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Dvd As Storage Not Readable On Other Pc

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I network burned 4 plus gigs of photos from my girlfriends PC to my DVD R/RW for her. But I can only read that DVD on my PC that has Roxio installed on it, hers does not have Roxio and will not read the disk. There must be a way to not have Roxio brand the DVD disk so that those storage medium are readable every where including my DVD player at my TV. (error reading disk is what I get at my TV DVD player) Any help appreciated Thanks

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Which application within the suite did you use?

 

It sounds suspiciously like you used the Packet-Writing application Drag2Disc instead of making a Data Disc.

 

Lynn

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Which application within the suite did you use?

 

It sounds suspiciously like you used the Packet-Writing application Drag2Disc instead of making a Data Disc.

 

Lynn

I did not use an application within the suite, I used explorer in XP to drag files and folders. So the disk was never "closed" in a finalizing way. Can I no longer do the old style drag and drop of XP now that Roxio is installed? I notice when in the explorer that the disk in that drive has been labled "Roxio (D:)" even though I do not allow Roxio's Drag 2 Disc to start in MSCONFIG. I only have one DVD R/RW yet there are 2 listed in the explorer. Roxio (D:) and DVD Drive (E:) I did drag into the "Roxio (D:)" and maybe that is the whole problem. Right click on that drive allows me to disable Drag-to-disc for this drive but warns me that I will not be able to use the media thereafter. But I suppose it could be turned back on when I want to burn with MY DVD right? Perhaps I should have dragged folders into DVD Drive (E:) instead for quick storage.

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I did not use an application within the suite, I used explorer in XP to drag files and folders. So the disk was never "closed" in a finalizing way. Can I no longer do the old style drag and drop of XP now that Roxio is installed? I notice when in the explorer that the disk in that drive has been labled "Roxio Disk" even though I do not allow Roxio's Drag 2 Disc to start in MSCONFIG.

 

You didn't burn anything, to a DVD, using the native XP burning software, because the XP burning software can only burn to CDs. You burned, using some packet writing software, such as Drag to Disc, InCD, or DLA without you knowing that that is what you used.

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You didn't burn anything, to a DVD, using the native XP burning software, because the XP burning software can only burn to CDs. You burned, using some packet writing software, such as Drag to Disc, InCD, or DLA without you knowing that that is what you used.

 

 

Thank you, so what is the fastest way to store thousands of photos to disc, that can be read by any PC in explorer and if possible, be viewed on a TV via a DVD player?

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Thank you, so what is the fastest way to store thousands of photos to disc, that can be read by any PC in explorer and if possible, be viewed on a TV via a DVD player?

You use an Authoring program like Creator Classic to create a Finalized Data Disc. – no sessions, no splitting files over multiple disc, no compression, no encryption and more importantly, no shortcuts!

 

However several people are guessing based on the vague info you provided. If you did a disc using D2D, even if that disc is not Finalized/Closed it shouldn't make any difference! That disc should be readable by any PC running XP or Vista…

 

I don't like lose ends but unless you can read the Properties of that disc, I guess we will never know.

 

Play on a DVD? I have had 6 of them and only 2 will play a jpeg right off of a disc. - depends on the Player, not the disc.

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You use an Authoring program like Creator Classic to create a Finalized Data Disc. – no sessions, no splitting files over multiple disc, no compression, no encryption and more importantly, no shortcuts!

 

However several people are guessing based on the vague info you provided. If you did a disc using D2D, even if that disc is not Finalized/Closed it shouldn't make any difference! That disc should be readable by any PC running XP or Vista…

 

I don't like lose ends but unless you can read the Properties of that disc, I guess we will never know.

 

Play on a DVD? I have had 6 of them and only 2 will play a jpeg right off of a disc. - depends on the Player, not the disc.

Roxio Disc

Type DVD-R Recordable Disc

File System UDF 2.0

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You use an Authoring program like Creator Classic to create a Finalized Data Disc. – no sessions, no splitting files over multiple disc, no compression, no encryption and more importantly, no shortcuts!

 

However several people are guessing based on the vague info you provided. If you did a disc using D2D, even if that disc is not Finalized/Closed it shouldn't make any difference! That disc should be readable by any PC running XP or Vista…

 

I don't like lose ends but unless you can read the Properties of that disc, I guess we will never know.

 

Play on a DVD? I have had 6 of them and only 2 will play a jpeg right off of a disc. - depends on the Player, not the disc.

