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need a little help with copying .avi files to DVD-R

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by hazzarduk, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. hazzarduk

    hazzarduk Member

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    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/158148

    i have read this post and followed a few items. i have downloaded WinAvi and used it to convert my file from .avi into dvd to get the Video_TS and Audio_TS files, i have then gone on to using CopyToDVD to burn it to disk, the new dvd plays on my DVD player, but it is very pixelated/large square blocks, and there is a very thick green color to it

    Any help is greatly appreciated
     
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    Doeas the AVI play fine from the hard drive?
    Then after you converted the file with WinAVI how do those files play from the hard drive?

    trying to narrow down where the picture becomes bad.. :)
     
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    yea both the .avi file and the new files made after converting both play fine... its just after the i burn to disk they dont work, also when i try play disk on my pc it crashes the media player
     
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    What brand/type of media are you using?
    If both the file look good on your computer that narrows it down to either your burning process or media, but if you are sucessfully writing to the media, but have play back issues then I would tend to lean towards the problem beeing the blank media you are using..
     
  5. hazzarduk

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    im using rivision 8X DVD-R disc

    my drive is 8x NEC DVD RW ND-3520A

    i burnt the disc at 8X, should i try 2 or 4x? maybe i should try burning with nero 6. i have only just started with CopyToDVD so thats where i might be going wrong?
     
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    Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
    Media code/Manufacturer ID CMC MAG. AE1
    Format Capacity Blank Disc
    Free Blocks 412352512
    Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.71GB)
    Book Type DVD-R
    Media Type DVD-R
    Manufacturer Rated Speed 8.0x 11080KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 8.0x 11080KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 6.0x 8310KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.0x 2770KBps
    Write Strategy Speed 4.0x 5540KBps
    2x Speed OPC beta 09
    2x Speed OPC power 0D
    2x Write Strategy field 1 11 87 78 90
    2x Write Strategy field 2 88 80 00 00 00 00
    4x Speed OPC beta 05
    4x Speed OPC power 15
    4x Write Strategy field 1 0D 0F 0A 09
    4x Write Strategy field 2 97 07 0F 0B
    4x Write Strategy field 3 80 00 00 00
    4x Speed OPC beta multi-pulse 05
    4x Speed OPC power multi-pulse 1B
    4x Write Strategy field 4 13 A8 89 65
    4x Write Strategy field 5 B6 89 88 80 00 00
    4x Write Strategy field 6 00 00 D0 00 00
    Data area starting sector 30000h
    Linear Density 0.267um/bit
    Track Density 0.74um/track
    Number of Layers 1

    Complete Media Code
    00000000 00 AA 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 54 0D 0E .....@....R..T..
    00000010 88 9A 80 00 03 43 4D 43 20 4D 41 00 04 47 2E 20 .....CMC MA..G.
    00000020 41 45 31 00 05 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 06 09 0D 11 AE1.............
     
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    As suspected
    Get some better quality DVD media and try again you will be amazed :)

    If you go to the store look for
    FujiFilm
    Maxell
    Sony
    TDK - look for made in Japan or Singapore
    Verbatim - look for made in Japan or Singapore

    If buying online get some Taiyo Yuden's

    Just buy a couple at a time to be sure that brand works good for you, but all of those should be fine
     
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    so its the discs thats causing the problems? what sort of things can these disks do? could i backup hard drive, or use for music?
     
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    Ever heard of "Coaster" I wouldnt use them for anything you wanted to keep of course thats just my opinion, but there are plenty here that would agree. Just do a search on here for "CMC" or "Memorex" and you will see all the bad poop on that media..
     
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    [bold]Media code/Manufacturer ID MXL RG03[/bold]

    would this work any better? its a Maxell disk

     
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    Yes those would be much better :)
     
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    its possible then i am the problem :p i tried on the Maxell disk and its still large green and red pixels. maybe my DVD player is too cheap to play them? it seems to work fine on my pc, just not play on the tv

    sorry to be such a hassle
     
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    It is also possible that the files you downloaded are PAL and not NTSC or vise virsa.. Depending on where you live? If you have AnyDVD installed you can check which format the video is in..
     
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    [bold]Summary for drive E:
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 2

    Media is a Data DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-r (version 5), Layers: 1

    Video DVD (or CD) label: dvd_0
    Media is not CSS protected.
    Video Standard: NTSC
    Media is region free.

    RCE protection not found.
    DVD structure appears to be correct.
    Structural copy protection not found.
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Bad sector protection not found.
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 2!
    [/bold]

    AnyDVD came up with this, any help?
     
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    Depends on where you live?
     
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    I don't mean to go against what the senior members have been telling you, but I have found that I used WinAvi on an older computer with tdk +r's and found that same problem. (the picture was very pixelated and the video and audio jumped) Anyways I was very frustrated consulted afterdawn forums and found that after I used Vso divxtodvd to convert then burnt the file on a newer computer at a slower speed I found much better results. Also I didnt change the media I was using and the quality still improved. Hope this helps.

    P.S you can get divxtodvd from www.vso-software.fr
     
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    Well hazzarduk said the video plays fine on the computer after using Fab so I don't really see how using DivXtoDVD would help? The problem is obviously happening when burning the DVD files which were already converted to DVD.. Now burning at a slower speed could help as you pointed out. (little hint with that if you have to burn @ slower speed the media probably isn't so good) Also hazzarduk has stated that the DVD even plays fine on the computer just not the DVD player.. That pretty much usually always points to media.. Not saying the media is bad, but just that the player may not like that particular media. Believe me I am an advocate of DivXtoDVD (just take a look at my site) but in this instance the video plays fine except for in the DVD player so it wouldn't matter about which proggy was used to convert the video..
     
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    the files work fine after conversion, so i doubt its that... it only goes red, green and pixelated on my dvd player.

    i live in England, United Kingdom... do i have the it set right?
     
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    Thats what I thought
    You see you have a NTSC video!!
    and your trying to play it on a PAL DVD player...
    You need to convert it from NTSC to PAL if you check out the guides here on AD there are several that show you how to do this..

    Here is a thread you might want to look at http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/115232

    Good luck and keep me updated :)
     
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