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Is a Magnavox MWR10D6 DVD Recorder codec or driver needed to play DVD disks on computer?

After successfully finalizing DVD-R disks on the Magnavox MWR10D6 DVD Recorder the disk will play on other DVD players but will NOT play on my computer using a variety of DVD player software. The problem is always the same: The audio plays properly but there is no video. Even the proprietary menu screen is black, the red border shows arounf the titles and they can be selected but there is no visuals.

Is there a proprietary driver or codec needed to play Magnavox MWR10D6 DVD Recorder disks on my computer. I cannot find a Magnavox web site on google - only online stores selling the units and product reviews.

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  • emanuel1140 Nov 03, 2008

    Thanks for the advice - it is the best solution for an unsolvable problem and is a functional work-around. The recordings work fine on other DVD players but fail on playback on the computer. I successfully am able to convert these files using conversion software (in my case Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate, but there are many other quality programs) to .avi files and then burn them to a new DVD. While this works it takes a lot of time. If you have time to burn (2 to 3 hours for both operation) there is no problem. I would be happier if they addressed this issue up front in the documentation as I spent many more hours than this figuring it out.

    My advice is to use the Magnavox DVD burner only for those instances when you want to record on the fly and do not have time to run to the computer to use a TV card. I have a PCI TV card Hauppage) which I originally took out because I ran out of PCI slots. Recently I installed it in an old computer CPU tower and connected it on a network. This tower is normally turned off and usually takes about 10 minutes plus to start and program to record. On the fly its not convenient but works just fine.

    On my own I eventually found the funai web site and you are correct the support there is minimal and except for basics of little help with no options for further questions there is little benefit. One of the more sophisticated solutions for a problem is the advice "make sure your unit is connected to a power supply and turned on".

    That taken into consderation, the Magnavox DVD player/recorder is still a good buy and works, esp when we consider the cost involved (circa $35). Just be aware of its limitations and be prepared for workarounds and extra time.

    Thanks again for the accurate advice and have Fun.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    I cvan not get my video recorder to play dvd's in full screen

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Most of the blank discs I bought won't play and when I do get one to record and then I go and play it on my computer, it won't play back in the recorder that recorded it.



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There are work arounds... but the reason is when its burnt and finialized its written in .vob format which is dvd mpeg2 format. majority of windows media player codecs wont pick it up. divx does. its just the format its burnt in and you cant change obviously. you can just try like nero showtime which always works or ending up ripping the disc on the computier but that might defeat your purpost of burning them in the first place. Its not the dvd recorder i may add, its just the format. by the way its a magnavox unit made by funai... and trust me your not going to get much out of their. your better off going into forums finding more high depth problems if you really want this to work for firends and families and such.

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