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DVD Woes

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by sheckie, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. sheckie

    sheckie Member

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    I hope someone can help. Here is my tale...I successfully burn a blank dvd-r, using a TDK disc...I play the burnt dvd-r disc on my JVC stand alone dvd player and it works fine, when I go to another house, play the same dvd-r on the same jvc stand alone, they have the same dvd player, it skips, freezes, etc...what can this be? Their TV is about 18 years old, has direct tv set up, video/audio wires from the dvd to the tv are in fine but still skips and freezes, go back to my house, plays fine (this has happened over and over)...it should play though. What can be wrong?

    Please help if anyone has any ideas.Thanks...
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Even though it may seem odd it's possible that the players may have been made from lots of slightly different components or the firmwares may have been altered a bit between lots. Of course this is just conjecture on my part but it's the best conjecture I can come up with at the moment :)

    One thing you can do to increase compatibility is to burn slower or try different high quality media.
     
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    Thank you. I am just starting to try different media, hear much about RITEK, used Maxell, same problems there, and yes, I have burned at much slower speeds. If you can think of anything else it would be appreciated. Thank you. Its a struggle but keeps me interseted and eager to get this working. This site has been very helpful, I made sure I reviewed all guides and similar problems before I posted mine.
     
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    I will thanks. Testing begins tonight.

    Have a good one.
     
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    Update - Success! New media format RITEK blank dvd-r's worked great! They played on both stand alone dvd players I tested! I also burned at a slower speed, but think it was the brand dvd-r that made this happen. TDK, MAXELL did not play correctly but RITEK did, I have a Samsung dvd burner.

    thanks for all your help
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Anytime and don't be a stranger :)
     
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    I won't and I hope this info helps out others also.

    Great site and efforts by all!
     
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    I would add that if you can't burn at the disc's rated speed the media is a bad match for your burner.
     
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    Gotcha, thank you also. I think that may have been a problem also.
     
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    Update - Not so good news, its happening again, picture was freezing and breaking up. However, I did not know I had this firewall features from MS set up on my PC, I had no idea, I had, looks like so far, three successful burns with great quality. Could that have been the problem all along, the firewall?When I am burning, I have my cable connection on, that is all, I never touch my PC while its burning.
     
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    It's possible the firewall may be using system resources that should be left to the burning process so you may want to experiment with shutting it off while burning.

    What make/model burner are you using? What firmware version is installed?
     
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    Thanks...I will get the info tonight, lets hope that was the problem. Thank you again, I will update you tonight/tomorrow.

    Have a great day.
     
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    Update - Lite-On DVD burner and the Firewall was from Microsoft, does this help?
     
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    The MS firewall shouldn't cause a problem but you might want to disable it just to say you did.

    I've noticed some folks have trouble with Riteks in Lite-Ons so you may want to check for an updated firmware. Nero Info Tool will tell you what version is installed then you can check http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?category=4&manufactor=17 for a new one.

    Firmware is basically a set of updatable instruction that reside on a chip in the burner and they tell the burner what to do with different media :)
     
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    Thaks again...the layers of info/detail is amazing, I know the end result will be great! I will keep you updated.

    Your very informative and helpful.
     

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