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Is this a media problem

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by ktf50box, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. ktf50box

    ktf50box Guest

    Can anyone tell me if this is likely a bad media problem or incompatable player prob?
    Burn 10 title no chapters compilation with Nero on TDK+RW works perfect. Same burn on unknown +R reports disk error. Player is Philips DVDR70.
    Strange thing is, 1 title full movie backups with chapters on same +R media is fine :-/

    Mot.
     
  2. ktf50box

    ktf50box Guest

    Found out how to check & unknown is CMC MAG E01 which I`m told is not so good?
    Is it worth trying better media bearing in mind disk plays fine on PC
    but not on standalone?

    Mot.
     
  3. saugmon

    saugmon Senior member

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    Media quality is the first thing to check. Seeing as they are C-Mags, definitely try some better media.

    Your pc should be able to play it's own backups,using the same drive that burned them. Stand alone's are another story. It could be:
    Media quality
    Burned too fast
    Wrong format
    Too Much compression
    Too large of backup target,4300 mbs recommended for this media.
    Week laser/dirty lens on that player.

    That mfg code: CMC MAG-E01 is +8x media. Keep the burn speed at 2.4x max and give that backup a try on that stand alone.

    What brand name and Model # of burner do you have?
     
  4. ktf50box

    ktf50box Guest

    It`s a new AOpen DUW 1608/ARR
    Burn speed was right.
    Disks show up in my Cybervision player but are bugy.
    Don`t use many disks so will buy a couple of singles to try.
    Which major brand is best to test with.
    I can get TDK + or - in singles.

    Mot
     
  5. saugmon

    saugmon Senior member

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    Try the TDK - dash format. After looking at list of TDK's manufacturing codes, the better ones are the dash ones. Some of the +4x and +8x's are cmags.Another member I am helping is using the TDK Cmag media.

    Rw discs seem to be even trickier to play in some of those pesky stand alones, give those dash TDK's a shot.
     
  6. ktf50box

    ktf50box Guest

    I`ll try that & report back.
    My +RW`s that work ok are RICDHJPN W11 ?
    Reason I get + media is to also use on DDR70 as it doesn`t burn on - & spindle will last me a year.

    Cheers, Tom.
     
  7. kivory666

    kivory666 Regular member

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    i have a good feeling it's a media problem...have you tried any authentic Taiyo Yudens lately? these are top notch and can be found locally under a different brand name ie. Fuji/Sony (MADE IN JAPAN) on the label of course. stay away from made in taiwan at ALL costs unless you are buying Verbatims, of which 90%+ will be made in taiwan, with a few made in singapores among them (old stock).
    Verbatims that check out from personal experience with the MCC coding are great, i have yet to run into a snag in terms of compatibility with these yet.

    tdks are more of a coin toss, you might get good ones, you might not. maxells are another good choice i have used recently as well, in either dash OR plus format. as long as you don't do yourself a disfavor and go down in quality from tdk to memorex you are fine~ :)

    hope that helps you out in terms of locally for good media. these aforementioned media can be found at best buy, compusa, staples, office depot to name a few~

    if a spindle of 100 will last you a long time and you want to purchase online, may i recommend supermediastore, rima or meritline; just do a little price shopping after shipping is added in for the best value, these 3 online retailers all carry authentic Taiyo Yuden which in my opinion, are as good as it gets. :p

    good luck to you
     
  8. ktf50box

    ktf50box Guest

    Bought some Maxell DVD-R. Burn is perfect :))
    Tried another C-Mag to make sure & it`s still kak.
    Thanx Saugmon, problem solved.
    How do they get away with selling this shit?
    Will they be safe for data backup?

    Cheers to kivory666, I meant a 25 spindle would last a year LOL
    I feel such a lightweight on here ;-)

    Now I need to find a thread to boost the volume on my mpeg2`s.

    Tom.
     
  9. saugmon

    saugmon Senior member

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    That 25 pack would last me a week, LOL

    That's what sucks about media, Hard to tell who makes that spindle that you buy. Different manufacturers for different quantities. I like the sony +1x-8x. Some are made in Japan: Yuden000-T02 and some are made in taiwan: SonyD11. They will be on sale and those spindles will be all mixed together. I just search those labels for made in Japan to get the sony ty's.

    Data: I just do original dvd movies only because of my vast collection. I see a lot of referrals where members get some pretty crappy media and they are ok for data. I look at it as to how important that data is. The cheaper media is breaking down quicker too-inferior dye,many reports of breakdown under 6 months.

    Good Luck and burn on buddy!
     
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    @ saugmon

    HAHAHA..that 25 pack would last me a day at most~!!! a few hours is more like it. yea, call me crazy but i have 4 computers right now burning simultaneously 2 desktops and 2 laptops~ :) so, much like you, i only backup my VAST dvd collection as well, i use blank cd-r for my data~ hehe.

    how big is your personal collection now saugmon, out of curiousity? i have a bit over 2,000 now give or take 20, i have an entire room dedicated to home theater, plasma setup and full surround sound THX quality~ im a bit excessive, but you only live once right?

    @ktf

    im glad those maxells worked out for you, they are great media~ i picked up a few hundred at the last office depot sale, only 3 spindles, but, hey, they are smooth as silk and i got the apple green tops so they're pretty too~ lol :)

    good luck to you both and have a good one guys~ burn on~
     

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