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Maybe a stupid question but i`ll ask all the same.

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by midjam, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. midjam

    midjam Member

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    Ok my home dvd player will only play DVD-R is there a way to burn a DVD-RW so as to fool the dvd player into thinking its a DVD-R ?

    Thx
     
  2. JoeRyan

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    There are two issues with rewritable media: 1) having the correct file format and 2) having sufficient reflectivity. Almost all DVD players that play DVD-R will recognize the DVD-RW file format because it complies with the DVD Forum rules. (The exceptions may be some early Panasonic players that might restrict DVD-RW playback because Panasonic interpreted that disc as an encroacher on its early "right" to be the only rewritable format with DVD-RAM.)

    The bigger problem may be the lower reflectivity of the rewritable discs that can confuse some players into thinking the lower reflectivity is due to the second layer of a double-layer disc. That may cause your DVD player to attempt to refocus into the inner layer and mess up. The only way to know is to try.
     
  3. onya

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    midjam,
    Got that, We have one of those "older" NON-MULTI FORMAT types also.

    This bit I didn't get..sorry. Your player WILL play DVD-R with no probs, but you want to burn a -R formatted RE-WRITABLE DVD disc, to fool the player that it's a DVD-R? Firstly, RE-Writing a DVD causes the drives optics etc, to work considerably harder...Therefore shortening it's life span.. Secondly, did you perhaps place a "-" symbol when it may have needed a "+" symbol?

    Cheers.
     
  4. midjam

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    Wow straight over my head.

    I was just hoping that there would be some sort of setting i could tweak to make the dvd-rw into a dvd-r and no the dvd-rw has never been writen on.

    I have tryed with my home player and they only will play the
    sony dvd-r and not the sony dvd-rw.
     
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    the short answer, is no. the DVD-r and Dvd-rw have different make ups. the dvd0-rw obviously can be rewritten, but this feature makes the dvd harder to read for dvd players. so no, there is no way to burn it differently to change it to a dvd-r.
     
  6. JoeRyan

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    You can record a DVD-RW so that its directory looks identical to that of a DVD-R disc. The problem is the reflectivity: its surface bounces back less than half the light from a reading laser. Older DVD players have trouble reacting to that light and sometimes think its from the second layer of a double-layer DVD. It sounds as though that is the problem your home DVD player is having.
     

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