Copy time and freezing

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by jgillisp, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. jgillisp

    jgillisp New Member

    I recently got the any dvd and clone dvd software. When I first started backing up my dvds it took 45min to an hour, however now it only shows a processing time of about 25min. Additionally the two most recent ones that i have backed up have played for about 30min and freeze in the dvd player. Any thoughts?
  2. MarkRacer

    MarkRacer Well-Known Member

    The freezing issues could be bad media or possibly player related. You must do the old process of elimination to determine fault source.

    Usually my single layer backups required about 15 mins. to transcode and about 6 mins. to burn for a whopping average of 21 mins. of total time. Depending on your system resources, about 25 mins. sounds about right. Of course if your doing just the movie only, times are typically reduced even further.

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  3. therivetman

    therivetman Well-Known Member

    Freezing after 30min.?

    Is your player a Toshiba?....I could never get one to play in mine...always froze.
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    A Frequently Asked Questions sticky thread exists at the top of the forums that one should read before posting. Please refer to question six:
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2007
  5. jgillisp

    jgillisp New Member

    :confused:Ok still no idea. Here is another thing when I first started out I looked at my backed up copy and it appeared that the whole disk was written on and more recent ones only a small portion is written.:confused:
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  7. jgillisp

    jgillisp New Member

    ok maxel dvd+R 8x and or 16x
    and i dont know how steps 3&4 apply.
    the media is being copied however it freezes after playing for about 20 or 30 minutes.
    if i start the movie and fastfoward it goes al the way to the end.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2007
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Answer/do all the questions/steps I listed please (and question 6 says to provide media codes).

    If your Maxell media wasn't made in Japan, it's inferior blank media. But before trying something better like Verbatim or
    Taiyo Yuden Premium, change the booktype to "dvd-rom" before you burn.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2007
  9. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    They help with burning and drive access issues. Do them.
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1. Update your burner's firmware (if available)

    2. Use good quality media (Memorex, Ritek, Princo, Fuji, TDK from Costco, and Maxell that are not made in Japan are not good quality media). Are you using inferior blank media? If you're not using Taiyo Yuden Premium, Verbatim, Maxell Plus, or Maxell Broadcast Quality, then chances are the answer is yes.
    If you use poor quality blank media, then you should expect problems.


    3. Try lowering your burn speed (not below 4x; if you have a 16x burner and 16x rated media try writing to it at 12x instead of 16x; an 8x burn speed on 16x rated media wouldn't be a bad idea either)

    4. If you're using +R, +RW, or +R DL media, change the booktype to "dvd-rom" (step 3)

    5. Avoid sticker labels (they tend to cause problems)

    6. Try setting a custom size of 4300 in Clonedvd (but if you're using good media, you shouldn't have to) if you're using regular single layer dvd-5 (4.7GB) discs.

    7. Download Nero cd-dvd speed. It's a free program. Select the tab labeled "scandisc". Insert the problematic backup disc, select the appropriate drive letter, and click "start". If Nero cd-dvd speed reports read errors, your backup is bad (which is the most likely case), your optical drive may be slowly dying, or your optical drive simply doesn't like the disc (or your choice of blank media)--even if the disc looks fine.

    Bad burn quality is notorious around the end of discs (see step 6)
    and also at layer breaks when using low quality DL media (use Verbatim +R DL media made in Singapore, and change the booktype to "dvd-rom")

    Also, check the preview screen in Clonedvd to ensure you're backing up the proper title.

    read fully please