How to recover data from a DVD+R?
January 31, 2011 11:31 AM Subscribe
I have a couple of old sporting events burned to a DVD+R. My DVD players and computers no longer recognize any data on them. Is there a way I can view what I recorded, or recover the data?
posted by CancerMan to media & arts (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Back in the late 80s and early 90s, I recorded a bunch of college sports events on VHS. Later, I copied those events to DVD+Rs using a Sony DVD/VHS converter. I don't know why I used DVD+Rs, but that's what I had at the time.
Recently I tried to watch one of the discs again and my new Blu-Ray player indicated there was "no disc." My iMac reads it as empty. A physical look shows that there was something burned onto it (dark area, not as shiny as the rest of the disc), and I have watched the event at one point or another. Unfortunately, I can't recall if I used the same machine that recorded it or not.
Half of the discs play as normal and I can watch them both in my Blu-Ray player and on my iMac. The other half of the collection apparently contain nothing. Is there any way to recover the data on those discs?