Since 1,5 year I have been using Philips DVD+ R 16 speed dvd's using adobe encore's high quality preset (2 pass 7mb vbr) to burn them to a dvd and never had any problems with playing the dvd's on a variety of dvd players untill...
I bought two 50packs in a german store, they were on discount and for the price I couldn't resist. I allready used a few dvd from the first pack for a wedding and again without a problem, then the next client did have playback problems, even with new copies the film would stutter in the beginning and the it jumped back to the dvd menu. In my dvd player however it worked fine except for 1 dvd (out of 3) which showed the same problem.
In one copy I found some spots on the burning layer of the dvd but other copies which had playback problems did not show these spots, eventually I used the second 50pack to burn the dvd and then all was ok.
Except the client asked for another copy last week which I made from that second 50pack and again he had playback problems while in the meantime I had other customers were I sold a dvd from that same 50pck dvd without any complaints.
Could it be that the high quality preset from encore causes problems on some dvd players or may the dvd's are just of a bad quality? has anyone else experienced problems like this before?