TV Recorded DVD won't even show on MacBookPro.

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Conor J McGowan, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Conor J McGowan macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2006
    I recorded a TV show using a Panasonic DMR-ES10 onto a TDK single sided DVD+R. The recording plays back perfectly on the TV using the same Panasonic Player, but when I insert the disc into my MBP - it doesn't show at all. Anywhere.

    I would very much like to copy the DVD and be able to play it in VLC/QUICKTIME/etc. Has anyone any idea of how to copy the DVD? If so, a response would be much appreciated? Is the DVD formatted in another format, or why wont it show? I have toast. Thanks. C
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    Are you certain that you finalized the disc in the Panasonic recorder? See page 31 of the User's Manual under the section titled "Enabling DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video
    format) or +R to be played on other

  3. Conor J McGowan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2006
    Thanks a million DH. I'll do that later on tonight.
  4. millar876 macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2004
    Kilmarnock, Scotland UK
    or if you have boot camp and XP/Vista, boot into that and copy the video_ts folder to your HDD, restart into osx and use handbrake on it. i know windows can see the true capacity and all the files on my set top recorded discs where OSX thinks its a blank DVD+-R/RW with 0GB available and 4.36GB used

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