Laptop & PC both on XP Home. Laptop internal DVD writer. Desktop PC internal & an Ext on USB.
Procedure... Copy VHS family video to DVD on Toshiba (aka Funai) all-in-one domestic recorder. Take that newly created +RW (which plays ok BTW) to either the PC OR the laptop.
Use DVDFab to get the data onto the HDD. Creates Audio & Video folders. Select the Audio & Video folders from the new folder & drag to the D2D icon. "Organize files into a DVD" Yep, go for it!
+RW burns ok & plays on the Toshiba AOK - skip chapters back & forth all AOK. Plays all the way thru....
Burn a +R.... take to Toshiba, starts playing but freezes after a few minutes. If I try to skip forwards BEFORE it freezes the picture freezes AND the displayed time on the machine goes "walk about" i.e. meanders around making little sense, like it's lost it's way :-)
I've used this method for ages & used to work fine - so what has changed / what is common to 2 x PCs & 3 x drives?
Both running XP, both up to date from MS (could an update cause this?) 3 different manufacturers of the media, 3 different drives, both PCs using EMC8. All discs played back on the Toshiba (why are +RW ok tho?) & of course ME & my method :-) Oh yeah, DVDFab has most likely updated.... (NB - DVD Shrink won't handle the Toshiba's format)
Wasted a lot of disks :-( This method use to work fine, so what is going on & how can I move forwards please (a true "fix" would be nice :-)
I also have Roxio Creator 2009 but love the ease of creating a playable DVD using Drag To Disc - well at least I used to :-)
I'm thinking MS updates, DVDFab changes, laser power fading / wrong? (could be the Toshiba of course, but tried disc on a Sony & also freezes)
HELP! Running out of options - frustrated as this used to work......
Thanks, Baz - UK