Every now and then I run into someone who is wondering why their burnt DVDs aren't playing in their player. Each time this happens I always go nuts trying to find the site that lets you search for DVD models and see what other user's have been using as far as media types and brands.
This is it:
Just a note from my experience -- As a rule of thumb, the less you pay for a DVD player, the more likely you are to be able to play the larger majority of blank DVDs. The cheap Target and Wal-Mart specials from CyberHome and Apex generally play whatever you throw at them and they usually support the most data formats (such as MP3, SVCD, VCD, etc). Reference Link