Blank media doesn't work in my NEC +-RW drive

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by Andoni, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Andoni

    Andoni New Member

    I brought a spindle of Verbatim and Sony DVD-R and they worked wonderfully. I have tried literally 10 other brands since and none of them work. Meaning after I am prompted to insert media and I put in a blank the program goes 'oh no' and kicks out the dvd and tells me to insert a blank one. I went and bought 2 spindles of Sony and now those two do not work anymore either. What can i do? my computer burns to those DVD's just not when I use Clone DVD. is there a brand of DVD that always works?
    Please help!!!
  2. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    If the media works with other software, your DVDRW would appear to be OK. Your problem seems to be with CloneDVD....though I can't imagine what. I don't use CloneDVD so I can't be of any help with that.
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Then I think you answered your own question.

    Use good quality blank media. Try Verbatim, Maxell Broadcast Quality, Maxell Plus series, Taiyo Yuden Premium, etc (not Memorex, not generic Maxell, not Princo, not TDK from Costco, not Fuji, not Ritek). If you're going to make a double layer backup use Verbatim + R DL media (made in Singapore); I find most burners will burn Verbatim +R DL (made in Singapore) well at 4x (to be safe); other burners can burn this stuff at 6x or higher with no problems. Get to know your burner.

    As for why the other inferior blank media you're using works with other programs--Clonedvd relies heavily on firmware and media codes--more so than other programs do.

    It's also possible something changed on your system since you used Verbatim with Clonedvd. Check your filters:

    a) Download imgburn. It's a free program:
    (it's also an excellent program imo)

    b) Go to Tools > Filter Driver Load Order. Click "Clipboard". Then paste the information you pasted into your clipboard into your next post (ctrl-v).
  4. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Perhaps I misunderstood parts of your post? My understanding was no media will work when using CloneDVD. Does CloneDVD work with the Verbatim media?
  5. Andoni

    Andoni New Member

    my blank DVD saga

    I wanted to say thank you for all of the replies so far ...
    so far Verbatim works and Sony DID work. I bought another SONY spindle and now that kind does not work anymore. Even if they are still SONY I take it that the quality varies.
    So ... only my limited supply of SONY blank DVD's work and my last spindle of Verbatim. So not all DVD's are alike?
    Is there something I can load to help the DVD player? I went to my computers website (Dell) and reloaded something for the DVD player to make sure it was up to date and not corrupted but that didnt affect it any.
    Is my situation unique? And as someone mentioned earlier, does the program make the drive more sensitive even though I can burn to most type DVD's using another program?
  6. cowboijr

    cowboijr Member

    Maxelle works great for me
  7. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    OK...Thank you for clearing that up. Some Sony discs are made in Japan and are good quality but most available Sony media is not. To ensure you continue to make good copies....stay with Verbatim.
    What you got from Dell's site was most likely a firmware update and that will rarely solve any media compatibility issues. Your situation is far from unique.
  8. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Check those discs in a few months. You will most likely have experience pixelation/freezing, if they will play at all.
  9. steve61617

    steve61617 Well-Known Member

    Hi Andoni
    Here is a solution you could try to see if those Sony DVD-r’s will work. When you use cloneDVD2 in the last step (output method) chose DVD files (top of page). For your output (what I do) go to My Documents and Settings make a new folder with the movies name. Now in cloneDVD2 select the output directory (the folder you just made) and hit go. the files will be sent to the foder. When it’s done close cloneDVD2. Now you can open Nero or what ever burning program you have and burn the files with that. If they burn that way you no it’s something with clone. Plus you can use up the Sony’s you have.
    PS let me know if it works for you
  10. froggie47

    froggie47 New Member

    I had problems with my burner spitting out the disks saying 'no media inserted'. I then found out it was only whilst AnyDvd was scanning the disk. If I waited a few seconds, I had no problem.