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Why doesn't DVD disc play on my computer?

Hi. I recorded something onto a Panasonic DVD-RAM re-writeable disc but when I place it in my computer, there are no files. But it plays in the DVD player. Help, please?

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  • ipink Jun 12, 2008

    HI. I just ran Nero tools and DVD-RAM is not supported! I bought them for nothing. So, if I want to transfer files to my PC, what do I do? I need to use a re-writeable disc so that I can use it over and over. Or is there a way to bypass the DVR and go straight from VCR --> PC? Thank you very much.

  • ipink Jun 12, 2008

    Or can I record the VHS video to HDD and somehow transfer to my PC? Is that possible?

  • ipink Jun 12, 2008

    Hi. I decided to go for an external drive that supports DVD-RAM. Thanks so much for your help.

  • Palmbeach
    Palmbeach May 11, 2010

    Hello



    Ard you sure that your computer's drive can play DVD-RAM format?



    Not all computer drives can play -RAM. If you have NERO TOOLS you can check the formats that your drive can play. Alternatively, you will need to look up the specification for your particular computer DVD drive.



    Hope this helps

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Hello again

I don't know what gear you are using or exactly what you want to do, but I assume you want to put some of your old video vhs tapes or something you have borrowed, on to your computer.

Your DVD/HDD recorder will probably support DVD-R as well as DVD-RAM unless you are very unlucky. If it's a Panasonic it will definitely support DVD-R. DVD-R are reasonably cheap these days so you could use them for recording instead of DVD-RAM, then easily play them on your computer's drive. You would have the added advantage of a back up disc as well. If you want to edit first, use the HDD on the highest quality setting then transfer your edited work to a DVD-R..

Alternatively, you could buy an external dvd drive for your computer that supports -RAM, such as Icy Box or similar. External drives are reasonably priced and if you plan to transfer a lot of video, it would be a worthwhile investment.

Yes, you could probably connect the DVR direct you your computer but you would need an appropriate media card plus suitable software.

Good luck....hope this helps...

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    Palmbeach Jun 12, 2008

    Glad to be of help.

    If you can rate this as a Fixya, it will add to my rating and I would really appreciate that.

    Have fun

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  • Palmbeach
    Palmbeach Jun 12, 2008

    That's kind, Thanks :)

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Put it back in the recorder you made it with and make sure it is finalized. Also make sure your DVD drive in your computer is compatable with that format.

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