RE: [Videolib] What to do with DVD-Rs?[Scanned]

Christine Godin (diractor@yahoo.com)
Wed, 19 Sep 2007 20:32:17 -0700 (PDT)

--0-582987729-1190259137=:64970
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

Some of you will meet me at the NMM soon. Imagine, if you will, a middle-aged (but very cool!) librarian who is throwing her hands up, running screaming from technology, and hoping that vendors' catalogs actually reveal what they are REALLY selling. Without a good explanation of the differences described below, many libraries are ordering titles without knowing what the ramifications are.

Looking forward to the poolside receptions. Sort of. God, does this mean I have to look for a new bathing suit or cover-up??


Christine Godin
Northwest Vista College
San Antonio

Mark Kopp <mkopp@iu08.org> wrote:
MOST of the time, but not all of the time, the issue is the "type" of DVD recordable. There are DVD+R and DVD-R recordable. You will find newer players (2004 and newer) having more difficulty playing DVD-R than DVD+R. The DVD-R will play on more machines, simply because more machines were manufactured, that consistently play that format. The DVD-R machines have been in production since 1997, but DVD+R machines have only been around since 2002. You will also have far better luck with consistent playback, if the original source is DVD (vs DV).

These are basics of the issue, and there is far more to it. Suffice it to say, it isn't going to work itself out anytime soon. All in all, though, DVD+R media if far superior to the DVD-R in design and use.

Mark


Mark W. Kopp
Technology Assistant
IT Department
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
4500 6th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602
P: 814-940-0223
F: 814-949-0984
C: 814-937-2802


---------------------------------
From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu [mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Karen Heckman
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 11:44 AM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] What to do with DVD-Rs?[Scanned]


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
--

st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Karen V. Heckman
Coordinator
Media Resources Collection
Weinberg Memorial Library
University of Scranton
Phone: 570-941-6330
FAX: 570-941-6369



---------------------------------
Building a website is a piece of cake.
Yahoo! Small Business gives you all the tools to get online.
--0-582987729-1190259137=:64970
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

<div>Some of you will meet me at the NMM soon. Imagine, if you will, a middle-aged (but very cool!) librarian who is throwing her hands up, running screaming from technology, and hoping that vendors' catalogs actually reveal what they are REALLY selling. Without a good explanation of the differences described below, many libraries are ordering titles without knowing what the ramifications are. </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Looking forward to the poolside receptions. Sort of. God, does this mean I have to look for a new bathing suit or cover-up??</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><IMG src="http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/tsmileys2/18.gif"></div> <div>Christine Godin</div> <div>Northwest Vista College</div> <div>&nbsp;San Antonio<BR><BR><B><I>Mark Kopp &lt;mkopp@iu08.org&a
align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#800000><SPAN class=393032318-19092007>MOST of the time, but not all of the time, the issue is the "type" of DVD recordable. There are DVD+R&nbsp;and DVD-R recordable. You will find&nbsp;newer players (2004 and newer)&nbsp;having more difficulty playing DVD-R than DVD+R. The DVD-R will play on more machines, simply because more machines were manufactured, that consistently play that format. The DVD-R machines have been in production since 1997, but DVD+R machines have only been around since 2002.&nbsp;You will also have far better luck with consistent playback, if the original source is DVD (vs DV). </SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV dir=ltr align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#800000><SPAN class=393032318-19092007></SPAN></FONT><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#800000><SPAN class=393032318-19092007></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV dir=ltr align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#800000><SPAN class=393032318-19092007>These
are basics of the issue, and there is far more to it. Suffice it to say, it isn't going to work itself out anytime soon. All in all, though, DVD+R media if far superior to the DVD-R in design and use.</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV dir=ltr align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#800000><SPAN class=393032318-19092007></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV dir=ltr align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#800000><SPAN class=393032318-19092007>Mark</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV dir=ltr align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#800000><SPAN class=393032318-19092007></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#800000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV align=left><FONT face=com color=#800000 size=2><STRONG>Mark W. Kopp</STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV align=left><STRONG><FONT color=#800000 size=2>Technology Assistant</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV align=left><STRONG><FONT color=#800000 size=2>IT Department</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV align=left><STRONG><FONT color=#800000
size=2>Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV align=left><STRONG><FONT color=#800000 size=2>4500 6th Avenue</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV align=left><STRONG><FONT color=#800000 size=2>Altoona, PA&nbsp; 16602</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV align=left><STRONG><FONT color=#800000 size=2>P: 814-940-0223</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV align=left><STRONG><FONT color=#800000 size=2>F: 814-949-0984</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV align=left><STRONG><FONT color=#800000 size=2>C: 814-937-2802</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV><BR> <DIV class=OutlookMessageHeader lang=en-us dir=ltr align=left> <HR tabIndex=-1> <FONT face=Tahoma size=2><B>From:</B> owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu [mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
acquiring more DVD-Rs and finding they are very unreliable as far as playback.&nbsp; 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!&nbsp; <BR>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.<BR><BR>I am sure I'm not the only one dealing with this problem .... am I?&nbsp; How do others handle something like this when a Prof takes a questionable item to use in a class?&nbsp; Tell him/her to check it first as it may or may not work?&nbsp; <I>I don't think so. </I>(sarcasm indented)<BR><BR>I'm not a technical person .... just trying to do the best job I can where I am.&nbsp; Help, please!<BR><BR>Karen<BR> <DIV class=moz-signature>-- <BR> <META content=Word.Document name=ProgId> <META content="Microsoft Word 10" name=Generator> <META content="Microsoft Word 10"
name=Originator><LINK href="signature_files/filelist.xml" rel=File-List><?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O /><O:SMARTTAGTYPE name="place" namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"><O:SMARTTAGTYPE name="PlaceName" namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"><O:SMARTTAGTYPE name="PlaceType" namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"> <OBJECT id=ieooui classid=clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D></OBJECT> <STYLE> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </STYLE> <STYLE> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Monotype Corsiva"; panose-1:3 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:script; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:647 0 0 0 159 0;} @font-face {font-family:Coronet; panose-1:0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:script; mso-font-format:other; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} /* Style Definitions */
p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} p.MsoPlainText, li.MsoPlainText, div.MsoPlainText {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Courier New"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} span.GramE {mso-style-name:""; mso-gram-e:yes;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 65.95pt 1.0in 65.95pt; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </STYLE> </O:SMARTTAGTYPE></O:SMARTTAGTYPE></O:SMARTTAGTYPE> <DIV class=Section1>
<div class=MsoPlainText><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; COLOR: rgb(51,51,153); FONT-FAMILY: 'Monotype Corsiva'">Karen V. Heckman<O:P></O:P></SPAN></div> <div class=MsoPlainText><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Coronet">Coordinator<O:P></O:P></SPAN></div> <div class=MsoPlainText><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Coronet">Media Resources Collection<O:P></O:P></SPAN></div> <div class=MsoPlainText><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Coronet">Weinberg Memorial Library<O:P></O:P></SPAN></div> <div class=MsoPlainText><?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = ST1 /><ST1:PLACE><ST1:PLACETYPE><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Coronet">University</SPAN></ST1:PLACETYPE><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Coronet"> of </SPAN><ST1:PLACENAME><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Coronet">Scranton</SPAN></ST1:PLACENAME></ST1:PLACE><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Coronet"><O:P></O:P></SPAN></div> <div class=MsoPlainText><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Coronet">Phone: 570-941-6330<O:P></O:P></SPAN></div> <div class=MsoPlainText><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY:
Coronet">FAX:<SPAN>&nbsp; </SPAN>570-941-6369<O:P></O:P></SPAN></div><STRONG><BR></STRONG> <div class=MsoPlainText><STRONG><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-FAMILY: 'Monotype Corsiva'"></SPAN></STRONG><B><O:P></O:P></B></div></DIV></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE><BR><p>&#32;
<hr size=1>Building a website is a piece of cake. <br>Yahoo! Small Business gives you <a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=48251/*http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/webhosting/?p=PASSPORTPLUS">all the tools to get online.</a>
--0-582987729-1190259137=:64970--
VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.