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VHS TO DVD DUB ERROR ON PLAYBACK

I have been trying to dub from VHS to DVD Sony and TDK brand DVD's and I follow the simple1,2,3 steps as far as insert both disks press dub and done. wait for 2 hours and when the tape in done ok all is done. Well the dvd only seems to play in the SONY RDR VX555 from where it was recorded. MY Apple comp doesn't recognize it nor the XBOX 360 or other dvd players we have arond the house. Is there something wrong. Or it it really only going to play in the RDR VX555?

Same problem : follow instructions to the letter to dub VHS to DVD and when I press <----video nothing happens. Following menu instructions to "simple dubbing" doesn't work either.

I thought it had something to do with the copy protect on the VHS tape but it does not seem to make a difference. Tried with and without it. Please someone help this problem is driving me nuts.

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  • adrianne66 Feb 08, 2009

    My question was inadvertantly mixed with someone elses question when I posted. The "guru" answered the first question but did not address my question at all.

  • adrianne66 Feb 08, 2009

    I copied fine dozens of miniDVs to DVD on the same system and was able to copy a single 10 minute segment from VHS to DVD. Now nothing. Same DVDs whole time.

    The "one touch" and the "simple dubbing VHS ->DVD" is what I need help with. DVDs are fine.


  • adrianne66 Feb 08, 2009

    Using Sony DVD-R dvds. No problems with these discs. Is the problem in the copy protection of the VHS? I tried with and without copy protect with no result.

  • adrianne66 Feb 08, 2009

    I'm not trying to finalize yet, I'm trying to continue copying additional segments to DVD before finalizing.

  • adrianne66 Feb 08, 2009

    Hi Please read only second quesiton in this post. My question was inadvertantly merged with someone elses. My problem is that I cannot record VHS to DVD using this Sony RDR VX555 machine. Both the "one touch" option and the "simple dubbing" option yield nothing. The VHS tapes I want to copy are not movies, they are personal research tapes with no copy protection.

    I have been using the same DVDs Sony DVD-R for dozens of recordings from miniDV to DVD working fine. Not the discs.

    Please help.

  • adrianne66 Feb 08, 2009

    You don't finalize between segments, only to close the disc. I am trying to record multiple 10 minute segments to a disc. I cannot record.

    Not having a disc finalize problem. ThankS!

  • adrianne66 Feb 08, 2009

    Not trying to copy DVDs. Trying to copy uncopyright protected research materials on VHS to DVD. No copyrighting problems here.

    Please read entire post. I keep getting responses to bits and pieces of post and not the actual problem. Thank you!!

  • adrianne66 Feb 08, 2009

    Not trying to finalize. Trying to record VHS to DVD. Not recording. See post.

  • adrianne66 Feb 08, 2009

    Please help. Read entire post. All "solutions" have been dead ends or not applicable to my problem.

    Cannot record VHS to DVD using non-copyrighted materials, DVDs that work well with this player, and I'm not having a disc finalize issue.

  • adrianne66 Feb 08, 2009

    Thanks, AjKill - I have tried those things. Any more ideas?

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters May 11, 2010

    unfortunately, you will only be able to record the copy in the format that is encoded by this machine. this machine only has limited codecs that probably are outdated and can only be played by this machine only.

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The procedure to Dub on this unit is quite simple.

Start unplugging the DVD recorder from power for ten minutes, this should reset general settings.

After plugging back ensure that you can see VHS on screen before dubbing, and use the easy dubbing procedure and a new CD/DVD , just in case.

If still no luck you may need a firmware upgrade. In this case you need to call Sony phone number listed on the owner manual, they will give you instructions to obtain the right upgrade for this model.

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Sir,
This is the problem with not recognizing the file format. The converted file format is .avi so u must convert the file into dvd format to play the files. How to convert this file format will be shown in this link. Try this.....
Link 2
Thanks Good Luck

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This machine only has a certain type of codec that it uses to make the copy. these codecs are not universal unfortunately. the dvd copies you make form vhs will only use these codecs, therefore, only allowing you to play the copies on a limited number of dvd players.

