I have received a total of 9 discs of DVD+R (SONY DVD+R ver1.3/1x-16x ‘AccuCORE’) recorded by my sister on her LG RH177S (standalone DVD Recorder). It contains episodes of a drama series recorded off the television broadcasted in Asia.
However I am residing in Canada and the discs that I recieved from her are ‘unplayable’ on any other standalone DVD player or computer/laptop, whether Windows XP or Vista. But she say she tested and they were playable on her LG RH 177S. I highly suspect she didn’t finalized the discs.
When I tried the discs on a PS2 (dvd player mode) it was unable to read the discs. I also tried on a portable DVD player (those with built-in LCD screen), was unable to read the discs.
I also tried the discs on my IBM Notebook, under Windows XP->“My Computer” it detected the the disc as “DVD-ROM”.
When Right-click->Properties-> File System: RAW.
When Double-clicking (opening) it revealed its contents are ‘empty’.
I understand that a DVD Video disc would usually have two folders:
- VIDEO_TS folder
- AUDIO_TS folder
I have used DVD Dercypter before (many years), excellent program if not the BEST! I read in forums that the new iteration, ‘ImgBurn’ is able to manually CLOSE unfinalized DVDs. (Tools-> Driver->Close ->Track/Session/Disc)
Any advise/help is greatly appreciated, Thank you!
Troubleshooting Done on
- IBM Thinkpad T43, Windows XP
Ultrabay Slim “MULTI RECORDER” DVD-/+RW
(MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-822S)
- Working on Disc 1 ONLY (1of9)