Burned DVD will play on player not PC

I burned a DVD a few months ago (maybe it was a year :)) and ‘tested’ it by putting it in a DVD player. Loaded and played fine.

Took it out the other day and tried to play it on my PC just to see what was on it.

My PC told me it was blank (two different ripping programs).

Explorer told me it couldn’t read it (is not accessible Incorrect function)

I tried to Exact Copy it (using Sonic AND Nero) and both ran into ‘unable to read errors’ after reading 92% of the DVD.

Put it into a DVD player and it played fine.

I would like to understand why this is the case, if someone could explain it to me. :confused:

It’s not a problem in the sense that it’s a ‘coaster’ but I would like to know what is going on.

I don’t recall ever NOT being able to read a DVD on my PC that my players could load and play.

Thanks

[quote=secretcodebreaker;2131805]I burned a DVD a few months ago (maybe it was a year :)) and ‘tested’ it by putting it in a DVD player. Loaded and played fine.

Took it out the other day and tried to play it on my PC just to see what was on it.

My PC told me it was blank (two different ripping programs).

Explorer told me it couldn’t read it (is not accessible Incorrect function)

I tried to Exact Copy it (using Sonic AND Nero) and both ran into ‘unable to read errors’ after reading 92% of the DVD.

Put it into a DVD player and it played fine.

I would like to understand why this is the case, if someone could explain it to me. :confused:

It’s not a problem in the sense that it’s a ‘coaster’ but I would like to know what is going on.

I don’t recall ever NOT being able to read a DVD on my PC that my players could load and play.

Thanks[/quote]
If you have nero Cd speed or DiscSpeed use it to scan the DVD most likely there are bad sectors on it and your drive is having trouble or can’t read or focus those sectors, DVD Players are not so picky.
This issue is most of the time if not always related to poor quality media that was used, these poor quality media may or will play fine when you first burn on them …BUT…over time become un-readable due to the dye that was used on them.

I don’t think you understand the problem (if you could call it one).

Maybe I didn’t explain it very well.

Nero DVD Speed doesn’t ‘see’ a burned DVD.

Disc Quality and Disc Info won’t run since neither ‘detect’ a DVD in the drive.

Disc Info provides the following -

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Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info
Basic Information
Disc type: : DVD-R
Book Type : DVD-R
Manufacturer: : Ritek
MID : RITEKM16
Write speeds: : 6 X - 8 X - 12 X - 16 X
Blank Capacity : 4.38 GB
: 4489 MB
: 4707319808 bytes
Extended Information
Layers : 1
Usage : General
Copyright protection : n/a
Recorder information
Disc Status : Open
Raw Data
Pre-recorded Information in Lead-in (0Eh)
0000 - 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 85 0D 0E 88 9A 80 00 - .@…R…
0010 - 03 52 49 54 45 4B 4D 00 04 31 36 00 00 00 00 00 - .RITEKM…16…
0020 - 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 F0 FF FF FF B0 F6 17 00 - …
0030 - EC 08 11 00 5D 8E 41 77 04 00 00 00 E4 08 11 00 - …].Aw…
0040 - 00 C0 41 7E 00 80 00 00 04 09 11 00 7D 3F 41 77 - …A~…}?Aw
0050 - 00 80 00 00 1C 04 01 00 FC FF FF FF 00 00 00 00 - …
0060 - 01 00 00 00 B0 F6 17 00 38 09 11 00 00 00 15 00 - …8…

Does this provide any useful information?

I was talking about the Scan disk tab, as far as Retek goes :Z

It seems the disc was never finalized/Closed --> [B]Disc Status : Open[/B]

you can use DVD Decrypter or ImgBurn to close the disc

Thanks for your help with the non-problem.

DVD Decrypter couldn’t sense a DVD in the drive, so it had nothing to Close.

ImgBurn told me there was an error in a track and was unable to Close it.

I guess when I burned it it didn’t Close it correctly and I didn’t notice that on the Verify step.

Never had that happen before and just wanted to understand a little more about how DVDs are burned (or unburned as in this case. :slight_smile: