I have a Samsung DVD-SH875M Recorder/Player. I record programmes onto the HDD, especially films, off the TV so that I can copy them later onto DVD Disc ( DVD-R, which is compatible with Dell)to play later on my Dell Laptop. Problem is that some of the recordings I can play but others I get nothing! All the discs play as normal on the Samsung but do not play on other players! I finalise all the discs before playing. On my Laptop I use Windows Media Player and VLC Media Player..neither of them can play some of the recorded DVD-R discs! Am I doing something wrong? Any help would be appreciated...my knowledge of Computers isn't brilliant, hence putting this in the Beginners Forum.
Thanks Ex plorer. I have read the article. Does it mean that if I record a programme on DVD+RW and it doesn't play in my Dell, I should install the Nero Software so that the Book Type Bitsetter can be altered?
I Sammy If I remember the Samsung Recorders have 2 options for recording to Dvds 1 is std DVD-video will play on any dvd player once finalised 2 is DVD-VR will only play on the Samsung and a few other models, very few Make sure you are selecting the DVD Video mode for your recordings in the settings Hope this helps BigCam
Maybe the problem I had and the outcome might help. I purchased a TV/DVD portal player. I wanted to record off my Samsung DVD-SH875M Recorder/Player so that I could watch TV films in my car. Tried everything got know where with DVD-R discs.
I phoned the makers of my TV/DVD portal player who said it would only play purchased DVD films.
They didn't know what they were talking about!
I tried DVD+RW these worked perfectly. I formatted the disc in the SH875M, then copied the film to it. I did not finalise it. After watching the film I then use the SH875M again to delete the disc and reuse. I also watch these on my desktop computer.
Thanks LAP. A question? What make of DVD Discs are you using? I have looked on the Internet and there are many references which state that sometimes the make of disc can affect the way it plays on any player! I am using Maxell DVD-R, 16x Speed SQ. I would like to try the DVD+RW discs but as yours works OK on a Dell, it would be better to use the make you have. Could you let me know the make and any other info. please. Thanks Sammy