playing home recorded DVDs on other players

  dmm27 14:34 09 Aug 2006

Bought a Samsung R130 dvd recorder recently which records onto DVD-RW. Using Imation media.

I cannot get these discs to play in my portable DVD player (Shinco 1731) despite it supposedly playing all formats. The disc has been finalised. All I get when I put the disc in the portable is a couple of folders, but cannot open them or get anything to play.

I have tried the same discs in my PC and they play without problem.

Any ideas whats going on?

  Confab 15:55 09 Aug 2006

click here

It doesn't look promising.


  Confab 15:58 09 Aug 2006

Just found out that you need to format the discs in DVD V mode, not the DVD VR mode, before recording. This will enable the finalised disc to play on another DVD.


  dmm27 17:53 09 Aug 2006

i'll give that a go and see what happens. So far I have recorded in VR mode.

  dmm27 20:05 09 Aug 2006

Have a star!!! Works now I've formatted it in V mode.

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