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Burned Dvd Crashes Player


mchadjin@anet.com

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Need some help with a weird problem:

 

Burned DVD’s with large files using EMC8 create a DVD that crashes PC based DVD players Win Media Player, WinDVD5, CinePlayer, and DVDMax. When playing on home DVD player, the DVD player can not access the main menu – player just goes into play mode and then freezes at a spot mid-way through the content.

 

Here is the weird part - DVD’s burned with exactly the same content on same PC via EMC 7 work fine. Also, short files burned via EMC 8 play fine – it is just big files (4gb, about 500mb short of DVD capacity) that create DVD’s that crash. I am using the same media in all cases – 16X Memorex (made by Ricoh, which is on the approved list of media for my Plextor DVD drive).

 

I tried the following: ran software update for EMC 8, updated firmware of DVD player, uninstalled and reinstalled EMC8, ran rxfix.exe (per EMC8 knowledgebase suggestion)

 

My system is 3GHz P4, XP pro, 2gb RAM, Plextor PX-716SA drive.

 

Everything else on EMC 8 works great, even TiVo file conversions.

 

Suggestions? Thank you

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Was the files in the same format (avi, Mpeg) and time frames compared to the files you had created in EMC7

 

Yes, exactly the same file. The source file is a 2.5 gb mpg file, which is too big for one disk, so one half the content was selecterd via the "Edit Video" of EMC8 and EMC 7.

 

I took a 10 minute selection from this same source file and producced a DVD that worked in EMC8, Really weird.

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Yes it is always a good idea to use a rw first because if it doesn't work you can erase it and make a new production

 

Thank you to both of you for the input.

 

I tried to use a different media, DVD-R, to see if this helped. It did not. The DVD burned still crashes.

 

Because EMC7 is able to burn a good DVD, I do not beilieve I have a drive or media problem but a problem with EMC8

 

As suggested, I checked the box to create an image file when I burned the DVD. It created a file image.iso. This file was audio only, for some reason. However, otherwise it worked fine. I burned a DVD+RW DVD from this, and it palyed fine - the menu was complete but the content just had audio.

 

So something is wrong here, but it does not track.

 

I remain baffeled.

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It the time that determines if it is to big. Is it less thatn 2 hrs?

 

 

Yes. it is less than 2 hours. The original program was 2 hours but with the menus it did not fit on one DVD (single side, not DL), so I separated it into 2 halves. I know it fits becuase it records fine with EMC 7. This is the weird part.

 

Next, I am going to get DVD-R media and try this just to see if it makes a difference. I know this does not make sense as the recorder and media combination work with EMC 7, but I am at a loss as to what else to try. Something changesd with EMC 8. Makes sense? Oher suggesitons?

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Did you try to create an ISO file (image file) of each half and then copy that to the disc? If the ISO file isn't created properly, then perhaps something happened when you split the original file. If the file is created, copy that to an RW disc and see if it still crashes the programs. :)

 

Yes. it is less than 2 hours. The original program was 2 hours but with the menus it did not fit on one DVD (single side, not DL), so I separated it into 2 halves. I know it fits because it records fine with EMC 7. This is the weird part.

 

Next, I am going to get DVD-R media and try this just to see if it makes a difference. I know this does not make sense as the recorder and media combination work with EMC 7, but I am at a loss as to what else to try. Something changesd with EMC 8. Makes sense? Oher suggesitons?

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