Difficult one Adam.
What software are you using for authoring and burning?
What settings are you using?
Are you encoding the files before taking them into the authoring app?
If so, what settings are you using?
By a ring, do you mean a ring of a different colour within the burned area
on the dvd?
Maybe the burner is giving up?
Did the one dvd that worked come from the same burner?
Same make of dvd from the same batch?
I once had a problem with dificult burning and found it was caused by adding
another burning programme to my pc.
I use Ulead WS2 and in the past have also had deepburner installed and used
that for datas dvds.
I had rebuilt my pc with new parts and needed to burn a data dvd, so I
installed deepburner. All was fine until I came to use WS2 again and I just
couldn't burn a video dvd that worked. removing deepburner did the trick.
MVP Digital Media
"Adam Albright" <AA@ABC.net> wrote in message
> This got me stumped. I've burned over a 1,000 DVDs and aside from the
> usual bad media once in awhile just doing a reburn was the cure. Not
> this time. I've just tried my 4th burn all fail at the same point.
> Background: I had a short home brew vid than runs about 12 minutes. I
> placed it and five others on the same DVD. Both the DVD Authoring
> software and DVD burning software say all files are compliant.
> No errors are reported during or after burning. In fact playing the
> DVD it works fine until I click on this one video. Very strange. Not
> only won't it play, it locks up all three of my DVD players. A Zenith,
> Pioneer and Sony. And I mean locks up. After clicking the menu choice
> for this video the screen goes dark and each DVD player locks up in
> that none of the controls work and just like with a hung PC you need
> to pull the plug to cause the DVD player to function again.
> So I tried burning JUST the problem video alone. It plays fine start
> to finish. I then tried reediting the source file just so it would a
> slightly different length then rendered it again and again used my DVD
> burning software to burn it with the other videos. Again failure, four
> times in a row.
> If I look at the business end of each DVD there is a obvious darker
> ring where either nothing got burned or burned incorrectly. This ring
> appears in exactly the same place on each DVD. What is further
> frustrating this problem video was burned on another DVD, it played
> fine and originally all I did was burn it again unchanged.
> I ran the DVD through some DVD testing software that is suppose to
> find read write errors by checking sector by sector. Nothing found.
> I tired playing all 4 DVDs off my computer and only get audio of the
> menu page yet each video's VOB file including the problem one play
> fine using Microsoft Expressions Encoder and other software I have.
> Makes no sense to me. Anybody got any ideas?