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    Default Problems burning & playing DVDs

    I have an LG home cinema system. I'm editing using Pinnacle Plus 9.3 and attempting to creat a DVD using either the 9.3 'Create Disk' option or by using Pinnacle Instant DVD. I'm experimenting using DVD+RW but cannot play what I've recorded.
    Any ideas? .... as you'll probably gues I'm very new to this!!
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    Mad

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    How are you trying to play your creatred DVD? Note that compatability with DVD players isn't 100%.

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    I know that not all DVDs support the playing of recorded DVDs. To be honest I'm not sure if the I have LG product does or not.
    I've emailed LG as well. I think the problem is more likely that I'm not burning the DVD in the right format; or haven't closed the session or some other basic error ... fumbling in the dark really.
    I'm using +DVDs ... how do I know if the player needs -DVD format? I beleive that it is the media itself that determines this format?!?
    Are there books to pick this stuff up or do I just keep reading the magazines and watching the forums etc?
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    Default Playback method

    Sorry ... you did ask how I'm playing the DVD. Essentially as I would any pre-recorded media? Why, should I be doing something else? Assuming that the player is compatable (?) should it not just play?

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    You can check stand alone DVD compatability here: http://www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers

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    Thanks will check that ... I see somewhere on the forum "... avoid Pinnacle products like the plague ...". Is this likely to be an issue?

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    Providing you followed a wizard type interface in creating the DVD, the most likely scenario is incompatable media. Could, of course, be any number of other problems (without knowing exactly what you did ).

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    Default Will try again ....!

    Thanx ....
    I'll try again .... the VideoHelp.com site is a help ... says media is compatable anyway (perhaps lower burn speed?).
    The media is Philips by the way.

    Will continue to watch & listen on your excellent forum!!!

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    Mad
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