[mythtv-users] mytharchive creates invalid disc

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Dec 18 05:22:22 UTC 2006

On Dec 17, 2006, at 7:51 PM, Peter Abplanalp wrote:

> ----- "Brian Wood" <beww at beww.org> wrote:
>> On Dec 17, 2006, at 4:33 PM, Paul Harrison wrote:
>>> Peter Abplanalp wrote:
>>>> all,
>>>> i've just created my first dvd using mytharchive and gxine seems
>>>> to be able to open and play it just fine; however, when i put the
>>>> dvd in a normal, stand alone dvd player, the player says it is an
>>>> invalid disc.  can anyone shed some light on why this is?
>>> That could be down to the media you are using. I have seen
>>> something similar when using some cheap and nasty discs, they
>>> would play fine in one standalone player but would nearly
>>> always fail in another.  Using better quality discs works 100%
>>> in both players I have.
>> Compatibility with standalone consumer DVD players has always been a
>> bit slippery, and will never be 100%. Paul's comment about media is
>> quite valid.
> ok, what media should i use?  i have both dvd+r and dvd-r single layer
> 4.7 gb discs and both are manufactured by sony or at least that's  
> whose
> name is on the packaging.  is there a better brand that you would  
> suggest?

Much as I dislike Sony it sounds like media is probably not your  

The compatibility issue is complex, googling around will find you a  
lot of info, for starters try:



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