Star Wars DL not playing

Discussion in 'CloneBD' started by Old Bear, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Old Bear

    Old Bear Member

    I have a new Toshiba laptop, Windows 8.1, using an Asus external USB 2.0 portable Blu-ray burner. I just received a pack of Verbatim SL and a pack of DL discs. I have burned a couple of single layer Blu-rays and they worked fine. I started on the big project of burning the Star Wars The Complete Saga Blu-ray set. I burned the first disc in DL and put in in the player. The menu came up, I selected Play, the 20th Century logo came up, and then the player spit the disc out! I used the menu to select another portion of the movie, but still no playing. I tried a second player, and the movie wouldn't play on it either. It will however, play on the computer using VLC. As these discs are not exactly cheap, I'm trying to keep the testing to a minimum, so I'm asking for opinions. Has anyone already copied this Star Wars set so that I know it isn't something weird about the discs? Or is my burner failing? Or something that I haven't thought about? Thoughts, suggestions?
     
  2. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    No way to tell if it's a disc problem unless you post an AnyDVD log of one of the problem discs. It would be worth your while to invest in a BD-RE DL to test with so you don't waste discs.
     
  3. Old Bear

    Old Bear Member

    That is on my "to do" list. If burning the disc resulted in no errors, what would a log file show? And I'll go ahead and ask, exactly how is the preferred method of generating a log file for something such as this? Ah, it's never easy!
     
  4. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    An AnyDVD log is easy:
     
  5. Old Bear

    Old Bear Member

    Okay, got the log file, now let's see if I can manage to attach it!
     

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  6. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    That looks like a copy. If you suspect there is a problem with AnyDVD, the developers need to see a log from the original disc to see if AnyDVD is working properly or not.
     
  7. Old Bear

    Old Bear Member

    All I know is that something isn't working, I'm not assuming anything. Personally, I'm leaning toward it being time to purchase a new burner, but that is mostly guess-work. I have attached the log file for the original disc now. I'm simply trying to not waste money replacing stuff that is actually okay. The only thing left I can do without spending quite a bit more is to make a DL copy of a totally different Blu-ray (not out of that set) and see if it works.
     

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  8. Recycle

    Recycle Well-Known Member

    Need to set this first to see what problems you really have....backinup

     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2014
  9. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    No he doesn't. Drive region setting has no effect on Blu-rays' it's only used on DVD's.

    If you are doing straight 1 to 1 DL Blu-ray to BD-R DL I see no need to use CloneBD as it will re-encode the video. You could just rip the disc to an image with AnyDVD running to remove protection then use Imgburn to burn that back to a DL BD-R disc. I'd try setting the burn speed to something slower than it is using under automatic, and although James has said in the past that he sees no point in getting Imgburn to verify the disc I've found that by letting it verify you find out straight away if there's a burn failure which usually occurs at the layer break'

    As to the one you've already made, try ripping that back to the harddrive and see if you get any read errors. DL BD-R's are not as reliable as SL BD-R's,
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2014
  10. gabes0969

    gabes0969 New Member

    Image Burn

    Hello, I am new here and I have a quick question, with regards to the above post, if I am making a 1:1 backup copy and then use imageburn to copy it to the DL BD, when ripping using anydvdHD, do you recommend I leave the copy protection on or off? Thank you for your help in advance.
     
  11. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    If you want to be able to play the copy on a settop box then you need to remove protection
     
  12. Old Bear

    Old Bear Member

    For anyone that cares to know, I ended up replacing both my burner and my player. Following the previous suggestion for not bothering with CloneBD for exact copies by only using AnyDVD and ImgBurn, I now have the six movies copied. I will have to redo #3, as when I burned it at max speed 6X, some portions of the movie were choppy, sound was off. Close enough. I will start a new thread with the new issue now!
     
  13. Recycle

    Recycle Well-Known Member

    My advice remove the protection regardless of DVD or BD.....it's when it comes to compressing from dvd9 to dvd5 for example that one needs to make a choice where as 1:1 isn't a hard choice to make.