DVD-Rs won't play on my Sony Blu Ray player.
January 13, 2010 11:33 AM   Subscribe

Is there a way to get movies that I have on DVD-R to play on my Sony Blu Ray player (Model number: BDP-N460)? For some reason, the player is not recognizing that I have a movie on the disc. My old DVD player would play them with no problems.
posted by NoMich to Technology (9 answers total)
Ironically, you would probably have better luck with a $30 Walmart special than with a Sony or other name brand.

On burned CDs, I've occasionally heard people having good luck burning the disc at a slower speed to get it working on something like a car CD player. I'm not sure whether it works for DVDs though.
posted by smackfu at 11:45 AM on January 13, 2010

Do store-bought dvds play fine? If not, you may need to upgrade the firmware on the blu-ray player.
posted by melissasaurus at 12:17 PM on January 13, 2010

Did you use a program like DVD Flick to turn your movie file into a valid DVD disc? Or did you just burn the file (.avi, .mpg, etc) straight onto the disc? Not every player can handle a disc that hasn't been authored correctly.
posted by arco at 12:23 PM on January 13, 2010 [1 favorite]

DVD-R format has problems with some commercial players. DVD+R works better.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 12:27 PM on January 13, 2010

Store bought DVDs work great.

I use a program called DVD Shrink to rip the DVD to my computer, then I use CDBurnerXP to run the DVD-R.
posted by NoMich at 12:29 PM on January 13, 2010

If your disc format is compatible with your player, and you're certain that you began with a (generally) valid DVD structure and encountered no errors during burning, you may want to try FixVTS on the DVD structure to fix some common problems and then try again.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 1:02 PM on January 13, 2010

DVD-R? Pirate!

The system is working as intended.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 3:53 PM on January 13, 2010 [1 favorite]

As it turns out, it may have to do with the software that I'm using to burn the DVD-R.
posted by NoMich at 9:08 AM on January 17, 2010

I was right, it was the software that I was using. I purchased Nero 9 and everything is now burning to a DVD-R that plays in the Blu Ray player. Hooray!
posted by NoMich at 9:26 AM on February 7, 2010

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