CloneDVD Compression

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by mthmannc, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. mthmannc

    mthmannc Active Member

    I am realatively new to this and am constantly having an error from CloneDVD that says that the multimedia is insufficient to transfer data. I am using Verbatum DVD+R and was under the impression that CloneDVD would compress. Should I be using DVD-R?
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I really need the full error message.

    Please answer some questions:

    http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=393

    and also read http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=476
     
  3. mthmannc

    mthmannc Active Member

    clonedvd compression error message

    The error was:

    The writing to video media was not successful:

    source data too large

    This writer is not capable of writing the source data as requested.

    To write these DVD files please use "Copy DVD Titles" or "Clone DVD " option from the start screen.

    (I was using the "Clone DVD" Option)

    I have CloneDVD 2.9.0.3, AnyDVD 6.1.1.4

    I use a MADDOG Burner model MD-16XDVD9-8XE

    I have had this problem with all the discs I try to burn.

    I use Verbatim DVD+R discs

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. sockeye

    sockeye Well-Known Member

    Do you have DVD5 selected? (next to quality bar, title configuration page)
     
  5. mthmannc

    mthmannc Active Member

    dvd 5

    I am retrying it with dvd5 selected. I will let you know if it works.
     
  6. mthmannc

    mthmannc Active Member

    Dvd5

    It appears to be working using DVD5 but the write time is over 60 minutes. Is this normal?
     
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Last edited: Feb 13, 2007
  8. sockeye

    sockeye Well-Known Member


    What write speed have you selected under preferred speed? (output method page)
     
  9. mthmannc

    mthmannc Active Member

    Double layer back ups

    Is it worth it to purchase DL DVDs for back ups?
     
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator


    It is if you can afford Verbatim +R DLs. Here is my preferred method:

    http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=327

    Sockeye's question is worth answering--as is ensuring DMA is enabled for your optical drives.
     
  11. mthmannc

    mthmannc Active Member

    Dvd Dl

    I will give it a try. Thanks
     
  12. Whisperer

    Whisperer Well-Known Member

    A DMA check may not be at issue for mthmannc. If I'm reading between the lines correctly, my guess is that although mthmannc, "being new to this", is posting 60 minutes as his "write time", what he really means is that it is the elapsed time for both the rip, the compression and the burn. In this case, 60 minutes is fine for a backup compressed from a DL original and burned to completion.

    Whisperer
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2007
  13. mthmannc

    mthmannc Active Member

    60 minutes was for burn time only.
     
  14. mthmannc

    mthmannc Active Member

    I have it set to 'maximum'.
     
  15. sockeye

    sockeye Well-Known Member

    Just to clarify, are you ceartain this is for the actual burn stage? Or is it the time displayed after you click "go" on the output method page, and proceed to the page titled "Writing to recordable media". (At this point compressing will take place to a temporary file before the actual dvd burning takes place.
    As Whisperer has stated, this amount of time would be acceptable, for the complete start to finish process.
     
  16. mthmannc

    mthmannc Active Member

    I am pretty sure it was burn time only. I will time the next one.
     
  17. sockeye

    sockeye Well-Known Member

    Ok, but keep in mind, that there are two stages to the page entitled "Writing to recordable media". The first stage being the transcoding that must be done, so the material being backed up can fit onto a DVD5 disk. (This would not be the actual time required for your burner to actually write the file to DVD.)
     
  18. Whisperer

    Whisperer Well-Known Member

    I really think we're on the right track now ... many people think that they are burning from the second they press "GO".

    mthmannc, what is the elapsed time from pressing "GO" until the burned backup media ejects from the burner?

    Someone should also mention that choosing "Maximum" for a burn speed is rarely a good choice (Oh!... I just did mention it :doh: ) ... Or you may have another problem to be posting about. Use that drop down menu box to lower the burn speed down at least one notch below the rated speed of the blank media you bought.

    Best regards,
    Whisperer
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2007
  19. sockeye

    sockeye Well-Known Member

    Sound advice Whisperer. :agree: A minute or 2 saved is not worth sacrificing quality.
     
  20. mthmannc

    mthmannc Active Member

    I will make all these changes and tiume my next burn and post it for you. Thanks for all the help.