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timcclayton -> Problem with DVD-RW disk (7/28/2005 5:16:30 PM)

Hello.

I am trying to record from a camcorder onto an LG DR4810 DVD Recorder, but the DVD-RW disk doesn't play on other DVD players. The steps I went through were:

1. I connect the camcorder to the LG's digital input (IEEE 1394 connector).
2. I insert the video tape into the camcorder and rewind it to the beginning.
3. I insert a blank DVD-RW disk into the recorder and format it when prompted.
4. I press PLAY on the camcorder and straight away press RECORD on the recorder.
5. The footage appears on my TV as it is playing/recording as I have linked the recorder to my TV so that I can check it is running OK.
6. After an hour of recording, I play the DVD-RW disk in the recorder and it plays perfectly
on TV.
7. I put the DVD-RW disk in 2 other DVD players and get a "NO DISK" error on both.
8. I put the DVD-RW disk in my PC's DVD drive and can see a couple of files on the DVD, one of which has a file extension of VRO, but the DVD-RW won't play. However, when I change the VRO extension to MPG, I can view the file (although the quality doesn't seem to be too good).

It is driving me mad, and I'm running out of hair - can anyone help me ???

Many thanks,
Tim. 




MP3Mogul -> RE: Problem with DVD-RW disk (7/28/2005 6:51:20 PM)

This is just a matter of the players you are using don't play that particular DVD-RW disc.  You can try DVD+RW and see if that helps, or you will have to use regular DVD-R or DVD+R.




Iggy -> RE: Problem with DVD-RW disk (7/29/2005 1:25:23 AM)

It sounds like a media issue to me also.




timcclayton -> RE: Problem with DVD-RW disk (7/29/2005 7:58:13 AM)

Thanks for the replies guys. I have tried a DVD-R instead of DVD-RW this morning but get the same problem. Does this mean that I will not be able to convert VHS to DVD at all then? I have a number of VHS tapes that I want to convert - will I have to send them to a professional converter rather than try to do them myself?

Thanks again for the help,
Tim.




MP3Mogul -> RE: Problem with DVD-RW disk (7/29/2005 10:55:02 AM)

No, you have "already" converted them, this just means that your standalone PLAYER will not pay them.  Try a DVD+R, it is most compatible with standalone players.  Remember, DVD+R NOT DVD+RW. 

If this does not work, perhaps it's time to get a new standalone player, especially as cheap as they are...




timcclayton -> RE: Problem with DVD-RW disk (7/29/2005 12:11:18 PM)

The trouble is, the LG recorder only records onto DVD-R or DVD-RW, it is not compatible with DVD+R or DVD+RW.

Also, if it is my "cheap" DVD player (and I admit it was cheap!), why will the DVD I created not play on a more expensive SONY DVD player that I tested it on, and also why won't it play on my PC???




Iggy -> RE: Problem with DVD-RW disk (7/29/2005 4:57:19 PM)

Are yu burning in VR-Mode or Video? Did you finalized the disc?




MP3Mogul -> RE: Problem with DVD-RW disk (7/29/2005 6:43:36 PM)

May I suggest Nero to author your DVD with???  You should "NEVER" have to format a DVD-RW to use as a DVD Movie.




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