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Almost everytime I burn a DVD it skips or gets blurry

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by sjg1999xp, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. sjg1999xp

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    Hey, I am using dvd shrink 3.2, I think it is the newest version. I am using dvd -r blanks and I am pretty sure it is not my hardware, I just think i am doing something wrong. I have an LG DVD Rom DRD8160B and a lite on SOHW-832S DVD RW +/- and dual layer. I have an Intel P4 2.8 with 512 RAM and a 90 gig hard drive. I been burning my dvd's at 4 x but I read in another post to set the target disk size to 4300 and I am now going to burn at 2x. Also, sometimes when I burn a dvd on a -r and I go to do the same exact one, it says I am using the wrong kind of disk and asks for a +r when I just burned the same dvd on a -r, why is that. Any input or advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Steve
     
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    Definitely sounds like your media. Bad media can cause many problems when burning DVD's. It is extremely under rated in the back up equation.

    What is your media your burning with?

    This forum highly recommends verbatim or ritek(branded). Good media doesn't necessarily mean expensive, you can get branded Ritek G04 4x(+ or -) for .40 to .50 each w/ free shipping right now at Meritline.

    Also you might want to get a couple of RW's til you iron out the problem to reduce on coasters.

    You can burn at 4x and still be pretty safe with your burns, it is wise to set your limit at 4300 to prevent burning to the edge.

    Hope this helps...
     
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    Not a good media, IMO. A lot of these media will be made by different manufacturers on different batches. You might get a good one one time and a bad one the next. You want something that is consistant.

    Try:
    this link and you'll go to the homepage.

    http://meritline.com/

    Also, there is a little freebie tool called DVDinfopro, it will analyze your discs. Use the free version, it's ads are minimal, not at all irritating like so many other free apps.

    EDIT-you got me in the middle of my post, that's alright too, just make sure they are branded, you could get an imitation. BTW, Meritline has -r for the same price as the +r I gave the link for. Shop around, overall meritline has better prices, I think, and w/ free shipping.
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    I was unable to get to that on the link, it was showing me +r dvd media. I was just going to go with this, it seems like a good deal with free shipping. What do you think before I order and will these definately be compatible with my burner? I appreciate the help, Steve

    Ritek G04 4X DVD-R Media Silver Shiny finish in cake box

    http://www.supermediastore.com/ritek-4x-shinysilver-dvd-r.html
     
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    I noticed the ones you looked at aren't branded, make SURE they say branded Ritek and you should be OK. Even if this doesn't solve your problem, it isn't gonna hurt to have these discs. I have burned over 300 ritek G04's and only had one bad disc.

    Good luck...
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    Thanks again, I can't wait till I burn that many :)
     
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    Your welcome :)

    Use this link and you'll go to the homepage.

    http://meritline.com/
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    BTW, I have the exact same dual layer burner as you, works fine with this media. Let me know how it goes.
     
  11. sjg1999xp

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    Last question and it might be dumb, what is firmware and it seems that both websites are out or the media I need :( Thanks
     
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    Firmware is the operating system of the hardware, an instruction built-in or flashed into your hardware equipment, such as your LiteOn burner. Periodically you can update your hardware, however I have the exact same burner as you and I shouldn't think it would need flashing because mine works just fine. You must be very careful when flashing your firmware or you can screw it up.

    If you can't find -R try +r, they work equally well or try Newegg.com, they also have good prices.

    http://www.newegg.com
     
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    Thanks again
     
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    Hey I was unable to get the ritek ridata branded from meritline.com or supermediastore.com because they were out of stock, how does this look and has anyone heard of this website listred on teh bottom? Thanks, Steve

    Genuine Ritek Ridata Branded G04 DVD-R 4X Premium Grade 100-Pack
    Item: P-DVD-R4XRDLG100 As low as $0.47 Each Sale Price: $47.00
    Free Special Fedex Ground Shipping

    http://www.allmediaoutlet.com/allme...um-grade-25-50-100-200-500-pack-group-611.htm
     
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    I have never used that store but they seem fine and branded is what you want, I say go for it!

    (I always print my receipt after any purchase on the net) ;)
     
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    Thanks again, I will let you know the outcome when I start burning...Steve
     
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    Please do. :)
     
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    47 cents? for crying outloud,i bought a sh*tpot of those very same disc just a month ago,for 60 cents a piece for a hundred...no coasters after 100
    *note to self,dont believe the single layers wont get any cheaper* :))
     
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    Hey Jim, can ya say yeeeeeaaaaahhhhh!

    Won our 1st game, two of the top freshmen QB's in the country playing for us. They looked goooood! Coach is using the 2 QB rotation, if he doesn't one will leave and go somewhere else next year. lol

    BTW, hate to tell ya(not really) ;), got my last batch of G04's at Meritline for .47 ea. minus a 5.00 coupon = 42 ea. w/ free shipping! They have deals all the time!

    It's fall, and time for football, are ya ready? :)
     
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    you sure know how to hurt a guy [bold]got my last batch of G04's at Meritline for .47 ea. minus a 5.00 coupon = 42 ea. w/ free shipping![/bold]
    yeah I saw the vol's kicked butt!!!
    good luck with your football teams (fantasy and otherwise)
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