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Old September 27th, 2009, 07:08 PM
kwikhanz4 kwikhanz4 is offline
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Angry dvds wont read

so i gave my highschool football coach a bunch of dvds to put our game footage onto (Dynex dvd+r, 8x, 120 min, 4.7 GB... standard dvd). Now i cant get them to read on anything! i know there is information written on the dvds because i can see the contrast in the bottom of the disc

i have tried my macbook pro, xbox 360, hd dvd extension for xbox 360, and multiple dvd players.

i remember my coach muttering something about burning it in hd but i didnt really think he knew what he was talking about. lol.

does anybody know how i can get these to read on something?
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Old September 28th, 2009, 01:45 AM
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If you Explore the disc what do you see? Two folders? AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS?
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Old September 28th, 2009, 12:12 PM
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its not even explorable. it comes up as a blank disc on my mac and says unreadable disc on anything else i put it in
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Old September 28th, 2009, 04:29 PM
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I have a DVD Recorder connected to my TV, when I record to DVD the DVD has to be finalized to play on other DVD players. I'm just wondering if your DVDs need to be finalized.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 02:23 PM
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so how would i go about doing that? would it have to be done on the same dvd recorder that they were originally recorded on?
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Old September 29th, 2009, 04:08 PM
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I'm not sure, because I'm new to DVD recording from a TV, but it may be easier if the DVDs were finalized from the same recorder.
I'm sorry that I'm unable to give you a better solution.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 02:46 PM
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hmph... i think ill have to get a hold of the less than brilliant man behind the burning of the dvds. i appreciate the help tho and may have a lead now

anyone else with suggestions feel free to chip in
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Old September 30th, 2009, 06:00 PM
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Mind you I'm only guessing that the DVDs weren't finalized so don't be too hard on the guy who made them until you're sure that's the problem.
Write back and let us know how you make out so we can all learn from this.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 04:40 PM
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Mind you I'm only guessing that the DVDs weren't finalized so don't be too hard on the guy who made them until you're sure that's the problem.
Write back and let us know how you make out so we can all learn from this.
Your tip on finalization is a sound one. With my older standalone I have 2 choices on recording, standard DVD-Video or DVD-VR. The VR mode is editable in the machine but is a poor choice for transferring to a computer.

A DVD-VR recorded disc contains a 'DVD_RTAV' directory in the root of the filesystem, in which a single 'VR_MOVIE.VRO' file exists, containing the raw audio and video data for all video recordings on the disc. The recording metadata along with navigation data to represent playlist,programs and so on are also stored in the 'VR_MANGR.IFO' file in the same directory. A backup copy of this file (VR_MANGR.BUP) typically is present as well.

In order to allow interchange between recorders, it may be necessary to finalize or protect DVD-RW media before putting these in another recording system. DVD-R media must be finalized before playback is possible in players. Also finalization may be required before a DVD-R disc can be accessed in another recording system.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 06:51 PM
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Thanks Billy.
As I mentioned I'm new to recording on DVD from the TV and cable company DVR box.
My new venture is trying to figure out how to edit from my computer what I have recorded to DVD so that I can remake the DVD without commercials and other stuff.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 08:45 PM
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http://www.videoredo.com/en/index.htm

It has a free trial.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 11:22 PM
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Thanks Billy, I just downloaded the trial, and will try to figure out how it works.
Have you purchased a copy?
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