issuse with dual layer dvd's?

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by Squeeker The Cat, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Squeeker The Cat

    Squeeker The Cat Well-Known Member

    hello, im new to these forums, but have been using clonedvd and anydvd for quite some time.

    i revently rebuilt my computer with VISTA on it. i can copy a dvd to a normal dvd-r with no problems. BUT i cant seem to get a dual layer dvd to work, after i copy it and its finished and ejects, i try it in our dvd player and the display says no disc present. when i put it in the computer to play it it plays fine right away. i never had this problem before, (i have at least 100 dvd's on dual layer from previously) but as i sad, now dual layer dvd+r dl hates me

    what do i do??

  2. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Use Verbatim+R DL (preferably made in Singapore) only

    from Frequently Asked Questions (READ BEFORE YOU POST)

    10. My backups play on my computer or standalone dvd player, but not in something else. Why?

    First, if the backup is playing in a standalone dvd player or on your computer that means Clonedvd worked.

    The most common reason why you're having this problem (if the backup doesn't work in a standalone dvd player) is due to a compatibility issue between the blank media you're using and whatever you're using to play the backup in (standalone dvd player, for example). Basically your dvd player, dvd-rom drive, etc. doesn't like the blank media you're using (or if you're using +R media, you didn't change the booktype to "dvd-rom"). You can try choosing other blank media (+r instead of -r, for example, and change the booktype to "dvd-rom")--or buy a different standalone dvd player (or a different dvd-rom drive, burner, etc.).

    If you're using dvd-r media and your standalone dvd player gives you a message similar to ""Play Prohibited, please check disc", use dvd+r media instead and change the booktype to "dvd-rom" (see "b)" below).

    a) Are you using junk blank media? If you're not using Taiyo Yuden 8x premium, Verbatim, Maxell Plus, or Maxell Broadcast Quality, then chances are the answer to this question is "yes".
    b) Click this and read FULLY (especially take a look at point 4 for more information on bitsetting/booktyping, but all points are very important)

    The same factors also apply to why the backup doesn't play in your computer (but there can be other factors including buggy or poorly installed dvd player software, bad drivers, etc.).

    It's also possible the playback device/player that can't play the disc is slowly dying.
  4. Squeeker The Cat

    Squeeker The Cat Well-Known Member

    whats booktyping? also i use the same media now that i used to use (memorex dvd+r dl) so why will it not work now?
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Click and read

    Memorex doesn't make it's blank media. It buy contracts typically from the lowest bidder. And in this case your +R DL blank media is likely made by Ritek.

    from Frequently Asked Questions (READ BEFORE YOU POST)

    14. Hey, you're wrong! I've been using this so-called "junk" blank media forever, and it's always worked fine. But suddenly these same discs from the same spindle don't work. I can even use some of this cheap blank media with other programs. Nothing has changed except Clonedvd or Anydvd. So you don't know what you're talking about!


    Bad quality blank media can vary in results from disc to disc, even within the same spindle. With good blank media you can play "find the bad blank" game. With inferior quality blank media you get to play "find the blank that works" game. And even when inferior blank media does work, you can play the "will my backups still play after 6 months (or even after two years)" game.

    Use good quality blank media (Taiyo Yuden Premium, Verbatim, Maxell Plus, Maxell Broadcast Quality). Avoid Ritek, Memorex, Regular Maxell blank media that you can find in most stores that are not made in Japan, Fuji, TDK from Costco, and Princo. Also, on average, it's wise to avoid blank media that's made in China or Hong Kong.

    If you're using double layer blank media, use Verbatim +R DL (preferably made in Singapore).
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2007
  6. Well-Known Member

    I used to use this media until I realized that about a year later the second layer becomes inaccessable. Seriously I have verbatim dvd+r dl that I watch that I burned years ago.:agree: