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please help!! dvd won't play!!

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by paris1129, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. paris1129

    paris1129 Member

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    I purchased my absolute favorite foreign film (not out on region 1) from overseas a while back and burned a copy using dvd shrink and a region free program. This copy was set as region 0, removing all code as are some of my region 1 copies set. This copy has since played in my computer and other dvd players. However, I just purchased a panasonic dvd recorder this weekend, and this player will not play this copy!!! I get an error msg that reads "cannot play disc." The only thing I can think of is that it is a dvd-r recorder and the copy is on dvd+r, but it should still play shouldn't it??? If anyone has any info to help, please let me know. I love this film and really want to be able to watch it!!
     
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    Hello paris1129. :)

    I'm affraid most (if not all) Panasonic set-tops will not play DVD+R discs. :/

    P.S: an option would be for you to copy your DVD+R backup to DVD-R. ;)
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    Every other dvd+r copy that i have tried so far will play in this unit, except for this foreign copy! Its so frustrating!!
     
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    "[bold]Every other dvd+r copy that i have tried so far will play in this unit[/bold]"
    Well, I was not aware of that, was I? :D

    My suggestion still stands though. ;)
     
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    Well, I tried a new copy on DVD-R format, and it still does not play. I get the same "cannot play disc" message. Any suggestions?? I really really would like to get this to work. It is a new player and I have not been able to find a remote hack for multiregion or anything like that!!
     
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    Well, you did say the backup was now region free, so region-mismatch shouldn't be an issue.

    The only thing I can think of is your new Panasonic might not be able to play PAL discs (if the disc is indeed in PAL format).
     
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    But it plays on other dvd players, even the really cheap ones. Are they capable of playing PAL format?
     
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    I don't know, paris1129, I'm only guessing at this point.

    You could try DVDInfoPro (http://www.dvdinfopro.com/) to check the original backup for corrupted data and such.

    Yes, I know, it plays in other set-tops, but I'm running out of idea.

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    Well, I appreciate your input on the matter. If you have any other ideas, I would love to hear them, or know someone else that might have a clue. I will keep looking for an answer!!
     
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    I'll let you know if anything else comes to mind.
    Hopefully someone else will come to your help. ;)
     

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