[mythtv-users] mytharchive creates invalid disc

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Dec 18 11:37:21 UTC 2006

On Dec 18, 2006, at 4:29 AM, Stroller wrote:

> On 18 Dec 2006, at 02:51, Peter Abplanalp wrote:
>>> ...
>>> 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?
>>> A few other points:
>> snipped but thanks much for the pointers.
> You snipped the most important points: try the disk in another player
> (or two).

Agreed. My brother had such inconsistent results with a 5-year-old  
player that I finally just spent the $30US to buy him a new one that  
seems to play anything I throw at it.

I have also run across two different players that had problems until  
I cleaned the laser lenses, after which they worked fine with disks  
they had refused to play in the past.

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