Burn like the "pros"

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by rwatson, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. rwatson

    rwatson New Member

    So I've run nto trouble with DL burns not playing on one of my set top DVD layers. The originals play fine in that unit. The burns play in my other players (new ones that are cheap POS from walmart for under $25). Even some single layer burns have trouble.

    For single layer media I've been using TY and for DL Verbatum burning at 1x with ClodeDVD2 (ripped with same+AnyDVD running) on a LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-160P6S PS0B firmware.

    The question is how come the "pros" can burn on whatever crappy media they use (vso inspector can't identify the media) and I can't get as good results? Do I need to get a fancy "industrial" burner? What are the top/best burners one can obtain and what are the best/reasonably priced options (let's be real we rip and burn 'cause we are cheap at heart). I don't really mind paying for quality burners and media because in the long run it still saves money. Is there available better DL media than the Verbatum?

    Rob "wants to burn like a pro" Watson
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  3. rwatson

    rwatson New Member


    The "junk" was really me whining (some media is not readily identified) but some has been ritek stuff (and worse) that simply did not last (or even play when brand new-and I'm not talking about my burns but brand new commercial dvds!
    I do most everything listed in the " Do you have problems with Clonecd, DL blanks, and backing up movies? " post except use clonecd. clonecd to burn dvds and not use clonedvd? What the heck did I buy clonedvd for if what I need clonecd to burn my dvds? <rant abated ...> I think I know the answer ... Since I actually want to compress content I'm not simply cloning (sometimes I do just clone). For example I compressed 5 single layer dvds into one DL and still get very fine quality (this is the most extreme case) except for the previously mentioned playback problems on my one old player.

    So, if I already use the best media is there some super duper burners that work much better than the Lite-on I have?

    f course I'll be trying clonecd as well to see if that fits the bill.

  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    from Frequently Asked Questions (READ BEFORE YOU POST)

    10. My backups play on my computer or standalone dvd player, but not in something else. Why?

    First, if the backup is playing in a standalone dvd player or on your computer, that means Anydvd and whatever backup program you used worked.

    The most common reason why you're having this problem (if the backup doesn't work in a standalone dvd player) is due to a compatibility issue between the blank media you're using and whatever you're using to play the backup in (standalone dvd player, for example). Basically your dvd player, dvd-rom drive, etc. doesn't like the blank media you're using (or if you're using +R media, you didn't change the booktype to "dvd-rom"). You can try choosing other blank media (+r instead of -r, for example, and change the booktype to "dvd-rom")--or buy a different standalone dvd player (or a different dvd-rom drive, burner, etc.).

    If you're using dvd-r media and your standalone dvd player gives you a message similar to ""Play Prohibited, please check disc", use dvd+r media instead and change the booktype to "dvd-rom" (see "b)" below).

    a) Are you using junk blank media? If you're not using Taiyo Yuden 8x premium, Verbatim, Maxell Plus, or Maxell Broadcast Quality, then chances are the answer to this question is "yes".
    b) Click this and read FULLY (especially take a look at point 4 for more information on bitsetting/booktyping, but all points are very important)

    The same factors also apply to why the backup doesn't play in your computer (but there can be other factors including buggy or poorly installed dvd player software, bad drivers, etc.).

    It's also possible the playback device/player you're using is slowly dying.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2007