What was vauge about "I did not use an application within the suite, I used explorer in XP to drag files and folders"?

 

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What was vauge about "I did not use an application within the suite, I used explorer in XP to drag files and folders"?

I agree, it is not vague at all. Since WinXP can't burn DVDs without a third-party application, you obviously used Drag2Disc.

 

Drag2Disc, like all Packet-Writing applications (DirectCD, Sonicj's DLA, Nero's InCD, etc), may be ok for something like transferring files, when the oriignal file is safely on the originating computer, but it is NOT good for something you want to KEEP. Or, to put it another way, Packet-Writing is a great way to PERMANENTLY LOSE your data.

 

(I don't know how good Vista's built-in Packet-Wriitng is, but I don't plan to let any of MY data anywhere near it. The good part about it is it will be possible to blame Microsoft if the data disappears.)

 

So it takes longer to set up a layout and burn it. If you want to KEEP the data, I'd suggest you'd be much better off to take that time. Other good ideas are to use on-line backup, and/or burn more than one copy and store them separately. WinXP's CD burning is fine, since it is Sessions even if it works as if it were Packet-Writing. So is a Data CD or DVD made with Classic Creator.

 

Lynn

 

PS: I'm not sure how well EMC 9 works across a network; that may end up causing you additional problems.

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I agree, it is not vague at all. Since WinXP can't burn DVDs without a third-party application, you obviously used Drag2Disc.

 

Drag2Disc, like all Packet-Writing applications (DirectCD, Sonicj's DLA, Nero's InCD, etc), may be ok for something like transferring files, when the oriignal file is safely on the originating computer, but it is NOT good for something you want to KEEP. Or, to put it another way, Packet-Writing is a great way to PERMANENTLY LOSE your data.

 

(I don't know how good Vista's built-in Packet-Wriitng is, but I don't plan to let any of MY data anywhere near it. The good part about it is it will be possible to blame Microsoft if the data disappears.)

 

So it takes longer to set up a layout and burn it. If you want to KEEP the data, I'd suggest you'd be much better off to take that time. Other good ideas are to use on-line backup, and/or burn more than one copy and store them separately. WinXP's CD burning is fine, since it is Sessions even if it works as if it were Packet-Writing. So is a Data CD or DVD made with Classic Creator.

 

Lynn

 

PS: I'm not sure how well EMC 9 works across a network; that may end up causing you additional problems.

 

:D THANK YOU VERY MUCH !! :D

 

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Roxio Disc

Type DVD-R Recordable Disc

File System UDF 2.0

What Lynn doesn't know about packet writing, (she never has used it since V5?), is that all discs are fully readable on any PC with XP/Vista or MAC with OS-X or later. Brendon & I are about the only Gurus here who have used packet writing from V3 until it was discontinued after V9.

 

If yours are not reading I would be curious to know why…

 

The UDF 2.0 indicates you were using Roxio's V9 to write them with.

 

Here is an article I wrote about it 2 years ago: Here

 

In any case you are now aware of the pitfalls and a more reliable alternative.

 

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What Lynn doesn't know about packet writing, (she never has used it since V5?), is that all discs are fully readable on any PC with XP/Vista or MAC with OS-X or later. Brendon & I are about the only Gurus here who have used packet writing from V3 until it was discontinued after V9.

 

If yours are not reading I would be curious to know why…

 

The UDF 2.0 indicates you were using Roxio's V9 to write them with.

 

Here is an article I wrote about it 2 years ago: Here

 

In any case you are now aware of the pitfalls and a more reliable alternative.

Allright Jim, I used Creator Classic to drag and drop instead of XP explorer this time and it was readable on both PCs but still not on the DVD for TV, which is not as important. the main difference is that Creator Classic closed the session and I believe that to be essential. Thanks

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Allright Jim, I used Creator Classic to drag and drop instead of XP explorer this time and it was readable on both PCs but still not on the DVD for TV, which is not as important. the main difference is that Creator Classic closed the session and I believe that to be essential. Thanks

You may believe it, but you are wrong…

 

Some DVD Players can play jpg files, some cannot. It had nothing to do with the media. For those Players that do not recognize jpg files, you have to Author a DVD Movie (slideshow).

 

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To continue the last response...

 

Read the manual for your DVD player. It will tell you if it will read a jpeg picture disc and what file system it should be used -- mine requires ISO 9960.

 

Many DVD player will not read/display a jpeg picture disc.

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