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I have been sent a +R DVD disk (home-made wedding anniversary shots) and whilst my PC will show them my 'family' DVD player will not. Should there be any reason why I have problems when trying to copy it on to a -R disk? Are +R disks convertable to -R in fact?

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Have you tried copying to the hard drive, using Nero to transcode the file then burning it to DVD -R disc
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Thanks Keith.
Currently, my Nero is playing up for some reason and it won't run. (Have got a copy of Nero 9 that won't uninstall to be re-installed - but that's another topic!)

I have tried copying to HD and back to DVD via Roxio Creator 8 but that didn't work, but I am new to Creator so perhaps I didn't do it right. I thought perhaps that I might be trying to do what is not technically possible perhaps but if is is possible then I will have another try (with Creator). Can I assume that if Nero will do it, then Creator will also work(if done properly)?

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Once it is on the hard drive, try using Roxio to edit the movie, no need to snip anything, you just want to save the project then output the production as DVD Qualiity, Best, then it should burn to anything but try to use a DVDRW disc in case
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Yes,

There will be no problems copying data from a DVD+R disc to a DVD-R disc. There should be no need for transcoding since the data originally fit on a one-sided DVD media.

You can use any DVD writing program to either copy the data from the original DVD to your hard drive or make an ISO image of the disc (one large file that contains everything on the disc). Then you can write the data or image file to any sort of blank DVD media (+R, -R +/-RW). I have had good luck with settop DVD players playing DVD-R media. It is also useful to use high quality blank DVD-R media and I highly recommend the DVD-R discs from Taiyo Yuden.

If you need any recommendations for freeware programs for performing the above, just post back to this topic.

Cheers,
Tom

I have been sent a +R DVD disk (home-made wedding anniversary shots) and whilst my PC will show them my 'family' DVD player will not. Should there be any reason why I have problems when trying to copy it on to a -R disk? Are +R disks convertable to -R in fact?

Harveycolt
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Thanks Keith and gust0208. Done it!

I was able to call it in to Nero after all and then burned it on to a -R disk.

Easy when you know how!


Most grateful to you both for your interest. What a great website this is.

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Thank You for letting us know
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