I am in the process of converting my VHS tapes to DVD. I created a DVD+R with the converted video, and the .VOB files show up in Windows Explorer.
The DVD+R plays fine on a cheap, older Phillips DVD player, but the Sony BDP-S185 Bluray player does not recognize the disc. The player is listed as being DVD+R compatible.
I burned the disc using the VHS to DVD software (Honestech VHS to DVD Deluxe 5.0, and with CDBurnerXP, but both attempts failed).
Is there any way to burn the DVD+R so that it could playback on the Sony Bluray player?
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See this recent thread where a similar problem was solved by using higher quality media.
Sony models are fussier than those by other manufacturers and Philips players have always been good with low quality media.
These videos were being burned onto Verbatim DVD+R discs (non-Life Series, with AZO). I thought that these were supposed to be decent quality discs.
The only other thing I can think of(well 2 actually):
1) Only load the VIDEO_TS folder into Imgburn(it will automatically add an empty AUDIO_TS folder) and press the calculate button.
The text in the bottom window(log) will show that it is going to be
Content Type: DVD Video
Data Type: MODE1/2048
File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
Volume Label: [Not Configured]
IFO/BUP 32K Padding: Enabled
Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
TV System: NTSC(or PAL - depending on where you live/what you captured or recorded)
If all of that is there and the burn completes normally:
2) Your Sony hates either +R discs or home-burned discs like OLD Sony players did.
That is the output in the log window when I create the DVD.
It does seem like it is specific to this DVD burner. I tested some DVD+Rs that I had burned with an old Plextor DVD burner, and it plays fine on the Sony Bluray player.
Sony makes the most consumer unfriendly crap on the planet, so maybe it's some kind of Sony weirdness. What you are experiencing is not typical, hence the lack of some kind of a magic bullet to fix it. Any currently made BluRay player should have no problems playing Verbatim DVD+R discs.
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