Playback problems with Toshiba HD DVD player

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by Wendysue, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Wendysue

    Wendysue New Member

    I received acquired a Toshiba A2 HD DVD player.

    I am finding that the backup copies I've made of my DVD's, using AnyDVD & CloneDVD, are not always being read by the Toshiba machine.

    These are non-HD discs, not HD discs.

    I have both an external Sony burner and an internal burner in a fairly recent Gateway machine, for example, a backup copy of Finding Nemo burned on both drives is not readable by the Toshiba.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1. Do the backups play on 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. Post the Anydvd status window of both the original disc and the backup: click http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=393 (and answer question 8 )
     
  3. Wendysue

    Wendysue New Member

    Yes, I am able to play these movies back on my computer dvd drives.

    My media is the TDK "print on" kind that is sold in 100 pack spindles at Costco. The packaging says Made in Taiwan and they're 1-16x DVD-R.

    Here's the step #8 portion of the copied DVD:

    Summary for drive E: (AnyDVD 6.1.7.4)
    HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GSA-H11N JG03 01050906006C1A3816
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 0 (not set!)

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-r (version 5), Layers: 1
    Total size: 2286784 sectors (4466 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: Finding Nemo
    Media is not CSS protected.
    Video Standard: NTSC
    Media is region free.

    RCE protection not found.
    DVD structure appears to be correct.
    Structural copy protection not found.
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Bad sector protection not found.
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!

    Here's the Step 8 data from the original source disc:

    Summary for drive F: (AnyDVD 6.1.7.4)
    SONY DVD RW DRU-830A SS22 SEP19 ,2006
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 0 (not set!)

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
    Size of first Layer: 2034304 sectors (3973 MBytes)
    Total size: 4013234 sectors (7838 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: Finding Nemo
    Media is CSS protected!
    Video Standard: NTSC
    Media is locked to region(s): 1 4!

    RCE protection not found.
    DVD structure appears to be correct.
    Structural copy protection not found.
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Bad sector protection not found.
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!

    Media code information from DVDInfoPro:
    Media code/Manufacturer ID TTH02
     
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    TDK from Costco tends to be B grade media (avoid it).



    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.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2007
  5. Coaster

    Coaster Well-Known Member

    @ Wendysue,

    Both of your DVD devices do not have the Region Set. For the AnyDVD software program to function and operate correctly requires that the DVD device have the Region set.

    Suggest reviewing the below Forum posting and specifically note the information in Item #22 which details how to correctly set the Region of your DVD device.

    http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=5083

    Regards,
    Coaster
     
  6. WALLstAL

    WALLstAL Active Member

    Also I would change media to Sony +R, I have the same drive as you and I have had great success. Soon I plan to venture into the HD field soon, probably with the A20 Toshiba HD player.