Not all DVDs play

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by calitiger33, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. calitiger33

    calitiger33 Well-Known Member

    I recently bought a LG burner and a Panasonic DVD player. I am trying to back up my movies, and they work fine on my computer. They will play with no issues. But on the DVD player, some will play and others can't be read at all. I am using the Memorex DVD+R DL for for the back-ups I am doing now. Why would all of them work on the computer and only some on the DVD palyer. The player is the Panasonic DVD-S53K. Any help would be appreciated.

    Also, 4 of the 10 disk I have used so far have had some type of problem. Are Memorex dics not good? What are the best to use.
     
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  2. calitiger33

    calitiger33 Well-Known Member

    I am assuming it is an issue with the DVD player. It says it reads the following:
    Plays DVD, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA, JPEG, MPEG-4 and DivX formats
     
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1. Use Verbatim +R DL only

    2. Ensure you do step 3

    3. Step 1 and 2 wouldn't be bad for you to read either (especially step 1).

    4. Try a 4x write speed if you're burning faster than 4x

    4. Read about why I use this method with Clonecd instead.
     
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  4. calitiger33

    calitiger33 Well-Known Member

    Does it have to do with the dark purple color of the Memorex discs? Are the Verbatim ones lighter?
     
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No. Memorex is just inferior.
     
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  6. calitiger33

    calitiger33 Well-Known Member

    I guess that's why 4 out of 10 have worked so far. Before I try the other steps, should I try to use the Verbatim first?
     
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    The advice I gave you here is sound regardless of what brand you use (and I do prefer using Clonecd with +R DL blank media).
     
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  8. calitiger33

    calitiger33 Well-Known Member

    My burner is the LG GSA-H42L. I just bought it Sunday, but I can't seem to find the firmware online. I have the current versions of CloneDVD and AnyDVD. I currently have Nero 6.3.1.26. I am a little lost on your step 3. Will it mess up my Nero settings and make it not work?
     
  9. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    If there isn't a firmware update, you can use CDSpeed or ImgBurn to booktype the +R DL media. You might have to do it every time.

    The latest firmware update is to vSL01 here: http://www.techspot.com/drivers/driver/file/information/8943/
     
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  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Step 3 has no bearing on Nero.
     
  11. calitiger33

    calitiger33 Well-Known Member

    I downloaded the cdspeed and followed the directions on step 3 from above. Now what? Do I try to burn another one and see what it does?
     
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    If you do step 8 from here, you'll see under booktype if it worked. If it still says "dvd+r" with your burned disk, then it didn't work. If it says "dvd-rom", then it worked. You can also see the same info with cdspeed.

    Follow these steps in order: http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=883
     
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  13. calitiger33

    calitiger33 Well-Known Member

    Hl-dt-st Dvdram Gsa-h42l Sl00 021204062c72rd3946
     
  14. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Use cdspeed and look under the disc info tab for the "booktype" field.

    You need to change booktype before you burn, unless you're using DVD+RW (in which case, you can also set it after you burn).
     
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  15. calitiger33

    calitiger33 Well-Known Member

    It was greyed out. What do I download from ImgBurn? Mirror6?
     
  16. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Just download the file; doesn't matter what the source is provided it's from the page I sent you to.
     
  17. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Actually, do me a favour. Maybe your burner does it automatically.

    Take one of your good burned Memorex discs and do step 8 from here
    (I want full disc info--not just drive info).
     
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  18. calitiger33

    calitiger33 Well-Known Member

    I downloaded it and changed it. How do I know if it worked?
     
  19. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    You need to change booktype before you burn, unless you're using DVD+RW (in which case, you can also set it after you burn).

    To tell if it worked:

    1. Change the booktype to dvd-rom
    2. Burn something
    3. Use cd-dvdspeed; click the disc info tab; look at the "booktype" field. If it says "dvd-rom", then what you did worked.
    (or do step 8 from here with your burned disc and look for "booktype")
     
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  20. calitiger33

    calitiger33 Well-Known Member

    So do I have to ude cdspeed to burn now instead of dvdclone2?