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The Dvd Copy Stops 1/2 Way Through And Won't Continue!


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After waiting 10 hours for my home movies to burn to a dvd with easy media creator 8's disc burn feature, the copy I try to burn from that disc (for the rest of the family) doesn't make it. It starts out great - fast and everything good, but somewhere before the end, it dies. First it slows down and then it just stops - I have to use a new disc everytime it does this :) I'm using a Dell computer - I don't know all the specs.

 

Please help if you can!!!

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Jeff, I don't think the problem is video card related since rcrosta1 has already created the DVD and they play fine. He is trying to make copies of the DVD.

 

Rcrosta1, have you tried a different make of DVD?

What program did you use to make the DVD? Do you still have the project files? Can you burn a DVD using the project files?

Have you done a defrag of the hard drive, turned of the internet and antivirus checking while burning?

 

used emc 8, burned to disc directly from my camcorder

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After waiting 10 hours for my home movies to burn to a dvd with easy media creator 8's disc burn feature, the copy I try to burn from that disc (for the rest of the family) doesn't make it. It starts out great - fast and everything good, but somewhere before the end, it dies. First it slows down and then it just stops - I have to use a new disc everytime it does this :) I'm using a Dell computer - I don't know all the specs.

 

Please help if you can!!!

I was having a similar problem on a DELL 8300 where the copying would stop at 20% 30% 80% or whatever using NERO. I upgraded the DVD's firmware from DELL (I had to use tech suppport chat to find the update as it was not listed with the other updates) after this the Copy took the usual 11 minutes at 4X for a 4GB DVD HOWEVER WITH ROXIO 8.) IT WAS GOING TO TAKE 1 HOUR & 9 MINUTES I tried three different movies and Blank DVD's all were over an hour. I tried it on NERO and it took 11 Minutes. I do not know if it is on the read end or write end of the copy processs. I would start by updating the DVD REcorder and player's firmware from DELL. I did notice that regarless of wheather I set the speed at 4X or 8X the transfer rate never got above 10kb/sec

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I was having a similar problem on a DELL 8300 where the copying would stop at 20% 30% 80% or whatever using NERO. I upgraded the DVD's firmware from DELL (I had to use tech suppport chat to find the update as it was not listed with the other updates) after this the Copy took the usual 11 minutes at 4X for a 4GB DVD HOWEVER WITH ROXIO 8.) IT WAS GOING TO TAKE 1 HOUR & 9 MINUTES I tried three different movies and Blank DVD's all were over an hour. I tried it on NERO and it took 11 Minutes. I do not know if it is on the read end or write end of the copy processs. I would start by updating the DVD REcorder and player's firmware from DELL. I did notice that regarless of wheather I set the speed at 4X or 8X the transfer rate never got above 10kb/sec

 

So, are you saying that on your system Roxio 8 does copy satisfactorily but takes much longer than Nero? I also have a Dell 8300 and recently made copies of 3 DVD's I had made from VHS tapes. I used disc copier and had no problem making the copies but I wasn't watching the time it took, but it certainly wasn't anything like 1 hr 9 minutes per disk. The last time I had made copies was when I was using Roxio7.5 and as best I can judge the time was similar to Roxio 8. I guess all this stuff is some combo of processer speed, burner brand and firmware, HD size and capacity, other programs in the backround (like McAfeeAV), version of Roxio 8 (I have the earliest--never updated), and who knows what else. But I've never had to make an iso first and then burn from the iso.

 

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After waiting 10 hours for my home movies to burn to a dvd, the copy doesn't make it. It starts out great - fast and everything good, but somewhere before the end, it dies. First it slows down and then it just stops - I have to use a new disc everytime it does this :)

 

Please help if you can!!!

 

Explaining what kind of files you are using, what program you used, your computer specs, etc. might aid in you getting some help.

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used emc 8, burned to disc directly from my camcorder

ok let's get back to my problem

no, i didnt shut off my anti virus. what are the chances this being the problem!!

the book says to save video to hard drive it should be an iso file. is this corect & how do you do that using emc 8. i'll use it this way to copy a dvd i made if i can but i would still like the copy disc to dis feature to work

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same thing is happining to me.

made dvd of home videos. they play fine in all dvd players i have as well as on computer .

when i try to make copies(and i've tried both copy programs that come with emc 8, it only burns the new disc for about 10 minutes worth of video then says error occured while burning. check original disc for dust, fingerprints, or scratches.

well i've tried more than five discs i just made and get the same results.

help

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same thing is happining to me.

made dvd of home videos. they play fine in all dvd players i have as well as on computer .

when i try to make copies(and i've tried both copy programs that come with emc 8, it only burns the new disc for about 10 minutes worth of video then says error occured while burning. check original disc for dust, fingerprints, or scratches.

well i've tried more than five discs i just made and get the same results.

help

 

Have you tried to first create an iso file of your DVD to harddrive and then use DiscCopier to burn the iso file to a new DVD. This is a much better way of creating copies of a DVD especially if making multiple copies. Also please list your computer specs, etc as Bruce has suggested in the post above.

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Have you tried to first create an iso file of your DVD to harddrive and then use DiscCopier to burn the iso file to a new DVD. This is a much better way of creating copies of a DVD especially if making multiple copies. Also please list your computer specs, etc as Bruce has suggested in the post above.

 

 

yes i did

could not get file to burn

i have a hp media center m7170

pentiumD 830 (S)

memory 1 gb

250 gb hard drive

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What type of video card do you have?

 

Jeff, I don't think the problem is video card related since rcrosta1 has already created the DVD and they play fine. He is trying to make copies of the DVD.

 

Rcrosta1, have you tried a different make of DVD?

What program did you use to make the DVD? Do you still have the project files? Can you burn a DVD using the project files?

Have you done a defrag of the hard drive, turned of the internet and antivirus checking while burning?

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