Originally Posted by PraiseBear
I also made a new observation: When failing to play a +R disc, the 3576 start displaying Title numbers in the front display before quitting. For example, if I selected the 1st title, it would say in the front display: (T)1 C(1), - -- --, (T)2 C(1), - -- --, (T)3 C(1), etc. And then at some point, it would show a STOP icon, and stop playing (back to TV mode). If I selected the 3rd title from the menu, it just start at (T)3 C(1) and down the list, but quit the same way.
Originally Posted by wajo
I saw this same thing in one of my thousands tests but just can't remember when or why... wracking my brain hoping something will fall out!
I found that ref. to seeing the same T1, T2, etc. It was in this post
, where I said:
"This DVDR offers a menu when a CD with raw JPGs and AVIs is inserted asking if you want to play "Audio and Pics" or "Video" and you click OK on one or the other. JPGs play in a slideshow (if that's what you set it for in the General > CD Playback menu).
However, when you click on "Video" this DVDR sees the first AVI file and tries to read it, with "T1" (Title 1) in the machine's display, but nothing is displayed on screen. It changes the display to T2, T3, etc. and ratchets thru them in order trying to read and play them, but nothing appears on screen. The display stops changing after the last AVI title as if it had presented them all on screen, like the JPGs."
So, it had to do with playing AVI files from a CD that also had some JPG pics on it. My 3575 would play the JPGs but just ratchet thru the T1, T2, etc. when I selected "Video" to play rather that "Audio and Pics."
The 3575 should have recognized my AVI files as DivX/MPEG4, per the manual, but I got that odd response.
EDIT: I just realized one diff. that might mean something: when you put a disc in the 3576 that it doesn't like, like a VR-mode disc or unfinalized Video-mode disc from a Pio or Panny, a message immediately appears saying "unrecordable... " or some such, and all you an do is eject it.
With my mixed JPG and AVI CD, the disc
was recognized and even part of the files were playable, but apparently the AVIs weren't in the form needed for my 3575 to play them, only address them by Title number, etc.
Your bad-boy +Rs were recognized as OK discs, but the titles themselves weren't playable, only addressable by number, like my AVIs. Something in the file structure can't be read by the 3575/3576 sufficiently or fully to make them playable, whereas other players aren't that fussy.
And I know none of this helps without a final and definitive answer, but I ain't got that yet and prob. never will?