I did something I thought would be so simple, but one should never make assumptions, huh. I recorded a TV show on a DVD (I think it was -R, surely not DVD RAM). The show was recorded on a Pannasonic DVD player / recorder, just a cheapo from Walmart. The unit finalized the DVD and it plays fine on all TV DVD players.
Now, I tried playing it in my PC (Win XP PRO) and it won’t play, or even recognize the DVD. (both drives) I have …
DVD ROM Sony DDU1615
Plextor DVDR PX-712A
So first, I downloaded the latest firmware for both… but still, the Sony simply will not read the DVD. I even checked in Windows Explorer, it won’t see the files.
The Plexter will now see the files in Windows Explorer, but I can not play the DVD. My ultimate goal is to dupe the DVD through Roxio Easy Media Creator 9. But I assume I can’t do that till at least Windows Explorer can see the files and I can play them, right?
I am starting to think I need at least one new DVD ROM drive to replace the Sony? BTW, the drives work fine on other DVD’s created by PC’s. So its clearly a compatibility issue. TYIA