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DVD Shrink with DVD+R.

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by bee2005, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. bee2005

    bee2005 Member

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    Hi.All.Recently.I burned Hellboy movie with DVD shrink using DVD+R and DVD-RW....DVD-RW disc is perfectly playable on all my comp and all standalone DVD players I have.ButTHE DVD+R CANNOT BE PLAYABLE on my DVD players like Cyberhome ch-dvd 300 and Pioneer DV-525??,but it run OK on my computer .I don't understand WHY.What the problem here you guy know??.And what The best blank DVD media for you guys to use with DVD Shrink???...Any idea would be very appriciated...Thanks
     
  2. calhounm

    calhounm Guest

    have you played any other dvd r's on these players. I have 3 dvd players and all but one will recognise dvd r's the other will only play store bought. Also as far as media to buy I use Fiji good nix between price and quality but I have had problems with it so I'm just finishing this spool and then on to better (still researching). may want to check other forum's on this.

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
  3. saugmon

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    Hey bee2005, you have the luxury of burning both formats, I on the other can only burn+. Both my pc and stand alone burners prefer the "branded" verbatim 8x + r.I burn at only 4x. I have a higher playing rate for my stand alone players as well as family and friends players with the 8x verbs than with the 4x verbs"cheaper" media. Some players are picky, different media,speeds, and endless other things imaginable. Try using mcc "mitsubishi chemical" media from verbatim,ritek,maxell. The taiyo Youden's are very highly recommended. A rule of thumb, older players play - ,newer ones will usually play both.There are many posts on your compatability between pc burns and stand alone reading them. Have a good one!
     
  4. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Hi bee2005, welcome to aD,

    You haven't mentioned what media you're using -

    a little education may be in order.

    Let's begin by taking Memorex as an excellent example as DVD media goes, 90% of Memorex, made by CMC, is sub-standard as far as DVD backups are concerned, figures as high as 50% coasters have been reported (One member bought a stack of 50 and got 23 good burns.), not what I would call an impressive record. Memorex made a name for itself with their magnetic tapes (VHS and audio cassettes) and have been living off it ever since. There are 4 different companies that manufacture Memorex DVD's BTW and product quality varies widely as you might imagine. Only 10% of the Memorex out there, those are discs manufactured by Mitsubishi in the 25 pack spindle , and they're the exception - they are the good ones. It's easy to see now why the quality of a big-named company can't be trusted - " Who's making your Memorex tonight ?"

    Is it just Memorex ? No ! I just used Memorex as an example, Princo, Orange Pack, Great AZO and most "store" discs aren't all that suitable as a DVD backup media - that's why we are specific in the type of media we are recommending.

    1. * Cheap media freezes, skips, pixelats and may refuse to be recognized by both burners and players :-( Besides "Freezing", "skips" many times you'll get a "Cyclic Redundancy error" or an "I/O error". This message can mean that your discs are scratched or dirty, it can also mean that your burner won't accept your "cheap" media :-(
    Another problem which, "Pops up" is a "*Power Calibration Error". This can stop you right in your tracks and most often is caused by, Yep, you guessed it, inexpensive media. *A "Power Calibration Error" can also be attributed to the Optical Components of a DVD Writer, though this isn't usually the case.

    Orange Pack, Princo, Great AZO and 90% of Memorex plus many others are just not that good for DVD burning. Those same discs however, are quite good for your MP3 music, picture archives, Spread sheets and Data..Even DataSafe G04's made by Ritek have been reported as an inferior quality media and are evoking that "Oh no, I shouldn't have gotten those."

    What we are suggesting is to download this DVD Identifier to find out who manufactured your DVD and if it's a decent quality.

    http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/

    Once you have your disc identified, click the "More information" icon and see what information you're given. if you're not sure of the quality, come on back and we'll check it out for you -

    2. A good grade, Hi-quality media is needed for DVD reproduction ! RiData, Sony, TDK, "Branded" Ritek G04's or "Branded" Verbatim Data Life, Verbatim DataLife plus, Taiyo Yuden's and generally, almost any discs manufactured by Mitsubishi are excellent bets. Among the better discs we're looking for, any media boasting "Advanced Metal AZO" - BUT it must say "METAL" AZO !, this indicates a superior dye and dye application on a good composite disc, while they are sometimes a bit "pricey" they are just the type of media we're looking for to do our DVD backups, Prices online from Meritline.com OR Newegg.com have gotten Ritek G04 starting at about a $ .45 (USD) a disc -

    For DVD backups, purchasing inexpensive media or even average media is a gamble, some people win BUT the majority lose, they lose varying amounts true but, they still lose :-(

    Using good grade media can guarantee you one thing to an absolute certainty; it surely cannot hurt.

    In an effort to clear the air, when I speak of "Cheap" or "Inexpensive" media, I'm not referring to the price you pay at the counter - I'm referring to poor quality control used during manufacturing and the quality of the dye, dye application or composite type used. I'm not saying it won't burn - Some may burn, some may not. It's quality is inconsistent, meaning it's not dependable. To make matters worse, many times the discs that you do burn may play in your PC BUT your standalone player may not accept them - what good then is a backup DVD that cannot be watched on a DVD player ?

    When I say "Branded," that means that when you pick up a disc in your hand, it says "Ritek" or "RiData" on the disc itself. The monetary cost of the media we recommend many times is cheaper than what you are purchasing now.

    We like to verify our information prior to recommending things. There are certain things we look at. For instance, when their dye and dye application are listed as unknown, this almost guarantees us they are using whatever they can get at a cheap price. Companies that use quality materials like to BRAG about it, naming names and staying with quality manufacturers who produce their media.

    Using DVD identifier and MediaMatch can help you find out a lot about what you're using. Purchasing your DVD media online can insure that you're getting quality merchandise at a good price. Shopping wisely will save you time, aggravation and money.

    Cheers,

    Pete




    saugmon,

    Nice post -

     
  5. calhounm

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    Thank you scubapete that helps me as well.

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
  6. bee2005

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    Thanks for all of you guy...The problem I mentioned before..It should be related to what kind of the dvd media I use.Thanks you guys for a tip.Recently I use the Fujifilm(DVD-R) media disc with DVD-Shrink+Nero to burn on some css movie.All of them is running perfectly on my DVD player with the best quality that I've could expected.Maybe I would try to burn with DVD+R disc later someday.But for now I keep going with Fujifilm DVD-R media.Thanks again all of you.However I'm still NEW to this stuff.Any more idea would be appreciated.
    Have a NICE HOLIDAY.THANKS...
     

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