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Curious situation. I had my local department store transfer my video tapes to dvd. These dvds work in my standalone dvd player. I can clone these dvds with my Easy CD DVD, and I can make disc images to my computer and burn new copies, and all these work in my standalone dvd player. But when I author a video dvd myself for other home videos I have, and even though I use the same media format as the department store (one time use DVD-R, closed) the dvds that I make do not work in my standalone player. I'm a little baffled why this is so. The only difference I can see is the department store uses Sonata software, and I'm using my Easy CD DVD. Has anyone had this happen to them?

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Curious situation. I had my local department store transfer my video tapes to dvd. These dvds work in my standalone dvd player. I can clone these dvds with my Easy CD DVD, and I can make disc images to my computer and burn new copies, and all these work in my standalone dvd player. But when I author a video dvd myself for other home videos I have, and even though I use the same media format as the department store (one time use DVD-R, closed) the dvds that I make do not work in my standalone player. I'm a little baffled why this is so. The only difference I can see is the department store uses Sonata software, and I'm using my Easy CD DVD. Has anyone had this happen to them?

 

 

How about some details, all we know is "the dvds that I make do not work in my standalone player".

 

Give us a step step of what you are doing....what specific application in the suite are you using.....details, details.

 

The obvious question is...... does it work on your computer?.

 

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Okay, here is a step by step of what I am driving at:

 

1. I obtain dvds of my home movies, which I had done at my local department store.

 

2. I play these dvds in my standalone dvd player hooked up to my tv, and they work fine. It is a KLH player, model DVD221.. I can also play these dvds in Windows Media Player on my computer fine. Computer is a one year old Dell Inspiron546, AMD Athlon, Windows 7 Pro, 8GB memory, 750 GB internal HD, 16X CD/DVD+/-R/W burner (all media formats supported). This setup works great, and I can multitask other applications even while burning, unlike my old computer LOL.

 

3. I am running Roxio Easy CD DVD Burner. Version is 10.3

 

4. According to Disc Information on Roxio, my dvds from the store photo lab are DVD-R, closed. Checking in Windows Explorer what is on those disks shows the usual VOB, BUP, IFO files, etc. The name of the disk given by the store is "Sonata Volume", and I am assuming there is software named Sonata that they use.

 

5. I want to make copies of the store discs for distribution to family. a. I make a duplicate using Roxio Disc Copy in Roxio, and Sony DVD-R write once disc, which Roxio closes. DVD-R is same type media as the store dvd. This duplicate plays fine in my standalone and computer. b. I create a disc image of the store disk to my computer HD using Roxio Create Image, in global image format. I create a new dvd from this image using Roxio Burn Image, and this dvd plays fine in my standalone and computer players.

 

6. Now, as a separate new project, I go to author some dvds of other home movie files that I have on my computer hard drive, which are mpg files. I use the Roxio MyDVD Express that is in my suite, and a blank Sony DVD-R disk. I set it for Standard Play. Hit Burn Project to Disc and create the dvd. Disc Info shows it is DVD-R video, closed, Border One, Zone One. Windows Explorer shows the usual BUP, VOB, IFO files. Now I close Roxio and push the dvd and tray into the computer to load it into Windows Media Player automatically (my settings) and it plays normally. Now I go to view it on my standalone, put it in, runs up - then I get "disc error". This is what I am not understanding. The store created dvds and clones of them work, but not the one I authored, even though I used the same brand disc and format. The only difference I can see is possibly the software used by the store. None of the dvds I author on Roxio work in the standalone. Hence my question why.

 

 

Thank you for your interest.

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Okay, here is a step by step of what I am driving at:

 

1. I obtain dvds of my home movies, which I had done at my local department store.

 

2. I play these dvds in my standalone dvd player hooked up to my tv, and they work fine. It is a KLH player, model DVD221.. I can also play these dvds in Windows Media Player on my computer fine. Computer is a one year old Dell Inspiron546, AMD Athlon, Windows 7 Pro, 8GB memory, 750 GB internal HD, 16X CD/DVD+/-R/W burner (all media formats supported). This setup works great, and I can multitask other applications even while burning, unlike my old computer LOL.

 

3. I am running Roxio Easy CD DVD Burner. Version is 10.3

 

4. According to Disc Information on Roxio, my dvds from the store photo lab are DVD-R, closed. Checking in Windows Explorer what is on those disks shows the usual VOB, BUP, IFO files, etc. The name of the disk given by the store is "Sonata Volume", and I am assuming there is software named Sonata that they use.

 

5. I want to make copies of the store discs for distribution to family. a. I make a duplicate using Roxio Disc Copy in Roxio, and Sony DVD-R write once disc, which Roxio closes. DVD-R is same type media as the store dvd. This duplicate plays fine in my standalone and computer. b. I create a disc image of the store disk to my computer HD using Roxio Create Image, in global image format. I create a new dvd from this image using Roxio Burn Image, and this dvd plays fine in my standalone and computer players.

 

6. Now, as a separate new project, I go to author some dvds of other home movie files that I have on my computer hard drive, which are mpg files. I use the Roxio MyDVD Express that is in my suite, and a blank Sony DVD-R disk. I set it for Standard Play. Hit Burn Project to Disc and create the dvd. Disc Info shows it is DVD-R video, closed, Border One, Zone One. Windows Explorer shows the usual BUP, VOB, IFO files. Now I close Roxio and push the dvd and tray into the computer to load it into Windows Media Player automatically (my settings) and it plays normally. Now I go to view it on my standalone, put it in, runs up - then I get "disc error". This is what I am not understanding. The store created dvds and clones of them work, but not the one I authored, even though I used the same brand disc and format. The only difference I can see is possibly the software used by the store. None of the dvds I author on Roxio work in the standalone. Hence my question why.

 

 

Thank you for your interest.

 

 

Shut all programs off when creating your project and when burning. Keep your hands off the PC until it's finished. When burning to the DVD-R slow the burn speed down to 8x.

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Sony DVD -R?

 

Yes. Everything I am talking about was done with Sony DVD -R. 120 minutes, 4.7 GB/Go, 1 - 16x on the label. I am wondering if I should try Verbatim, or even an RW disc (I'll finalize it, and if it works in the standalone, I'll make a disc image, and then burn from that).

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Yes. Everything I am talking about was done with Sony DVD -R. 120 minutes, 4.7 GB/Go, 1 - 16x on the label. I am wondering if I should try Verbatim, or even an RW disc (I'll finalize it, and if it works in the standalone, I'll make a disc image, and then burn from that).

 

Have you tried them on another player, neighboures/friend/co-worker?.

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Have you tried them on another player, neighboures/friend/co-worker?.

 

Okay - I managed to try my dvds in my brother-in-law's standalone player on xmas day when we visisted (he was none too pleased) and I am happy to report that the dvds worked in his player. So the culprit was my standalone player, which for some reason plays store made dvds but not my home made dvds. I own an apology for not trying this before coming on line, and also thanks to all who responded.

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