Problems With Playback

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by jswalters, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. jswalters

    jswalters New Member

    Hi Have a problem with playing my disk on my DVD player. I have been using CLone DVD for about a years now and write to DVD=r Disk and have had no problems. I had to just replace my DVD burner with a Lit On Dual Layer DVD burner and now my DVD player does not recognize my disk. Is there a setting or something I can change to fix this problem?

  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1. Update your burner's firmware (if available)

    2. Use good quality media (Memorex, Ritek, Princo, Fuji, TDK from Costco, and Maxell that are not made in Japan are not good quality media). Are you using inferior blank media? If you're not using Taiyo Yuden Premium, Verbatim, Maxell Plus, or Maxell Broadcast Quality, then chances are the answer is yes.
    If you use poor quality blank media, then you should expect problems.


    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; an 8x burn speed on 16x rated media wouldn't be a bad idea either)

    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.

    7. Download Nero cd-dvd speed. It's a free program. Select the tab labeled "scandisc". Insert the problematic backup disc, select the appropriate drive letter, and click "start". If Nero cd-dvd speed reports read errors, your backup is bad (which is the most likely case), your optical drive may be slowly dying, or your optical drive simply doesn't like the disc (or your choice of blank media)--even if the disc looks fine.

    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 made in Singapore, and change the booktype to "dvd-rom")

    Also, check the preview screen in Clonedvd to ensure you're backing up the proper title.

    read fully please
  3. jswalters

    jswalters New Member

    I am not that savy with DVD burners and can not figure out how to set the Booktype. Can you offer any instruction?

  4. shannon90210

    shannon90210 Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Jul 4, 2007
  5. jswalters

    jswalters New Member

    None of that seem to work but I did find out that I do not have the problem when using DVD-R

    I have had a few people tell me that for some reaosn Dual Layered DVD Burners work better with DVD-R

    Thanks for your help.

  6. RedfishDan

    RedfishDan Member

    As mentioned in a previous post the DVD+R DL's are great media. I have ripped many backups and created many home video dvd's with great results.

    Are we allowed to metion stores in these posts?

    I bought from a Club which has a name of a dude that ryhmes with fans. It sells the DVD's in cake box's of 50 dirt cheap. I bought mine for a little over a dollar a DVD.