It worked fine - sort of
(Sounds like a politician answering a question)
When the disk burn was complete I checked it first by playing it in the computer. Played PERFECT. Brilliant
Wonderful sense of self-achievement when an ignoramus can get something like that to work OK. Probably the average 16 year old nerdy-geek does this sort of rip off job several times a week, but I am a l-o-n-g way from being a 16 year old
Then I tried playing it on the DVD player attached to the TV - rejected. HOWEVER, that is not unusual for our DVD player. It is a smart-**** ie expensive (£175) Samsung player bought originally by my parents for our son. Son now lives mostly at Uni in the USA so we sort of inherited his DVD player. It is a real fussy machine. Plays dead straight "original" DVDs but usually laughs off anything made on the computer. There may be a way around this because sometimes, just sometimes, copies have been known to work.
In contrast my parents have a cheapo ASDA £16.99 DVD player and it seems to cope with absolutely anything without batting an eyelid. It even seems to be non-regional, although I have tested that only once or twice.
When I am a bit better (*) I will go to my parents house and test the disk on their DVD player
(*) Flu-like symptoms ie joint aches, headache, skin sensitivity, muscular weakness, temperature sometimes up and sometimes down - and especially feeling COLD/ shivery. Had it now since last Friday morning and today is the first day I have felt a bit better. Have not seen any Mexicans, kissed any pigs, indeed because I have been decorating in preparation for our son coming back from the USA on Saturday for summer college vacation I have hardly been out of the house for a week - so from where did I get the bug (yes I know it is a virus not a bacterium but 'bug' covers both)?
Edited by Snodvan (29th Apr 2009 9:21am)
5 Precepts of Buddhism seem appropriate. Refrain from taking life. Refrain from taking that which is not given. Refrain from misconduct. Refrain from lying. Refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness