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Finalising DVDs made on a different DVD Recorder. Help!

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Hi!

My VCR/DVD Recorder recently broke leaving me with many dvds that are unfinalised & therefore will not play and are not recognised (even in my computer).

 

IMGBurn was suggested to me, but I don't know where to start or what to do. Help! :)

 

Would appreciate a friendly 'idiot's guide' as to what to do, starting with info of which programme to download, & a step by step of what to do.

 

INFO you might need to help me:

(1) The DVDs were created on a Toshiba VCR/DVD Recorder that is about 3-4 years old.

(2) The discs are all DVD+R & unfinalised.

(3) Most of the discs were not full to capacity (a few are).

(4) Some of them I could afford to lose, even though I would do so sadly. Others contain priceless sentimental items that I can't imagine ever having to lose. :(

(5) My old DVD Recorder is completely dead (won't turn on)

Any other info you might need, please let me know...

 

Thank You very much!

 

Also, when I did link to a download on this site (I didn't click 'OK'), I noticed that the address didn't even feature the words 'imgburn'. Should I be worried by this.

 

Any info/advice appreciated.

Edited by grrrlie

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Load ImgBurn and switch to 'Write' mode ('Write image file to disc').

 

Put one of the unfinalised discs in the drive, wait until the drive / program has finished initialising it and then tell me what's written in the disc info box on the right (you can copy + paste all of the text).

 

If that box is basically empty (just a line or 2), tell me what's written in the status bar at the bottom of the main window.

 

ImgBurn's download page has 7 or so 'mirror' sites listed at the top. You can download the 'SetupImgBurn_2.5.8.0.exe' file from any one of those.

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Thanks for replying so quick. I'm just trying to do what you said. Will get back to you when I've got the info you need.

So far my Virus Protection is telling me there are viruses attached to the download and is blocking me. Arrrgh!

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I think I've got it now:

 

Slimtype DVD A  DS8A5SH XA15 (ATAPI)
Current Profile: DVD+R

Disc Information:
Status: Incomplete
State of Last Session: Incomplete
Erasable: No
Free Sectors: 487,152
Free Space: 997,687,296 bytes
Free Time: 108:17:27 (MM:SS:FF)
Next Writable Address: 1807952
MID: MBIPG101-R05-01
Supported Write Speeds: 3x, 4x, 6x, 8x

Physical Format Information (ADIP):
Disc ID: MBIPG101-R05-01
Book Type: DVD+R
Part Version: 1
Disc Size: 120 mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: MBIPG101-R05-01
Book Type: DVD+R
Part Version: 1
Disc Size: 120 mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Performance (Write Speed):
Descriptor 1...
-> B0: 0x00, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
-> EL: 0 (0x00000000)
-> RS: 5,540 KB/s (4x) - WS: 4,155 KB/s (3x)
Descriptor 2...
-> B0: 0x00, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
-> EL: 0 (0x00000000)
-> RS: 5,540 KB/s (4x) - WS: 5,540 KB/s (4x)
Descriptor 3...
-> B0: 0x00, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
-> EL: 0 (0x00000000)
-> RS: 5,540 KB/s (4x) - WS: 8,310 KB/s (6x)
Descriptor 4...
-> B0: 0x00, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
-> EL: 0 (0x00000000)
-> RS: 5,540 KB/s (4x) - WS: 11,080 KB/s (8x)

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Can you switch to 'Read' mode and do the same please. (sorry!)

 

You might be able to get away with right clicking the drive selection drop down box and selecting close track / session / disc (in that order). Ignore ones that error out and then post the updated disc info when you've done all that.

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