i can't play the dvd in my coumputer that it is recorded in dvd recorder

hello
this is so stupid!    I have but a DVD recorder so I can easily record my wedding movie from my camcorder to a DVD , but this is not a problem because it's recording fine but I wanted to copy it to my computer so I can have some editing , but it dose not recognize the DVD in my computer.
what do you guys think?
rextavasAsked:
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
What type of DVD Recorder and model is it?  Does it show in Device Manager?  How current is your Windows XP and windowsUpdate and which verison of Media Player?  You may need to add some codecs or correct drivers/encoders.
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Windows XP Does Not Recognize a DVD-RW Disc
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;818733
Recordable CD or DVD that contains data appears blank in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;867717
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pjcrooks2000Commented:
Assuming that the drive is a DVD player - but of corse it is!

There could be an issue that your DVD player does not recognise the disk because it is the wrong type of DVD disk.

Also I assume the DISK is in DVD format, do you have any software that plays DVD disks on your machine e.g. WinDVD or PowerDVD.

You obviously need the codecs to play DVD disks in your machine so get and install one of those.  Can you actually run the disk at all I mean browse it even?

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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
A Disc in a DVD Drive May Not Be Played Automatically with Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.1 and Norton Anti-Virus 2002
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314993

Your computer cannot read some or all files on CDs or DVDs that were recorded through the use of the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) Universal Disk Format (UDF) file system standard. Symptoms may include: • The disc is not recognized at all and shows up as empty.
• Error messages such as "The file or directory is corrupt and unreadable" appear when you try to access files in Windows Explorer.
• Some portions of a DVD-video may not function correctly (note that this may also be because of a problem with the DVD video data or the player software, which is outside the scope of this article).
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;321640

I've used a number of programs for DVD editing and do the kinds of things you're doing.  Here is a link to one from Roxio that I like because it's quite easy to use and not too costly.  It's their Easy Media Creator 7 Digital Suite
http://www.roxio.com/en/index.jhtml;jsessionid=3AUZZXNJ2MXY5LAQAMFR3KVMCACAYIV0?_requestid=893901

But there are many out there.

Microsoft also has tools and some within the XP application as well....

Windows Movie Maker 2.1 makes home movies amazingly fun. With Movie Maker 2.1, you can create, edit, and share your home movies right on your computer. Build your movie with a few simple drag-and-drops. Delete bad shots and include only the best scenes. Then share your movie via the Web, e-mail, or CD. Using third-party software you can even take movies you've made and turn them into DVDs. You can also save your movie back to the video tape in your camera to play back on a TV or on the camera itself.

System Requirements and more..... here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx

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rextavasAuthor Commented:
OK you see... I have winxp pro sp2 , dvd rom (sony) and dvdRw (pioneer)
know! here what's happened , I recorded my home movie from Sony camcorder to this dvd recorder that I got ( I'm not talking about my computer yet) after it finish recording I perest the stop b.  it did something  then I tired the dvd in to my computer first it was the Sony , it couldn't read it and in pioneer it appears blank...  but when I opened the Nero it show that is some data in the dvd but there is no way that i can have access to them

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sunray_2003Commented:
Hi rextavas,

Working on DVD especially on computers is very tricky.. tricky to the sense it is frustating..

Now, what disc did you use to record in the DVD recorder ( i mean DVD + R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM etc)

First make sure that you can playback the DVD in the recorder once it is written. Just to check.

Now check what DVD drive you have got in your computer and check the specifications of it to see if it can read certain types of disks like DVD+R, DVD-R etc. This should be basic homework as once you find your drive cannot read the disk then there is no point in going further.

Also research around and see if your DVD drive can read DVDs from certain companies.
My Sony laptop has got a panosonic DVD Drive which WILLNOT read SONY DVDs . Though , I may not have tried all the suggestions to make that DVD work, I just wanted to let you know that DVD drives are sensitive to manufacturer of the DVD .

If everything is fine according to specifications then there could be a whole new strategy to see why it would not work.
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pjcrooks2000Commented:
I am wondering if you actually stopped the recording before it was complete, is that possible?

Do as sunray says and try playing it first

pjcrooks2000
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pjcrooks2000Commented:
What is the dvd recorder that your talking about too?

