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DVD-video recorded on a Samsung DVD player

Postby Husse on Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:07 am

The hard disk is beginning to fill up so I made a couple of DVD disks
They play in the DVD player but Mint, WinXP and Vista reports the disks as blank disks
Just installed VLC - no change
Any one with some experience on this?
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Re: DVD-video recorded on a Samsung DVD player

Postby kirsch92 on Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:53 am

Husse,
Have you been to http://www.videohelp.com/ to see if your model has some problems?

I saw some complaints of a non-standard format in use by Samsung there.
Maybe it depends on model.
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Re: DVD-video recorded on a Samsung DVD player

Postby Husse on Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:18 pm

Thanks for reply
No I had not - this post is a "shot in the dark" while I investigate further
Very difficult to find anything though and the Samsung support page sucks....
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Re: DVD-video recorded on a Samsung DVD player

Postby iironjade on Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:19 pm

This seems to happen with some -RW discs. In addition, sometimes they won't permit burning via a PC unless they've been reinitialised in a dvd recorder. RWs are very unpredictable but I've no idea why.
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Re: DVD-video recorded on a Samsung DVD player

Postby banana on Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:35 pm

I had been unable to playback DVD's made with a phillips DVD/video recorder, but I came across this post "http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=9781&p=61518&hilit=dvd+editing#p61518" and had a go at playing the DVD as sudo.
So then I tried "sudo totem"... and the sudo'd totem could play the disk!
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Re: DVD-video recorded on a Samsung DVD player

Postby pmgant on Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:47 am

I have a Samsung DVD Recorder and I hit the same problem as you. The DVDs are recorded with the wrong permissions so Mint can't see the disks. If you run your DVD player as sudo everything works. I have a shortcut on my desktop that executes the following script:

#! /bin/bash
# script to launch the dvd player
echo "yourpasswordgoesherbetweenthequotes" | sudo totem


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Re: DVD-video recorded on a Samsung DVD player

Postby kwisher on Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:12 pm

Husse wrote:The hard disk is beginning to fill up so I made a couple of DVD disks
They play in the DVD player but Mint, WinXP and Vista reports the disks as blank disks
Just installed VLC - no change
Any one with some experience on this?


Husse,

How did you burn the disk? What type of disk are you using? What type of files are you burning?
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Re: DVD-video recorded on a Samsung DVD player

Postby Husse on Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:18 pm

This was long forgotten when it suddenly came to life :)
It's on one of these combos for TV where you can record on DVD or on a hard disk
The hard disk uses some closed format too - it is not readable in a pc....
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Re: DVD-video recorded on a Samsung DVD player

Postby kwisher on Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:40 pm

Husse wrote:This was long forgotten when it suddenly came to life :)
It's on one of these combos for TV where you can record on DVD or on a hard disk
The hard disk uses some closed format too - it is not readable in a pc....


What is the file extension? Have you tried ripping the DVD to a video file? Take a look at a package called Ogmrip. It is in the repo's.
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Re: DVD-video recorded on a Samsung DVD player

Postby Husse on Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:38 pm

Seems like a post has disappeared
This is not a PC - it's a standalone DVD recorder with hard disk sitting under the TV
Unfortunately it did not help to run Totem as root
Can't be read in Vista either - maybe some DRM?
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Re: DVD-video recorded on a Samsung DVD player

Postby lanrun on Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:24 am

Most of these DVD recorders have a function called something like finalise disk.
You have to finalise the DVD disc to be able to play in another player.

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Re: DVD-video recorded on a Samsung DVD player

Postby Husse on Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:32 am

If only I found that setting.....
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Re: DVD-video recorded on a Samsung DVD player

Postby lanrun on Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:51 pm

It must be somewhere in the menu system I guess :D
Maybe Disc Menu or something like that?
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