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post #1 of 3 Old 08-28-2019, 12:01 AM - Thread Starter
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Playback on Panasonic DRW-XW380

When trying o play a specific disc, i get an abnormal error saying "The disc is blank", when it's not..

It's a movie recorded off 2 hour movie copied off TV and then traffered on to the DVD from recorder, i can play it my computers DVD drive just fine with VLC, and other disc on the recorder play ok

Is it the media that causes this, or the drive? DVD is single layer...

Should i try -DL ? Any brand in particular i should go for for comparability, or is just the -DL standard itself? I'm gonna try copying it to another media , just to see. We also tried using DVD cleaner discs, but didn't help.

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So your movie fits on a SL DVD? If so I'd just HS copy it to another DVD, the DVD may have been corrupted during the HS copy, SL DVDs are cheap.
If your movie fits on a SL DVD I would NOT use DL media, DL media is even flakier than SL media, I only use them as a last resort. -R DLs are better than +R DLs but -R DLs are all but impossible to find and MUCH more expensive than the normally expensive +R DL media.
DVDs in general can be flakey, occasionally for whatever reason they'll fail to finalize, making playback problamatic. I'm kind of suprised VLC will play your disc while the recorder itself will now but again DVDs can be flakey.
With a Panasonic the best media to use are in order as follows:
and finally +R DL.
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Shot in the dark here, has the disc been finalized?
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