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Possible problem with DVD-R

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by BigChief1, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. BigChief1

    BigChief1 Member

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    Hey everybody,

    I am not a newbie at backing up dvds by far but I am running into a strange problem. First I will say to all those DVDXcopy fans to hang it up. I am now going through my library of backups and getting rid of any movie I backed up with Xcopy and doing it over with Shrink. My problem is that over the weekend I went back and watched two of my backup movies and they started to skip and act crazy. Its funny because I played them about a month ago and they played fine. Now they don't play good on any dvd player. I watch them and they play good about half way through and then start to skip. I take them out of the player and wipe the disc with windex and stick it back in and it seems to skip worst. Is using Windex wrong/is it messing the tracks up? Am I not letting it dry enough. One of the movies I used Xcopy and the other I used Shrink. I also use Ritek DVD-Rs. My second question is: does the Ritek disc erode or playback decay after awhile? Thanks afterdawn fam.
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Lol! Great advice.

    Ritek is generally a very stable and long lasting media. I say generally because there have been fakes popping up as well as Grade B Ritek passed off as Grade A by scumbag retailers.

    There's the possibility that the burns weren't the best due to an out of date firmware on the drive that wasn't optimized for that particular media.

    As for cleaning the discs I wouldn't use Windex anymore. It's great for glass but not DVDs. A soft cloth and 99% Isopropyl is the best.



     
  3. neney1

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    I had the same problem with my DVD player and Back up discs but my DVD player would play proper copys and all I did was get one of those laser lens cleaners for my DVd player and Sorted.

    I think its because when you copy a disc it doesn't ingrain on the disc as a proper bought disc would have been and the DVD player becomes more sensitive at playing them. I might be talking a load of bull but it worked for me!!!
     
  4. BigChief1

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    My Isopropyl says 50% on the bottle. Can I get 99% in the store?
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd call around to drug stores and electronics shops for the 99%. I don't think it makes a whole heck of a lot of difference as long as the inactive ingredient is water :)
     
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    ScubaPete Senior member

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    (Huuuuumm, I thought that's what I said, Lol)



     
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    Would VO and water work?,,,, foflmao
     
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    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Yep, it would work for me - (Lol)


     
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    For best DVD cleaning, use the solution made for cleaning eyeglasses. Very effective and safe. Available in dropper bottle or spray bottle, then wipe with soft cloth of the type for wiping camera lenses. Or, can get individually wrapped wipes for cleaning eyeglasses.
     
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    Good point StanH1000, I think I'll make a "Sticky" of that one, Thank you -

    Pete



     

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