I have recently purchased the Time-Life “Get Smart” series (seasons 1-5) from Time-life, not some knock off. Needless to say this series is extremely expensive, and I can’t have anything happen to the originals.
I am using DVDFAB 188.8.131.52, TDK DVD-R, and have tried several different relatively new Panasonic DVD player models (IDE and SATA). My issue:
When I try to backup any of the Time-Life DVD’s, DVDFAB goes through the motions as if everything is working perfectly, and even at the end I get the “process completed” message.
HOWEVER, when I try to play the backed up DVD, Windows (XP) says that the format is one that Windows can’t read.
In addition, when I right click on the DVD player with the backup DVD (in My Computer), select properties, select the DVD player with the backed up DVD, and select populate, I get a box showing that 0 bytes are free (which is normal), but it also shows that 0 bytes have been used. I am having no problems with any other DVD’s that I have backed up. Oh, and by looking at the bottom (data side) of the backed up DVD, I can see that data has filled the DVD.
Like I said the strange thing is DVDFAB says everything went normally during the backup, but Windows doesn’t recognize the backed up DVD.