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Creating Home DVD that will play on all DVD players.

by bighorn60 / May 8, 2010 1:09 PM PDT

I have tried creating DVD's with various programs, even tried a Magnavox VCR/DVD player-recorder machine; they played back on a computer but none of them played back on most of the DVD players I used. Magnavox said it would,but when I called them, they admitted that sometimes it doesn't work. Is there a program I can use that would work and doesn't cost a small fortune? Thank you. Bob H.

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You learned that it doesn't always work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 8, 2010 10:54 PM PDT

That's the truth about recordable DVD media. There are some players that will never play anything but factory media.

You can improve the odds with having DVD+R and DVD-R media on hand and using simple software like DVD FLICK but what you ask is not possible today with recordable media.

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DVD's that dont play on a player on the TV
by bighorn60 / May 9, 2010 3:25 PM PDT

I was afraid of that. Everything I tried seemed to indicate that. Thanks for the reply, now I have to explain to my wife and Niece that it isn't always possible to record a DVD to send to relatives without a PC and expect them to see it. They keep telling me it should be possible I just dont know what I am doing. LOL Thats life, Thanks for the reply. Bob H.

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Here's my test.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 9, 2010 9:51 PM PDT

I make my DVD on DVD-R and DVD+R with DVD FLICK (long reasons why) and then I have a note that Uncle Joe needs DVD-R while Betty Sue's player only takes DVD-R.

What a mess.

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Making DVD's that work on all DVD players
by bighorn60 / May 15, 2010 3:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Here's my test.

I tried the DVD Flick, it works great. For a free app, this really works. Thanks a bunch. Keep on helping troubled others like myself, you do good work. Bob H

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A hike in the woods.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2010 3:51 AM PDT

I think it's like hiking in the woods and you come to a fork in the road and have to decide which way. Some (friendly?) person is there to point to a path they took before and what they found.

Sounds familiar. Hope you continue to find tips that save you some time and trouble.

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