Re: Burning a Windows / DVD player compatible DVD
I have been using DVD-R, creating the ISO images to burn with dvdstyler.
I usually burn with growisofs, but I have used (original) cdrecord as
well, and that works as well. I burn these on several machines, and
often create the mpeg files using ffmpeg and starting with some other
format. I create all my mpg files in 720x480 DVD format if they aren't
already, I don't trust conversions to do it by magic.
I'm really struggling with this whole compatible DVD thing.
For my amateur dramatics group, I have produced a DVD of our show,
including menus and all sorts of fun like that. The DVD plays
perfectly with "xine dvd://video/dvd".
I have burned the DVD in many different ways, such as "growisofs
-dvd-compat -dvd-video -Z /dev/scd1 ." and most of the ways I burn it
will work perfectly on my panasonic DVD player.
However, when I distributed these DVD's to other people, I have
received reports that they don't work on Windows machines (they
apparently show up as a blank DVD), Mac's (similar I guess - but no
detail on that) or some DVD drives (which just refuse to read them).
I believe the DVD that was written that works on Linux and my DVD
player is using the UDF file system, but several real DVD's I have use
iso9660. I tried burning it with iso9660 (actually using gnomebaker)
and that fails to play on my DVD player, but it is recognised and can
be played by a windows computer.
I'm currently using DVD-R disks, which I understood to be more likely
compatible with DVD players (although I may have that wrong because
http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/ suggests that DVD+R disks
are more compatible).
In case it is useful, I have pasted the output of dvd+rw-mediainfo for
one of the burned DVD's at http://pastebin.com/m7479a9c
Could anyone suggest how I should be burning these DVD's to ensure
they are compatible with both windows and more DVD players?
No magic trick.
Bill Davidsen <email@example.com>
"Woe unto the statesman who makes war without a reason that will still
be valid when the war is over..." Otto von Bismark