copy failure

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by James Elkovitch, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. James Elkovitch

    James Elkovitch New Member

    I have same issue. Attempted to copy a non encrypted dvd and it created files to computer and when try to burn to other drive window says bad media. Used same media for years.Replaced with new DVD drive as I had extra, and same message. Even attempted to use same drive to copy and burn and same message.
  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    but what you don't say is WHAT brand and type of blank discs you're using? What your drive model is, it's firmware revision,...
  3. James Elkovitch

    James Elkovitch New Member

    Verbatim discs DVD-R used those for years.
    Drive model LG WH16ns40 (Rev 1.03)
  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    Store bought or online? Life series? What's the media identifier on them aka MID/DID (you can find that out via imgburn in discovery mode, or dvdinfo)

    Oh and what speed you burn them at?

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  5. James Elkovitch

    James Elkovitch New Member

    Did not burn at all, that is issue, so no speed.
    The speed has been set to max. for years without issues.
    Store purchased at Micro Center.
  6. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    Would still love to know the MID of those, but if I have to guess it's life series 'crap' with the 'cmc mag' mid, and the new drive doesn't like them to burn to.

    It's not a faulty source disc add your say the files were copied to PC. It's not a clonedvd problem either as you say the burning doesn't even begin

    Which leaves the following possible scenarios

    1. Cheap crappy blanks (my bet here since they're the store bought 'verbatim' kind) and your drive doesn't like them
    2. Faulty drive

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    Last edited: Dec 11, 2019
  7. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    I've done fine forever using ANY Verbatim DVD-R blanks, burning 16x at 8x.
    Unless he got a truly "bad batch" is unlikely to blame the media first.