Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by zapper, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. zapper

    zapper Well-Known Member

    Hi, this should be my first posting have been burning with CloneDVd and AnyDVd, have burned quit a few movies except for Room 1408 that burn process wen't great and 3/4 through the movie started seeing pixelation in the movie, I knew that it is a no good thing and little by little the movie frozze on me., as if I had bad media.

    Have been using Verbatim media and burning at 4x and for some reason or another this movie went bersark on me.

    Any one experiecence the same thing with 1408, or is it just my luck.:confused:
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    If it's 16x rated media, then I would try 12x or 8x instead of a 4x burn speed. Also, it's possible you ran across a bad blank (it happens). Your burner could be starting to go as well.

    Additionally, read below:

    from Frequently Asked Questions (READ BEFORE YOU POST)

    9. Why are my backups freezing, skipping, or showing a blocky pixellated mess during playback?

    1. Update your burner's firmware (if available)

    2. Use good quality media (Memorex, Ritek, Princo, Fuji, TDK from Costco, and Maxell that are not made in Japan are not good quality media). Are you using inferior blank media? If you're not using Taiyo Yuden Premium, Verbatim, Maxell Plus, or Maxell Broadcast Quality, then chances are the answer is yes.
    If you use poor quality blank media, then you should expect problems.

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    3. Try lowering your burn speed a little (if you have a 16x burner and 16x rated media try writing to it at 12x or 8x instead of 16x)

    4. If you're using +R, +RW, or +R DL media, change the booktype to "dvd-rom"
    http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=476 (step 3)

    5. Avoid sticker labels (they tend to cause problems)

    6. Try setting a custom size of 4300 in whatever burning program you're using (but if you're using good media, you shouldn't have to) if you're using regular single layer dvd-5 (4.7GB) discs.

    7. Download Nero cd-dvd speed. It's a free program. Select the tab labeled "scandisc". Insert the problematic backup disc, select the appropriate drive letter, and click "start". If Nero cd-dvd speed reports read errors, your backup is bad (which is the most likely case), your optical drive may be slowly dying, or your optical drive simply doesn't like the disc (or your choice of blank media)--even if the disc looks fine.

    Bad burn quality is notorious around the end of discs (see step 6)
    and also at layer breaks when using low quality DL media (use Verbatim +R DL media made in Singapore, and change the booktype to "dvd-rom")
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2007
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  4. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Here is the anydvd read out window for this title.

    Summary for drive F: (AnyDVD
    BENQ DVD DD DW1620 B7W9 CNK346116C
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 1

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
    Size of first Layer: 1577824 sectors (3081 MBytes)
    Total size: 3069534 sectors (5995 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: 1408
    Media is CSS protected!
    Video Standard: NTSC
    Media is locked to region(s): 1!

    RCE protection not found.
    Found & removed wrong DVD structure!
    Structural copy protection not found.
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Bad sector protection not found.
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Thanks. Yeah, Anydvd handles this disc perfectly fine.
  6. zapper

    zapper Well-Known Member

    Thanks guy's for the replies, especially Charlie it seems that I can't shake you every where I go their you are. Good to hear from you.
  7. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Well you let the cat out of the bag. :D Glad to assist you.