Volume Problem

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by mahoney19, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. mahoney19

    mahoney19 Active Member

    I have a problem with backing up some of my dvds, I normally use anydvd and clonedvd2 to make my back ups. I have the lastest versions of each program. Lately I have found that some of the back ups have a lower volume level than the orginal. Is there anything I can do to increase the output sound level when making backups? Is there something else for programs that would work better for doing this? Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Clonedvd and Anydvd do not affect the "volume" of backups. You're just backing up files, and they need to be read properly. The only factors that can affect playback are burn quality (which can be affected by your choice of blank media), compatibility between your choice of blank media and the device you choose to play the backup in, and your hardware itself (television/dvd player).

    Also, If you're playing a 6.1 DTS audio track for instance, and only have two speakers, then there's a chance you're missing a large portion of the sound that you should be hearing, especially if the audio isn't being downmixed to two channel stereo. These are hardware issues (and dvd player/amp setting issues). You should be selecting the proper audio to backup in Clonedvd--and you must select the proper audio track to be listening to while watching the movie.

    You can help eliminate burn quality and blank media compatibility issues by following these steps (however, this won't fix hardware issues or audio settings with your dvd player/amp/television):

    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.

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    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"
    http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=476 (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 http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=476 fully please
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2007