DVD not readable in DVD Player

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Trey, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. Trey

    Trey Guest

    Ok, for once I followed the directions and even chose "Video DVD" instead of
    "Data DVD." When I put the DVD in the normal DVD Player...it say there is
    "no disk?" I am using a DVD-ReWritable disc...does that make a difference?

    Trey, Sep 21, 2006
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  2. Try dvd+R see that works.
    Richard Miller, Sep 21, 2006
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  3. I think most standalone players can't read rewritables, only the write-once

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP
    Dana Cline - MVP, Sep 21, 2006
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    jdheeter Guest

    yes this is true, I think burning to a DVD-R disc will work, unless maybe you
    have a very old dvd player which can not read any burnable discs
    jdheeter, Sep 22, 2006
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    sue Guest

    I am hoping someone can help me with my question. have a brand new package of
    dvd-rw. I want to put my family pictures with music on them. I was able to do
    one which was more of a test. I put another one in from same package and I
    got a message saying "please insert writeable media that is compatible with
    your cd or dvd recorder and then select retry". this package was of 5 dvd's.
    I took a third and tried that and that one worked. I tried the 2nd one again
    and got the same message, when I went to properties of the drive-it was
    reading "unknown". seeing how the first one was a test, I erased the disc
    and went to redo what I wanted to do and I couldn't get it to work at all.
    the drive works just fine with the CD-rw's and CD-R why the trouble with the
    the book states to use DVD-R or DVD-RW's some work some don't and they are
    from the same package.
    thank you
    sue, Oct 31, 2006
  6. You'll probably have much better luck with just the -R discs...I've heard of
    issues with the -RW ones occasionally. Also, if you're making a video DVD,
    the -RWs probably won't work on most standalone dvd players.

    Take a look at the one problem disc - are there any blemishes in the media,
    or dust or scratches? What brand of DVD burner do you have?

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP
    Dana Cline - MVP, Oct 31, 2006
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    sue Guest

    the disc that were gotten are Imatio video photos data dvd-rw
    two of the 5 work? maybe I am saying that wrong. I put the disc in, then I
    bring up the media center and then I go to my pictures, then I creatve
    cd/dvd-the first time it worked, okay, figured out how to do it, went to do a
    better job, nope that one didn't work, I put in one more and that one worked.
    discs are just fine. seeing how I am able to use the CD-RW for back ups of
    other things the burner does work so I can no say it is the burner-drive or
    whatever one needs to say for a technical name, the point is, it works. have
    no problems with the CD's. having 5 new disc, never been used, just opened
    up we find it real hard to believe that 2 out of the 5 are use able. one of
    the two that work, I only put on photo on it to test it and I put it back in
    to finish it and got the message that it was full. that is nonscense
    actually. there has to be a setting wrong or something.
    it is no formated correctly or something.
    sue, Oct 31, 2006
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    sue Guest

    I read a bit to fast ,sorry about that. the burner came with the computer,
    gateway-which is a xp media center. the only thing that I have done with the
    burner is use it for back ups of my genealogy research. now I want to put
    music to what photos I have. I have backed up all my photos so that part of
    the burner works, it has no problem backing up my research and the photos,
    just this part of doing the dvd.
    I tried it with the nero and had no success so I thought I would try with
    the media center. first disc worked but that was a test. I was able to erase
    that disc and start over seeing how I have it figured out to make me happy
    but all the rest of the brand new disc won't work? they are unreadable. like
    I had stated earlier, looking in the properties of the burner, the disc is
    reading unknown with the one that works reads raw. so that almost tells me
    something isn't configured? I also get a message when I do put the disc that
    is completed in the drive- " decoder error video decoder has either,
    malfunctioned or is not installed"
    unless I put the disc in the wrong drive, I put it in the same drive I used
    to make the dvd-it works on the tv. the media center is not hooked up to the
    sue, Oct 31, 2006
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    olfart Guest

    RW type discs whether CD or DVD are trouble waiting to happen. You never
    know when you will lose data, but you will...usually when you least expect
    it. CDR and DVD+-R discs are so inexpensive now and much more reliable.
    olfart, Oct 31, 2006
  10. I tend to agree, -R are preferred...you can get a stack of 50 generic ones
    for under $10. I think the -RWs sometimes need to be formatted...have you
    tried doing that to one of the problem discs?

    There are also issues with burning video DVDs from within Media Center.
    Sometimes it works for some people and then something breaks it. Microsoft
    is aware of the issue and hopefully it will get fixed someday. But if you're
    burning your discs with Nero then this wouldn't be the problem.

    Are you burning your photos as data files, or a slideshow? The slideshow
    could have the same problem as video DVDs, as it basically builds a video
    file out of your photos.

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP
    Dana Cline - MVP, Nov 1, 2006
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