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Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by jjjcjw, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. jjjcjw

    jjjcjw Member

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    I have the dvd x copy platinum. While making a back up of certain dvd's (cat in the hat, Day after tomorrow) when it gets ready to write the error comes up error in writing disc. I was told to go to afterdawn.com to ask about your free programs. I am not that familure with this, so I don't know if I am in the correct spot. I did have this problem when I first starting using the dvd xcopy, and the 321 support helped me out, now that they are not there anymore I need your help. I remember them telling me to check for some conflicts but don't remember what they are. Do you have some sugguestons. Thanks, by the way this site seems awesome, I have learned quite a bit already by reading other comments
     
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    For starters, Here's your "Black List"

    Black List for DVD XCopy

    by 321 &Brobear
    The following programs can cause problems while using 321 Studios software:
    1. B's Clip: This package will load a packet-writing software that will constantly talk to your CD/DVD writer, and can cause a number of issues while trying to write a disc. Disabling this software is not enough, as a portion of this package is always running after you start Windows. You will need to uninstall it in Add/Remove Programs, then reboot to remove it.
    For more information, visit the B's website at http://www.bhacorp.com.
    2. Direct CD or Drag to Disk: These are applications from Easy CD Creator from Roxio. This package will load a packet-writing software that will constantly talk to your CD/DVD writer, and can cause a number of issues while trying to write a disc. Disabling this software is not enough, as a portion of this package is always running after you start Windows. To remove them you need to go to Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. There you can select Easy CD Creator to Change - not Remove. Then you click next until it gives you the option to Modify. Then either Direct CD or Drag to Disk should be selected and changed to "make this option not available". Then click Next. While the program may look like it is installing, it is actually removing those options.
    For more information, please visit Roxio's website at http://www.roxio.com/en/support.index.jhtml
    3. GoBack: This is backup software that constantly runs in the background (Terminate and Stay Ready) which not only needs to be turned off, but disabled. Unfortunately, this may cause some restore points to vanish, but it will free up a lot of hard drive space.
    For more information visit Symantec's web site for GoBack at http://www.symantec.com/goback/index.html
    4. DLA: Also HP-DLA, Veritas DLA, and others. DLA stands for Disk Letter Assignment. This package will load a packet-writing software that will constantly talk to your CD/DVD writer, and can cause a number of issues while trying to write a disc. Disabling this software is not enough, as a portion of this package is always running after you start Windows. You will need to uninstall it in Add/Remove Programs, then reboot to remove it.
    5. InCD: This is packet writing software that comes bundled with Ahead Nero Burning Rom. This package will load a packet-writing software that will constantly talk to your CD/DVD writer, and can cause a number of issues while trying to write a disc. Disabling this software is not enough, as a portion of this package is always running after you start Windows. You will need to uninstall it in Add/Remove programs, then reboot to remove it.
    For more information go to Nero's website at http://www.nero.com/en/
    6. Interactual Player and PC Friendly Player: These programs are DVD software viewers that often come on DVD movie discs, and will try to install themselves everytime you watch a movie on your computer. Please make sure to NOT let these install. Both programs interfere with all 321 Studios software and should be un-installed from Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel when found. In some cases, you will need to uninstall and reinstall our software to restore functionality after removing one of these.
    For more information about both players, visit http://player.interactual.com/
    7. McAfee Anti-Virus: This is anti-virus software that when running, can cause errors. It needs to be disabled by right clicking on the icon in the lower right side of the task bar. The 321 Studios software then needs to be restarted. Whenever you are using our software, McAfee needs to be disabled to ensure unrestricted access to your drive.
    For more info go to McAfee's website at http://us.mcafee.com/default.asp
    8. Norton Anti-Virus: This is anti-virus software that when running, can cause errors. It needs to be disabled by right clicking on the icon in the lower right side of the task bar and the automatic updates should be disabled. The 321 Studios software then needs to be restarted. Whenever you are using our software, Norton needs to be disabled to ensure unrestricted access to your drive.
    The Norton Website is http://www.symantec.com/
    9. StopZilla: StopZilla can hinder required portions of our installer, causing the software to fail. Please completely disable StopZilla, then install our software. Once our software is installed, you may safely enable it again. If you have any difficulty using our software at a later time, you may need to disable StopZilla before going to use our software. Uninstallation is not required.
    10. MyStorageGuard: This backup software can hinder certain required files from being copied during the installation. Please disable this program before installing our software, and have it disabled any time you go to use our software. Uninstallation is not required.
    11. Napster 2.0: This software includes some basic burning software that can cause burning problems if it is running. You will need to close this program completely before trying to use our software. In some rare cases, you will need to completely uninstall this package to attain full reliability, so if disabling does not solve your issue, please try uninstalling this software, and try again.
    12. Easy CD Creator 4.x: Due to the age of this package, it is no longer updated by the authors. There are bugs present in this older system that will cause NUMEROUS problems on your machine, not just with our software. Please Uninstall completely, and consider either the new 6.x version from Roxio (http://www.roxio.com) or Nero 6.x (http://www.nero.com). These packages, installed without the Packet Writing software (DirectCD/Drag to Disk/InCD), all work very well together with our software.
    13. NTI FileCD: This program has packet writing software installed with it. This package will load a packet-writing software that will constantly talk to your CD/DVD writer, and can cause a number of issues while trying to write a disc. Disabling this software is not enough, as a portion of this package is always running after you start windows. You will need to uninstall it in Add/Remove Programs, then reboot twice to fully remove it.
    For more information go to NTI FileCD's Product page at http://www.ntius.com/default.asp?p=cdmaker/filecd_main
    Spyware and Adware - some programs can install other software that can be damaging to your Operating System. Please scan for these programs with a Spyware utility. We recommend Ad-aware, available freely at www.lavasoftusa.com
    If you perform any of these changes, you may need to uninstall our software, then re-install to fix any damage left. If you find some of these packages, please shut down and reboot twice to ensure that the last pieces of the conflicting software are completely removed.
    Every version of windows requires updates. These updates correct a multitude of problems that are found, on many levels.
    To be sure your system is completely up to date go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    If you are using Windows XP please visit http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/default.asp
    If you are using Windows 2000 please visit http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/default.asp
    You will also want to update your Direct X control to insure full functionality of any of our programs. You will want to download, and install Direct X 9 from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/downloads
    Certain programs running in the background can use system resources and cause our software to experience burning issues.
    To disable your start up group go to start, run, and type in msconfig and hit enter, then click on the startup tab.
    Windows XP(Home & Pro):
    If you are running Windows XP you will click the disable all button.
    Windows Me:
    If you are running Windows Me disable all items that are not Windows system processes.
    Windows 98:
    If you are running Windows 98 disable all items except for Systray, Explorer and Scanreg.
    Windows 2000:
    Windows 2000 does not have this utility please make sure to close all programs through your system tray.
    Please update your ASPI software by installing the software at this link:
    http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/su...cat=/Product/ASPI-4.70&filekey=aspi_471a2.exe
    Follow the instructions carefully, and make sure to reboot afterwards.
    Make sure you have the latest firmware update for your writer by visiting the manufacturer's website. Due to legal issues we cannot provide links for you. If you cannot find any update on their website it is recommended to contact them by phone to make sure your firmware is up to date.
    Here are some of the more common drives we know of. Please check at this location if you have the corresponding drive:
    NEC _ND-1100a - http://support.dell.com/FileLib/Format.aspx?c=us&l=en&ReleaseID=R59801
    Sony Drives - http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/index.htm
    Pioneer - http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/links/list/0,,2076_4249,00.html
    TDK - http://www.tdk.com/support/dvdburners/index.html
    LiteOn - http://www.liteonit.com/ODD/english/index-english.htm
    Toshiba 5002 / 6012 - http://sdd.toshiba.com/cda/main.asp...000003c7/8182000006d4000000010000659c0000154c
    Memorex - http://www.memorex.com/service_support/software_display.php?id=456&dl=p
    Verbatim Branded - http://www.v-pgi.com/Downloads.htm
    Hewlett-Packard - http://www.hp.com/cposupport/software.html
    BenQ - http://www.benq.com/drivers/storage_drivers.html
    OptoRite - http://www.optorite.com/support.htm
    Asus DRW-0402P/D - http://usa.asus.com/products/optical/drw-0402P-d/overview.HTM - choose Download
    Teac - http://www.teac.co.jp/dspd/download/firmware/dv-w50e/explain.html
    Plextor - http://www.plextor.com/english/support/support_downloads.html#firm
    IOMEGA - http://www.iomega.com/software/index.html


