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juliasdream
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Registered: 09-06-2007

wrong format

I have recently bought a Samsung DVD recorder to record TV programs.
I want to edit out the ads from programs I want to keep and cant find a way to do this through the recorder.
When I put the disc onto my computer it wont work, even to play
I tried finalizing the disc but whatever I do I get an error message that Windows does not recognize the format.
I would have thought it was mpeg4 but cant be sure
I'd apreciate any advice on this
Thanks
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maranello
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Re: wrong format

You have stumbled into a minefield!
I don't know that much about Samsung DVD recorders, and you don't mention what application you use to view DVDs on your PC. But hopefully this generic advice may help.
Does your Samsung record in mpeg4? Most I have seen will record in either DVD-video or DVD-VR formats, but many players don't recognise the VR mode.
Check your manual, but I would suggest using only DVD-video mode. Unfortunately you can't convert from one to the other, the discs have to be formatted first in the appropriate mode.
There may be some applications that handle different formats much better than Windows Media Player or PowerDVD which I use, hopefully others on this forum may be able to help. Magix and PvaStrumento are applications I have heard of used for editing DVD recordings.
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Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
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Registered: 18-07-2007

Re: wrong format

I've not found much that can't be played using VLC Media Player, you might also like to try Media Player  Classic. I'd recommend trying VLC first.
Hope that helps,
Njal
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: wrong format

I'm afraid I can't answer your question, but there are loads of format converters and video tools here:
http://www.doom9.org/
Regards,
Neil
jkerr82508
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Registered: 25-06-2007

Re: wrong format

Make sure that you are using good quality discs. I have a Daewoo recorder and if I use cheaper media, then the resulting DVD's are not playable on my computer ("format not recognized"), although they can be played on (at least one) other brand DVD players. DVD's that I record to media that is on Daewoo's "recommended" list play fine on my computer.
Jim
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Registered: 13-04-2007

Re: wrong format

If you get something to read the disc and you want to take out the adds you will need video editing software and this can be expensive and may be more pain than its worth for an odd film unless you intended to do a lot of films.
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Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: wrong format

Quote from: juliasdream
I have recently bought a Samsung DVD recorder to record TV programs.
I want to edit out the ads from programs I want to keep and cant find a way to do this through the recorder.
When I put the disc onto my computer it wont work, even to play
I tried finalizing the disc but whatever I do I get an error message that Windows does not recognize the format.
I would have thought it was mpeg4 but cant be sure
I'd apreciate any advice on this
Thanks

Usually, to be able to edit DVD's on the fly in the recorder itself, you usually need DVD-RAM plus the facility/compatability on the DVD Recorder itself.. that way you can edit the contents of the disc before finalizing.
Bear in mind though that some PC DVD Readers will not read DVD-RAM's
Roger.