Making Backups for my 2003 Expedition

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by Kellyhopf, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Kellyhopf

    Kellyhopf New Member

    I am hoping someone can help me...I have been making backups of my kids videos for a few years now - primarily to have a copy in our vehicles...I have a 2003 Expedition with the factory dvd player in it... Up until about a year and a half ago - the backup I would make played in my vehicle with no problems... However - since then - I cannot get them to play there.. They will play on my wifes portable dvd player as well as our home ones - but not my vehicle.. Software I am using is Anydvd as well as Clonedvd2 - always update to newest version when released..If you can help or have suggestions - that would be great!!! Thanks!!!
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    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 (not valueline), Verbatim, Maxell Plus, or Maxell Broadcast Quality, then chances are the answer to this question is "yes". If you use junk blank media, then you should expect problems.
    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.