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Panasonic DVD-R media problem

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by andyfr, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. andyfr

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    Last night I recorded off air on my E50 using a new Panasonic DVD-R disk. This was one of the individually packed ones not in a spindle by the way. When the program had finished I pressed Stop and the machine went through the normal "closing but not finalising" process. The process didn't complete and the machine appeared to "reboot" and then a message came up on screen saying that the disk was incompatible. :eek:

    I tried to read the disk several times both on the E50 and on my PC but nothing comes up at all. Firstly, what happened? :confused: Secondly is there anyway that I can recover the data on the disk?

    I have used these disks before without any problems so this is a little disconcerting.
     
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    Anyone? :lease:
     
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    In my experience, a PC will not read a disc unless it is finalised - even if the recording process had completed OK.

    I would feel reasonably secure in saying that the disc is probably unusable now, and you will never recover it - unless you pay megabucks to a specialist data retrieval company. The reboot obviously meant that the write didnt finish cleanly and this has left a data track which cannot now be read.

    As to why the 'reboot' hapenned, well there is no obvious way to guess this but the player obviously had some kind of hiccup. If this happens regularly then might be worth reporting it as faulty and getting it fixed/replaced.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys. :hiya:

    I have downloaded IsoBuster and will give it a try. It would be great if I can recover the disk but not disastrous if I can't. I will let you know if it works. :thumbsup:
     
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    Well I gave IsoBuster a try and it managed to get the files off the disk. I now have four .tao files. I don't have Womble, are there any other programs which can deal with this type of file? If not then I will download it at work - only have dial up at home as broadband isn't available here yet.

    Thanks

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    From what happend as you describe it in your first post, the machine didn't finish the recording properly for some reason, which has basically stuffed the disc to the point where the recorder can no longer read the disc.
    Good luck trying to recover it though.
     
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    Just to update you all, it worked fine. Thanks to OARDVD :thumbsup: for recommending isobuster, that was the key to it all. I used isobuster to recover the files from the disk and then used Womble to convert the .tao file into MPEG2 before using TMPGEnc.

    Rather long winded but it didn't take that long really so well worth the effort. :smashin:

    Andy.
     

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