Trouble with release

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by dkhamilto, May 2, 2007.

  1. dkhamilto

    dkhamilto Active Member

    Well I've previously had great success with your product using three different burmers, LiteOn, Phillips, Sony. I've go throuh 24 versions of your software. But with this last release using all the same burners and players, regardless of the source movie, playback pauses and skip sections. This is not cool. Did you change the compression algorith or something?
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Anydvd does not compress anything.

    What is skipping? Your backups or the original discs?
  3. deaacs

    deaacs Well-Known Member

    Try another decrypter first: to verify that your source problem is AnyDVD. I'd suggest your problem may be caused by your choice of blank media, and not AnyDVD...
  4. dkhamilto

    dkhamilto Active Member

    OK several replies.

    I) The backed up media plays poorly. Pause meaning the image freezes for 1-7 seconds then continues usually skipping some scenes which on rewind and replay may be shown OK.

    2) I don't believe it is the media unless they suddenly changed the quality. I use Maxell 8x printable DVD's. Have used alot of these with no issue.

    3) Statistically it's not the source media, since the problem suddenly starts with version and occurs for all 6 of the last backups.

    4) Perhaps compression is the wrong video term but something reduces the original size from 8GB to 4.3GB. There is a code algorithm to accomplish this.

    5) Play back is also fine on a PC where there are more cycles to do the image re-assembly.

    I appreciate your comments though.
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Unless you're using Maxell Plus or Maxell Broadcast quality, you're not using good blank media.

    Anydvd doesn't compress anything. Anydvd just removes the protection.

    Whatever you're using to transcode video compresses (you haven't named the program you're using . . . Clonedvd, Shrink, and Recode are common examples) .
    Your issue has absolutely nothing to do with Anydvd.
    Last edited: May 2, 2007
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1. Update your burner's firmware (if available)
    2. Use good quality media only (what you're using isn't good quality blank media)
    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 whatever burning program you're using (however, you shouldn't have to if you're using good quality blank media)
  7. dkhamilto

    dkhamilto Active Member

    While I can accept that in technical terms My media may not be the best, help me understand why if the only variable is the anydvd software, my result suddenly change.

    I have applied the latest firmware to all my burners previously there have been no new version for months.

    I burn the 8x dvd's at 4x
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Maxell (with the exception of some Maxell Plus and Maxell Broadcast Quality made in Japan--basically Maxell's higher end lines) doesn't make its own blank media. Ritek, CMC and other companies make the blank media Maxell sells under its label--and some of it is not good. Saying you're using "Maxell" media means absolutely nothing, really, unless you specify where it was made and media codes. You may have used Maxell that were made by another company previously. You may not be using the same stuff now.

    Try Taiyo Yuden 8x premium instead.
    Last edited: May 2, 2007
  9. dkhamilto

    dkhamilto Active Member

    OK finally clicked what you are saying. I use CloneDVD which has not changed since Dec 06. Only the AnyDVD layer which CloneDVD reads through. Is it possible that in allowing reads past the many protection schemes that the image contect gets altered in a way the generates issues for CloneDvd?
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Anydvd works perfectly fine with Clonedvd for thousands of users. In fact, using Clonedvd pretty much ensures compatibility with Anydvd.

    The Maxell blank media you've used in the past may be different than the Maxell blank media you're using now (it may not even be made by the same factory). And when you use inferior blank media quality may vary even within the same spindle. Maxell Plus and Maxell Broadcast Quality are excellent. Generic Maxell you find in most stores should probably be avoided.

    It's also possible your burner could be dying. However, it seems unlikely all your burners would be dying. Consequently, the likely culprit is your blank media choice.

    Regardless, Anydvd has nothing to do with skipping discs.
    Last edited: May 2, 2007
  11. deaacs

    deaacs Well-Known Member

    If you want to verify the problem is AnyDVD then: use a different decoder like DVD Fab Decrypter, or DVD43 (or even a previous version of AnyDVD if you have access to one). If the problem persists then it isn't AnyDVD. If you want to know if CloneDVD is the problem, then use a different encoder like DVD-Shrink. If you want to know if your blank media is the problem then use different media like Taiyo Yuden, or Ritek.

    Please try to verify the source of your problem, before replying again.

    Also, have you tested the reduced DVD image play back through a clone-drive?
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Ritek and Ridata do not produce good quality media, and in fact, the bad Maxell blank media the OP is using might already be made by Ritek (which would explain a lot).
    Last edited: May 2, 2007
  13. dkhamilto

    dkhamilto Active Member

    Thanks for all your insight.