How to use a TV created dvd on PC

  awest3 16:42 22 Aug 2008

I've just created a dvd, copying from my Sony HDD/DVD recorder (HDD to DVD). I expected it to run on either of my my PC's (1 vista, 1 XP) without any issues, but not only will it not run, its not even recognised. I'm using DVD+R disks. Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong..?


  €dstowe 16:55 22 Aug 2008

Do you have DVD player software installed?

Examples click here

  jack 17:14 22 Aug 2008

Plus it must be finalized in the equipment that made it.
Read your manual- probably to be found in the Tools Menu

  eedcam 19:06 22 Aug 2008

First does you pc drive play +R's second as said did youfinalise the disc but alsodid youcreate a dvd video some recordre dont by default and willonly play on their own.When youhave it in the pc and explore is it a Video_TS folder

  Pine Man 19:09 22 Aug 2008

Jack is right. I had the same problem until I found the tools on my DVD recorder to finalize the disc. Since then no problems.

  awest3 19:21 22 Aug 2008

thanks guys..I'll check these out....wifes watching Coronation street on it at the mo...

I have a few DVD player software pgms on the machines...I never gave finalising the disk a thought...

The DVD is not recognised so I can't explore it at the moment...

I'll report back once I get my hands on the DVD recorder.

ta Al

  awest3 20:09 22 Aug 2008

Thanks guys, the finalising did the trick....I can now clear all the wife's crafting episodes off the HDD...


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