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Dark spots on bottom of burned DVD in DVD Shrink

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by Vladibus, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. Vladibus

    Vladibus Member

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    I always use DVD Shrink to backup my movies. I use TDK media and have also noticed the problem on Ritek and Samsung media.
    Sometimes, if I hold a burned DVD up to the light and hold it at a certain angle, I can see 1 or 2 small, dark spots on the DVD. It's hard to describe. It looks almost like a very small spot on the dvd didn't burn. It looks as if the spot is the same color as the DVD was before I burned it. The movie plays fine and the DVD passes any integrity tests I throw at it. Is this normal? I can't notice the spots unless I hold it up to the light and look for it hard but it is there. Anybody else experience this?
     
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    Hi Vladibus. :)

    My guess is the media was a bit dusty before you burned to it.
    A small speck of dust can have the effect you describe.

    Some dvd-backupers go to the extent of using compressed air on the media before to burn to it. ;)
     
  3. Vladibus

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    Hi DDlooping!

    Actually I am one of those people who use a can of comressed air before I burn! I always have a can gandy and I make sure the disk is VERY clean before I start burning. Well, I am beginning to think ti may be my DVd burner. I am going to buy another one tonight and try it out. If I have the same problem, I will take it back. Take it easy.

     
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    Was my guess wrong or what??!! :D
    Sorry I can't be of help. ;)
     
  5. Vladibus

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    Actually you are probably right!
    I'm going to try this new burner and see if it still happens.

     
  6. jg2004

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    This has happened to me when I haven't burned the dvd at the correct speed. I had Ri-Disc Ritek G04s which are 4 speed and tried doing them at 8 speed in my hacked pioneer 107D and it gave that effect, the same with other cheaper 4 speed media. But when I tried the new 4 speed Datawrite Yellow V2 Ritek G05 disk at 8 speed there are no marks/bloches whatsoever. And before I burned I always make sure the disk is clean so thats what I put it down to.............but I could be wrong!!
     
  7. michigan

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    I put a finger print on one once and it sure looked cool after it was burned.
    Sorry for the off topic comment, I couldn't resist.

     
  8. shark29

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    Vladibus,

    I am curious, did your new burner fix this problem? I have had the same problem with the TDK and Memorex media I have burned lately. There are one or two very tiny spots that are dark and appear to be areas not burned to. However, the media plays fine so I am at a loss for what causes these spots. Do you see these spots with your new burner?
     
  9. brian100

    brian100 Guest

    Vladibus

    I tend to agree with jg2004. Reducing burn speed can reduce this problem dramatically. I too have suffered in the past from this problem.
     

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