Digital Video Forums  

Go Back   Digital Video Forums > Disc Formats > DVD Blank Media, Burning, Recording Hardware

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 28 Sep 2008, 08:23 AM   #1
Junior Member
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1
Default Help with DVD-R playback (codec and/or format problems?)

Hello everyone. I'm having some very sporadic playback issues with playing different burned DVDs on my DVD player. First, let me tell you a few details. My DVD player is a Philips, model DVP642/37. I use Memorex 16X DVD-Rs. I burn all of my video DVDs to Data form.

At first, I was thinking it was the file TYPE (avi, mpg, mov, etc) that was being subjective with the DVD player. But it's so hard to believe that for a few reasons. For one, some movies will play if (example) they're MOV format, while other MOV movies will not. Second, most of the time the DVD player will tell me "Codec Not Supported" when it refuses playback.

I tried to convert all my movie formats to (MOV) because I'm currently watching a series of videos that are all in MOV format, and they're playing just fine. Then, I decided to test even bigger by converting one file to several formats (making different files) and seeing what ones would and would not play. I used a converter I have purchased called Magic Video Converter to do this with. So, I took some MP4 files and converted them to MOV, AVI, MPEG, WMV, RM, and even SWF. I then burned them to a DVD, like normal, and tried playing them. Not even one file would play, and only two even showed up in the main menu.

After looking carefully, I see that I can select a few different Video and Audio codecs for conversion. They are:

Video-----
Svq1
Divx
Xvid
H263
H264
Audio-----
AAC
A-Law
AMR Normal-Band
WAV (pcm 16 little-endian)
WAV (pcm 16 big-endian)

I'm looking for any and all advice on what I need to do to burn DVDs and play them on my DVD player. I have several movies of varying formats that I want to burn and watch, from FLV to MOV to AVI; lots of format types. What do I need to do? What codecs should I use when converting? What file types will and will not play? Please, any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

~ Vincent

ps:
Also, if anything, I would greatly appreciate suggestions for DVD players that are good at playing back various formats/codec types. Basically, the best DVD player for burned DVD-Rs.

Last edited by enjikari; 28 Sep 2008 at 09:58 AM
enjikari is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can you convert a divx codec to dvd format lippy58 Blank Media and Burning 2 13 Sep 2004 12:16 AM
unknown codec format xvid + Qpel? Rommyke Other File Formats 0 29 Dec 2003 12:36 AM
.AU Format? What codec? Trek234 General Discussions 2 24 May 2003 01:17 PM
Playback problems after reinstalling Nimo Codec pack 5.0 build8 sbonline Other File Formats 1 13 Dec 2002 08:04 AM
Divx codec for AVI format tha_ghostus General Discussions 9 4 Apr 2002 02:24 AM



All times are GMT +10. The time now is 01:13 PM.

Kirsch designed by Andrew & Austin


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 1999 - 2018 Digital Digest

Visit DivXLand   Visit dvdloc8.com