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Why will my DVD player only recognise DivX films from 1st Session burn?

Discussion in 'Optical Storage & Writing' started by Solnyshko, 6 May 2006.

  1. Solnyshko

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    Long title but sort of says it. To my horror, my somewhat extensive film collection that I lovingly backed up to DVD and later had to wipe from HDD has suffered decimation - at least when played through my home theatre.

    It would appear the DVD player (a Yamanah) will only see what was recorded in the 1st session of what quite often turned out to be multisession disks as new film/progs were added. Ie instead of say twelve episode only three will be accessible.

    My PC My Samsung DVD burner will 'see' the proper and entire disc contents however my older Pioneer DVD player (in the same box as the Samsung) some times fails to read all that is there.

    peculiar.

    Basically I'm hoping there is a way of patching up the discs so that the entire contents will be recognised by one and all.

    I've been using the Roxio Easy Media Creator suite on a Samsung badged burner
     
  2. id10T_error

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    Many devices cannot see multi-session discs untill the disc is closed!!!
     
  3. Solnyshko

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    Aha! so if I were to 'close' the session on a previously written (multisession) disk - this should remedy it?
     
    Last edited: 6 May 2006
  4. id10T_error

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    Try it and see :p But yes on many machines when the disc is actually closed all sessions are then accessible.