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So many questions.. not enough answers....

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Dsn, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Dsn

    Dsn Member

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    Okay.. lets get the system setup listed:
    Home Built System
    Windows XP Pro with SP1
    IE6.1
    Roxio 5
    Nero 6.0.0.9
    DVD Shrink 3.1
    Memorex DVD-R 4X
    Digital Research Int. Dual Format DVD ReWrite Drive
    Matshita DVD Rom SR-8585
    Mitsumi CD-RW 48X
    Zip Drive 100
    1.44 standard floppy
    3 200gig drives
    1 gig memory
    Nvidia GeForce2 MX 64meg
    Cannon FlatBed Scanner USB
    Logitech USB Cordless Mouse
    Dell 1726T-HS Monitor Trinitron
    USB mini Keyboard
    Highspeed Cable
    on board Sound
    NetGear EA101 USB Ethernet Adapter
    Toshiba USB Sync 0700 (for Pocket PC - 1032 Maestro)
    VIA Botherboard
    USB Hub
    USB Lexmark i3 Printer
    connected to Home Lan (4 computers in all)
    DVD Player Toshiba SD2108U

    Okay.. that should be it.... NOW....
    i just got the drive.. and i backedup a movie...
    worked Great!!!.. i tried it in my DVD-Rom.. would not play.. i tried it in my DVD Player.. nothing..
    put the disc back in the DVD Writer.. would not play..
    Rebooted.. still would not play... Trashed it...
    Backed up some MP3s... Plays great!!!.. tried it in my DVD-Rom..would not show as being a disc in the drive... put the disc back in the DVD Writer.. would not list.. would not play.. nothing...

    is there something i should know??? what gives..???

    another... what good programs are there for writing DVDs.. i am using Roxio 5.. but it is more like just writing Data... actually it is called a Data Project..
    i have Nero.. but it only list a MiniDVD project..
    What good programs are there for writing movies as well as Data...

    another... should i be using DVD-R for backedup Movies.. or DVD+R.. or +RW or -RW...
    i guess i could use any.. but which ones will work with my DVD Player????

    Did i buy a Bad DVD Writer???
    Why do the Disc quit working???

    is there something i am doing wrong...???
    i do not touch the underside of the Disc..
    i have not even written on the top side...

    Any and All Help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

    Thank You

    David




     
  2. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    David,


    In the order presented -

    You say after you burned the DVD movie, tried it elsewhere and then back in the writer it didn't work, same with your music ? About right -

    It sounds like you never finished your burn jobs, sealed them so-to-speak.

    Next - plenty of good programs for writing DVD’s, Roxio isn't one. Most would tell you to lose it - I say at least turn it off in msconfig, that will cut down almost all of the Roxio caused problems.

    Next -

    Either +R or -R are the best for that job and can be played by your standalone players (if the mfg. spec. sheet says they are compatible) Always check your standalone's recommendations for type of media.

    IMPORTANT !! Always buy Name Brand media, the cheap isn't cheap if it doesn't work, and many times it doesn't.

    Next -

    Nero's CD MiniDVD is excellent for putting movies on a CD not a DVD. It sounds like you have no idea on how to even setup Nero - there is a link to a Nero Guide below, use it Nero is an excellent program for DVD’s and music CDs.

    For movies - DVDShrink it likes Nero, they make a great pair.

    For all your other question read what I have written and the attached guides -

    Pete


    A Great Nero, step-by-step guide can be downloaded from –
    http://www.dvdshrink.info/nero-video.php


    Shrink download -
    http://www.softpedia.com/public/scripts/downloadhero/3-7-52/

    Guide -
    http://www.chrismccann.co.uk/dvd_shrink_3.htm

     
  3. fasfrank

    fasfrank Active member

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    Hi guys,
    A quick Google look at the Toshiba player indicates that its not compatible with -R media.

    My 2 cents,
    Frank
     
  4. Psychtrip

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    I would delete anything that said Roxio, too much conflict with other recording programs. In Nero, look to the left and make sure to select DVD in the drop down menu. I have the same media you have and have not burned a coaster yet. BTW, you listed all kinds of system specs, but nothing about your CPU, lol.
     
  5. Dsn

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    oops...

    Intel 1.7Ghz

    and yes.. i do not know much about Nero....

    Thanks for the guides!!!!

    David
     
  6. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Dsn,

    Here is, my Nero guide, use it to check your settings -


    Before I start, I create a folder with my movie’s name somewhere on my HD where I can find it later (i.e. C:/ DVD Work/Pirates of the Caribbean).

    Do not use Nero Wizard.
    When you open Nero Burning ROM, you will be at the “New Compilation” window. Directly under the title “New Compilation” is a choice block to choose either DVD or CD, choose DVD. Directly under that click on the DVD Video Icon. Then click “New” in the upper right corner of that screen, NOT the main screen.
    You now are in the DVD Video window. In the left screen, click VIDEO_TS. In the File Browser screen, 3rd from the left, trace your path to the VIDEO_TS folder, the one you made in the beginning, holding your work and click on that folder. All of your VIDEO_TS files are now opened in the right screen. Click on the top file, hold down the “Shift” key and then click the bottom file thereby hi-lighting the entire column of files. Click and (holding the left mouse button down) drag the entire column of files to the open screen, second from the left.
    Now click the icon on the task bar that shows a match on a disc, and then click “OK” and now ? “Burn you sweet thing, Burn!”


    Pete
     

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