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sunray_2003Commented:
Ah.. One more thing . I learnt from this mistake..

Did you close the session in your DVD after finished recording.. That is important to make that DVD work on computers.
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
You need to FINALIZE the DVD first to get it recognized in other DVD Players.  Also, check your manual for the DVD Disk types, some take DVD-R, some take DVD+R, some DVD-RW, some DVD+RW....  
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sunray_2003Commented:
Ah Asta....  I was about to type  closing session = Finalize.
You came first, LOL
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rextavasAuthor Commented:
I have tryed maxell dvd+rw fujifilm dvd-rw & dvd-r
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sunray_2003Commented:
rextavas,
> I have tryed maxell dvd+rw fujifilm dvd-rw & dvd-r

We need more details..

Are the above DVDs used by you to record in the DVD recorder and that it wont play in your computer.

Can you do the checking if your DVD drive can actually play these disks ?
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rextavasAuthor Commented:
how do you close a session becouse I know that the sessons are open ( I can see the sessions in nero disk info )
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pjcrooks2000Commented:
I am starting to suspect the DVD writer that your using, either it's not finishing or it's not doing it's job right.

 
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sunray_2003Commented:
Sorry for the confusion, sessions is called as finalizing in DVD recorders. I have worked only with Panasonic DVD recorder..
It is like you have to press functions , and there you have an option to do finalizing.
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rextavasAuthor Commented:
I am just reading the recorder manual and I thing I found it ... don't go anyware let me try that :D
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sunray_2003Commented:
rextavas,

again make sure that your DVD drive in your computer can read that specific formatted DVD that you are recording in DVD. otherwise , you would be ending up wasting DVDs.. Not that I am discouraging you from experimenting but can help you save money and time..

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pjcrooks2000Commented:
Ok i might be getting the wrong end of the stick here.  

Go down the close the session route - assuming the DVD your copying from works fine.  If your using nero then make sure you select the DVD disk tab before you start on the right hand side.

Then choose the copy disk option.

Make sure you have the source drives and destination drives set right.  From disk "whatever" to "whatever" choose the close session option when prompted as mentions by bot sunray and Asta hit burn and wait until it says the disk is complete.



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sunray_2003Commented:
pjcrooks2000,

May be I am also thinking about the wrong thing here.. I assume the user is using a standard DVD recorder and not a DVD burner.. Why is there a discussion about Nero here ?
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Check the Nero Help file for "finalize session" or "close session".... it is very easy to do.  Check how to do this with the device you used to originally record the DVD.
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rextavasAuthor Commented:
you are grate....
I found the menu and it is finalzing and it take 7 minute , it actualy let me choose a welcome menu too.. this is so grate!
now you got to tell me this ... after this I need to convert the dvd to some sorth of format that i can read & edit it in my computer . can you tell me that too.? :*
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sunray_2003Commented:
What happens when you put the DVD in your DVD drive and open windows media player.. Can you see if you can run that DVD first or even the DVD drive would recognise it first ?
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Once you've finalized the disk, just load it into Windows XP and you should see the screen option to "play DVD"; can be played in Media Player or many other players you may already have installed.
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
If it doesn't automatically start loading, you can right click the DVD drive, choose property and check the settings there.  More about that and options here from XP Help file:
To change how your computer handles multimedia content
Open My Computer.
Under Devices with Removable Storage, right-click the device you want, such as a digital camera or DVD or CD-ROM drive, and then click Properties.
On the AutoPlay tab, click the multimedia content type you want to change.
Under Actions, click the action you want Windows to perform when it detects the media type you selected.
To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer.
Your removable storage device must be attached to your computer for it to appear in the My Computer folder.
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rextavasAuthor Commented:
you guys are the greatest... I love you all .. yes it worked! and it is playing back on my computer...
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sunray_2003Commented:
rextavas,

WOOHOO !!!!

Good teamwork as usual

SR
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pjcrooks2000Commented:
Yup I initially thought you were putting the first copied DVD into your PC and it was not working. So it is actually the copy of the DVD that does not work I assume now.

Thats where i went wrong sunray, it seems the issue is to do with the way he is recording the DVD with nero and thats how we got onto talking about Nero.

But we managed "fingers crossed" to find the right route to take it down.

