Thanks again for responding to my inquiry, rapid fire. You wrote:
>If you mean for playback with a bad or defective disc then i guess anydvd couldn't help much the only way you can try is to rip with anydvd's ripper function, but generally anydvd is not a playback program.
I notice that the 'Rip Video-DVD to Harddisk' function of 'AnyDVD' asks me for both a Source Directory and a Destination Directory. Is the former (i.e., Source Directory) the E:/ drive where the pre-recorded disc in question is inserted? Can you tell me what exactly I should enter here? (Is 'E:/' sufficient?)
And I guess the latter (Destination Directory) is my computer's DVD burner? I'm not sure what to enter here either, though I think the name of the DVD burner in my computer is NTI CD & DVD-Maker. (But I can ring Acer, the manufacturer of my computer, tomorrow to get that information, I guess.)
You refer to 'a bad or defective [pre-recorded] disc', but as I noted previously, it plays perfectly well in a couple of standalone DVD-players in this household.
>And for your RW or +R/-R at the moment it doesn't matter, the firmware update for your drive could maybe help to identify the media better.
Am not sure how one updates the latest! As I mentioned, I'm using a brand-new computer with brand-new 'AnyDVD' and brand-new '1 Click Copy DVD'! But I'll ask the Acer people about that too when I ring them.
>All media types are integrated in a firmware,
Am not 100% clear what you mean by 'integrated in a firmware' ... but I get your drift, I guess.
>so if yours doesn't support this kind of disc very well you could have reading or playback problems, which a newer firmware can solve. Otherwise you can also try another media brand.
Another media brand? Am at present just concerned with playing and backing up this one particular pre-recorded disc which is causing me trouble. Is that the media brand you're referring to?
Just trying my best to wrap my mind around the advice you're giving me, rapid fire!
Thanks for all help - Ken52