I'm experiencing playback issues

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by DoctoeJ, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. DoctoeJ

    DoctoeJ New Member

    I am having the same issue. Things were working fine (using all the same equipment and media) until sometime last summer then the problem started. The back-up will play in my Samsung player for about the first hour then begin skipping then finally just hangs and stops :confused:. It is the same for each back-up made. I have tried differents spools of quality media and they all do it, just some sooner than others. It doesn't matter what title I back-up either.
    The only media that will work and play completely is DVD-R dual layer. If I try to copy the back-up dvd to my hard drive or try re-burning it I get an error, but the disks will play on my computer and portable player.
    Its very frustrating. :bang:
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2008
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Please do not post in other people's troubleshooting threads unless you want to help them. click http://forum.slysoft.com/showpost.php?p=87585&postcount=4 and read fully

    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"
    http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=476 (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 http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=476 fully please

    dvd-r DL is a useless format. Use Verbatim +R DL (preferably made in Singapore) or MAM-A 8x +R DL only, and change the booktype to dvd-rom before burning.

    For single layer discs, use Taiyo Yuden dvd+R, and change the booktype to "dvd-rom" before burning.

    click http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=12745 and read the entire thread (another Samsung standalone player)
  3. DoctoeJ

    DoctoeJ New Member

    Sorry Mr. Moderator, it won't happen again.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2008