How to make a DVD-RAM video disk playable in Panasonic RP91?

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  1. Eugene Hsieh

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    I have a Panasonic RP91 and a Panasonic LF-D311 DVD-RAM/-R drive.

    I know the RP91 works fine with DVD-RAM as I have played one disc back successfully from a Hitachi DVD-RAM camcorder. Unfortunately, at the time I didn't have a DVD-RAM PC drive so I couldn't see how the file structure was organized.

    How do I create a DVD-RAM on my PC so that the RP91 will play it?

    I tried just backing up a non-encrypted DVD-video to DVD-RAM (ie. transferred over the VIDEO_TS file directory with everything in it) but that didn't work. This was using UDF 2.0, which apparently the RP91 understands only. (The RP91 doesn't understand UDF 1.5.)
     
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    Most set top DVD players cannot read DVD-RAM

    If your player is capable, then you need a DVD Authoring Program
     
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    iDVD works for writing to my DVD-RAM, but that obviously isn't going to help you out. (straight VOB files can't be imported)

    Does Roxio Toast work?? It's supposed to be able to write DVD-Ram on the Mac. Perhaps it does the same on PC.
     
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    Well, finally success!

    I did a direct backup of a 3.5 GB non-encrypted DVD from my iBook's DVD reader to my external DVD-RAM drive, using Toast.

    The disc played fine in my Panasonic RP91, complete with all the menus and everything.

    The strange part is my PC says it's a UDF 1.5 disc, yet it still works fine in the Panasonic. I was told it needs UDF 2.0. The other strange part is it doesn't play in either the iBook or the PC, but yet the standalone is fine with it.

    The computers do read the data though. The directory structure is identical to a normal DVD.
     

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