On the advice of a friend I picked up a new DVD player this weekend. Up till this point I have been using my PS/2. I recently downloaded some videos from the internet and and a heck of a time transcoding them to DVD. I tried twice on my PC and finally succeeded on my MAC.
My friend at work explained that new DVD players could play PC/MAC videos burned on a disc.
I got the Toshiba SD-3990 from the evil empire (no not Microsoft - Best Buy).
Sure enough it played everything I threw at it: