How do you stop CloneDVD durning a 'bad' burn??

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by videobruce, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. videobruce

    videobruce Active Member

    Exactly how do you tell. CloneDVD only says "Maximum". :confused:
  2. videobruce

    videobruce Active Member

    I have had three 'bad burns' lately (two different types of media). The last one one from a stack I have been using for some time with no issue. The other two are from another source (gift) which I figured was a media issue.
    With the latest, I'm not sure. Coincidence?

    Anyway, how can one stop the bruning process other than a three finger salute (end process) which didn't work last time. I had to reboot, the box froze.

    Sorry, no log to supply.
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Don't burn at max. With 16x rated blank media burn at 12x or 8x if you are experiencing issues.

    [​IMG] (thanks to Zebadee for the screenshot)
  4. 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 (not valueline), Verbatim, or Maxell Broadcast Quality, then chances are the answer is yes.
    If you use poor quality blank media, then you should expect problems.

    For +R DL blank media, use Verbatim made in Singapore or MAM-A 8x +R DL.

    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 or MAM-A 8x +R DL, 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
  5. videobruce

    videobruce Active Member

    I don't use DL discs. How can you specify one of those 'actual' manufacture named labels when none of these have those lables on the container as to the actual supplier??

    I see that Taiyo Yuden is one of the best, if not the best, but you aren't going to find that in any store.
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I'm not sure I understand your question.

    If you're trying to obtain media codes, you may find the following programs useful: and

    If you're in the U.S., these two sites carry Taiyo Yuden (don't buy Valueline) carries Verbatim
  7. videobruce

    videobruce Active Member

    I was in the process of editing that post.

    What I meant was, the regular 'brand names' of Maxell, Memorex, TDK, Sony (heaven forbid) etc. I know aren't the actual manufactures.
  8. zebadee

    zebadee Well-Known Member

    Hi :)
    All the programs Webslinger has mentioned.
    CD/DVDSpeed - DVDIdentifier - DVDInfo.
    Show the write strats. As well as the MID.
  9. zebadee

    zebadee Well-Known Member

    Hi :)
    Sometimes the packaging or the made in (source country). Can help in this respect.
    Some online dealers will/can tell you the MID of the media they are selling.