hi ive just put a dvd rw in my pc got some disc copied fine so got some more but dead cheap thing no problem copying on to them they play fine on pc my dvd player, play station 2 so i gave a mate a copy and it dont play on his dvd so treied disc on diffrent player no play so treid a diffent disc played fine on all does any one no a reason why play on mine but no one else
Not all DVD players will play PC made discs. The majority of DVD players but not all will play DVD-R discs but many have trouble with DVD+R and using DVD-RW discs the problem is far worse. See dvdr-help for some compatibility figures click here
It could be a simple case of that the dvd player is unhappy with that manufactueres disk.
Different manufactueres use slightly different ways and materials in the production of a disk, this can have an effect on the strengh and colour of the reflection from that disk, and sometimes because of this the lasser has diffculties in picking up the reflection and reading the data from it.
One example of this is with rewrite disks, which often uses a heat sencitive dye, data being written on the disk by heating the dye to change it's colour to repersent the binary code.
so changing to a different make of disk can resolve the matter, normanly this problem is found in older DVD players.
I have found this with my DVD players, my main one that is a expensive model (and about 3 years old) doesn't like pc generated disk, but the cheap and cheerful freebie in the bedroom will play almost anything!