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According to the user manual, the following DVD media you can record with this unit are:
RECORDING: TYPES OF DISCS YOU CAN USE FOR RECORDING
DVD+R 2.4x, 4x, or 8x ONLY; DVD+RW 2.4x and 4x ONLY.
NOTES: It is NOT possible to record on CD-R or CD-RW discs. IMPORTANT: It is NOT possible to record content that is copy-protected. This is usually true for most pre-recorded DVD discs and most pre-recorded VHS tapes.
PLAYBACK: TYPES OF DISCS YOU CAN PLAY
DVD discs - DVD movie discs (DVD-ROM); DVD+R; DVD+RW; DVD-RW (must be recorded using video mode or VM); DVD-R (must be recorded using video mode or VM and must be finalized). CDs (Audio CDs, CD-R, CD-RW) - Audio CDs contain musical or sound content only. mp3 discs are CDs (CD-R or CD-RW) that contain mp3 files. This product also plays CDs that contain JPEG files and Multisession CDs. Video CD (VCD) and Super Video CD (S-VCD) discs - Like DVD video discs, VCDs contain picture and sound content. The difference is the amount of information that can be stored on the disc. VCDs typically have lower picture and sound quality than DVD discs. Super Video CDs (S-VCDs) can be used to record up to 70 minutes of digital sound and video, with MPEG-2 standard video and MPEG-1 standard audio-but you must use DVD+R or DVD+RW discs to record on your DVD/VCR not S-VCDs. Additionally, S-VCD disc compatibility is dependent on which MPEG coding software, disc design software, and disc writer software are used; and the discs themselves.
(The above information is extracted from the user manual for this particular model and is a guide only)
I find it very strange that the user manual does not provide any information about DVD-R recording since this is a DVD recorder. I guess you could try those types of discs in it, otherwise it will playback finalised DVD-R discs recorded/burned in another machine.
I assume you have the original manual for this unit. If not, you may be able to download it free from various sites. (retrevo may have it but they may ask you for email address prior to downloading)
I hope the above information helps a tiny bit with regard to DVD formats for this unit.
Yes, this should be possible, as long as the VHS movies are not copyright protected. Just make sure that the recording mode on the dvd is set to allow enough time for both movies. Just remember: the more you record onto a single disc, the quality of the dubbing (recording of VHS to DVD) is decreased.
DVP3120 can play all DVD, VCD,MP3 and Audio CD and Support the below formats
Audio Video format NTSC & PAL
DVP3120 will play CD, CD-R/CD-RW, Video CD/SVCD, DVD, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-Video Discs as well as MP3-CD, MP3-DVD, WMA-CD discs and MP3, WMA and JPEG Files.
There is No software download for the DVD plaer itself. Where you are going wrong is the Format ie avi that DVD player does not support it. You can Google free software to download which will allow you to convert you AVI file to something that the Dvd player will play:
DVD Video • VCD • SVCD • DVD-R • DVD-RW • DVD+R • DVD+RW • CD (Audio) • CD-R • CD-RW • Picture CD • Divx
so If you type in Google free Avi converter Then this will list several. You really want one that will convert to DIVX or VOB those will definately play on your DVD player.
I hope this has help you out. I tryed not to go into too much detail.