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Writing error most of the times

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by 4433181, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. 4433181

    4433181 Guest

    Hi every one...i'm new in this forum and my handicap it's French !!!
    I will try to explain my problem in english...
    i use Platinum DVD x Copy, Anydvd ver.4.5.7.2.
    My burner is a LG Super multi dvd writer..
    I always have writing error when i try to copy a dvd,well, most of the times,what can i do ??
     
  2. Hallywood

    Hallywood Regular member

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    I would suggest you get rid of Platinum and download Shrink and Decrypter from the downloads section. Both are free and in my opinion far superior to anything XCopy has. Read the guides and start backin up your DVDs.
    Good Luck,
    HW.
     
  3. 4433181

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    Thank you very much....

    So dvd x copy is a bad purchase ??
     
  4. squizzle

    squizzle Active member

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    I used to use DVD X Copy, and I must say that since I found DVD Shrink I am much happier. X Copy gave me lots of software conflicts and was really picky about the movies it would work on (and probably is worse now). DVD Shrink is free, gives you more options, and in my opinion gives you a much better backup. Also I haven't heard of any software conflicts with Shrink at all. The only bummer about Shrink is there will be no more updates because the guy who made Shrink works for Nero now, but that hasn't proved to be a problem yet since there are lots of really good decrypters out there, like AnyDVD and DVD Decrypter. I hope that answers your question.
     
  5. Hallywood

    Hallywood Regular member

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    Hey 4433181,
    Like squiz, I also had Xcopy. Two versions.(two time loser) Platinum was just pure crap. I think there are a bunch of folks here at AD that owned that garbage at one time or another and most if not all will give you a poor review of XCopy. Let us know how you are getting along with Shrink and Decrypter. Make sure to keep AnyDVD, it's a great program.
    Good Luck,
    HW.
     
  6. LivnDGirl

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    I have the LG Super Multi DVD Writer in external version, and have never had a coaster yet (or problem) using Nero Express (OEM that came with my burner) and DVD Decrypter first (in file mode) and DVD Shrink afterwards with "Burn using Nero" enabled.

    Hope this helps.

    Edit: Oh no one asked what media you are trying to record to. I use Verbatim 4x DVD+R with great success.
     
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  7. 4433181

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    Lol....I am really dumb with those programs... I tried to copy a dvd last night as Halliwood help but it still have copying error...i'm getting tired of scrapping blank dvds lol !!
    I really need an advance formation to run these lol
    Thanks to all of you for helps
    regards......Denis
     
  8. Hallywood

    Hallywood Regular member

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    4433181,
    Get yourself some high quality RW blanks and keep trying. What programs have you installed and what steps you have tried?
    At what step are you having problems. Please give us a step by step. The more detail we have, the easier it will be to fix your problems. I'm sure that you'll be backin up your DVD's like a pro in no time.
    Good Luck,
    HW.
     
  9. 4433181

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    To Halliwood...

    I have Anydvd,Dvd X Copy Platinum,Nero 5.5,
    dvd decrypter,dvd shrink..using Memorex dvd-r recordable 4x.
    01-Insert a dvd movie (ex:Ice age)
    02-Open Dvd X copy
    03-Following all instructions as explained
    04-asked for inserting a blank dvd
    05-Begining of writing then a window appears and say:
    Focus and writing error
    Really need a step by step instruction

    Thanks again....Denis
     
  10. Hallywood

    Hallywood Regular member

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    4433181,
    I would suggest you get rid of XCopy and find some high quality media (Memorex isn't considered to be all that great for DVD backups). Download DVD Decrypter, it's a great program and can also be used as a burner for Shrink.
    Now that you have all the tools, click on the guides tab and find the Shrink guide. Just follow the directions and I'm sure you'll be backing up DVDs in no time.
    Good Luck,
    HW.
     
  11. squizzle

    squizzle Active member

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    What's your computer specs too?
     
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    Answering Squizzle...
    It's a Celeron (R) Touch system 2.40 ghz
    224 Mo RAM
    Windows XP Family Edition ver 2002
     
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    Has anyone have a step by step instructions
    from starting computer to successful copied dvd ?
     
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    As to step by step - the 3rd tab above is Guides and there are several good ones there.
     
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    any luck?
     

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