unsupported format

By g2jayk3 ·
My back up DVD copies won't play/start in my computer or my stand alone DVD player(s).I get a disc error message on the stand alone and adisc with an unsupported format message on my computer. Is there someone who is familiar with this? I thought it may be the discs, (Verbatim DVD+R)so I tried a different brand (Maxell DVD-R). I always burn at 4x, but this does not seem to make a difference. I was making a backup that turned out successful and then the next attempt came out with the above problems....

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First - try playing your 'backup' from your hard drive ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to unsupported format

There is always the definite possibility that the 'backup' was corrupted when it was made, NOT when it was burned.

You may very likely be looking in the wrong place for the solution. You cannot cure a bad disc image simply by burning it to optical disc.

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Possibilty of corrupt 'backup'

by g2jayk3 In reply to First - try playing your ...

Point taken. Did not consider this. Now that you mention it, may I ask, is it possible for a the actual program used to make the video file to be corrupt, thus causing the the completed burn to be unable to start or even unrecognized by the DVD rom\ player? I uninstalled and reinstalled the program used to produce the TS video files; got the same results. By the by, thanks very much for your concern and input thus far. I've only been trying to do this for a short time. Up until now, what I have been doing has been successful.

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RE: is it possible for a the actual program used to make the video file

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Possibilty of corrupt 'ba ...

Depends where you get it from.

If it comes from a recognized maker then it is unlikely.

If however it comes from a site that uses Torrents to download with anything is possible.


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Sorry, but you seem to be asking what I just told you ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Possibilty of corrupt 'ba ...

This utility that you are ****-bent on using to copy video discs, the one that has worked perfectly up until now, is only 1 component in a rather complex formula.

Your assumption that the utility may have become corrupted, is 'way out there'.

You should be giving thought to WHAT you are asking it to do. Just because it produced a copy of one film, or two films, or whatever number of films, doesn't mean that it is infallible. This present problem may very well exist ONLY due to the current film you are trying to 'back up'. You may be shrinking it too much, which I seem to remember OH Smeg suggesting further up the thread.

I'm also wondering about your recent change in Brand Names - not only did you change the brand, you also changed the format. So is your DVD drive capable of using dual format discs? For that matter - is your domestic DVD player?

Have you tried to move on past this problem film, thereby trying another film title, since this current title may be beyond your system's capabilities?

I seem to remember encountering some problems back when I tried Nero 6+, but have found Nero 7 to be much much more stable.

*There is another possibility. You mentioned here ...

...that you downloaded another version but later chose instead, to revert to one from a disc. I'm assuming here that if you downloaded it, it is cracked - and as such its stability is in question.

Are you aware that Nero can be a bit difficult to remove when it comes to uninstalling it? It is so stubborn to let go, that there is a program specially designed just for Nero Removal. I'm wondering if you might have a hybrid version of Nero now, due to having installed a version,then uninstalled that version, then installed different versions et al WITHOUT ever having fully uninstalled any of them.

That may be a contributing factor here also.

I must say, I am surprised that a user with so little practical computer experience would throw themselves into an aspect of IT that can easily be a minefield at the best of times.

But well done for trying!


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