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RCA dvd-rw I bought my standalone burner awhile ago but i havn't burned any movies from it and now i can hear audio through it but it wont show a picture.

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Check your inputs to make sure the Video feed is ok.

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How to erase a dvd dics


dvd are read only.
dvd-r; dvd+r and dvd-rw are the re-writeable discs. mostly once only.

DVD Media Formats Explained
There are many different types of writable and rewritable DVD media on the market today. These formats include:
There are also "General Purpose" and "Authoring" discs. DO NOT confuse the "Authoring" media with the term for content development (making / editing what eventually goes on the DVD). The most common type of DVDR is the General Purpose type - if you do not know that you have an actual authoring recorder drive then you most likely have the general purpose type.

DVD-R is a write-once recordable format which allows excellent compatibility with both standalone DVD-video players and DVD-ROM drives. There are two main types of 4.7GB DVD-R discs: DVD-R for General Use and DVD-R for Authoring. Most consumer drives use the former cheaper General Use discs, while many higher end professional drives use Authoring discs. The correct media type appropriate for the drive must be used when burning. However, once burned, the discs should be able to be read in either drive type. (General Use DVD-Rs are designed to prevent backup of encrypted commercial DVDs).

DVD-RW uses rewritable discs which are rated at more than 1000 rewrites in ideal situations. Unfortunately, DVD-RW does not enjoy the same excellent compatibility with DVD-ROM drives and standalone DVD-Video players that DVD-R enjoys. Another drawback is that unlike DVD-RAM, one must generally erase a DVD-RW disc before reuse.

Most DVD-RW drives should also be able to record to DVD-R. However, the reverse is not true. Many older and some current DVD-R drives are not capable of writing to DVD-RW discs (but may be able to read burned DVD-RW discs). Some drives can also record to CD-R and CD-RW.

Currently DVD-RW and DVD-R are most popular in the multimedia market as well as the general consumer market. For instance the Apple SuperDrive, found in higher end Mac computers used in multimedia creation, is simply a DVD-R/DVD-RW (and CD-R/CD-RW) capable drive.

DVD+RW, like DVD-RW, is a rewritable 4.7GB DVD format. DVD+RW, however, in some ways offers some technical advantages, which for example include: lossless linking (which in turn more readily allows editing of a disc's contents after an initial write while maintaining integrity of the remaining data), currently slightly faster recording speeds, and optional future Mount Rainier drag-and-drop file access support (also known as DVD+MRW). However, DVD+RW does not have the very high compatibility with standalone DVD-video players and DVD-ROM drives that the DVD-R format enjoys. The level of compatibility of DVD+RW is said to be similar to that of DVD-RW. Also, DVD+RW does not currently have the same level of market acceptance as DVD-R.

DVD+R is a format that only was introduced to the public very recently (early 2002). DVD+R is a write-once 4.7GB format which promises to dramatically increase the compatibility with standalone DVD-Video players and DVD-ROM drives. Whether that claim is fulfilled remains to be seen, but initial reports have been very positive. It must be noted, however, that 1st generation DVD+RW drives do not support DVD+R burning, and it is likely that most cannot be upgraded to do so either. If one wishes to have DVD+R burning functionality, one must purchase a newer drive specifically designed to do so. DVD+R discs currently are somewhat more expensive than DVD-R discs, but prices will likely drop with time. Burners that write to these discs is the HPDVD100i and the DVD-Writer DVD200i drive

Thanks to www.AnandTech.com for this helpful information AnandTech Home

Mar 07, 2016 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Will the lg bd-390 play burned dvd-or+r,s or rw-dvd's?


The LG BD390 should read DVD+/-r if they are finalized. he same is true of DVD-rw discs. However, a lot depends on the burner and software you use for the burn. This unit will only support video mode, VR mode and AVHCD formats. It will also support DVD+R DL discs.

A lot depends on the movie and audio file codecs that you use to burn the disc. For a complete list of discs that are supported, see the manual. It's available here: http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-BD390# .

I hope this helps. Please add a comment with the software and hardware that you are using to convert and burn your video for additional help.

Cindy Wells

Mar 28, 2013 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Shows unkown disc when i put in a burned dvd-r but it will play a store boughten disc what disc format is compadible with yhis unit


This model DVD player can play the following disc formats:

DVD-Video (Region 1 or relevant region coded store-bought movies)

DVD-R (must be finalised on appropriate recording equipment for compatible playback)

CD-R (for jpeg/mp3 media files)

CD-RW (for audio such as mp3)

music CD (such as store-bought albums)

This player will NOT accept DVD-RW/+RW discs, or Blu-Ray.

I hope this helps you a tiny bit.

Mar 21, 2011 | Durabrand DVD-1002 DVD Player

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Does cyberhome ch-dvd 300 dvd player play burned mp4 movies?


Hello,

the answer is "No". Your player cannot play MP4 DVD discs.

Take care.

Jun 18, 2010 | Cyberhome CH-DVD 300 DVD Player

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I have some movies (format *.avi) that I cannot see (I can hear the sound, though) when I attempt to play once burned as data on a DVD. The message says "video codec not available". I made those movies...


Hello Aristica,
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.

Cheers

Little Dish Fitter

Oct 08, 2009 | Philips DCP855/37 Portable DVD Player

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I dubbed home movies from VHS to DVD but I can't get it to finalize


On PC or stand alone DVD burner?
On PC tell burning application to finalize because you most probably are burning multi-session DVD's now and not all DVD players old type accept unfinalized discs.
On standalone: go with remote to menu item where to finalize that multisession DVD (these units always make default because of design multi-session discs)

Apr 29, 2009 | Sansui VRDVD5000 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Unable to record e.g MOVIE from TV to DVD disc


Just record the shows to the hdd and when your there then burn the shows into the dvd from the hdd.the dvd is pretty small it wont hold many shows.

Apr 27, 2009 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Wont burn disc anymore


check to see if you can playback dvd movies or any other dvd if not then the dvd lense has gone on the dvd drive in which case you will need to purchase a new one , if you can at least playback dvds then it may be that the laser lense in the drive needs a clean and you can get a disc cleaner to clean the lense ( they have very soft brushes underneath the disc so whilst the disc is spinning around it cleans the lense )

This may help - if not then it will be a case of getting a new dvd rw drive and seeing as blu ray is out it will be cheap enough to replace.

I would suggest getting any computer hardware from http://www.newegg.com

Apr 17, 2009 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Burning home movies from recorder to disc


make sure its finalizing the disc you may have to go into menu or options to check, but if plays in the but not in standalone thats sounds like the problem.

Feb 13, 2009 | Sansui VRDVD5000 DVD Recorder/VCR

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