Problems with Liteon Player

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by serialsid, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. serialsid

    serialsid New Member

    Hi all,

    I have been having a problem for some time now playing my backed up films on my Liteon LVW 5045 HDD+DVD Recorder, and was wondering if anyone could help me?

    When I first brought the Player all the backed up films worked fine, but now none of them do. It sometimes comes up saying please make sure you finalize disks for all formats. It's strange as my other player and my parents Panasonic HDD+DVD player play them fine.

    Is there a know problem with the Liteon? Or is there a program out there that I can try and finalize the disks?

    Cheers, :)
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Use Taiyo Yuden (not Valueline) dvd+rs or Verbatim dvd+rs, and change the booktype to "dvd-rom". See if that helps.

    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.).
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2008
  3. serialsid

    serialsid New Member

    Thanks for speedy reply,

    I will try some of the Taiyo Yuden disks like you suggest, maybe that will do it. I did read the frequently asked questions bit before posting, but since the films work on every other machine I try them in, it seems its just the liteon that has a problem. But the strange thing is that it used to work fine when I first bought it? And then after one of the updates it now does not work?

    Will get some better disks and see if that helps,

  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That's really not strange at all. And there are a number of reasons why that may happen.