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Viewing a recorded DVD+R on PC

I dubbed some VHS video to a DVD+R disc. I can view the disc using the Magnavox digital video disc recorder & video cassette recorder - but - am unable to view the disc on our computer. Might I need a special software to view it on a pc???? Thank you.

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When try to record cassette to dvd e 25 pops up

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Re: Viewing a recorded DVD+R on PC

I am assuming you have an actual dvd drive of some sort installed in your computer. The problem you may be having is a missing codec. This problem can be solved by downloading a VLC player which has most needed codecs pre installed. This program is freeware and can be easily found online. I hope this helps. Good Luck!

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I have dubbed vcr tape to a Sony DVD-RW disc and tried playing it back through a toshiba player and it keeps coming up Bad Disk. My PC won't even recognise it. When started dubbing the screen displayed 1hr...

Did you say you used a DVD-RW disc to transfer a videotape onto? The reason your PC won't recognise that disc is because the data format on it is a different language to what PCs understand - plus an unfinalised DVD-RW won't play in other DVD players - it is usually an incompatible format.

(DVD+RW discs with titles/top menus created in video mode CAN be played on a PC DVD drive or a normal DVD player as can finalised DVD-R discs (DVD-R discs MUST be recorded and finalised in the same recorder for compatible playback). DVD-RW discs can only be viewed on the unit they were written/recorded on.

The other reason for the 'remaining space' on the disc you describe showing less than 120 minutes is due to a title recently being recorded or erased - unless you format it - the 120 minute / 4.7GB DVD-RW will not show full available space. Erasing titles on re-writable DVDs does not increase space. The same rule applies to unfinalised +R / -R discs (you cannot re-format these to get the space back once recorded - they are 'once only' writables)

I recommend you invest in some DVD-R discs and re-copy your VHS tape to that - then if you are satisfied with the result, title etc., finalise the DVD-R - it will play on any DVD player or PC with DVD support (or it should). These discs are relatively inexpensive to buy just about anywhere.

Final note: do NOT finalise the DVD-RW you recorded (I hope you haven't already done this) - simply format/erase it - re-use it for something else or keep it until you need it.

You can use any brand of DVD, just take note of the format before recording/playing.

Mar 21, 2011 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

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How do you record dvd to vhs and from vhs to dvd

For VHS to DVD, put the tape to dub in the VHS slot and a blank DVD in the DVD tray. Make sure the DVD is compatible with the DVD recorder (see the recommended disc list) and is unfinalized if you are using a R/W disc. Close the tray. Set the unit to VCR mode with the DVD/VCR button. Advance the tape to the place that you want the recording to start. Then press the Dubbing button (either on the remote or the unit itself). Select the recording mode (SP, LP etc), highlight Dubbing then press Enter or Dubbing. Press Stop to interrupt the recording.

For DVD to VHS, put a blank tape in the VCR (make sure the protection tab has not been broken off) and the DVD to duplicate in the DVD tray and close the tray. Put the unit in DVD mode by pressing the DVD/VCR button. Find the point at which you want to start recording the DVD. Again press Dubbing and set up the recording mode and highlight Dubbing and press Enter or Dubbing.

Note that copyprotected content can not be recorded.

The manual for this recorder is on the right side of the page here: . See page 48 for the screen captures of setting the recording mode part of the dubbing procedure.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Mar 19, 2011 | LG RC897T DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

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I just bought the zv427mg9 a and I can not get it to pause recording when recording from vhs to dvd. Can you help?

the magnavox ZV427MG9 vhs to disc dub recording can not
be paused. you can not pause and start dub recording in this
mode. you must let it run start to finish . It also states this
in the manual which disspointing....
For this type of recorder it should be able
to do just that, pause while dub recording whs to disc, but it

Aug 22, 2010 | Philips Magnavox DVD+R/+RW Recorder/VCR

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Magnavox ZV450MW8A DVD/VCR Recorder Dubbing.

I bought a ;magnavox dvd disc and cassette recorder combo.
I am having trouble with setup items? I get nothing on the screen to select from?

Oct 24, 2009 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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I have a Magnavox ZV427MG9. I follow all directions in manual for dubbing VHS home movies to DVD but when I try to play the DVD back there's nothing on them.What am I doing wrong?

Depending on the procedure you may be pressing the record button instead of the D.Dubbing or Dubbing button. When recording from VHS to DVD you must first, load the blank DVD and VHS home movies, then play the VHS movies, then PAUSE the VHS movie when you want to START recording... then the only the you have to do is pressing the D.Dubbing button or the Dubbing button. If your VHS tapes starts to play after the Dubbing button is pressed you have been successful in Dubbing.

Aug 13, 2009 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

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VCR DVD Recorder not dubbing

I called the manufacturer and realized I was using the wrong type of recordable DVD disc to dub to. Non copy protected VHS tapes dub just fine as long as I'm using the proper disc.

Jun 03, 2009 | Sony RDR-VX530 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Dubbed DVDs will not play

You have to use the Magnavox dual to finalize the discs, and then they should be able to play on other players. I don't have a manual for that exact recorder, but in general you would go to the Settings Menu of the DVD player --> go to Disc Edit --> and then select Finalize - the exact pathway might be a bit different on that particular recorder. Once you have finalized one of your discs, try it on another DVD player and see if it works. Good luck!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Feb 15, 2009 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

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I Have been trying to dubb VHS tapes to DVD''s. They record alright, but then when I go to play them on another DVD player they won't do I get them to finalize? I have went through the menu and...

--- for some reason this unit does not finalize automatcally.

--- the instructions for finallizing are on page 52 of the owners manual.

--- they are as follows:

1) Press Setup

2) Scroll down, select "Disc Edit", press "OK"

3) Scroll down, select "Finalize", press "OK"

4) Select "Yes", press "OK"

Finalizing will start.

--- have done this operation several times, works Ok.


Jan 05, 2009 | Philips Magnavox DVD/VCR Dual Player

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Zv420mw8 magnavox vhs to dvd recorder

I have lost my remote to my Digital Video Disc Recorder with Videeo Cassette Recorder #ZV420MW8. I would like to know how to go about getting a replacement. Thank You, Diane Wotton

Oct 31, 2008 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Error code E 4 54040990

You need to go into the set up menu and select recording options. On the recording options menu, scroll down to dubbing options. On the dubbing options menu select either VCR to DVD or DVD to VCR.
Recording and Dubbing are not the exactly the same thing. You use the record buttons to record TV directly to VCR/DVD you use the dubbing buttons and set up to record DVD to VCR or VCR to DVD.
Hope this helps.

Apr 16, 2008 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

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