DVD compatibility question

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Bob D., Nov 14, 2004.

  1. Bob D.

    Bob D. Guest

    I have three DVD player in the house and all of them work with recordable
    media. But when I burn DVDs on the computer, program A produces a disc that
    works on player X and Y but not Z. Program B makes a disc that works on
    player X and Z but not Y.......etc. What's going on here?

    I've heard that DVDs use MPEG2, but how many variations of MPEG2 are there?
    There must be different bit rates because DVD recorders have 1,2,4 and 6
    hour settings. Also, the transcoder/shrink programs must be changing
    something.

    Is there any good information about format variations on the web? How can I
    find out what players support what formats? Next time I buy a player, I want
    make sure it can handle everything.

    Bob D.
    Bob D., Nov 14, 2004
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  2. Bob D.

    Bill in Co. Guest

    www.videohelp.com

    DVD-R disks are compatible with more players than DVD+R.
    Check out that site for more info.

    Bob D. wrote:
    > I have three DVD player in the house and all of them work with recordable
    > media. But when I burn DVDs on the computer, program A produces a disc

    that
    > works on player X and Y but not Z. Program B makes a disc that works on
    > player X and Z but not Y.......etc. What's going on here?
    >
    > I've heard that DVDs use MPEG2, but how many variations of MPEG2 are

    there?
    > There must be different bit rates because DVD recorders have 1,2,4 and 6
    > hour settings. Also, the transcoder/shrink programs must be changing
    > something.
    >
    > Is there any good information about format variations on the web? How can

    I
    > find out what players support what formats? Next time I buy a player, I

    want
    > make sure it can handle everything.
    >
    > Bob D.
    Bill in Co., Nov 14, 2004
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  3. Bob D.

    Biz Guest

    http://dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html


    "Bob D." <> wrote in message
    news:UcOld.86093$HA.85388@attbi_s01...
    > I have three DVD player in the house and all of them work with recordable
    > media. But when I burn DVDs on the computer, program A produces a disc

    that
    > works on player X and Y but not Z. Program B makes a disc that works on
    > player X and Z but not Y.......etc. What's going on here?
    >
    > I've heard that DVDs use MPEG2, but how many variations of MPEG2 are

    there?
    > There must be different bit rates because DVD recorders have 1,2,4 and 6
    > hour settings. Also, the transcoder/shrink programs must be changing
    > something.
    >
    > Is there any good information about format variations on the web? How can

    I
    > find out what players support what formats? Next time I buy a player, I

    want
    > make sure it can handle everything.
    >
    > Bob D.
    >
    >
    Biz, Nov 15, 2004
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