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Hello.

 

Can someone please inform me why, when using disc copier to

 

copy a homemade DVD-R from a standalone unit, it will

 

designate it as a multi-session recording which, despite it

 

going through the motions of copying will NOT. Strange both

 

these things do not happen with a DVD-RW regardless of which

 

method is used (One or Two Unit Recording).

 

Re: One or Two unit and DVD-R:

 

When using One Unit recording it will announce that it is a

 

multi-session and ask if you will be recording onto a

 

DVD-R/+R. If you answer Yes, then the Read Error will occur.

 

No will avoid this but on recording to DVD-R (the only other

 

option will be +R) chapters will be lost. Makes no sense to

 

me.

 

I have no problems copying CDs.

 

I'm using Win XP SP2.

 

Thank you.

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Tell us more about this "homemade" DVD, as it seems to be the problem???

 

 

It is a Toshiba RD-XS32SU Digital Recorder with 80 GB Harddrive. Think of it as your typical VCR but with better recording and editing capabilities.

 

I record on the HD, then with the included software I can edit the item, create chapters, menus and then burn just like ROXIO DVD Builder is supposed to work but much simplier and much faster. The discs have no problem being played on any other unit I try it on. However, DISC COPIER treats it like a freak. Strange that it can copy prerecorded CDs and even the ones burned by it but not homemade DVDs from this unit or from another posting to this one, another. I have had success copying prerecorded non-protected DVDs.

 

The discs in question have two titles on them, each about 45 minutes, with six chapters.

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It is a Toshiba RD-XS32SU Digital Recorder with 80 GB Harddrive. Think of it as your typical VCR but with better recording and editing capabilities.

 

I record on the HD, then with the included software I can edit the item, create chapters, menus and then burn just like ROXIO DVD Builder is supposed to work but much simplier and much faster. The discs have no problem being played on any other unit I try it on. However, DISC COPIER treats it like a freak. Strange that it can copy prerecorded CDs and even the ones burned by it but not homemade DVDs from this unit or from another posting to this one, another. I have had success copying prerecorded non-protected DVDs.

 

The discs in question have two titles on them, each about 45 minutes, with six chapters.

Adding a "Toshiba RD-XS32SU Digital Recorder" certainly brings in a lot of additonal possiblities, such as

  • the recorder adds DRM code (Digital Rights Management)
  • the recorder uses a different codec than those used by Roxio Versin 6
  • there is some other incompatibility between your Toshiba and Roxio

Prerecorded DVDs are made with a specific set of standards. Roxio has certain standards for the discs it makes.

 

And it appears there are some differences between either of those, and your Toshiba RD-XS32SU.

 

Lynn

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Some thoughts…

 

If the source DVD is 'dash' media (DVD-R/DVD-RW) it must be Finalized or Closed in the recorder before it will be usable as copy source.

 

If it is 'plus' media (DVD+R/DVD+RW) it will work, provided is has not been recorded as a VR project.

 

The mention of "multi session" makes me think it is a VR recording.

 

One thing you might try with V6 (won't work in V7), is to copy the VIDEO_TS folder and contents to your HD with Windows Explorer. Then use Classic to burn a Data DVD set to UDF with No Bridge and Read Only.

 

For experiments, I recommend RW media so it can be erased if it doesn't work.

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Ivanatrox has put this in a similar thread:

 

When DVD is created from a standalone DVD recorder, it's called a DVD VR disc. It has different format from the regular DVDs.

The link below shows what kind of disc are used for different DVD VR format

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/D/DVD_VR.html

 

Ivan

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?...t=0entry28354

 

Lynn

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DISC COPIER treats it like a freak

 

DVD recorders author a DVD that is not compatible with PC programs.

First open the disc in Explorer then drag and drop the VIDEO_TS folder to your desktop.

Google the FIXVTS download, use this for fixing DVDs created by DVD-VR.

Then open the VIDEO_TS folder and drag the VIDEO_TS.VOB file to the lower window in FIXVTS.

Click full DVD and your VOB's should now work.

Now see if EMC excepts the files to reburn.

You should be good to go.

 

cdanteek

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