R drive only a few weeks ago so I can't say I have a whole lot of experience with DVD-R. I can only confirm that Pioneer DVD-R media plays just fine in a Sony NS300.

    I think the problem with some players is the reflectivity of the discs, the same problem that many DVD players have with CD-R discs. Some players can read DVD-R but not very well, sometimes it will misread and have to try again, and if this happens during a high bitrate scene there will be a glitch.
     
  5. GregK

    GregK Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2000
    Messages:
    1,013
    Likes Received:
    219
    Just a quick followup on what Wayne said:
    My older 2nd generation Sony DVP-S300 DVD player plays
    most Panasonic burned DVD-R discs fine.. the one's recorded
    at the 4-7 mb/s "SP" mode. But "XP" burned discs, which run
    at a bitrate of 7 to 10mb/s, won't play back properly.
    My bother's 3rd generation Sony plays back these "Superbit"
    XP discs fine, as do three current Sony DVD players that I
    tested. Even the PS2, which can't play some standard DVDs
    back correctly [​IMG] , plays DVD-R XP encoded discs fine.
    I do own a Daewoo 5700 (for some of it's "unique" features)
    and it plays the Panasonic burned SP/XP discs for the most
    part fine. BUT... Searching past 2X speed causes the image
    to freeze up. Ditto for any reverse scanning. When you hit
    play, who knows where you'll be at. This goes for both
    XP & SP discs. (note the Sony's seem to handle scanning
    fine) A friend with a Pioneer DVD burner just made me a
    sample DVD-R disc, and scanning his burned DVD-Rs are just
    fine with the Daewoo. But he also burned me a "clone" of
    one of my Panasonic burned discs, and it still has problems
    with scanning. ...Interesting....
     
  6. Adam N

    Adam N Agent

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the info.
    I too an finding that it seems to be a combination of:
    The machine used to play the dvd-r disc, the brand of dvd-r, & the speed which the material is recorded.
    I wish there was an easy way to figure this out[​IMG]
    Oh well, I guess the best method, in this case, is trial & error.
    Thanks again everyone!
    Adam[​IMG]
     
  7. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 1999
    Messages:
    7,126
    Likes Received:
    71
    I am thinking of getting the Panasonic dmr-e20 and was concerned that the dvd-r discs would not play on my other 2 systems. A Sony dvp-s500d and a Panasonic cgp-h501 portable dvd player. On Todd's list I saw that the Sony should not have any problems. But, I did not see the portable player on either of the lists. But, It is only a year old and is from Panasonic. So hopefully, it will work.
     
  8. Larry Schneider

    Larry Schneider Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 1999
    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    0
  9. Mike_G

    Mike_G Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2000
    Messages:
    1,477
    Likes Received:
    14
    Real Name:
    Mike
    http://www.apple.com/dvd/compatibility/
    Every DVD I burned with my Mac G4 has played on every player that I tried it on. Panasonic, Pioneer (the earlier Elite 79 had menu issues), JVC, Toshiba, and Apex.
    Mike
     

Share This Page