[mythtv-users] mytharchive creates invalid disc

Jon Bishop jon.the.wise at gmail.com
Mon Dec 18 05:26:33 UTC 2006

On Dec 17, 2006, at 9:22 PM, Brian Wood wrote:

> 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
> problem.
> The compatibility issue is complex, googling around will find you a
> lot of info, for starters try:
> http://www.dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html#4.3.1
> http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/DVDMediaFormats/Home.aspx

Many people I know swear by Verbatim media. You might try that.

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