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Strange DVD playback ?
Strange DVD playback ? –
Raistlin this may be a Q for you as i believe you know these model DVDplayers from another forum..
I use DVDshrink and various other programs for DVD backups and they play fine on ps2 and xbox. They also play on a sansui dvx-1200 player but not on a sansui dvx-2700 which is a bigger model.
the most i can work out that there is something in the dvx-2700 mech or electronics that stops it reading dvd-r's ?
I have looked on other forums and apparently both the sansui models can play dvd-r, just not mine :-(
any help appreciated
Those are tough players to work with. They're in a great price range, but there is a penalty for it. Wasn't able to gather any hard details on the 2700 specifically, but there were some Digitrex and other brands (fabbed by Toshiba knock-off plants no doubt) that look like they are on par design-wise, not sure. The most common themes I've seen concerning Sansui's have been two things: Bit rate and burn speed.
I noticed several posts about things going haywire with bitrates exceeding 5000kb/sec. You may want to check into this with a PC DVD appliction. Some have an option somewhere ithat will display on-screen in real time the details of the stream--chapter and title, bit rate, etc. PowerDVD will do it if you right click the screen during playback and select "Show Information". If you see bitrates hitting the 5k mark , this may well be your problem. The only way to fix this is to try different settings or a different app that allows you to control the bitrates better.
As for the burning speed--that's a trial-and-error thing based on your media and burner. You may want to check the media's capabilities with ADVDInfo or NeroCDSpeed2000 (there is a sticky on the DVD-R forum about a testing utility for the Pioneer drives--you can get links to these app's there). I've seen some 2X media that only works in some players if burned at 2X. I've seen some 1X media that will burn at 2X that plays crappy if burned at 1X, but plays better if burned at 2X. It's a real puzzle. If you find your media can burn at 2X on your burner, you might want to try it at 2X if you've been doing it slower. Likewise, you might try forcing a 1X burn if you've been going at 2X.
Sorry man....you got me on this one.
Hey thats ok ,
Believe me it has thrown me completely.
I do have the bitrate display on power dvd as you suggested and everything looks cool as I use dvd shrink which lowers the bitrate usually anyway.
There is one dvd-rewritable disc that I backed up a movie with dvd decrypter and it does play in the Sansui dvx-2700 player ok,
apart from that, everything else won't play.
I did take a couple of disc to a local video shop, my discs played in all top end players such as Sony and Pioneer no problems but not in a lot of cheap players. Even a Hyundai player that said dvd-r dvd-rw on it would not play my discs?
There must be something in the formats that let the drive know what type of disc is in there as the above dvd-rw did play.
Yeah, i do have the movies converted to region free as well, they show up as region free and regions 1-8
Media wise everything seems to record and check up ok too.
One day i hope to crack this problem.
Thankyou for your interest and yr good time
Bye the way I am in australia and its interesting to see some of the same cheap brand DVD players arrive here as in the US.