My computer's DVD won't recognize recorded DVD-RW

June 12, 2012 at 12:50:04
Specs: Windows 7, 2.336 GHz / 4061 MB
I've been copying TV shows from my DVR to my DVD player/recorder onto DVD+RW discs, then copying those files onto my computer's HD using the DVD player on the system. No problem, however, I just bought some Sony DVD-RWs to do the same thing. They record fine on the DVD player, but when I put the DVD-RW disc into the DVD player on my computer system, it indicates that the disc has nothing recorded on it. I've never had this problem before. Is there a setting or codec or something that I need in my computer system?

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#1
June 12, 2012 at 13:02:01
Then we can tend to assume you can't easily use DVD-RW disks.

Might try to format them first either in the dvd player or the computer. Someone gave me 50 or so that I had to do that with.

Hang up and live.


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#2
June 12, 2012 at 16:15:10
Were you using Sony DVD's before? Sometimes DVD drives don't like certain makes (although they might just need formatting as already given).

Here's a laugh for you. I give my non-working DVD's to my wife, who hangs them in the garden to keep pigeons away. I've noticed that the labels fall apart far more quickly with Sony disks than the others. As the info is stored under the label I felt this might be a bad sign. Memorex did quite will in this unintended and rather dubious test.


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#3
June 12, 2012 at 16:21:16
Derek

That is what is known as empirical testing. Often more useful than theoretical testing

Stuart


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#4
June 12, 2012 at 16:22:36
Yeah, I tried formatting them first in both the computer and the DVD player, but it still wouldn't recognize the files in the computer's player.

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#5
June 12, 2012 at 16:23:13
Re #3

haha

Better add that the deterioration was due to the weather not pigeon droppings.


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#6
June 12, 2012 at 16:24:04
The old ones that worked weren't Sony, but (ironically enough) Memorex. Maybe Sony discs aren't compatible, although that surprises me.

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#7
June 12, 2012 at 16:24:19
SteveBr

Try another brand. This sort of compatibility issue happened on a neighbors computer and I was amazed too.

As an afterthought, presumably both were DVD-RW (rather than DVD+R)?


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#8
June 13, 2012 at 09:54:51
A dvd stores data in the disk and not the top as in pressed cd's.

Hang up and live.


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