problems with burning

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by steve c, May 2, 2007.

  1. steve c

    steve c New Member

    after I burn a movie, I try and get it to write the movie I burned and it keeps telling me that " a writing errror has occured. Probably caused by bad media"., I've never had this problem before, can anyone tell me whats wrong...Please Help..
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1. Update your burner's firmware (if available)
    2. Use good quality media only
    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)
    4. If you're using +R, +RW, or +R DL media, change the booktype to "dvd-rom" (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.

    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, and change the booktype to "dvd-rom)
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Uhh, wait a minute. What exactly does that mean? :confused:

    Burning and writing are the same thing . . .

    Sorry, I don't understand what you're trying to say.
  4. steve c

    steve c New Member

    what I mean is after I burn a movie to the computer, I try and copy it to another dvd and it keeps telling me that a " writing error has occured" and it wont copy it on the blank dvd.what should I do?
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    This statement doesn't make any sense. Do you mean rip to your harddrive?
    Click this please

    You should be doing this

    And this
  6. GreyyFoxx_53

    GreyyFoxx_53 Member

    I'm not sure what you're using to copy n burn, but, I use Anydvd and Clonedvd...there is no need to rip to you're harddrive first....leave Anydvd does it's thing in the background...clonedvd will copy direct to a blank. The only time I use any other program is when a movie is too long...then I use Dvd shrink 3.1 to copy to a specified folder...then use Clonedvd to burn....hope this helps.
    P. S.....Anydvd N Clonedvd rock!!!
  7. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Yes, you can do it this way but I don't recommend it. Even when I don't do a lot of editing on a DVD before burning I always rip to my HDD and then burn. I find it to be a far more reliable method and I also get a chance to preview the ripped DVD before burning it to a blank only to find out that I made a mistake somewhere.