build-in check for bad media

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by slayer0969, May 13, 2008.

  1. slayer0969

    slayer0969 Well-Known Member

    Hi folks,
    I use Verbatim DVD+R blanks with latest versions of AnyDVD and CloneDVD.
    My father in law uses Sony, TDK, Philips DVD+R.
    Since weeks when backing up movies or music dvd's (on HD), he gets a message when writing the data to these discs "No media" or "Use media ..." from CloneDVD.
    I tested a TDK disc and I also got the same message.
    Even DVDFab shows the same error message.
    Is there a build-in check for bad media in CloneDVD?
    I think it started after the CloneDVD12 version.
    I told him also to use Verbatim because I never encountered this error before.
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Not really. Clonedvd just either burns or it can't. If it can't, you will get an error message.

    The blank media choices your father is making are not the wisest. However, the problem could be attributed to any number of things:

    a) Are you using junk blank media? If you're not using Taiyo Yuden (not Valueline), Verbatim,, or Maxell Broadcast Quality, then chances are the answer to this question is "yes". Stay far away from Memorex, Princo, Ritek, regular Maxell, Fuji, etc. that are not made in Japan.
    For +R DL blank media use Verbatim (preferably made in Singapore) or MAM-A +R DL 8x only.
    b) Click this and read FULLY (because the same advice applies)
    c) Do you have Musicmatch Jukebox on your system? If so, click this
    d) Remove packet writing software from your system (including Directcd, Incd, drag to disc, DLA, etc.)
    e) Click this and read
    i) Ensure Anydvd is running.
    ii) Put the problematic original movie dvd in your burner. Wait for Anydvd to scan the disc.
    iii) Right click the red fox icon on your toolbar.
    iv) Select "Create Logfile"
    v) Wait for Anydvd to create a log file.
    vi) A pop-up screen will appear. Take note of the location where Anydvd created the logfile and the logfile's name. Click "ok".
    viii) Go to your My Documents folder
    ix) You will see a zip file called "" (or something similar; see step f)
    x) When replying or posting in the Slysoft forums, look for the icon that looks like [​IMG] (in other words, look for the paperclip after clicking "quote" or when creating a new thread)
    xi) If you don't see that paperclip icon, click the "go advanced" button. You should see that icon now. Click the paperclip.
    xii) A small pop-up screen should appear (if it doesn't please ensure your browser is enabled to allow pop-ups from the Slysoft forums)
    xiii) Click the "Browse" button, and locate and select the .zip file you created.
    xiv) click "upload"
    xv) Close the window. When you submit reply, or submit a new thread, the .zip file will be attached automatically for us to take a look at

    Also click
    Last edited: May 13, 2008
  3. slayer0969

    slayer0969 Well-Known Member

    thans Webslinger ! He now uses Verbatim like me so no more writing problem !