:)
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Great news!
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pjcrooks2000Commented:
Just a little program that helps people put :)

for(Excellent work =0; Excellent work < HelpAttempts; Excellent work++)

{
char solution = "Good";

if (Solution == "Good";
{
cout<<"Lets Add some comments"<<endl;
}

else

{
cout<<"Woohoo the solution was"<<Good<<"Weldone men!"endl;
}
cout<< "Question closed"<<endl;

}

Ignore me i am in program mode :)

 yes, good job sunray and asta :)  && your welcome rextavas.
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pjcrooks2000Commented:
ooops missed a parenthesis :)
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sunray_2003Commented:
pjcrooks2000,

Pretty interesting and fascinating to see that code.. I always wanted to do good coding but I guess I really have to sit down and start working on it .
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pjcrooks2000Commented:
I try ... I can't wait to leave uni so I can get a job, only three more months to go.  That is C but probably littered with errors :)

Go for it sunray it's actually quite good fun once you get through all of the laborious learning curves and before you know it, it then becomes quite easy to learn new languages.  I keep on trying, bring that job on hopefully thats where I will reeally start to fly.  C++ is quite a tough language to learn, it just goes on and on especially with what I am doing at the moment learning open gl and direct x Ahhhhhhhhhh thats stuff is nuts.

:)

Lets keep up the good work!

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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Neat! .....  I love how Ash and I are so often on the same page, the same time....  even commented with the same 'finalize' recommendation in the same minute.  LOL  teamwork works well!  ":--)  Off to spend time with the family.  
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pjcrooks2000Commented:
Regards to the family :)  
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sunray_2003Commented:
I just finished school and hence no mood to take books and learn though I guess in life it is better to be learning every day something new..
I always wanted to do C, C++ and Java. I am always impressed to  see the comments given by JKR and Objects here in EE on C++ and Java respectively. I always think they should really the programming language so well that they can answer them in a few comments or find a small mistake in a 100+ line code.. Not only them but there are so many coders who inspire/will inspire me in the near future when I learn this stuff.

I do hardware programming using VDHL and Verilog which is way off than C , C++

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pjcrooks2000Commented:
I am sure what you do is still very intense I personally don't know what VDHL and Verilog are.  Yes some of those guys are very good.  I asked quite a few questions when I was making my Java game and I got some good help.  Girionis is a great guy aswell as Javatm or corse those you mentioned too and TimYates were very helpful.

You seem to spend a lot of time on here I don't know why you don't try and learn a language I am sure you will pick it up real quick.  I was older when I started at Uni at 29 and I found it difficult to get into the groove but I think it's all finally coming together.  It's great when you can achieve a goal like that I am sure you could easily do it if you wanted to.  
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sunray_2003Commented:
pjcrooks2000,

I always think that inorder to learn and be good in a programming language , more than learning from book or internet , you should be practically working on some projects.
Some of the work I do in my real job has helped me go into various TAs here.. If i do a good or even a basic programming project, I would surely learn a lot..  Well , that is kind of learning I do. Everyone is different in their approach as you know..
29 + few years is not old to learn. You are still young.. I see you young as I am younger than you ..LOL.

Glad to interact with you.

SR

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pjcrooks2000Commented:
Not at all, agree with the working projects theory though.  Thats why I am looking forward to getting a job somewhere as I know once I am doing it full-time then I will pick it up much quicker too.

We obvioulsy get set assignments and each of whihc gradually get more and more difficult, i hope you get the chance to do it.

Nice chatting too :)  cya on another thread somewhere.
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sunray_2003Commented:
pjcrooks2000,

Well I am in a job right now tht involves lot of networking. I love to work on networking and hence focussing my attention towards networking TAs here.. I find lot of networking experts and have already started learning new stuff..

BTW, I just saw that I need to rewind my clock to 1 hr backward at 2 am here in EST.  WOOHOO.. I can sleep for one more hr extra tomm..
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pjcrooks2000Commented:
Ooooh yeah so it is ... cool.   I am in UK too so I do the same .. heeh coooool where are you at?
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sunray_2003Commented:
pjcrooks2000,

US
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pjcrooks2000Commented:
Ignore I checked your profile for your location, i guess it's pretty late here compared to there :) I will need the extra hour I think ...
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