Copying a recorded (Sony GX300) DVD RW disc

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  1. videonasty

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    I recorded a program off the tele, with my Sony GX300, now my Dad wants a copy of this program, but when I copied this to a normal DVD, when I put it on my Mac, or on the GX300, it wouldn't accept the DVD disc? Why is this & can someone tell me how I can successfully copy this to a DVD disc?? :confused: :mad:

    I recorded the program on Sony DVD-RW, which come in an orange case? :thumbsup:
     
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    Is it recorded in VR Mode or Video Mode. If you put it in the Sony and press Disc Info it should tell you.

    Video Mode is easy to copy on a PC but VR is more difficult
     
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    If it is VR Mode it will be difficult. See this guide:

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101191&page=21&pp=15

    However -RW Video Mode (and +RW) are much easier:

    I went the freeware route and was recommended DVD Shrink & DVD Decrypter. Sadly these have a reputation as they can be used to illegally copy DVD's, however, they are also very useful tools to transfer +RW to +R (or -RW Video to -R). However they won't be able to edit or add Menu's.
    I do my editing on the Sony +RW then put the Disc in the PC open DVD Shink and select Open Disc. Select No Compression select Backup and create ISO Image file and burn with DVD Decrypter. This will copy the +RW keeping the Sony Menu's and any hidden parts using A-B Erase.

    I have previously tired to copy a +RW to +R using Nero on Windows but kept having problems.

    The advantage of a HDD/DVD Recorder is that you might still have the recording on the HDD so could easily run off a second copy and even if not most HDD machines allow you to copy a Disc onto the HDD and then back to another Disc although some machines only do this in real time.
     
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    My DVD player on my Mac, won't even read it?
     
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    Was the disc finalised on the GX300? It would need to be.

    Mark
     
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    I think it was. :confused: When I ejected the DVD it stalled for a while & then ejected, so I think that it was finalised then?

    CHEERS
     
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    No. You need to actually select the Finalise option if you are recording in DVD-RW (Video mode). No finalisation is needed for VR mode and you PC DVD player should have been able to read it - so it sounds like it's video mode.
     
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    Is there anyway I save this recording so I can copy it to another DVD disc?
     
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    Put it back in the DVD recorder and see if it will let you finalise it.
     
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    CHEERS :thumbsup:
     
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    I finalised the DVD, but it still won't read on my Mac?
     
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    Mac drives are notoriously picky about the discs they will recognise.

    There are a lot of assumptions being made about the format and nature of the original disc.

    1. Are you absolutely sure the original recording was made on a -RW and not a +RW?

    2. Do you have a DVD authoring program such as TMPGEnc, NeroVision Express or DVD Movie Factory?

    3. What type of DVD burner (make, model no.) do you have on your PC?
     
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    1. DVD is a DVD-RW
    2. None I have a DVD writer on a Mac. I use Toast.
    3. Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-104
     

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