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Diskcopy will not burn a playable DVD.


jrlouie

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I used Tsunami DVD Author to author a DVD (video and audio TS files) to my hard drive. I then tried to use DVD Copy to burn a DVD. It appears to work correctly, but not a single DVD has been playable.

 

When I use DVD Author's burning tool, every DVD (over 60) has played with no problem.

 

The only reason I want to use DVD Copy is so I can burn 2 DVDs at once. Since DVDA's tool works so well, the problem is obviously with Disk Copy. I have seen several threads on this, but the only suggestions are that the problem is in firmware, DVD quality, etc.

 

I use Sony -R DVDs, 2 Plextor PX740A burners on a home-built system (3.6GHz. P4, WXP Home, 2G RAM, over 1.5TB total HD space).

 

I have never used any earlier versions of EMC. Any suggestions, or any chance that the bugs in disk copy will ever be addressed? Roxio's support just goes in a circle with no way to ever contact them that I have found.

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Well, since I don't have much experience with EMC, am I missing something?

Does it make a difference if I use the folder the video_ts file is in or the video_ts file itself? (I have tried both.) Do I have to make an image file? It seems convenient that there is a burn option when I right click on the video_ts file, but that has not made a successful DVD either.

 

1. Put DVD in burner.

2. Browse to the video_ts folder.

3. Right click on Burn With Disk Copier.

4. The Disk Copy window appears, but I still have to select Browse for DVD-Video Folder.

5. Go to the folder with the video_ts file.

6. The DVD title screen appears in the window.

7. OK

8. Click Copy Now.

9. A box appears that says compressing DVD, although compression isn't necessary.

10. It appears to burn the DVD, and the DVD has something burned on it.

11. The tray opens.

12. This one plays fine! The only difference is that I used a TDK DVD instead of a Sony.

 

I just tried it again. Trying to copy to Sony DVDs results in frisbees. TDK DVDs play fine.

 

TDK's burn at 8x. The Sony are rated 8x, but burn at 16x in both DVDA and DiskCopy.

 

Why won't the Sony DVDs work with DiskCopy when they work with DVDA? I find it hard to believe that Sony DVD's aren't as high a quality.

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Well, since I don't have much experience with EMC, am I missing something?

Does it make a difference if I use the folder the video_ts file is in or the video_ts file itself? (I have tried both.) Do I have to make an image file? It seems convenient that there is a burn option when I right click on the video_ts file, but that has not made a successful DVD either.

 

1. Put DVD in burner.

2. Browse to the video_ts folder.

3. Right click on Burn With Disk Copier.

4. The Disk Copy window appears, but I still have to select Browse for DVD-Video Folder.

5. Go to the folder with the video_ts file.

6. The DVD title screen appears in the window.

7. OK

8. Click Copy Now.

9. A box appears that says compressing DVD, although compression isn't necessary.

10. It appears to burn the DVD, and the DVD has something burned on it.

11. The tray opens.

12. This one plays fine! The only difference is that I used a TDK DVD instead of a Sony.

 

I just tried it again. Trying to copy to Sony DVDs results in frisbees. TDK DVDs play fine.

 

TDK's burn at 8x. The Sony are rated 8x, but burn at 16x in both DVDA and DiskCopy.

 

Why won't the Sony DVDs work with DiskCopy when they work with DVDA? I find it hard to believe that Sony DVD's aren't as high a quality.

The Sony are rated 8x, but burn at 16x in both DVDA and DiskCopy. I find it hard to believe that Sony DVD's aren't as high a quality.

 

No 8x media should be overspeed burned at 16x. List the media ID, Media type, and the drive ID. In DVDinfo Pro put a Sony disc in and click the DVD button at the top. Then click the drive button on top and list the firmware for the drive. You could post the TDK info too.

 

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Burning at 8X seems to have fixed the problem with the Sony DVD's.

 

I thought that the system was able to automatically detect the speed at which the DVD could be written to without errors.

 

Thanks for the help.

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Burning at 8X seems to have fixed the problem with the Sony DVD's.

 

I thought that the system was able to automatically detect the speed at which the DVD could be written to without errors.

 

The PX740A is a rebaged BenQ with overspeeding media ability. Plextor has did this for a long time, there one fault IMO for the average user. It used to only be +R media now both + - R DVD. For safety's sake never burn media faster than the x speed the packaging says.

If you like going to the edge the capability of overburning DVD+R media however, is very rare and one of the things that makes Plextor PX-712/716 special!

 

cdanteek

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I used Tsunami DVD Author to author a DVD (video and audio TS files) to my hard drive. I then tried to use DVD Copy to burn a DVD. It appears to work correctly, but not a single DVD has been playable.

 

When I use DVD Author's burning tool, every DVD (over 60) has played with no problem.

 

The only reason I want to use DVD Copy is so I can burn 2 DVDs at once. Since DVDA's tool works so well, the problem is obviously with Disk Copy. I have seen several threads on this, but the only suggestions are that the problem is in firmware, DVD quality, etc.

 

I use Sony -R DVDs, 2 Plextor PX740A burners on a home-built system (3.6GHz. P4, WXP Home, 2G RAM, over 1.5TB total HD space).

 

I have never used any earlier versions of EMC. Any suggestions, or any chance that the bugs in disk copy will ever be addressed? Roxio's support just goes in a circle with no way to ever contact them that I have found.

 

There are 2 different disc copier programs in V8. The preferred one is "Disc Copier". The other is "RecordNow Copy".

 

You want to use Disc Copier and start it through XP – Start – All Programs – Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 – Copy – Disc Copier.

 

If you have some RW media to play with, try copying the actual disc that you burned with DVD Author to see if that works.

 

Another test would be to create something simple in MyDVD and burn it to a video file. Then use DC to burn that file to disc and see how that works out.

 

DC started in V7 and has been trouble free. It is even sold as a stand alone version.

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