OK so I have been trying to back up my DVD’s using DVDFab for the past week or so and only succeeded to burn some nice coasters. At first I was using the freeware version and had to drag and drop the ripped DVD files onto the disc. I have tried this on multiple computers with no luck.
My Dell laptop is running Vista business and has a Sony + - RW DW Q58A drive with the latest drivers. My home PC is running XP Media Center and has a Phillips ± RW drive. I have tried both dvd5 and dvd9(dual layer) discs, Memorex brand.
The DVDs made with the freeware version of DVDFab play on the computers only but not my home theater DVD. I attributed this to the age of the player so I bought a new Sony DVD player/recorder gx330. The burned DVDs showed as “not compatible” on the Sony dvd player and as it was a piece of crap anyways I exchanged it for the Panasonic DMR-EZ17 after researching a bit on this forum.
This unit claims to be able to read virtually any type of disk, it failed to read a single one of my burned discs. I then decided to download and use the current gold version of DVDFab as maybe the full version would work better. Actually it worked worse, now the finalized DVDs can’t be recognized in even the computer drive that created them.
Sorry for the long post but I wanted to get all of the details in. Am I forgetting to do something stupid? I can’t seem to figure this out.