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I am very interested in military history and have built up a large library of DVDs. I built up my collection using a Panasonic DMR-EZ47V VCR/DVD recorder. Unfortunately this went wrong this year and I went to PC World to buy a replacement. They told me that they didn't stock Panasonic anymore and I bought a Toshiba VCR/DVD recorder. I now have a problem in that my Toshiba can't play many of the DVDs. If there is one item on the DVD it appears to play it alright, but if there is more than one item on the DVD it can only play the first one. In addition the Toshiba cannot show the directory of each DVD. Could you give me advice on how to rectify this problem as I would hate to lose many of my DVD collection. I am a 73 year old pensioner and am IT illiterate, so I would appreciate an answer in very simple terms. Many thanks, KeithXXX
.Hello my name is***** look forward to assisting and am very sorry to hear that you are having this problem.It sounds like you burned files onto the disc as a data disc and not as a bootable DVD, do you know if that is what you did?
If you are not sure Bootable is what most DVD's you buy at the store are and they go to either a menu or start playing a file immediately. A data disc not all players can read and instead show a file structure similar to a folder on a computer filled with files..
I have used DVD+RW disks which are then formatted by the VCR/DVD recorder. I would say, from your description above, that they are Bootable.
Sorry for the delay in getting back.
My computer runs on Windows 7.
I have put a video into the computer and it contains one file Video_TS.IFO and Video_TS.BUP
It is a Toshiba RDXV60KB
What happens now, do I wait for someone else to contact me.