I have mac os x 10.4.8 I have burned a ton of dvds, all using idvd, i have not changed the way i burn, when its done encoding, i place the disk back in to the computer to test it, it works, works great!!, then i eject it and place it in my stand alone dvd player, and it says disk is physically damaged or dirty, but its not, iv done a number of tests, also, my other movies still work, the menu works still, but it has that error when i push play, or enter when the play movie selection is highlighted. I am thinking the dvd burner is shot? but there is still data on the disk, and the menus work, so why not play a movie? other than that posible cause could anyone help me figure out how to fix this?? PLEASE the dvd plays fine when re enterd in to the mac, but no longer wors in dvd player! HELP!
1. Are the DVD's RW by any chance? Or are you using +R / -R and the DVD player not liking it? I've burnt disks that would play on PC but not player that were down to this, admittedly with an old player.
2. Is there an option to 'Finalise' the disk in iDvd (re last comment).
The best thing to do would be to leave iDVD and use either VisualHub or Toast for burning dvd's on a mac. I've never had one single disc from either of those two programs fail in a standalone dvd player. VisualHub is great because it converts most file types AND burns to disk for you all in one step. I don't believe that techspansion offers it commercially anymore though so if you want to get a copy you'll have to see what you can find