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DVD's Not Working

I have a network set up between my two computers.
I just accidentally realized that all the DVDs I burnt on the Slave, will not be recognized on the Master. How can I override this?

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In reply to: DVD's Not Working

Want to explain why you think a DVD burned on one system won't work on the other? There shouldn't be any problems.

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Could be a simple issue.

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The master drive (a DVROM drive) may not be capable of reading recorded media. Not all DVDROM drives can do this. Also some, as they age show their age by not reading DVDRW, then DVDR and finally failing.


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In reply to: Could be a simple issue.

The thing is though, one of the discs does work, on the Master, if the Slave is on, and the Master reads every other disc perfectly. Only the ones recorded on the Slave are not read. There must be some information on the disc relating to the networking.
I am still yet to try if these discs work on other computers. BTW, the discs burnt by the slave are perfectly read by the Slave, so I can save them later by transferring to the Master.

I know it sounds crazy, but I tried it with many discs since I've realized this.

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You didn't provide details.

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No make/model of each drive. If you had done so I could have checked if there were firmware updates. Also I forgot to ask if the sessions were "closed."


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The model in the Master and the Slave is PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-106D.

The sessions were closed, they work perfectly on DVD players.

But the fact that the disc only works when the Slave is on, proves that it is a networking related issue.

I use a router and it perfectly works in every respect.

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The terminoly wipes us out here.

In reply to: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-106D

A "slave" when we write about a DVD drive is often the master/slave setting on the IDE channel.

As such, forget anything I've written about and let's rewind this to the top with full description of your system. Do not use the word "slave" out of the IDE context.


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Okay, I have two identical Pentium 4 computers, with identical Pioneer DVD Burners.
The two computers both connect to the router, so in that sense, none of them is master or slave.
It was just a matter of speech.

One of them, in the living room, is what I use most of the time. All stuff burnt on this, will play on both computers.
The bedroom one, which I use less frequently, is the one that burnt a few DVDs which won't play on the living room computer.

But! The story is even weirder because some DVDs will play on the living room computer if the other is turned on. If I turn it off, then it won't read it.
Those DVDs that were Authored (by TMPGEnc DVD Author 1.5) on the bedroom computer, will not read, even if it's turned on.

I know it sounds weird, but this is how it is.

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Sorry, can't help.

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TMPeg and such is neat but is not supportable. Here's why. With that you can create less than standard DVDs. That is your choice, but I've learned to never deviate from the stock settings.


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Now that the slave word is tossed out and we know the DVD was created with an expect tool, the DVD could be an oddball encoding. Here's a possible fix.

Duplicate the DVD with DVDSHRINK and let it re-encode the video if need be.


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And sharing what I know.

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I also create a few DVDs. Although I moved away from TMPeg'ing years ago for a simple reason. I found it was all too easy to create a DVD that would play here and there but not everywhere. Rather than have such worries I moved to Ulead and other tools plus DVDSHRINK to help the compatibilty issues.

I can't help you with TMPeg. Maybe that's not correct, but its my choice to not offer support for it since it's a tarpit of settings and issues.

All I can hope for is you'll learn the lessons quicker than I did.


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