Not sure this is related but.....

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by Ohhellmel, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. Ohhellmel

    Ohhellmel New Member

    I have been having a problem ever since I downloaded 2.9.1.1, but I recieve no error messages at all. Clone DVD goes all the way through the burning process and says the copy was sucessful. but when I try to play the copy, the DVD players (all in my house) do not recognize the disc at all. the players play other disc fine, but not the ones since 2.9.1.1. Ive updated and redownloaded all the software, but still no sucess. any Ideas?

    Mel:confused:
     
  2. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Does it work in your computer?
     
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1) Do the burned discs play in your computer?

    2) What blank media are you using? Specify a) brand name b)type (-R, +R, -RW, +RW, RAM, DL, etc.) c)media code, d) capacity/size, e) batch codes/serial codes (often found printed on the inner plastic hub of the blank disc), and f)country (factory information would be great as well, if possible) where the media was made (look on the physical packaging; do not rely on programs to accurately give you this information).

    If you don't know how to obtain media codes, you may find the following programs useful:

    http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com and http://www.dvdinfopro.com/

    3) At what speed are you burning your blank media?

    4) Specify a)the brand and b)model number of your optical reader and writer with c)firmware versions for these optical drives. d) Let us know what operating system (version number and service pack, if applicable) you're using as well. e) Check to see if there's an updated firmware version for your burner and your reader.
     
  4. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    What happened to my post? I thought I asked if it worked in his computer.
     
  5. Ohhellmel

    Ohhellmel New Member

    It does not work in the computer, in either drive.

    will post the rest of the requested infor in a different thread in a few mins if I can find the info.
     
  6. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Then I guess it is CloneDVD.
     
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Please do not create multiple threads about the exact same issue. Remain in this thread.

    1 person with 1 issue = 1 thread

    Multiple threads about the exact same issue from the same person makes troubleshooting a lot more difficult.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2007
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  9. Ohhellmel

    Ohhellmel New Member

    I dont have time tonight to go into too much depth with this problem, but the basics are:

    Im using Imation disc, DVD+R, 16x 4.7GB, 2hr - no other usable info displayed on the sleeve.

    I am burning in x1 burning speed.

    The Drives Im using are both Sony 1) is CD ROM/CD RW/DVD ROM. 2) is CD ROM/ CD RW/ DVD ROM/ DVD RW.

    Note: Both drives and the media being used all worked fine until 2.9.1.1
     
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Ugh.

    too slow on 16x rated blank media

    double ugh

    Without knowing the exact model of your burner, it may not even be able to use 16x rated media properly

    Your issue is not related, and I sincerely doubt it has anything to do with the version of Clonedvd you're using.

    1. Update your burner's firmware (if available)
    http://forum.slysoft.com/showpost.php?p=12794&postcount=10

    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 Premium, Verbatim, Maxell Plus, or Maxell Broadcast Quality, then chances are the answer is yes.
    If you use poor quality blank media, then you should expect problems.

    visit http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4764653&postcount=25
    and
    http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3976250

    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, 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
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2007