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Intervideo DVD Copy Platinum 1.2

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by EZduzit, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. EZduzit

    EZduzit Guest

    I have attempted to Back Up a DVD split to 2 discs with DVD Copy and the process runs smoothly....no errors or glitches.

    However, the discs will not play in ANY DVD player.

    I tried one compressed to a single disc and it willnot play in the Samsung or Hitachi stand alone, but will play in my HP Laptop.

    Using Plextor 708A and several types of DVD-R media.



    ANY THOUGHTS?
     
  2. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Check your mfg specs to see if you used the correct media (+R or -R).

    Then lets look at your media -

    Memorex is a good example, 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.

    1. * Cheap media freezes, frazzles, skips and stutters, pixelats, palpitates, partially jams, partially rams, won’t play, doesn’t pay, won’t burn, can’t turn or won’t be accepted, could be deflected, may be rejected and lest we forget, our old standby, giving you the old just refuses to be recognized. :-( *(The preceding should be read out loud and with cadence and although the writer evokes LL, But the meaning should be taken most seriously)

    Now that we've had a chuckle, lets get serious.

    Besides "Freezing", "skips" and pixelations and not being recognized 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 :-(
    Inexpensive media is great for text, Data, Spreadsheets, .Jpg and .Gif pictures and is good even for MP3 music BUT for DVD backups - BLAaaaaaT! It SUCKTH in an extremely Big-th way !

    2. A good grade media is needed for DVD reproduction !
    Ritek G04's or Verbatim are what we’re looking for OR any media boasting “Advanced AZO Metal Dye”, this indicates a superior dye application, while they are sometimes a bit “pricey” they are acceptable.

    Prices online from Meritline.com have gotten Ritek G04 down below a dollar a disc -
    Question - If you make coasters out of 3 cheap discs and good copies from 3 Verbatim discs or 3 Ritek G04 discs - which ones then will you say are too expensive ?

    Bear in mind, Memorex, Fuji, Sony, TDK, Orange Pack and others are quite good for your MP3 music, picture archives, Spread sheets, Data and your text backups and archives, they just don’t work well for DVD backups.
    Remember, for DVD backups, purchasing inexpensive media is a gamble, some people win, the majority of people lose, varying amounts but, they still lose :-(

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

    Let's try the right media for the job -

    Pete
     
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