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Burnt dvd's pixel out in dvd player after 6 months

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by budro, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. budro

    budro Regular member

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    I keep having to buy new dvd players because the ones i buy initially play burnt dvd's, but after about six months begin to pixel out.
    re-burning my entire collection is not an option

    is there an easy fix (eg a specific dvd player that WON'T have this problem)?

    if not, would this be a viable option: installing a video card onto my pc, hooking it up to my tv and playing the burnt dvd's in my PC's dvd drive. i believe it should work because pc drives are designed to deal with burned discs. correct me if i'm wrong.

    any and all help appreciated! :D

    Regards
     
  2. cyprusrom

    cyprusrom Active member

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    LOL!!I don't think you have a DVD player problem. The problem is the discs that you are using for burning, the speed you burn, the size. Basically, if you have poor quality media, in time they will turn to crap!!

    What is the MID of the discs that you are using?

    Here is some reality check:

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/623303
     
  3. IHoe

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    definitely it's your media that you burned to and not your burner/player! to stop pixelations, skipping, freezing, disk not recognized and other related media problems use good quality media! Taiyo Yuden (found online) are the best IMHO! Verbatim is next. Using good media to begin with will stop many problems from occurring! CMC MAGs (memorex and other brands) have a tendency to become crap after a while and unreadable/playable! here is a media guide for you:
    http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm
    this media guide is not the total on what is good and what is compatible with every drive/burner/player but is a good indication on what's out there and what is perceived good media! I disagree with it's findings of TDK media... it's second rate at best! But Taiyo Yuden and other disks that are MIJ (MADE IN JAPAN) are the best! use them and you can't go wrong!
     
  4. budro

    budro Regular member

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    I use Ritek or something like that. how's that?
     
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    What is the MID of those discs?

    What burner do you have and is the firmware up to date?
     
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  6. budro

    budro Regular member

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    refresh my memory please, what is MID?
    also, i'm burning with a Pioneer DVR-111d with up to date firmware
     
  7. cyprusrom

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    If you have Nero, you can use Nero CD-DVD Spedd. ImgBurn , DVD Decrypter or DVD Identifier -can tell you the MID of the disc.

    "MID is an acronym for manufacturer ID. Manufacturer ID is a code placed on blank DVD-R and DVD+R media to identify the disc's manufacturer."

    [​IMG]
     
  8. IHoe

    IHoe Senior member

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    or you can use DVDIdentifier:
    [​IMG]
     
  9. res2cue

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    and be sure not to use paper labels on the dvds after burning.
     
  10. Rotary

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    hehe thought i'd chuck a picture into i'm feeling left out

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  11. cyndeec

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    What is the problem with paper labels? What about the ones made for DVD?
     
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    No labels period. Any stick on label onto a dvd will cause playback problems in time. If you want to label, either use inkjet dvds or lightscribe. Or use the good old sharpie.I happen to use a thermal ribbon printer.
     
  13. budro

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    I don't use labels
    The MID is Ritek
     
  14. Rotary

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    i use ritek GO5 dye, now these are good for now AND watch burning, saving to play later (6 months time) they degrade to allsorts of probs...

    for FUTURE veiwing and storage get some TY dye code mid dvdr;s
     
  15. budro

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    ok.
    thanks guys, I appreciate it!

    Regards
     

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