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DVD won't play in DVD Player? Solved!

You perhaps had a wedding video and burn it to a DVD. Or you buy many movies in DVDs. The situation that when you played your DVDs on the computer, it plays well. But you inserted DVD to DVD Player, the DVD Player failed to play the DVDs. You must be confused and upset without knowing the reasons.

When comes to the reasons and troubleshooting, you have to figure out your DVD discs. Is it a burned one or a standard one. Then switch to the relevant part.

If you can't play burned DVD on DVD Player, switch to >> part 1. For those who can't play standard DVD on DVD Player, plese turn to >> part 2.

Part 1: Re-burn DVD for your DVD Player

The reason that you can't play burned DVD on your DVD Player is just because sometimes you get a bad burn. You perhaps didn't burn a DVD in the right video DVD format. You might burn your videos to a data DVD. Generally, nearly all DVD players can't recognize data DVDs, but just video DVDs.

In this case, you can burn your video to DVD with another DVD Burner software. You can try to use Pavtube DVD Creator. Pavtube DVD Creator is a professional software application built specifically for helping you create DVDs from media files, while allowing you to edit videos, design menus, and burn DVDs. It works with the following file formats: TP, MTS, AVI, MP4, MPEG, 3GP, WMV, RM, DAT, MOV, FLV, MKV, VOB, JPG, BMP, PNG, and others. Files can be uploaded into the working environment using the built-in browse button or “drag and drop” operations.

Step 1. To import your video files or pictures to DVD Creator, you can either drag and drop source files to source area or select “Import Files” from the drop-down list of Quick Start menu.

Add files

Tip: When loading .tivo files for burning DVD, you have to set “Media Access Key” first because TiVo files are protected. Find details in Option.

Step 2. Each file is recognized as a chapter after being imported to DVD Creator. To add new title to DVD Creator, press the “Add Title” button at the bottom of source file area. Use Move Up and Move Down button to arrange chapters and titles in proper order to form your DVD main movie. Edit Video Clip (Trim, Crop, Watermark, etc) if necessary.

Source area

Step 3. Press “Menu” tab to enter DVD Menu interface. There are menu templates for you to use. To use a preset menu template from DVD Creator, simply double-click on the template. When/if you don’t need DVD menu, use “No Menu” from Menu Templates area. You may also customize DVD menu in your own way. This includes changing the DVD menu template/style, menu text, display aspect ratio and background for the DVD menu. You can also set chapter mark, and playback mode.

Menu area

Step 4. Once the menu has been decided you can preview how it will look in DVD Creator. Switch to “Burn” screen when you finished authoring DVD and feel like to burn created DVD-video onto a writable DVD (or ISO image) that will plays on standard DVD player after burning. DVD Creator writes content to single-layer 4.7GB and dual layer 8.5GB DVDs. At the bottom of main interface you can set DVD-5(D5) or DVD-9 (D9) as target disc type.


Now, try to play your new burned DVD on your DVD Player.

Part 2: Rip DVD for DVD Player Playback

In addition, there are lots of other different reasons for DVD can't play on DVD player.

Wrong DVD Format: DVD has many formats, such as DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, etc. Different DVD players has their own DVD format specs. What plays in the US won’t play everywhere else in the world. And also for example, Sony cannot guarantee playback when using DVD-Rs or CD-Rs.

DVD Scratches: Scratches and dust can impede the proper playing of DVDs. Clean your DVD and see if it will play. If not, try burning a new copy of the disk.

In this way, you can rip DVD to DVD Player supported digital format. DVD ripping can extract main title of DVD from scratched DVD and dusc DVD discs. It also can change any DVD format to normal MPEG-2, AVI, WMV, MP4 for vairous DVD Player. You can try to use Pavtube ByteCopy to do this. Pavtube ByteCopy can rip unprotected and protected DVD to virtually any video and audio format. With it, you can easily convert DVD to DVD Player supported video format. Not merely a DVD converter, ByteCopy also includes a handy video editor that allows you to trim, crop, effect and watermark source video. With the popular 2D to 3D converting ability, you can get vivid 3D movie experience with your 2D DVD movies. You also can configure the video and audio size, bitrate, codec, channel, etc to make your output video more compatible with your DVD Player.

Step 1: Load DVD disc into the program.

Launch the program on your computer, insert your DVD disc into an internal or external DVD drive, on the program's main interface, click "File" > "Load from disc" to load commercial DVD disc to the application. You also can load Blu-ray disc and rip Blu-ray to DVD Player supported format.

LOAD dvd

Step 2: Output DVD player supported file formats.

Check the specification explanation on your TV to see which video standards your TV using: NTSC or PAL, you should also be clear of your TV display screen aspect ratio: 16:9 or 4:3. Then click "Format" bar, from its drop-down list, select "VCD/DVD/SVCD" > "DVD PAL (16:9)"/DVD PAL (4:3)" or "DVD NTSC (16:9)"/DVD NTSC (4:3)" according to your own situation.

Output DVD video format

Step 3: Start DVD to DVD Player conversion process.

Clicking the Convert button on main interface, you can go to Conversion window to start conversion. After the conversion, you can click "Open output folder" to pop output directory with the converted files.

Then, you can transfer the video files to USB stick and play the video on your DVD Player.

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