    Please tell us what brand of media you're using, it's very important -

    As for your "FREE Programs" Here's a link to a complete guide and all downloads - They're about 1/2 of the way down the page -

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/2/74599

    Remember to stop back and let us know how you made out -

    Cheers,

    Pete

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    Pioneer 107, 8X R/W , Nec R/W ND-1300A, JLMS DVD ROM.
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    Thanks I will try that. As far as the media i used, one was fugi, dvd+r, imation dvd+r and memorex dvd+rw, I guess I didn't know that they made a difference, still new at this. Since I am thinking of it, Do you have problems copying over a movie on a RW? I tried it and the movie skipped, I figured it was because I was taping over another movie! Thanks again
     
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    You shouldn't have trouble with the RW unless it is the disc.

    I suggest that you try the link I gave you for the free programs, after you follow the setup instructions it's really easier than XCopy Xpress version 3.2 or ealier -
    First the DVD XCopy stats then the DVD Shrink stats -

    The difference between DVD Shrink and DVD XCopy

    DVD XCopy clicks -

    1, "Is this a rental or borrowed DVD."
    2. "To use this program you must agree to respect the rights of the copyright holders.
    3. "Movie Only" OR "Entire Disk"
    4 "Start"

    DVD Shrink clicks -

    1 "Open Disc"
    2. "Backup"
    3. "OK"


    Now an education on DVD media.Memorex is an excellent example as DVD media goes, 90% of Memorex 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.
    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.

    I've given you a ton of great information tonight. If you now take the time to take some "crib" notes (or even print it out) and try that guide - you'll be a "Burning Fool" in no time. I've given you all kinds of tools - enjoy,

    Cheers,

    Pete
     

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