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PC doesn't fully read DVD made in DVD Recorder -help!

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by pete2112, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. pete2112

    pete2112 Member

    Dec 11, 2006
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    Hi all,

    I have a Toshiba dvd recorder and recently recorded 4 titles. I finalized the disks and in the Toshiba the titles play fine and show the full time of each (3 titles were about an hour each, the 4th title was 2 hours long)

    I need to put the files onto my wife's laptop so she can view them while studying.

    I then put the dvd into my pc (windows 7) and 'open' the dvd in my computer. I see the audio and video TS folder, open in and can see 4 TS files, 3 are .99 gig each and the 4th is 600MB.
    BUT, when I open one of these files in Media player, or try to open one in ANY Video Converter to convert to .wmv, each file shows as being only 22 minutes, or 12 minutes or 47 minutes long.

    I put the DVD back into the Toshiba DVD recorder and the titles show properly with the correct time length.

    Any ideas on what is wrong? how to fix?

    Also - I have done this a few weeks ago, using ANY Video Converter, and the PC read the DVDs made in the recorder properly, converted properly. But now I have this problem

    Any help is most appreciated!

  2. attar

    attar Senior member

    Jun 17, 2005
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    If you have a disk that previously worked, try that.
    If it doesn't work, the problem is with the PC - not the recorder.
    If it works, download the portable version of DVD Shrink.
    Run it and 1, click Open Disc (the problem disk of course)..
    If the movie loads without complaint, 2 note the Duration.
    If that's ok, 3, set the video to No Compression.
    4, click Backup! and opt to save the output to a folder on the hard disk.
    Use that folder as the source.
    Good luck. Clipboard01.

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