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Tried to copy - complete novice help please

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Drunks, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. Drunks

    Drunks Member

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    Hi

    Please excuse this post if its in the wrong place but I am a total novice when it comes to this lark - maybe someone could point me in the right direction if I am wrong.

    My Dad recently bought a car with a Sat Nav DVD ROM in it but the disc was missing. He went to buy a new one and the main dealer wants over £350 for it! I borrowed a disc from a mate with the same car and copied it to DVD-R but it won't work. I guess the player in the car won't recognise the disc.

    Like I say I am a complete and utter novice - can you copy a DVD ROM? What media do I need? What burner? The DVD-R didn't work and I figured at £350 for a new disc I could buy the hard and software and still get change!

    Any help would be great.
     
  2. algonzo

    algonzo Guest

    You might have to use a burner that can burn DVD ROM, as DVD ROM and DVD-R or DVD+R are all diffrent formats.
     
  3. leeborn

    leeborn Regular member

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    no burner can burn dvdrom format disks. you can change booktype to make dvdr read as dvdrom though.
     
  4. Car.Mike

    Car.Mike Active member

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    Drunks,
    This is what another guy on another forum did w/ the same problem. The problem is the compression that you are using confuses the Sat Nav. He had to find a friend that had a D/L burner and then burn a D/L blank disk to get it to work while also changing the booktype. This might work for you but I would try this before I spent that amount of $$ to replace The DVD-Rom
     
  5. Drunks

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    Thanks very much folks - I'll hunt out a D/L burner and change the booktype. Fingers crossed it works coz £350 for a new disc doesn't appeal very much!
     

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