Some DVDs will not play in all DVD players; there are certain system or ‘region’ incompatibilities that can cause distorted or jumpy playback, or will simply prevent your DVD from playing at all.
These DVD regions are typically displayed on the case or back of the DVD sleeve as a small world map symbol with a corresponding region as follows:
If you still want to play DVDs from other regions, you’ll need a multi-region DVD player or a PAL compatible television set or signal converter. Otherwise, you can instead view your DVD through a DVD ROM drive on your personal computer or laptop.
There are two DVD-R formats - DVD-R Authoring and a DVD-R General format. The latter format is usually referred to as ‘DVD-R’ and was created for the consumer market in 2001. Prior to this, the Pioneer S-101 DVD-R Authoring drive was developed in 1997. This format was aimed at professional use and was very expensive. Pioneer and Panasonic make some of the only DVD-R (A) drives.
The DVD+R format was originally invented by companies unwilling to pay royalties to use the DVD branded logo. Because it’s not an official DVD format, DVD+R format does not carry the DVD symbol.
Some DVD Players have the ability to play external media stored either on Hard Disk Drives (HDD) or USBs. Be sure to check their compatibility with video as some will only offer USB support for images like a slideshow of photos. Some DVD Players have the required codecs to play video from external sources plugged in via the USB port.
Most players will display photos in JPEG format and even music in MP3 format but if you want to play movies from your promotional USB drive ensure it is compatible with MP4 or AVI formats.
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