Question about Samsung DVD-VR330 VCR and DVD Recorder

3 Answers

Can't make copies of DVD's recorded on Samsung DVD-VR330

Help! I'm transferring my 8mm tapes to DVD. The recording to DVD is working fine and I complete the finalization process. When I take the DVD to my desktop computer and try to clone the DVD to make duplicates, I keep getting the following error message:

Creation of DVD files was not successful:
Module 1 navigationpack.cpp 281 packInfo.scr.code() TCE

I have used TDK DVD-R's and Play DVD-R's. Both record on the Samsung, but won't duplicate. I've tested the DVD Clone program with DVD's not recorded on the Samsung, and they duplicate fine.

I want to be able to record my 8mm tapes to DVD, and then make copies of these for my family. This is very frustrating and I haven't seen this problem in any of the forums. I suspect there is a problem with the finalization process. I called Samsung tech support and they seem to be stumped too. Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks!

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    Hi there

    I also have this problem!! Bought a samsung dvd camcorder and when I put my 8mm disc in the computer it comes up as either being corrupt or that I have no decoder. It has video_TS. So I downloaded a decoder and still no joy. Samsung should of made this recorder with a usb cable, silly really. Has anyone solved this problem yet. Would appreciate anyones help!!!

    Many thanks Tracey



3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

On the Samsung, my DVD -Rs wouldn't play on any other machine until I gave them a title, before finalising... Before this, the symtoms were similar to those you describe.. It seems that they don't properly finalise unless you tupe in a name...

Posted on Feb 27, 2010


Unable to copy Video to DVD

Posted on Feb 07, 2008


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

This is a common problem with DVD recorders. To make the answer simple, we could say that they construct a rather corrupt table of contents and the corrupt table of contents leads software through a tangled map through the video files.

They record in a format that is either DVD-VR or DVD+VR and that is a bit different from the easily copyable DVD-Video format. And, as I said, they often corrupt the format a bit in the process.

There are many software solutions out there. I hate to recommend one because they all have their quirks and strengths.

My best suggestion is for you to go to: The topic you've presented has been addressed hundreds of times in those forums. Just browse some of the threads and you'll discover some of the popular methods for easily copying the discs your Samsung has been churning out.

It won't cost you a dime for the freeware solutions. You'll just have to use your brain a bit. Or, I'm sure that for about $50, you can get a one-click no-brainer. Just choose according to your budget.

Good luck. It will be easy. Those forums will let you assess the various approaches in great detail and they will give you step-by-step solutions.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2008

    Have to add a bit of information. You made me curious and I had to do some experimenting.

    I just successfully copied a disc using the burning software called "Nero." Do you have it? It can be downloaded at I think it's about $70 or so.

    Using the disc copy function in Nero, I just made a working copy of a disc I recorded on a LG brand stand alone DVD Recorder. The copy is playing now. It's working fine.

    So, maybe Nero will let you copy your Samsung burned discs? All DVD Recorders seem to be different in many ways. Just because mine worked doesn't mean that yours will but it might. I don't necessarily recommend LG brand recorders. I just happened to have bought one and that's all I have with which to test. I do know, however, that my LG Recorder made the disc in DVD-VR mode and that disc was successfully copied with Nero. (This LG Recorder does offer the DVD-Video mode but only for DVD-RW discs. Any other type of disc is defaulted and forced into DVD-VR mode.)

    Nero makes good products. I don't know what burning software you are using. I also don't know if you're using a PC or a Mac. I think Mac's still use "Toast." Pretty good stuff. For PC's, I think Nero is probably the best out there.

    All stand alone DVD Recorders these days are flawed, faulty, weak, and fragile. That's my belief based on my own personal experience and based on the the myriad laments all over the web about those devices. Look that the reviews of recorders at that web site I mentioned: Also look at You'll see what I mean: Problems, problems, problems, failures, failures, failures.

    Samsungs are right in there with the rest of the pack. Many Samsungs are just flawed and maybe that's the case for you. Or, like I say, it just might be that you are experiencing the same duplication problem that we all face when video is recorded on a stand alone recorder. In the latter case, Nero will probably be all you need to make multiple duplicates.

    One nice thing about Nero is that you can use several DVD burners at the same time. If I duplicate a disc, I record a "disc image" to my hard drive. Then I can duplicate to all 3 of the DVD burners in my computer at the same time.

    My kids are invovled in sports. I often make 10 or 15 copies of a DVD to give to other parents. Nero let's me do 3 at a time and each burn set of 3 takes about 15 minutes--takes a little longer than just the burn time because Nero checks all the discs after they are burned. After 3 are burned and verified, I go back to the computer to put in 3 more discs. Takes a couple of hours but I do other things while the computer is working on the discs. I just come back to swap discs in the drive. I don't know what the limit is on multiple burners in Nero. Is it 6? I think so, I'm not sure. I know it will do at least 3 because I do it all the time.

    I have always used a computer to do my home video so it has always been computer generated DVD's that I've copied. Now that I've experimented with your post, I now know that I can also make multiple copies of discs from my DVD Recorder using Nero.

    Just in case you're wondering ... I use a Canopus ADVC-100 (current model is ADVC-110) to capture the 8mm analog video into "DV format" to the hard drive. I promise you there is absolutely no better device for capturing video to a computer than the Canopus product. If you decide to use your computer to archive your 8mm stuff, you can either waste a couple of thousand dollars (like I have done) trying all the devices people recommend or you can go straight to an online supplier and get a Canopus ADVC-110 for about $220. Your choice. I tried everything imaginable: PCI capture cards, AGP video cards with capture capabilities, USB devices, and on and on. I started this video stuff way back before there were DVD burners and I had to "force" video onto CDR's. I really wasted lots of money on various devices. The Canopus captures beautifully and perfectly images the original recording. It never stalls, freezes, nor drops a frame. I love it!

