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Burned as data DVD, but appears as AudioTrack in Win7

I am writing data DVDs with ISO 9660/Joliet DVD-s with Mode1 (Mode 2 is not selectable, it is "grey") in Nero Burning Rom 11.

The problem: On some DVD drives this appears as an AudioTrack and the information is not readable under Win7 (even if I go in cmd Window with "dir" only one file (called track1) is on the DVD and the original files and directories are not visible....

How can I made the burning process to be OK?
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  • I forgot to mention that on some DVD drives the content of the DVD appears correctly with the files and directories on it...
    But here are drives where NOT!
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  • I don't know if this is the issue but some older drives can't read Mode 1 and the remedy is to select Mode 2. However, I can't change the mode. I know there was some discussion about it 3 or 4 years ago but didn't look for the thread. Seems to me, tech support was going to look at it.

    Perhaps it would be better to use DVD-ROM(UDF).
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  • Thnks Wither 1 for your response.
    Making some research finally I found that the problem is not the Mode 1 but the region codes....On some DVD players my data dvd appeared as an audio track. At the Properties of the DVD player/Hardware/Region Codes I used 1 of those 5 possibilities to change the region code of the player it listens to....An it worked....

    The next question is how can i tell Nero not to burn any region codes on the DVD???

    Or how can I see what region code is written to the DVD? Because I dont know which one is it..

    Thnx.
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  • I should warn you that the region code of a drive will be permanent after changing it five times. The region code is built into the firmware of the drive. I don't know if any of your drives can be changed to a region-less (is that a word) code. I don't know of any way to choose no region in Nero.

    I've been trying to see if the Nero Infotool will give the DVD region (it's not listed as a property) but when I put a disc in the drive, it won't run. Not sure what's up with that. I'll try it again tomorrow.
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  • Yes, it is in the firmware of the drive, but my problem is the DVD disk, not the drive....I want to burn the disc with NERO in a way to be readable on all DVD players.

    I got an other point reading on the net:
    the operation system is the guilty: The regional settings/Location seems to affect the writing with Nero11.....
    My problem is that it occurs at some clients (I have no acces to their PC, just talked to them by phone), so I couldnt really test it till now...On my PC the DVDs are readable.

    Thank you.
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  • Download this tool and run it with a disc in the drive-

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/5oo902exn1y...

    Click on the disc tab. The region of the disc will be in the Content area.

    I might be forgetting something but, the only place I know in Nero where you can change the region of the drive is Nero Video.
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  • Thnx Wither,
    For the "good" data DVDs just shows me the ISO/Joliet filesystem, not the region code, and for the "bad" ie. audiotracked / ie region coded DVDs just simply says under the content area that it is an Audio track...

    Anyway, I understood what is happening here and I found the solution:

    the problem was that one of my blueray disc rewriters, an LG Model BH14NS40 is regional coded in its firmware, it is RPC 2 with region code 1 in it...
    So writing with Nero created some regional DVDs, that was not recognised on all DVD players....

    The solution was: I upgraded the DVD unit's firmware to 1.0.3, the newest one, and the problem disappeared...

    It was nothing to do with the Windows Location settings, changing that did not solve anything..

    It worth to mention that changing the LGs regional code to 2 (where I live) under DVD/Properties/Hardware/Regional codes.....so this did not solve the problem...only upgrading its firmware...

    It seems that this one is a "deeper" layer that matters for Nero...

    An other interesting conclusion:
    the regional coded DVD can be read by the regional coded players in this way:
    you put first a correctly encoded DVD (or region free DVD) which is readable by the player...and after that immediatelly changing it to the "bad" / regional coded disc...
    The info remains in the cache for a while so you can read the regional coded DVD...
    After making a reboot for the PC it forgets what was in the cache (I dont know whos cache, but it works), and the regional coded disc becomes unreadable again....

    So, practiclally it is very easy to "cheat" :-)

    Thanks Wither for your time!
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