[Videolib] What to do with DVD-Rs?

Karen Heckman (heckmank1@Scranton.edu)
Wed, 19 Sep 2007 11:44:29 -0400

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We have recently been acquiring more DVD-Rs and finding they are very
unreliable as far as playback. The last one we received we put in a
Panasonic player and got a message "nothing recorded" ..... tried it in
a Toshiba player and it worked!
I think I understand that it is not a problem with the player but rather
how the info is written to the disc but if I'm wrong it won't be the
first time .... nor the last.

I am sure I'm not the only one dealing with this problem .... am I? How
do others handle something like this when a Prof takes a questionable
item to use in a class? Tell him/her to check it first as it may or may
not work? /I don't think so. /(sarcasm indented)

I'm not a technical person .... just trying to do the best job I can
where I am. Help, please!

Karen

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Karen V. Heckman

Coordinator

Media Resources Collection

Weinberg Memorial Library

University of Scranton

Phone: 570-941-6330

FAX: 570-941-6369

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<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> We have recently been acquiring more DVD-Rs and finding they are very unreliable as far as playback.  The last one we received we put in a Panasonic player and got a message "nothing recorded" ..... tried it in a Toshiba player and it worked! 
I think I understand that it is not a problem with the player but rather how the info is written to the disc but if I'm wrong it won't be the first time .... nor the last.

I am sure I'm not the only one dealing with this problem .... am I?  How do others handle something like this when a Prof takes a questionable item to use in a class?  Tell him/her to check it first as it may or may not work?  I don't think so. (sarcasm indented)

I'm not a technical person .... just trying to do the best job I can where I am.  Help, please!

Karen

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Karen V

Karen V. Heckman

Coordinator

Media Resources Collection

Weinberg Memorial Library

University of Scranton

Phone: 570-941-6330

FAX:  570-941-6369


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