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Emc 8 Won't Recognize My Dvd Burner


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I have a Pioneer DVR-110D burner. I want to import into EMC for editing the content of an unencrypted DVD with content from my Tivo machine. I insert the DVD into the burner. I then go to the Roxio Media Import Page and go to the drop down menu for selecting a device or source to import from. My Pioneer DVD-110D is listed and I select it. However, the selection doesn't stick. After making the selection, the DVD player appears in the drop down menu selection box for a second, and then the box reverts to the "make a selection" default message. The problem occurs with both unencrypted -R and -RW discs. I have the downloaded version of the product so the update available on the update page would not seem to be applicable to solving this problem.

 

Any thoughts on what I must do to get EMC to recognize my burner?

 

Thanks. Robert

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I have a Pioneer DVR-110D burner. I want to import into EMC for editing the content of an unencrypted DVD with content from my Tivo machine. I insert the DVD into the burner. I then go to the Roxio Media Import Page and go to the drop down menu for selecting a device or source to import from. My Pioneer DVD-110D is listed and I select it. However, the selection doesn't stick. After making the selection, the DVD player appears in the drop down menu selection box for a second, and then the box reverts to the "make a selection" default message. The problem occurs with both unencrypted -R and -RW discs. I have the downloaded version of the product so the update available on the update page would not seem to be applicable to solving this problem.

 

Any thoughts on what I must do to get EMC to recognize my burner?

 

Thanks. Robert

You can try removing it from your Devices Manager and reboot and hopefully when Windows picks it up, it'll stick in EMC too.

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I'm having this exact same problem....No disc in drive, the drop down menu is greyed out...I put in a DVD-R I burned with a Panasonic DVR and then the drop down menu appears. I select my DVD burner, the screen flashes for a brief moment and then its back to the same screen as if nothing had happened.

 

I tried ripping the DVD and burning with the DVD burner in my PC, but the result was the same. Drive detected, disc detected, but it won't go any further.

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You can try removing it from your Devices Manager and reboot and hopefully when Windows picks it up, it'll stick in EMC too.

 

This did not solve the problem.

 

In any event, perhaps I used incorrect terminology when I said that EMC didn't recognize my DVD burner. It sees the burner and shows it in the list as available, but when I select it the selection doesn't stick in this feature of EMC only.

 

I am able to use the burner in all other aspects of EMC. The burner just can't be selected as a source for importing a non-encrypted DVD into EMC for editing.

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The drive MUST HAVE a disc in it before it will show up in the list. Technically, it isn't recognizing the 'drive', but rather recognizing there is something in the drive that can be imported.

 

This feature will only recognize a VIDEO DVD. If you saved the TIVO files to a data disc, this feature is not intended for that. Videowave and MyDVD should be able to use the TIVO files directly. There is no importing.

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The drive MUST HAVE a disc in it before it will show up in the list. Technically, it isn't recognizing the 'drive', but rather recognizing there is something in the drive that can be imported.

 

This feature will only recognize a VIDEO DVD. If you saved the TIVO files to a data disc, this feature is not intended for that. Videowave and MyDVD should be able to use the TIVO files directly. There is no importing.

 

Thanks for the input, but I probably shouldn't have mentioned TIVO as it has apparently confused things. There was definitely a DVD in the drive. It contained content from a Tivo machine. However, my Tivo has a DVD burner associated with it, and I am able to burn Tivo programs to a DVD for playback in any computer or standalone DVD player. Thus the DVD I am using isn't a data DVD; it is a traditional video DVD just like a commercial DVD except that it isn't encrypted. It has a Video_TS folder, etc.

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Jason,

 

After 2 weeks of hassle, I finally got to speak with a Level 2 tech who was willing to do more than sweep the problem under the rug. However, after checking out a few things on my system, he said I should return the product for a refund as it wouldn't work on my machine. I was given no indication what the problem might be - other than that my drive apparently wasn't compatible with the software.

 

My drive, however, is relatively common - an internal Pioneer 110D with the latest firmware. But until some others using this same drive post with the same problem, I'm reluctant to conclude that the drive is at fault. Are you using the same drive as I am?

 

It would be helpful to know if anyone else using the Pioneer 110D is unable to extract mpeg files from an unencrypted DVD using the Media Import Page procedures and is encountering the same problem that we're having.

 

Robert

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Jason,

 

After 2 weeks of hassle, I finally got to speak with a Level 2 tech who was willing to do more than sweep the problem under the rug. However, after checking out a few things on my system, he said I should return the product for a refund as it wouldn't work on my machine. I was given no indication what the problem might be - other than that my drive apparently wasn't compatible with the software.

 

My drive, however, is relatively common - an internal Pioneer 110D with the latest firmware. But until some others using this same drive post with the same problem, I'm reluctant to conclude that the drive is at fault. Are you using the same drive as I am?

 

It would be helpful to know if anyone else using the Pioneer 110D is unable to extract mpeg files from an unencrypted DVD using the Media Import Page procedures and is encountering the same problem that we're having.

 

Robert

 

Is that drive a relatively newer model? What are your system specs.?

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Jason,

 

After 2 weeks of hassle, I finally got to speak with a Level 2 tech who was willing to do more than sweep the problem under the rug. However, after checking out a few things on my system, he said I should return the product for a refund as it wouldn't work on my machine. I was given no indication what the problem might be - other than that my drive apparently wasn't compatible with the software.

 

My drive, however, is relatively common - an internal Pioneer 110D with the latest firmware. But until some others using this same drive post with the same problem, I'm reluctant to conclude that the drive is at fault. Are you using the same drive as I am?

 

It would be helpful to know if anyone else using the Pioneer 110D is unable to extract mpeg files from an unencrypted DVD using the Media Import Page procedures and is encountering the same problem that we're having.

 

Robert

 

That's unfortunate news, but it will save me 2-weeks of angst so I guess....thanks are in order?

 

Anyway, no I don't have a Panasonic, but an HPDVD640i....It doesn't get more common than that IMO. The only commonality I see is that both DVDs come from DVRs.

 

Anyway, my machines specs...

 

P4 1.8 / 512M / 40G free

 

Your screen name is oddly prophetic...This ordeal has got me looking at macs, making a DVD should not be this difficult. My neighbor is going to loan me his for this project and we'll see what the wife thinks for long term. :)

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