Player issues

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by lrrbrown, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. lrrbrown

    lrrbrown New Member

    i have been using Clone/Anydvd for some time now and have never had a problem. I have always used my laptop for my backup needs. Today I installed Clone on my desktop and the process worked fine but the DVD will not playback on certain stand alone players. I have tried several players in the house and it will play on certain ones but not all. I have never had this problem in the past. The back up copies have always played on all DVD players that I use. Why would it just start today when I move to a different computer? Could it be the actual burn itself?
  2. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Yes, it could be just the burn.

    The two systems won't be indentical and it may be one drive likes the blank media that you use better than the other. As a result your standalone players may not like the results of your burns from the desktop. Try slowing your burning speed and use a good quality blank media. I'd recommend using either Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden (not Valueine) discs.
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    One burner may also be setting booktype to "dvd-rom automatically for dvd+r blanks, and the other burner may not be.

    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".
    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.).