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Hi;

I expect that there's a really simple answer to this problem, but I haven't been able to find it in the manual or though a quick look in the forum.

 

The problem occurs when I copy a copyable DVD to a new disk. The movie copies fine and opens and runs from the copy, just fine, but the original will no longer play. It loads to the final "frame" and then won't return or play.

 

I then did a test using the copy DVD and converted it to Apple TV format (I run Mac Intel Duo and current OS). The conversion worked and the iTunes version runs fine, but, again, the version on the disk defaulted the final frame and froze.

 

In both cases, the disks hold the original files in what appears to be the correct form.

 

It's as if the original and copy on disk "lost" their ability to return to the start of the video.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

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Weird. This is a video DVD, right? Are you saying that the original disc when played with DVD player doesn't start at the beginning? Typically DVD Player recognizes when a disc has been previously played and a dialogue box opens asking if you want to start from the beginning or continue from the last-played point. Under the Go menu there are commands for going to the menu or beginning of the disc. What happens when you choose that? Your description sounds to me like it is a DVD Player issue rather than a Popcorn issue.

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Weird. This is a video DVD, right? Are you saying that the original disc when played with DVD player doesn't start at the beginning? Typically DVD Player recognizes when a disc has been previously played and a dialogue box opens asking if you want to start from the beginning or continue from the last-played point. Under the Go menu there are commands for going to the menu or beginning of the disc. What happens when you choose that? Your description sounds to me like it is a DVD Player issue rather than a Popcorn issue.

 

Yeah, it's pretty weird.

 

Yes, this is a video DVD. I have an original and a copy now. Neither work. Both were tested and worked in DVD Player one time. To be more precise, i ran the original start to finish and it was fine. It of course ended on the final "frame".

 

(Ahha. That gave me an idea. When I first ran the original movie DVD I ran it in my TV player, rather than the computer. I ran it to the end and stopped it on the last frame. Then I copied it to another disk. That original disk I tested and it ran fine. But when I ran the original on the computer it opened to the final frame and froze there.

 

I just now put the original disk back in the tv player and brought ti back to the start and it ran fine. I then put that original disk in the computer and it ran fine. I did the same thing with the copy and it also ran fine in the tv player and then the computer player.

 

From this I would infer that somehow a "tag" got put into the file when I ran it originally. However, that can't be right because the copy ran correctly the first time I ran it. It only defaulted to the final frame after I had copied it. That would suggest that it too got a "tag" to the final frame that only got "overwritten" when I put the disk in the tv player.)

 

Still a mystery what was happening, but I guess I've stumbled on a fix. We'll see whether it's a fix that lasts.

 

Thanks for the prod that made me try the tv player again.

 

 

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