Trouble with Dual-layer disks

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by jboneokc, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. jboneokc

    jboneokc New Member

    I have a Sony dual-layer burner. I have repeatedly burned dual-layered discs which only occasionally play in my DVD player. I have tried burning at the lowest possible speed (1x), and it still hasn't fixed the problems. I have used Memorex, TDK, Verbatim, and Sony disks. I don't have this problem with the single-layer discs. Does anyone have any idea what the problem is?

    FYI...My DVD player is a pretty new Samsung upconvert player.
  2. plato

    plato Well-Known Member

    Welcome on board! :)

    Please write down which software you have used (Nero, CloneDVD, etc.).
    Burning at 1x is not recommended.

    Please read this:
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Ritek junk

    Same Ritek junk

    You should only use Verbatim +R DL (preferably made in Singapore) or MAM-A 8x +R DL

    These are only good if they are made in Singapore. Otherwise, they are Ritek--the same stuff sold under Memorex and TDK's name. So, typically it would be wise to avoid Sony +R DL as well.

    Follow these steps in the order they are listed:

    1. Visit your burner's website, and update your burner's firmware if possible.
    If you don't know how to go about doing this, visit

    2. Use good quality blank media. Use Verbatim +R DL (preferably made in Singapore) or MAM-A 8x +R DL only. If you use junk blank media, then you should expect problems.

    4. For "+R, +RW, +R DL" blank media, change the booktype of the blank media you're using to "dvd-rom", if your burner supports bitsetting changes. This step improves the chances of playability in/compatibility with (standalone, mostly) dvd players. The best way to do this is through the software that came with your burner (if possible).

    Otherwise, use Nero cd-dvd speed to do this if you have to:
    This is a free program. (Insert the blank media in your burner. Select your burner in the drop down box at the top of the screen. Click "Extra", then "Bitsetting". Make the change to "dvd-rom" and click "set".)

    If Nero cd-dvd speed doesn't work for you (options are greyed out), do this:

    a) Download and install imgburn:
    This is also a free program
    b) Insert your blank media in your burner.
    c) Select your burner in the "Destination" drop down box.
    d) Click "Tools"-->"Drive"-->"Change Booktype"
    e) Choose your burner type
    f) Under "Change For:", select what you're using
    g) If your current setting is "dvd-rom", leave everything alone and exit Imgburn and ignore step "h)"
    h) Under "New setting", select "dvd-rom". Click "Change" and then "Ok". Exit Imgburn

    Some drives lose their settings each time you eject, so you might have to do this each and every time before you burn.

    You can skip this step if your burner defaults booktype to "dvd-rom" automatically with the various +R types of blank media.
    You can also skip this step if you're using dvd-r, dvd-rw, or dvd-r dl blank media.

    Not all burners support bitsetting.

    5. Ensure that you are using Anydvd beta: click
    and Clonedvd click

    6. Ensure that you are select "dvd+/-r r DL" near the quality bar in Clonedvd.

    7. Use a 2x or 4x burn speed.

    a) Ensure Anydvd is running.
    b) Put the problematic original movie dvd in your burner. Wait for Anydvd to scan the disc.
    c) Right click the red fox icon on your toolbar.
    d) Select "Create Logfile"
    e) Wait for Anydvd to create a log file.
    f) A pop-up screen will appear. Take note of the location where Anydvd created the logfile and the logfile's name. Click "ok".
    g) Go to your My Documents folder
    h) You will see a zip file called "" (or something similar; see step f)
    i) When replying or posting in the Slysoft forums, look for the icon that looks like [​IMG] (in other words, look for the paperclip after clicking "quote" or when creating a new thread)
    j) If you don't see that paperclip icon, click the "go advanced" button. You should see that icon now. Click the paperclip.
    k) A small pop-up screen should appear (if it doesn't please ensure your browser is enabled to allow pop-ups from the Slysoft forums)
    l) Click the "Browse" button, and locate and select the .zip file you created.
    m) click "upload"
    n) Close the window. When you submit reply, or submit a new thread, the .zip file will be attached automatically for us to take a look at
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2008