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Old 07-15-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Default I have a problem ripping my videos off my DVD-R Disc.

I have copied a video from my VHS from a VCR to my DVD-R disc in my DVD Recorder. And when I put the disc on the computer to rip my videos off that disc(to upload my videos on the internet like youtube) the computer shows that the disc is blank.

Yet, when I put the disc in the DVD player to the T.V. to see if the video is on the disc the video comes up but when I put the disc back in the computer it still shows that the disc is blank.
The DVD player I have is a is a Toshiba DR420;
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Many DVD players have issues playing discs that were recorded by DVD-Rs. Especially if it is older. Play it on another computer's DVD player and see if you have the same issues. Chances are you won't.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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Was the disc finalized?
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:16 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Was the disc finalized?
What do you mean? As in did the players said that the disc was completed?

Because it did say that but I still have the same problem when I load it up on the computer and the DVD is still blank.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:21 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Many DVD players have issues playing discs that were recorded by DVD-Rs. Especially if it is older. Play it on another computer's DVD player and see if you have the same issues. Chances are you won't.
Actually, this computer I have is somewhat new, from last year that is.

Along with Windows 7.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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What do you mean? As in did the players said that the disc was completed?

Because it did say that but I still have the same problem when I load it up on the computer and the DVD is still blank.
As stated in page 31 in the manual,
Quote:
You will need to finalize discs to play back on other DVD
players.
Finalizing may take several minutes up to an hour.
Since the process of the finalization fills empty space of
the disc, a shorter recording period on the disc will
require a longer time period for finalization. Do not
unplug the power cord during finalization

1 Press [SETUP].
2 Use [K / L] to select “DVD Menu”,
then press [ENTER].
“DVD Menu“ menu will appear.
3 Use [K / L] to select “Finalize”, then
press [ENTER].
4 Use [K / L] to select “Yes”, then press
[ENTER].
e.g.) VR mode DVD-RW
Finalize disc? Yes
Finalizing will start.
This operation may take
awhile to be completed.
5 Finalizing is completed
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:21 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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As stated in page 31 in the manual,
Thank you, it worked!

I didn't know it was that easy, and forgetting to reading the manual lol.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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This probably shouldn't make a difference but did you finalize the disc?
Actually that should make a huge difference. This is exactly what happens when you do not finalize a disc on one of those players.
FInalize the disc in the recorder.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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use verbatim dvd+r
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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Thank you, it worked!

I didn't know it was that easy, and forgetting to reading the manual lol.
http://cdn3.knowyourmeme.com/i/19581/original/rtfm.jpg (broken link)

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