    Windows XP and later has a capture utility that works with that "DV format." I choose, however, to use software called "ScenAlyzer" to capture the video.

    I then edit the video, if I want to edit, using Adobe Premiere. There's a brief version called "Premiere Elements" which is good enough for most people. Premiere $2000. Premiere Elements $100. Big price difference.

    I then use Tsunami MPEG converter (TMPGEnc) to convert the DV format to MPEG2. I then use Tsunami's DVD authoring software to create DVD files. You don't need Tsunami stuff nor any other software if you get Nero. Nero does all of that if you buy the additional plug-ins for MPEG2 and such. I think the extra cost is about $20 to $40 or so.

    I then burn the disc using Nero. I'm still using the old Nero 6. Today, they're on version 8. It all works.

    Using the computer is best but it takes more of your time. DVD Recorders offer true convenience when they work properly. If Nero lets you copy (and I think it will), then you're good to go with your Samsung.

    Good luck.


1 Suggested Answer


6ya staff

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

When I insert a tape, it is immediately ejected. it had been working fine until this evening.

Probably you are inserting a tape taht has it;s safe tab removed, and you unit is set to record.
Put some clear tape over the hole and try it.
Or try a different tape.

Sep 04, 2013 | Samsung DVD-VR330 VCR and DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Samsung DVD-VR330 unit will not accept a brand new blank DVD-RW disc---machine says 'load' for 20 seconds, before saying 'open', which it does.

The DVD-RW will work at random, some brands will wok better than others. Memprex, Sony, Maxell are 3 I can use sometimes. Once the disk is accepted it must be formatted. Click that and if accepted, first do a record for say 2 minutes to see if ti works.

If it works don't take it out until you're ready to finalize it.
That's mostly so the disk will be readable in other players, should it not want to go back in, you probably lost the record.
Don't write on the back, use a card and keep it in the cover.

Sometimes I can use those disk's in PC for data.

Jan 03, 2013 | Samsung DVD-VR330 VCR and DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Hi! I have many 8mm and Hi8 camcorder tapes which have my kids' childhood recorded in them. Most of them have not been even played back once or twice. They are in good condition. My handycam doesn't work...

hi,wath i think that is the tape pathern on the camera is different from one to the other, and as
to be adjust and clean the head system,because the traking pulse as to be match for both camera
you will need to see a camera tech because it as to be made with an oscilloscope.
hope that will help you, thats all i can do from here
regrads Alan.

Dec 25, 2010 | Samsung Video Cameras

2 Answers

I have an old Samsung VP-A30 video camera with loads of 8mm tapes, and would like to transfer to either TV/Video/PC. Unfortunately, there seems to be just one AV output source, which feels rather fragile,...

Hello Ron,
Well that is like you say an old camera, mind you 8mm is still far the best and safest way to store your valued films as it has kept the data on those tapes longer than any DVD ever did, remember unlike we thought 10 years ago a DVD only has around 8 to 10 years life span, we are finding CD & DVD productions that are over 8 years old just wont play any longer.
Kodak put a report on the net 7 years ago that they found even some quite costly DVD recorded media had gone blank and refused to play after a very short time in storage.
I think you ought to look around Ebay, find a nice HI8 digital camera, put your loved tapes in that, plug the new Firewire cable into the camera, and your PC and download your treasured items to another media like DVD.
Keep your 8mm tapes in a draw safe though because they will out-live all DVD recordings I can honestly say that.

May 24, 2010 | Samsung SC-A30 Camcorder

1 Answer

Unable to "dub" my 8mm tapes onto DVD-R using my Sylvania DV90VE

From comments posted on the Internet by other Sylvania users with a similar problem, I  learned that I had to use a 4X DVD-R (the ones I had been trying to record on were 16X). And I found that Office Depot sells the sometimes hard-to-find 4X format, so that's where I'm headed right after lunch.  Thanks.

Dec 13, 2008 | Sylvania DVR90VE DVD Recorder/VCR

1 Answer

Dvds recorded on Samsung will ONLY play on Samsung


Have you finalised the disc before trying to play it elsewhere? If not this could well be the problem. The option is the menu.

Hope this helps

Jul 27, 2008 | Samsung DVD-VR330 VCR and DVD Recorder

1 Answer

DVD copy to VCR no colour

The unit is defective and needs repair/replacement

May 06, 2008 | Samsung DVD-VR330 VCR and DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Copying 8mm tapes to dvd

try taking your audio and video cables from the camcorder and plugging them into the line 1 inputs of the dvd recorder try playing the camcorder and if you can see the video from the camcorder on your tv when it's plugged into the line1 of your burner then hit the record and make sure teh dvd burner is set to accept a signel form the line 1 inputs then it should record. but remembermust selsct the line 1 inputs before you start to record, by defualt they are set to tv/cable.

Dec 27, 2007 | iLO DVDRH04 DVD Recorder

3 Answers

Transferring to DVD?

Maybe when you play the 8mm tape on the TV and have DVD/TV recorder hook up to the TV.

Oct 23, 2007 | Sharp Viewcam VL-A111U Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Samsung DVD-VR330 VCR and DVD Recorder Logo

661 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Samsung Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

76143 Answers

Jerry Greenberg
Jerry Greenberg

Level 3 Expert

1691 Answers


Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

Are you a Samsung Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides