[plug] Video DVD question

Bernd Felsche berfel at innovative.iinet.net.au
Mon Mar 16 23:25:23 WST 2009

Peter Sutter <sutterp at sopac.com.au> wrote:

>I recorded a few TV programs with a SAMSUNG DVD-VR375. The media I used is 
>Verbatim DVD-R, as recommended by the manufacturer. The sessions are 
>finalised. The programs can be viewed on the recorder and all looks OK.

>I tried to view the DVDs on a PC running SuSE Linux V10.3. The drives are 
>either a LG DVDRRW GSA-4166B or an ASUS DRW-1814BL.

> I can not mount the DVD on either drive. Either drive is capable of reading 
>DVD-R fromat.

>On a SuSE V10.3 system a mount results in:
>Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
>UDF-fs: No partition found (1)

>On a SuSE V10.2 system a mount results in:
>Buffer I/O error on device hdd, logical block 8
>cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!

>I could lift off the image with dd, but th can't be mounted either

>mount -o loop -t iso9660 /media/disk/of1.iso /mnt

>Mar 16 17:48:20 basilisk kernel: UDF-fs: No partition found (1)
>Mar 16 17:51:36 basilisk kernel: Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
>Mar 16 17:51:36 basilisk kernel: Unable to identify CD-ROM format.

>What do I try next?

Try it in a DVD-player appliance other than the recorder.

I suspect DRM at work.
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