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    You have no idea how good it felt to find this site. Will someone please help before I have a nervous breakdown. I have writtren some video to a JVC dvd-r 1-8x disk. Sometimes when I put it in the MV dvd player it plays fine but other times it comes up no disk. More often than not no disk. I have to take it put and put in in and take it out and so on until it eventually will play. The dvd player supports dvd-r as its on the front of the player. Why does it do this? My brother sends me dvd-r's that are write speed 1-4x and they play fine. So after buying 5 dvd+r's that didn't play and 10 dvd-r's 1-8x that work sometimes shoud I go and buy some dvd-r's 1-4x ?? Will these play?

    Please help before I start banging my head on a hard wall !!!! :cry:

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    Sadly, the industry is not quite at the stage where all players will play all brands of disks.

    Historicall, this has been the case with just about every media type I know. Back in the early to mid 80's it was not guaranteed that a 3.5 in floppy, written on one PC could actually be read on a different computer. Same thing here I expect.

    But more so a case of your DVD player is not able to play the particular brand of DVD-R you have. 1-4x or 1-8x times should make no difference I think. It's more likely the brand that's the issue. Check the manufacturuer's web site and look for a list of compatible DVD-R brands for your player.

    Also, anothe rbig issue that stops DVD-R playing on players is putting a sticky label on the disk. Advice based on my personal experience is to NEVER do this. If you want a nice label for the disk then buy printable DVD-R and print onto the disk using a suitable printer. NEVER EVER put a sticky label on a DVD-R.

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    Hi Karl
    I used to have exactly the same problem with a standalone Liteon DVD recorder. A right royal pain in the ass piece of crap it was. It started off just doing it on DVD-Rs and eventually progressed on to proper bought films. Some players are just temperamental and that's all there is to it. I threw it in the bin in disgust in the end.

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    Along similar lines: I have a DVD drive and a DVD-RW drive (different makes) and sometimes a DVD won't load in one but will load in the other... I've always managed to get it to load in one of them, though.
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    Thanks for that can you help me with something else that is really confusing me I have a sony 8x dvd +/- rw. I thought this would do everything but my brother has told me I should have bought a multi layer writer, what is this? I tried to copy a dvd and I got the message 'contains multi sessions some items may not be copied'

    Thanks, Karl

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