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Corrupted VR_MANGR.IFO file ? on DVD-RAM disk

While editing a DVD-RAM disc recorded on a Panasonic DMR-ES40, I got a message that the disk needs to be formatted. I did not do this since the disk contains several programs I don't want to erase.
My Toshiba Satelite A75-S229 notebook WILL play this disk; I even copied all the files to my hard drive and WIN-DVD will play them from the hard disk. I then tried to copy the files back onto a new, properly formatted Panasonic DVD-RAM disk, but was not successful.
Is there a way to copy these files back onto a DVD-RAM disk so I can use it with the DMR-E40S?
Also, I suspect there may be a problem with the DMR-E40S since this has happened several times, usually while dividing and removing chapters. Any information you can provide about these issues would be greatly apprecaited. Thank you.

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SOURCE: formatting discs

make sure the disk is DVD-R(W)

Posted on Jan 18, 2008


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SOURCE: IFO --> MPEG

You need a DVD ripper software, do a search for it on Google and you will find many softwares that will do it (for a price). I have not found any free software for that.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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hellow if you send me your email ill send you a video repose on how to and how to correct this problem

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

SOURCE: No sound from my DMR-ES40 Panasonic dvd recorder.

Make sure the scart lead is fully in on the tv and the dvd,this can cause pic no sound or sound no pic

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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SOURCE: How to transfer Panasonic DMR-E80H recorded DVDs to computer

I have to agree with XELIAM regarding finishing the disk, under the DVD "FUNCTIONS" selection from the remote. I also use the SLYSOFT products to transfer my videos to what ever other mode of video I wish to have, whether iPOD (MP4), or DIVX (AVI) or loads of other options. Slysoft makes a GREAT product

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

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VR mode or Video Recording mode is a feature on stand-alone consumer and computer DVD recorders that allows video recording and editing on a DVD rewriteable disc.
In VR mode, users can create and rename titles for the scenes. Also, if a scene is deleted, the space allocated by it will be utilized later without the need of reformatting a disc.
If the user would like to record on the same disc again in later time, on VR mode, users may eject the disc and it will not be finalized by the recorder until it is manually initiated. For the sake of comparison, any DVD disc recorded in VR's competitor V mode (or Video mode) will be automatically finalized before it is ejected by the recorder. Disc finalization is still required if the disc formatted for VR mode will be played in another DVD player.
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Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD also support VR mode-like features.

Accordingly when DVD recorders became a viable option the features offered by <Video Mode> were minimal - the linear structure did not allow post recording editting or non-linear playback. Thus the DVD Forum devised Video Recording (VR) mode.

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That basically summerises the differences: video is a linear recording that should end up DVD-Video compatible, VR is a digital recording mode that allows HDD-like functionality on disc.

Do you need to always be able play your recorded DVD-RW discs on other DVD Players? If yes you have to use Video Mode, although some players will play VR mode discs, and you can test this easily by giving it a go.

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DVD Video mode on DVD-RW

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DVD VR mode (Video Recording)

Plus points: Better use of recording rates by having intermediate resolutions. Defect management so reliable. Time-slip on 2 speed media if supported by the recorder, allowing record and playback at the same time. Non-linear editing. Any space freed is reused automatically (think hard-drive or Mini-Disc) and added to the remaining time.

Negative Points: Not very compatible with existing DVD Players, plain and simple.

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- A recording to DVD+RW or DVD+R will always use Video mode
- Many HDD/DVDR combi recorders will record to the HDD in VR mode and allow you to dub (digitally) to DVD-R in Video mode.

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http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/d/dvdr3545v_37/dvdr3545v_37_dfu_aen.pdf

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