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post #1 of 2 Old 03-03-2011, 02:53 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a stand alone Philips DVD Player (standard def) which plays just about every type of avi file. I also have a stand alone Pioneer DVD recorder, which doesn't play as many types of avi files as the Philips one plays.

Now, here comes the problem:

For some reason, the stand alone Pioneer dvd recorder is SEEING all 6 out of 6 files on a DVD I burned in multisession using Nero 7, and so is my computer (obviously), but the Philips player is only seeing 1/6 of the files on the disk. It is only seeing the file I burned in the first session. This is a problem because 1 of the files that I know would play on the Philips player - if it could see it - is not an avi file that works (plays) on the Pioneer recorder. So that means I can't watch that one file! But if I could just get the Philips player to recognize all the files, I know it would play it!

Why is this happening?

I think this happened once before with my Philips player only noticing the files from the first session.

Edit: I just tried finalizing the disk in Nero. I continued the 4th session of the multisession disk and checked "finalize - no further burning." But I am still having the same problem.

By the way, if you are wondering why I am burning multisession disks, it's because I don't have much room left on my hd. I have an old computer.

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Old PC Drive Capacity Issue - get a USB external HDD.

Reading Ability of DVD Players - who knows? They are ALL built with different capability and quality software, firmware and lasers. Even same brand players can have disparity.

Example - I have one of the first Sony player models with Up Conversion capability and it plays my home movie and ripped commercial discs perfectly. We bought a new player recently and it mis-reads same discs often - very frustrating.

Probably a quality control issue with the new player's factory in China - the older one was made in Japan

We have an older Panasonic 5 disc DVD player and it's read reliability is between the two Sonys.

Ya gotta read all the fine print/documentation of a player before plunking down your cash - some models are made to read most any kind of file and disc format while others can't.
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