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Vista-origin DVD unreadable with XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Greg Russell, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Greg Russell

    Greg Russell Flightless Bird

    I was given a DVD(+RW) made for us that we watched using a hardware DVD
    player, and we're unable to open the DVD in Windows XP. Explorer is very
    slow to respond, and eventually (after several minutes) shows only a blank
    window.

    The person that recorded the DVD from a digital camera download says that he
    used Windows Vista to create the DVD.

    What kind of filesystem might this be? UDF? Compressed UDF? ISO9660? Might
    the owner have accidentally included some sort of copy protection that
    precludes viewing the directory structure?

    The DVD won't even play in XP, although it plays on a normal hardware DVD
    player with output to a television screen.

    Maybe the DVD+RW wasn't "closed" after writing, or some such thing?
     
  2. Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Flightless Bird

    If it wasn't closed I don't think it will play on a DVD Player
    Is your DVD in your Computer DVD (+RW) compatible?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-RW
    It also may be burned so that it can't be copied viewed on a computer
    (For copy protection.)
    Russ
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    "Greg Russell" <grussell@invlaid.com> wrote in message
    news:7tcbpbFskvU1@mid.individual.net...
    > I was given a DVD(+RW) made for us that we watched using a hardware DVD
    > player, and we're unable to open the DVD in Windows XP. Explorer is very
    > slow to respond, and eventually (after several minutes) shows only a blank
    > window.
    >
    > The person that recorded the DVD from a digital camera download says that
    > he
    > used Windows Vista to create the DVD.
    >
    > What kind of filesystem might this be? UDF? Compressed UDF? ISO9660? Might
    > the owner have accidentally included some sort of copy protection that
    > precludes viewing the directory structure?
    >
    > The DVD won't even play in XP, although it plays on a normal hardware DVD
    > player with output to a television screen.
    >
    > Maybe the DVD+RW wasn't "closed" after writing, or some such thing?
    >
    >
     
  3. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Greg Russell wrote:
    > I was given a DVD(+RW) made for us that we watched using a hardware DVD
    > player, and we're unable to open the DVD in Windows XP. Explorer is very
    > slow to respond, and eventually (after several minutes) shows only a blank
    > window.
    >
    > The person that recorded the DVD from a digital camera download says that he
    > used Windows Vista to create the DVD.
    >
    > What kind of filesystem might this be? UDF? Compressed UDF? ISO9660? Might
    > the owner have accidentally included some sort of copy protection that
    > precludes viewing the directory structure?
    >
    > The DVD won't even play in XP, although it plays on a normal hardware DVD
    > player with output to a television screen.
    >
    > Maybe the DVD+RW wasn't "closed" after writing, or some such thing?
    >


    This isn't going to help you very much, but there is a "disktype" utility
    you can optionally install on a Linux system. I have Knoppix on a USB
    flash drive, which I pop into the back of the computer and boot from,
    to run Linux software.

    I have a home made DVD here (dual layer), and this is what the command

    disktype /dev/sr1

    returns, when it sees my home made DVD. The DVD was burned by Imgburn,
    which knows that the DVD should have two file systems on it, for
    maximum cross-platform compatibility. Some how or other, I ended up
    with UDF 1.02, which should be readable by WinXP (and is). Vista likely
    defaults to some later version of UDF, which could cause problems. It
    may depend on the burning method, as to what is recorded on the DVD.

    --- /dev/sr1
    Block device, size 7.076 GiB (7597457408 bytes)
    CD-ROM, 1 track, CDDB disk ID 02000001
    Track 1: Data track, 0 bytes
    UDF file system
    Sector size 2048 bytes
    Volume name "VACATION_2009"
    UDF version 1.02
    ISO9660 file system
    Volume name "VACATION_2009"
    Application "IMGBURN V2.5.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!"
    Data size 7.076 GiB (7597410304 bytes, 3709673 blocks of 2 Ki8)

    It is too bad that utility hasn't been ported to Windows, but I
    don't see that as an option listed here. In Knoppix, I just go to
    Synaptic Package Manager and fetch "disktype" from the repository and
    it installs automatically, without having to be compiled. I then run the
    command from a terminal windows (looks like the MSDOS window in WinXP).

    http://disktype.sourceforge.net/

    UDF 1.02 is listed here, as the choice for "DVD-Video discs".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Disk_Format

    *******

    In Windows, I can run Nero Infotool. Infotool will report the
    contents of the currently inserted disc in the drive. Nero Infotool
    is available for free download. It also ships as part of the toolkit
    accompanying the various versions of Nero. (The copy I used for this,
    came with my DVD burner.)

    General
    Type DVD Video (DVD+R DL)
    Capacity 7.08 GB

    Extended information
    Layers 2
    Version 1
    Track Path Opposite Track Path (OTP)
    Disc size 12 cm
    Copy Protection n/a

    Content
    File systems(s) ISO9660, UDF
    Title VACATION_2009
    Date February 6, 2010
    Publisher n/a
    Application IMGBURN V2.5.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE
    Video format NTSC 4:3 (Mpeg2, 720x480)
    Region(s) All
    Play Time 7 minutes (00:07:18)

    The "Play Time" field is wrong, and it is reporting the time of the
    first chapter.

    You can get Nero Infotool here. The author of this, was also distributing
    it from his own web site (for a number of years), but I think has since
    stopped. This appears to be newer than the version I'm using.

    http://majorgeeks.com/Nero_InfoTool_d120.html

    Good luck,
    Paul
     
  4. David H. Lipman

    David H. Lipman Flightless Bird

    From: "Greg Russell" <grussell@invlaid.com>

    | I was given a DVD(+RW) made for us that we watched using a hardware DVD
    | player, and we're unable to open the DVD in Windows XP. Explorer is very
    | slow to respond, and eventually (after several minutes) shows only a blank
    | window.

    | The person that recorded the DVD from a digital camera download says that he
    | used Windows Vista to create the DVD.

    | What kind of filesystem might this be? UDF? Compressed UDF? ISO9660? Might
    | the owner have accidentally included some sort of copy protection that
    | precludes viewing the directory structure?

    | The DVD won't even play in XP, although it plays on a normal hardware DVD
    | player with output to a television screen.

    | Maybe the DVD+RW wasn't "closed" after writing, or some such thing?


    Mabe the DVD drive in XP doesn't read DVD+ media only DVD- media.

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    Dave
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