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what kind od media do i need

Postby coonsanders on Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:41 am

hi
im trying to make copies of dvds that i made from video tpes.the dvds are either fuji dvd-r or phillips dvd-rs.im going from these type of dvds to the
same type of dvds.this process wont work.what type of dvds do i need to do it?thanks.


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Postby bicomputational on Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:58 am

It's possible that the media you are using isn't one that works well with the burn drive you are using, but I think it's more likely that the problem is
somehow related to how you are trying to make the copies. When you say that "this process won't work", exactly in what way doesn't it work? This is important in running down the cause of the problem. Do the discs burn but not play? Do you start a burn but then the process gets aborted?
Are you trying to copy directly from one drive to another? If so, it's always
safer to lower the speed of the burn drive - even with buffer under run protection you'll have a better chance of success if you do this. Another thing you can try is to first burn an image of the dvd to your hard drive and then copy it to another dvd from the drive. Takes longer but again greatly increases your chance of success.
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Postby coonsanders on Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:14 am

hi
i contacted sony and they said its a config issue with nero.so i dropped them an email.if you no how to configure this let me no.the drive is ok.it processes
it till it starts to burn...the it says i need different media..that the dvd-r im
using is wrong.


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Postby bicomputational on Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:57 pm

I'm using Nero 6, so if you're using a different version things may differ a little. First, can you burn a dvd with the destination drive using the dvd-r discs you want to use - I mean, not to copy, but just to burn anything. Because that would rule out the problem being the discs - and I still think it's not the discs. I've only heard of that message if you were trying to copy a dvd to a cd or a double layer dvd to a single layer - something like that that would be physically impossible for the program to do without using a special setting.
In Nero 6 you want to choose Copy and Backup, copy entire disc, you want to make sure that you tell the program you are using dvd's and not cd's, if both drives are burners you can play around with using which one is the reader and which one is the burner. It should be pretty straightforward. I would again suggest dropping the writing speed of the burn drive. Also, the drop down menu that gives you a choice of burn drive also gives you a choice to burn an image. I think you should test that. Burn an image, then use Nero to burn the image to dvd. That should avoid any configuration problem. There are other programs besides Nero you might want to consider is you decide to use that method (ImgBurn) but I'd test it with Nero.
The other alternative is to choose Copy An Entire DVD movie. This rips the movie to the hard drive, and then you can burn it again onto another dvd.
I have used the Copy Entire Disc function without a problem, so I know it works. But if you can't get the settings right try one of the alternatives
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Postby coonsanders on Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:50 pm

hi
i had found the solution to the issue on my own.i appreciate your feedback
alot.thanks.


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Postby coonsanders on Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:14 pm

hi
im using noer 7.i made 6 dvs successfully the while burning the 7th i got
just before the burning process a message about the kind of media im using.
itll say what i need and that is dvd-/rw and what im using is dvd-r.itll then
say to configure the burning rom to dvd-r so you can use these type of dvds
(dvd-r)how do i config it?where do i look?thanks


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