Originally posted by: digitalfreaknyc Also, try burning it as a DVD-ROM as opposed to a regular DVD. Some say that helps.
This is what I did with a Verbatim +R DL. However, to do this, you have to know how to set the 'book type' on your CD burner. If you are interested in making good, compatible discs nearly all the time with your hardware, I recommend you go here:
Find the forum corresponding to your hardware and start reading, a general FAQ is a good place to start. You'd be amazed the extra features you can squeeze out of what you already have with just a firmware upgrade.
But, as DFNYC said, one of the main things that can help increase compatibility with set-top players is to change the booktype of a disc to DVD-ROM as opposed to DVD+/-R, +/-RW, +/-R DL, etc. Not all drives are capable of doing this, but if it's possible you will find a way to do in that forum.
DVD Decrypter is capable of changing the booktype setting on a lot of drives. Go under Tools->Drive->Change Book Type. This isn't exactly dangerous, but you should know what you're doing. Feel free to PM me if anyone needs help.
focuspuller, I just got your email with these covers, they look great! I love the first one with the old production still of Deckard. Someone used this same photo a while back to make a fake 'Criterion Collection' cover for one of the laserdiscs rips, but it wasn't as polished as this.
This is my first post on here, so I'll try not to be too dumb.
I love the Se7en and Game DVD sets, but I'm having a small problem. I grabbed all these off of MySpleen over the past couple weeks, and they're great, however, I have burned the first disc of The Game (the actual film) to a Dual-Layered disc, it burns fine, but when played in any DVD player/drive (even the burner and played with PowerDVD) I get the opening disclaimer, your logo, and then it goes to a black screen, but I can hear the menu music. If I am in PowerDVD, I can mouse over where I know the menu items are, and I can click them to start the movie, which plays fine, and if I play it on my DVD player, if I just fiddle with it, go into the system menu a couple times and exit back, eventually I can get the menu to come up. So basically, the disc works fine, except for when it initially loads, the menu graphics do not appear. Has anybody else had a similar problem? Am I doing something asinine? Any help is appreciated.