Viewing SX32 DVD-Ram on PC

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  1. SDHoward

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    All I can see when I stick a DVD-RAM recorded on my Toshiba SX32 in my PC isi a
    TS_MANAGR subdirector with 3 small ifo files and an empty
    TS_THMNL subdirectory, no sign of the video files.

    is there anything I can do to make them visible.

    thanks
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    Hmm, if you can't see 'em on a PC, I'd have thought they ain't there...
     
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    Naa they are definitly there.
    The pc reports the right amount of space used (3.5 gig or whatever) and they work fine on the toshiba.
    Has anyone else transferred files to the pc from a toshiba sx32 using dvd-ram

    thanks
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    Just a few of us... Can you not see a VR_MOVIE.VRO file listed?
     
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    No only files I can see are the 3 small ifo files. I'm viewing it on an xp machine. I assume from your reply that you have no problems seeing the .VRO file. Is there some other driver I need?

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    Hmm thats interesting... I've just checked on my ancient 98 machine (with its nice old panasonic drive) and it can see all the files fine. BTW this machine's got an LG drive.

    so why cant I see those files on my xp machine...
     
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    That is odd - I am running Windows XP Home with an LG4120 and have no problems importing .VROs from my Toshiba, Panasonic or Sony DVD recorders.

    Some avenues of investigation for you:
    - Do you have file extensions hidden?
    - Is Windows trying to recognise the drive as a CDR as opposed to DVDR? Can you add files to the DVD-RAM disk?
    - Can a programme like WinDVD play the DVD-RAM OK?
    - Can you import into a programme like TMPG Encoder Author (I assume the aim of putting the DVD-RAM in the PC)?
    - You could try getting the DVD-RAM ultilities from www.panasonic.com (don't worry too much that they are aimed at different drives - they are only generic ultilities and a generic DVD-RAM driver).
     
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    Ok sorted it thanks.
    I had some dodgy dvd-ram driver installed. When it was removed I could see the files fine... however I couldn't then write to a UDF drive.
    I installed the panasonic drivers and now everything is fine, and I can also write to and format udf drives.

    steve
     

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