Problems with all discs

Discussion in 'CloneBD' started by BigJim3000, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. BigJim3000

    BigJim3000 Member

    Hi all- Haven't posted here in a looong time.

    So for the last couple of versions I am unable able to watch the copies I have made. The process finishes without errors, but the destination has pixelated boxes on it of various colors. This happens for any source I have tried. 10? and a couple of different medias. Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    Not without a logfile and a more detailed process of what you're doing. Pixellation is usually due to 2 big contributing factors. Too much video compression (resulting in lousy quality to hit the target size), faulty discs
     
  3. BigJim3000

    BigJim3000 Member


    Did a partial copy of 'The Crazies' no subtitals, English, no bonuses, so no compression on 25 GB BR. I'm using BRs I've used in the past. Could they have gone bad??
     

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  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    Disc rot is a real thing but uncommon. What brand of blanks are you using? Whats the MediaID (MID)? Have you tried doing a folder output and playing back the result before you burn it? If the folder output is fine, then CloneBD is doing it's thing good, and you have a disc problem.
     
  5. BigJim3000

    BigJim3000 Member

    I ripped to a directory and it worked great. I have Verbatims (I know a mixed bag, but they worked in the past for me). They claim 16x. What speed should I try to burn at? My WH16NS40 is only good for 12X.

    So... its look like drive or discs eh?

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Unique Disc Identifier : [BD-R-SL:VERBAT-IMe-000]
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    Disc Type : [BD-R SL : Class 0 - Version 1]
    Manufacturer Name : [Mitsubishi Kagaku Media]
    Manufacturer ID : [VERBAT]
    Media Type ID : [IMe]
    Product Revision : [000]
    Stamper Date : [March 2010]
    Layer Info : [1 Layer (L0) : 25.03 GB (23.31 GiB) Per Layer]
    Blank Disc Capacity : [12,219,392 Sectors = 25.03 GB (23.31 GiB)]
    Recording Speeds : [1x , 2x , 4x , 6x]
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    [ DVD Identifier V5.2.0 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
  6. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    Did you by chance firmware flash that NS40 for UHD compatibility?
     
  7. BigJim3000

    BigJim3000 Member

    Nope. No issues with reg DVDs either.
     
  8. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    Then yes, it's very likely a media issue sadly.
     
  9. BigJim3000

    BigJim3000 Member

    So I used CloneBD to make an ISO. That played great on my PC. I used imgburn to burn that to a blank. That played great on my PC's bluray drive. However when I tried to stand alone players, I got the pixilation. Any thoughts? Where's that tracking adjustment!!! Thanks all.
     
  10. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    Sounds like your stand alone doesn't like the media and is having trouble reading it.
     
  11. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    This was bound to happen sooner or later with CMC's takeover of Verbatim. It's impossible to know for sure, but this could potentially be the 1st reported case of CMC quality discs but with the Verbatim MID kept.

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  12. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator

    Very strange media identifier that I have never seen: IMe. This should be either MEI or CMC.

    There's agood chance that these are fakes. I would switch to a reliable source making sure you don't get fakes.
     
  13. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    They're not fakes. VERBAT-IMe (single layer) and VERBAT-IMf (double layer) are well known (at least to me) genuine Verbatim MID's used them for years and still do

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  14. BigJim3000

    BigJim3000 Member

    So, every just suggest I buy some new blanks? Okay... what do you suggest? I know this is a loaded question!
     
  15. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    Can't help you there. I stopped burning media years ago. NAS is the way to go. :D I'm not sure there's any "good" media left out there anymore.
     
  16. BigJim3000

    BigJim3000 Member

    Thanks for the help.
     
  17. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator

    I'm quite happy even writing with the LG drive ( which is not a good burner) with the printable Verbatim discs with this media code: CMCMAG-BA5-000.
     
  18. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    CMCMag, is the crappy type MID always has been. CMC Magnetics are the ones that bought Verbatim. Those are actually good now? The ones i used in the past crapped out like there was no tomorrow. Wouldn't burn, if they did pixellated playback problems. The really good stuff VERBAT MID's, zero problems and yes on LG drives. I only use those
     
  19. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator

    Well, Verbatim stopped to make discs with own production equipment. So in the future you won't find their media codes -if not fakes or discs that are sold under another brand because the quality checks didn't meet the expectations to sell them under the Verbatim brand. Single layer CMCs are OK. Double layer I still use MEI media codes from Japan. "If" I burn discs.
     
  20. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator

    We are just relying on scans with a LiteOn drive checking various disc MIDs burned with various drives. Nothing subjective or " I heard these discs are bad or good".