PI on Clone DVD2

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by noneya, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. noneya

    noneya Member

    Using Clone DVD2, Windows 7. Disc is freshly cleaned. Plays fine.

    The title of the disc and its country of origin?

    Title is "Pi" The disc plays fine on the computer.

    The question, "county of origin" is too vague.
    If you mean which region, it plays on a machine made for the United States.
    I don't know how to determine anything more specific than that as to region.

    What you are trying to do or setting you wanted to use when the error occurred

    Trying to make a copy.
    Output method selected is DVD writer.
    Speed selected is 4x

    IMPORTANT: what is the error message?

    Parapharsed, it says:

    "Creation of DVD files was not successful
    unexpected error
    Please be sure that all input files are available and that they represent a properly mastered DVD.
    If you are confident that this error shoule not happen, please check for a newer version of CloneDVD2 at http www.elby.ch.
    If the error persists, please send the follwing information to bugs@elby.
    1. current log
    2. title and region code
    3. IFO files of source DVD

    Thanks in advance, etc."

    I don't know what an input file is or how to determine whether or not it is "available".
    or "properly mastered".
    Already checked for a new version, pretty sure this CloneDVD is up to date.

    Screen shot and Log file are attached.

    I cannot afford a new version of AnyDVD, please don't aggravate me by
    saying that is the solution. I live on less than 12 thousand a year.

    Attached Files:

  2. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Your AnyDVD version is from March 2013. It is very old. And please create a logfile from the original, not a DVD+R copy.
  3. noneya

    noneya Member

    I was aware that it was old. I don't have the original PI any more. In a few days, I will post logfiles of the other things, from originals, that won't work.
  4. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    @noneya If you had a lifetime license for SlySoft's(!) AnyDVD (HD), I have good news: You can upgrade to the slightly less ancient :cool:
    Link below.
  5. noneya

    noneya Member

    I believe I did have a lifetime license, but I have almost zero knowledge of computers, and don't know how or where to find
    my product key, or whatever it is called.
  6. FurryGuy

    FurryGuy Well-Known Member

    If you didn't buy a newer RedFox license you won't be able to update your AnyDVD to a RedFox version. You will only be able to use SlySoft version

    SlySoft AnyDVD is still old so likely won't be able to decrypt newer DVDs, and if you want Blu-ray capability the online database is not accessible in a SlySoft version.
  7. noneya

    noneya Member

    Same as original post, but tried Back to the Future Bonus Disc One.

    Error says "Writing to video media was not successful: media write error. A write error has occured, probably caused by bad media. Please replace the media and try again."

    Used brand new Verbatim brand DVD-R. Tried again with another brand new disk, same result.

    Attached Files:

  8. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    What exactly is the media code (MID / DID) of the disc. If it's life series store bought stuff, it's utter garbage. Unfortunately CMC Magnetics bought the verbatim brand and IP so even the good stuff now may potentially become crap.
  9. noneya

    noneya Member

    Can you recommend any software that will identify the MID /DID? It seems now on the internet everything is infested with adware, spyware, malware, trial limits, function limits.

    I should note that this spindle of discs has produced at least a dozen good copies of other things.

    The media was purchased at a retail store in the United states in October of 2019.

    The wrapper says Made In Taiwan

    Bar Code 23942 96525

    Wrapper says Verbatim #96525 1606-173
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2019
  10. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    Imgburn does that in discover mode, or dvdinfo (pro). I use the first

    Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  11. noneya

    noneya Member


    Interesting. Chrome says that Setup_ImgBurn may be dangerous, and has been blocked.
    I keep reading comments on many forums that old software that used to be good has been "updated" with spyware, adware, malware.
    Nothing is any good any more.
  12. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    Where did you find that link. Did you click that green 'click here to download' ? That and the one above it are advertisements.

    They wrapped the official installer in their own or even use a 'downloader' for the actual download.

    I aced your link, clicked the right green arrow and sure enough


    Notice the dlm and that numeric sequence? Neither should be there. That's a DownLoad Manager.

    The proper filename is Setup_ImgBurn_2.5.8.0.exe

    They mention it on the download page but they actually serve an ad filled download manager for the actual file.

    Go to the official imgburn forums and use mirror 7. Now or MIGHT still get a trigger but it is NOT malicious of you use that mirror. It's then must likely just flagging the advertisement dll, causing the software to be tagged as PUP (potentially unwanted program). That's not the same as actual malware.

    Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2019
  13. noneya

    noneya Member

    Mirror 7 installed unwanted WebDiscover toolbar. However, it appears now I have ImgBurn installed.
    How would I use it to answer your questions about my blank DVD media?
  14. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    As to the toolbar, you then probably just went "next next next" to install and didn't uncheck the "promotional offer (aka advertisement)". Just uninstall the thing from the software control panel

    As to the ID

    Simple, insert a blank disc from the same batch (or the one that failed). Click the bottom button in the right hand column "Discover" or "Explore" mode. Can't say for sure which one it is, as i use it in my native language (NL). Look for the line "Media Identifier" or "Disc Identifier" (or just copy the whole thing here if you can't find it). Us experienced users will then be able to tell if you have the good stuff, or the crappy cheap stuff.

    On top of that, your LG drive is running outdated firmware which may have an impact on burn results too. There's a newer version available called EX03 https://www.firmwarehq.com/LG/GH22NS70/files.html (and even that one is 7 years old, but hey my drives arent new either ;))
  15. noneya

    noneya Member

    I have run Driver Update through Windows 7 many times, keeps saying that the drivers for the DVD drive are up to date.

    Nevertheless, I did use the "firmware" link you suggested.

    I cannot find anything named "Discover" or "Explore" mode.

    I returned the Verbatim that was not working to the store. Can't show you anything, don't have those blanks any more.

    I don't know your definition of "the cheap stuff". The Memorex I bought cost
    around $25 American for 100 discs. I dont' consider that especially inexpensive.

    This is the brand new Memorex, which failed to write for the past few days:

    Current Profile: DVD+R

    Disc Information:
    Status: Empty
    State of Last Session: Empty
    Erasable: No
    Free Sectors: 2,295,104
    Free Space: 4,700,372,992 bytes
    Free Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)
    Next Writable Address: 0
    MID: CMC MAG-M01-00
    Supported Write Speeds: 8x, 16x

    Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
    Disc ID: CMC MAG-M01-00
    Book Type: DVD+R
    Part Version: 1
    Disc Size: 120 mm
    Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
    Number of Layers: 1
    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
    Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
    Track Density: 0.74 um/track
    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

    Performance (Write Speed):
    Descriptor 1...
    -> B0: 0x02, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
    -> EL: 2295103 (0x0023053F)
    -> RS: 22,166 KB/s (16x) - WS: 11,080 KB/s (8x)
    Descriptor 2...
    -> B0: 0x02, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
    -> EL: 2295103 (0x0023053F)
    -> RS: 22,166 KB/s (16x) - WS: 22,160 KB/s (16x)

    After installing the "firmware" tried again, and resulting Log File is attached here

    Will CloneDVD ONLY work with AnyDVD / Slyfox, or can it work with other things?

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Nov 25, 2019
  16. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    Just a little information:

    A driver isn't the same as drive firmware. A driver tells your operating system how to interact with the physical drive. Firmware is software on the drive itself, that tells it what type / brand of discs it can burn at what speed. But from what i'm seeing above, your drive is still running the old EX00 firmware and not the newer EX03.

    Looks like you found that mode just fine because you posted exactly what i was looking for :)

    Yeah the problem is most likely your memorex discs.

    MID: CMC MAG-M01-00
    Supported Write Speeds: 8x, 16x

    Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
    Disc ID: CMC MAG-M01-00

    See that CMC MAG in there. CMC Mag stands for CMC Magnetics, which produces about the worst quality media you can find. Us experienced users know to avoid those like the plague. That MID is shared by atleast half a dozen "disc manufacturers". Mediarange, philips, verbatim LIFE SERIES, maxell, imation,...

    This should be the good stuff :)
    https://www.amazon.com/Verbatim-4-7GB-Recordable-Media-Disc/dp/B003ZDNZSS/ which you can only buy online
    Notice the "life series" on the packaging in the 2nd link. That's their outsourced "cheap" stuff.

    Now the "bad" news is that a couple months ago, CMC bought the verbatim brand and intellectual property with it, so even the good stuff might eventually become bad.

    As to CloneDVD, it doesn't give a rats ass who or what does the decrypting, only IF the source you're trying to clone IS fully decrypted. That's it, but naturally AnyDVD is the best companion to go along with CloneDVD2 :)