As you can see from the list below it should play /record beer mats...
Could be one of those players that is brand particular, maybe a writing software issue....
Pionneer A06 Specs Plays pre-recorded DVD's & CD's Records on DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-R & CD-RW Blank Media Records on DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R and DVD+RW Blank Media Makes discs that will play in most existing DVD players Uses the single layer 4.7GB DVD-RW (ReWritable) & Once only DVD-R System CD-R & CD-RW recoding & playback 4x DVD-R and 2xDVD-RW speeds (on high speed DVD media) 4x DVD+R and 2.4x DVD+RW speeds 16x CD-R writing with 10x CD-RW writing (with high speed CDRW media) Internal IDE drive
DVD Write speeds: 4x DVD-R (On 4x media) 4x DVD+R 2.4x DVD+RW 2xDVD-RW
DVD ROM Read Speed 12x 6x with 4x DVD-R media (6x for 2x DVD-RW media) 2x with older DVD-R/W media
CD Write Speed 16x CD-R, 10x CD-RW *Using hi-speed media"
CD-ROM Read Speed 32xCD-ROM, 10x Audio
Playback - DVD-ROM and DVD Video, CD-ROM and CD-ROM XA, CD-DA and CD TEXT, Photo CD and Video CD, CD Extra Buffer 2MB DVR-A06 Dimensions Width 148mm Height 42.3mm Depth 198mm Weight Approximately 1,100g Compatible OS Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000 with Above Pentium III 500MHz, 256MB Ram recommendation Bundled software MyDVD Video Suite 4, Instant CD/DVD v6.5 1xDVD-R (4x) & 1xDVD-RW (2x)