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Old 08-04-07, 10:13 PM   #1
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Anyone run across this with Vista?

My XP computer can't read media files created with my laptop, which has Vista. They are just .wma and .wmv files, but the disc just can't be read! I checked other discs, and they open, and the disc I'm having problems with opens just fine on my laptop. Any ideas what's up? XP can't even find the files on the disc I created with Vista, no error messages, just can't see the files!

How do I address this, any ideas?
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Old 08-04-07, 10:44 PM   #2
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That's a weird one. The only thing that "immediately" comes to mind is format. How did you burn the CDs? Have you burned media CDs with Vista before that read ok on XP? Have you done anything (or defaulted by Vista) that uses some weird new formatting for CD burning?
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My Mac can't see pictures burned with a Vista machine.

Pictures are UNIVERSAL. I'd like to know how the "geniuses" at MS managed to ruin that one...
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Old 08-04-07, 10:49 PM   #4
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My Mac can't see pictures burned with a Vista machine.

Pictures are UNIVERSAL. I'd like to know how the "geniuses" at MS managed to ruin that one...
Picture formats - Yes, disc formats, not so much. How many file systems can you name?
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Old 08-04-07, 10:50 PM   #5
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I don't know squat about Vista, haven't used it yet. Like KT said, is it using some kind of format that only Vista reads?


Or....Is the vista program "finalizing" the CDs, or leaving them open to write more on them? Have a look at this, I just searched the MS site and this came up:http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...9c79c1033.mspx

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I resort back to my simple yet, impossible to answer question directed at MS - "Why?"
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Pictures are UNIVERSAL. I'd like to know how the "geniuses" at MS managed to ruin that one...
No they aren't....
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Picture formats - Yes, disc formats, not so much. How many file systems can you name?
...a few ..

blaming it on ms is easy as pie though. Its the internet way
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Surely even MS isn't stupid enough to change from using CDFS to some other file system that no other operating system can use??!!!?!

Surely.

Has this happened with any other types of files, except pictures?
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Uh. Are you serious?
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My XP computer can't read media files created with my laptop, which has Vista. They are just .wma and .wmv files, but the disc just can't be read! I checked other discs, and they open, and the disc I'm having problems with opens just fine on my laptop. Any ideas what's up? XP can't even find the files on the disc I created with Vista, no error messages, just can't see the files!

How do I address this, any ideas?

Reburn on another disk.
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About two weeks ago the head of Acer computers announced his company is no longer shipping new computers with Vista, but they will load XP on all new machines. HP offers a laptop loaded with XP rather than Vista.

In my limited experience with Vista almost everything is there, but it may have a new name and be in a new place. Supposedly this is all the result of field testing with average users, but I would like to meet some of them. I guess I am not an average user. That does not even address the programs and files that ran fine on XP, but do not run on Vista.
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Just a thought, but you did "close" the CD, right? That is, finalize it to be read by any other machine? I've forgotten to do that before and while it works on the machine/software you used to create it, if you don't close/finalize it, it can't be read by anything else (unless you have the same burning software).

Always look to the easiest things first, but apologies if you checked this already.
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I'll actually have to check that.....XP did it automatically and I'm still learning the differences with vista.
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What are you creating the data cd's (or is it DVD) with?
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What are you creating the data cd's (or is it DVD) with?
Data...
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Movie Maker, and Media PLayer. I was specifically saving as Data rather than a burn.
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I don't like the way Windows natively burns CDs, so always use either VirtualCD or Nero for maximum control over stuff. Its done right the first time, although it does take a little bit more time.
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