Is the dvd formatted properly?
"I have absolutly no idea what I'm talking about"
Actually you might... How did you burn the disc? ISO9660+UDF using UDF 1.02... IFO/BUP 32K padding. Try using ImgBurn to burn your discs... Works great. I know MP3Mogul still holds on to Nero but I gave up on it. Tired of the bloat and the problems it caused me and the general feeling the Nero did not got a damn when I contacted them for support. If you're burning with Nero, MP3Mogul may have some tips.
You may want to specify the media type/brand you used and the burner... Perhaps you burned to +R media and your standalone does not support +R unless it is bitset to DVD-ROM media... too tired to comment anymore... off to bed. Good luck.