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Dexcon wrote on 3/13/2022, 5:10 PM

Is there a list of players that are compatible with DVDA?

I've never seen such a list. But please keep in mind that DVDA was discontinued a couple of years ago so even if there were such a list while DVDA was alive, that list could now be out-dated if manufacturers had superceded the then existing DVD/BD players with newer models.

The Readme notes for DVDA 6.0 includes the following:

Supported DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW or BD-R/-RE drive

You might want to read through DVDA's user manual to see if there is any more information about burning specs.

I've not had a problem playing DVDs or BDs burnt in DVDA 6.0 in my DVD/BD players - both Sony and Panasonic - but then the last one I bought was a bit over 3 years ago.

I picked up a Sony 4k player, and it dosent read my discs

And then there's another suspect in the mix: the DVD / BD discs themselves. Are they good quality discs? And do the burnt discs play properly in other DVD/BD players (friends/family)? The answer will help either identify or eliminate one possible cause of the problem.

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DMT3 wrote on 3/13/2022, 5:49 PM

What type of disks are you making (bluray, DVDs etc)?

john-baker wrote on 3/20/2022, 9:46 AM

@rayrayjay

Hi

. . . . Do we have a list somewhere, or is there something to look for on the specs that assure compatibility? . . . .

DVDA creates disks which are Blu-Ray or DVD compliant. Any player that supports the BD and DVD specs will play the discs with a few constraints:

The discs must be Blu-Ray or DVD compliant - if you have created 'Data discs' these will not be read by the player

The quality of the discs used - economy 'unbranded' discs are a false economy.

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EricLNZ wrote on 3/20/2022, 5:51 PM

if you have created 'Data discs' these will not be read by the player

I haven't tried my new Sony Blu-ray player but my old Panasonic would read a Data Disc and present a list of playable files. Much like it searches a USB device inserted to produce a list of playable files.

DMT3 wrote on 3/20/2022, 8:22 PM

You don't state the specific Sony 4k player, but I looked up general 4k players and they don't mention being able to play DVD-R disks, only CD-R. Sony is known for not being able to play burned disks.

EricLNZ wrote on 3/20/2022, 10:24 PM

It's a Blu-ray player, not 4K. Sony BDP-S1500. It will play CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, all both commercial and home burnt. It will also play my AVCHD video discs (made with Menus using Nero Video) both on DVD-R and DVD-RW.

I've just tried a DVD-RW Data disc. It comes up on the Home Screen as Data Disc and you can then navigate through the folders. It then lists any playable videos, audio files and maybe photos (I forgot to check).

I've no experience with 4K but I understand as 4K Blu-ray video disc burning isn't readily available one solution is to put your 4K files on a Blu-ray data disc and your player can play the files that way. But of course you don't have nice menus etc.

 

Dexcon wrote on 3/20/2022, 11:43 PM

The only Sony 4K player available in Australia is the UBP-X700 - it's Sony product webpage states that it has compatibility with the following discs:

  • BD-RE, BD-RE Dual Layer, BD-ROM, CD (CD-DA), CD-R / -RW, DVD+R, DVD+R Double Layer, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R Dual Layer, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, SA-CD (SA-CD / CD) Playback, Stereoscopic 3D (profile 5), Ultra HD Blu-ray

The same player is available in the UK with the exact same disc compatibility.

Sony's US website has disc compatibility for its UBP-X800M2 4K player as being:

  • Ultra HD Blu-ray, BD-ROM, Stereoscopic 3D (profile 5), SA-CD (SA-CD/CD) Playback, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R Dual Layer, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R Double Layer, CD (CD-DA), CD-R/-RW

The same player is available in both France and Germany each with the exact same disc compatibility.

It would therefore seem that Sony's 4K players typically support the major DVD standards including +/-R and +/-RW. In fact, Sony promote their 4K players as being:

Ultimate disc drive

Play all your CD, DVD and Blu-ray™ collections conveniently with one universal player.

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