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    Michael Masters Feb 08, 2009

    This type of segmented recording should be done on your computer with roxio software. it great for transferring or, archiving. all you need is to run the VHS player to your video card via RCA input adapter in to the line in section. and you can edit and cut it.

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The DVD and VIDEO dubbing buttons will be inoperable and the edit mode will be unavailable. Even though you are not recording from an external device, the DVD recorder must be set to record from the LINE 1 IN or LINE 2 IN jacks to dub from a VHS tape onto a DVD. Press the INPUT SELECT button on the remote control to change the input source from DV input mode to one of the line input jacks ...and then try to dub...

Good luck...

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Hi..make sure that u have recorded in the
format that supports in the dvd player.once
u creare as a data disc it wil not be playable
in the dvd player.It can be operable ony in the
computer.so first make sure that u have recorded
in the correct format such as video.To make it work
in the dvd player it should be recorded in the video
format.
check it out..
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In order to play the dvd in other units, the disc must be finalized.

  1. using the dvd remote, press dvd
  2. insert the disc to be finalized
  3. press system menu while the recorder is in stop mode (the system menu appears)
  4. select disc setting and press enter (disc setting display appears)
  5. select disc finalize and press enter (the display asks for conformation)
  6. select finalize and press enter (the display asks for conformation again)
  7. select ok and press enter (the recorder starts finalizing the disk)

to turn off the display press system menu

click -->here<-- for the complete user guide for the unit

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  • clarkco2002 Feb 08, 2009

    Attempt using a DVD RW disk when attempting to record several segments to one disk. Do not finalize between segments, ensure that you don't inadvertently record over previous segments once you begin recording...the link in my solution is the user guide in pdf format if you only have the quick start guide, this may help.

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They do that on purpose so you cant copy copyrighted materials. If they let you do this, DVD sales would plummet even further down hill.

If you want to copy DVD's you have to have decoder software on your P.C. and a DVD burner.

Most likeley the DVD recorder will encode the DVD with its own Encryption so only it will play it.

Your better off connected a DVD player to your coputer and recording it as it plays and then burnig it.

You have to have certain video cards and software for this, if you dont know how then your better off just searching thepiratebay.com

Not that I endorse violating any copyright laws

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Finalising the dvd is very necessary after recording to make it play.if not finalised the disc wont play.

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You left out one step after dubbing. You need to "Finalize" in order to play the DVD in other equipment. See System menue or read the Operating Instructions. It would probably been appropriate for Sony to put a footnote in the dubbing instructions. Oh well.

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Try using a different kind of disc. copy it on the desired speed

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Hi.. its a major problem that the DVD dubbed in a player wont works in system or XBOX.. the entire file format varies and u cannot pla those DVD in ur laptop or desktop... It is compatible only to that particular dvd player and u cant try to play in anyother player...

thank u

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    Prakash Ram Feb 08, 2009

    If you only plan on doing VHS to DVD then you might want to take a look at a digital video stabiiizer the cost is about $20 compared to the sima about $100. You can find it MCM Electronics.com.. Hope this helps.


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    Prakash Ram Feb 08, 2009

    hi...You need the device some times called Video Enhancer (SIMA-1, 2, or -200) to be connected between your VHS output and your DVD Recoredr Input. That would remove the VHS protection and prevented passing on through your DVD Recorder.   


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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

For a newly recorded disc to be playable in another player and not only the one that recorded it, said disc must be "finalized", that is to instruct the recorder that no more files would be added and therefore "close" the recording session.

Said feature/option would be among the MENU/Settings of the recorder.

Would appreciate updates. Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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    Louie Role Feb 08, 2009

    Appreciate your update/clarification. Let's start again and to your concern then not being the same problem, ideas that you could try:


    • use other brand of discs;

    • use only -R.
    Pls give the above a try and update.

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