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Works with dvd-rw but not dvd-r, WHY?

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by mddwnsth, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. mddwnsth

    mddwnsth Member

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    I used dvd shrink and nero to backup a couple of different movies. They both played on my Sony standalone with the Maxell DVD-RW I did for testing, But it wouldn't play the Maxell DVD-R even though the player claims to play this format. Do I need a different type disc? Please help!!
     
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    Discmania Active member

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    Yes try a different disc type. Sometimes there are compatibility problems with certain discs/players.
     
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    I tried TDK today and still no luck. I went to the sony website and this model supposedly has something in it that wont let you play back-ups of commercial dvds. How can that work?
     
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    It says that the player will not play dvds in "packet format". Is that what dvd shrink puts it in?
     
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    Ddi you burn as a multisession disc with the dvd-r?
    You must have no multisession checked in Nero options....

    Have you put ALL files into a folder called VIDEO_TS (in uppercase) and burned the folder?

    What version of Nero are you running, if it is 5 then goto http://www.chrismccann.co.uk and look at the guide there......
     
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    No multisession. I tried the back-up on my other older dvd player that wont even play CD-Rs and they play on that one, but not the brand new sony I just bought. I am using nero 6.
     
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    Which option in Nero did you choose:
    Dvd-Video of Dvd UDF/ISO?

    Try the other one, and see how you go......
     
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    dvd-video...Do you think UDF/ISO would make a difference?
     
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    Completely uninstall Nero and try Record Now Max instead. You are probably one of the few that has compatibility problems with Nero.
     
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    It is worth a go, I think....

    If it is was me I would try ALL options in Nero - flog it to death......if still no joy then I would join Discmania with Recordnowmax (I think it is called Recordnow DX now).

    I always encountered issues with Nero, it was version 5.5.5.9.17 - this version kept messing up the finalising stage, but would report on a successful burn - but no cigar in the end...

    I then went to recordnow DX - no probs at all with this....beauty...

    I see you are using Nero 6, do not know how many options are there, but there were 3 in version 5:

    Dvd Video
    Dvd UDF/ISO
    DVD UDF Only


    The UDF Only was the most compatible, through the trials I did, but I believe you haven't got that option now.....

    Try the other option and let us know how you get on.......
     
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    Tried all three- Video, UDF only, and UDF/ISO and still no luck. I was looking in the manual for the player and it says something about CPRM (Copyright Protection for recordable media). I wonder what this means. Are THEY getting smarter?? I am looking for recordnow to see if it will work. Let you know how it goes. Thanks for the help.:<
     
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    If that was what was preventing the disc from being played no one would buy the player. This is because, home created movies like family video need to be converted to a VIDEO_TS (VOB,BUP,etc) format to allow playback on standalones. THere must be another reason for it
     
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    I had exactly the same problems with nero. I'm using the Plexwiter PX-708a no matter what I did I couldn't get any version of nero to work for me. Only with DVD-RW so I decided to try
    GEAR PRO STANDARD 6.05 it works very similar to NERO I think if you try it you'll really enjoy using it. http://www.gearsoftware.com

    Good luck
     
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    There is an issue with the Plextor writer and nero and there is a patch to fix it which you can download from this site.
     
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    Can you tell me where exactly?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    If you have Nero 5.5 version you can get the latest update from here which includes the Plextor patch:http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/4559.cfm
     

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