Does that title make sense?
I have a Philips DVDR 905 (and from the look of things I should have bought something else) that is reporting “DISC WARN” and then “DISC ERROR”.
Seems that on DVD+R the disc menu is flagged as invalid and a new menu written - which fails when there is a disc error.
The Philips player doesn’t say there is any disc content at all, no menu and just the number 16 on the display.
My PC says there is no disc in the drive, which makes me think the directory pointers are pointing to the damaged area and it’s not recognised.
What I’m looking for is a tool that will bypass the operating system’s desire to find a valid directory structure, and do a surface level read, perhaps using the latest directory written before the disc failure.
I managed to record about 2 3/4 hours in 7 chapters, but it failed during recording of the 8th and during writing of the menu - so it appears everything is lost.
Can anyone recommend tools that will do this kind of low level recovery?