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BDP-S185 DVD+R playback

Discussion in 'Video playback problems' started by Lightning19, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Lightning19

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    I am in the process of converting my VHS tapes to DVD. I created a DVD+R with the converted video, and the .VOB files show up in Windows Explorer.

    The DVD+R plays fine on a cheap, older Phillips DVD player, but the Sony BDP-S185 Bluray player does not recognize the disc. The player is listed as being DVD+R compatible.

    I burned the disc using the VHS to DVD software (Honestech VHS to DVD Deluxe 5.0, and with CDBurnerXP, but both attempts failed).

    Is there any way to burn the DVD+R so that it could playback on the Sony Bluray player?

    Thanks.
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    It played on the old machine, so it didn't fail.

    You're using DVD+ disks so you might want to try bitsetting.
    I don't know if the burning programs you are using has the capability, but ImgBurn does.

    The link applies to DVD Decrypter - which has been replaced by ImgBurn.
    http://k-probe.com/bitsetting-booktype-faq.php

    Example, if like me your burner is an LG, select the LG tab and change DVD+R to DVD-ROM.
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    Thanks for the reply.

    It is an Asus DRW-24B1ST, which is not on the brand list on that website, but I will look into bit setting, if possible.

    The bluray player plays DVD+R discs from my old Plextor burner, but not my new Asus one.

    EDIT: I don't see any way to set the book type of this Asus burner. Maybe I will end up having to get a burner that supports it?
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    Find out which book type the working disks have.
    Insert one of the working disks and run ImgBurn.
    Get to the main window and click the Device tab.
    My disks show DVD-R because that's all I use.
    A commercial movie disk will show as DVD-ROM.
    See if a working disk and a non working disk (both nominally DVD+R) have different book types.

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    DVD burned with Plextor Burner (works on Sony BluRay Player):

    Disc Information:
    Status: Complete
    State of Last Session: Complete
    Erasable: No
    Sessions: 1
    Sectors: 1,468,928
    Size: 3,008,364,544 bytes
    Time: 326:27:53 (MM:SS:FF)
    MID: MCC-004-00
    Supported Write Speeds: 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x

    TOC Information:
    Session 1... (LBA: 0)
    -> Track 01 (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 1468927)
    -> LeadOut (LBA: 1468928)

    Disc Control Blocks Information:
    PLEXTOR DVDR PX-712A

    Physical Format Information (ADIP):
    Disc ID: MCC-004-00
    Book Type: DVD+R
    Part Version: 1
    Disc Size: 120mm
    Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
    Number of Layers: 1
    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
    Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
    Track Density: 0.74 um/track
    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

    Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
    Disc ID: MCC-004-00
    Book Type: DVD+R
    Part Version: 1
    Disc Size: 120mm
    Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
    Number of Layers: 1
    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
    Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
    Track Density: 0.74 um/track
    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 1,665,535
    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0


    DVD burned with ASUS Burner (does not work on Sony BluRay Player):

    Disc Information:
    Status: Complete
    State of Last Session: Complete
    Erasable: No
    Sessions: 1
    Sectors: 247,024
    Size: 505,905,152 bytes
    Time: 54:55:49 (MM:SS:FF)
    MID: MCC-004-00
    Supported Write Speeds: 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x

    TOC Information:
    Session 1... (LBA: 0)
    -> Track 01 (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 247023)
    -> LeadOut (LBA: 247024)

    Disc Control Blocks Information:
    ASUS

    Physical Format Information (ADIP):
    Disc ID: MCC-004-00
    Book Type: DVD+R
    Part Version: 1
    Disc Size: 120mm
    Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
    Number of Layers: 1
    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
    Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
    Track Density: 0.74 um/track
    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

    Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
    Disc ID: MCC-004-00
    Book Type: DVD-ROM
    Part Version: 1
    Disc Size: 120mm
    Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
    Number of Layers: 1
    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
    Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
    Track Density: 0.74 um/track
    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 443,631
    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

    I dont really notice much difference, except for the "Physical Format Information (Last Recorded)," where the Plextor burner was DVD+R and the ASUS was DVD-ROM.

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