I have this movie on a DVD+R disk, that I am trying to make a backup of, into a DVD-R disk using ImgBurn. The source disk works fine on my laptop as well as my DVD player. The backup disk works fine on my laptop, but does not work on my DVD player. When I say does not work, the symptoms are various, like:
- There are those rainbow colored bands going across the screen at various places.
- Sometimes the audio gets cut off.
- Sometimes the audio is not in sync with the video.
- Sometimes the video just freezes up, after playing for 5-10 minutes.
- Sometimes the DVD player is stuck at the initial "Loading" screen itself.
- Sometimes if I skip the inital 15-20 minutes of bad recording, then everything seems to be working fine.
I still haven't got a singe DVD disk that plays flawlessly on my DVD player, from begin to end. All, I have to show for my effort is a bunch of coasters.
My laptop is a brand-new Everex VA4103M running Windows vista Home Basic. My DVD player is a Cyberhome CH-DVD 300 player. This is the very first time that I burning DVD disk on the laptop. I like the Cyberhome DVD player, since this is one of the very few that I have found, which can play anything that you throw at it. Except, now I find, that it cannot play the DVD disk that I am burning.
There is no encryption on the source disk. I can make a backup copy of the same source disk using Nero (trial version) and this plays fine on the DVD player. Rather than paying $70 to get Nero, I would prefer to use ImgBurn.
During my Google search, I read that if the audio and video is not in sync, then burn the DVD at the lowest possible speed, and that is what I have done. In one of the ImgBurn screen, it showed that the lowest speed for my media is 2.4x and so I have been consistently burning the DVDs at 2.4x.
I have gone through all the guides listed in the "ImgBurn Support Forum > General > Guides" forum. I have gone through all guides that I could find on videhelp.com. Burned using those guide and I have created some more coasters.
From my source disk, I created an ISO image as well as a backup of the whole disk (including the AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders) onto my hard disk. This was done just to eliminate any problem that could happen with buffering, etc. from the laptop's DVD drive. Using both the ISO image and VIDEO_TS folder, I have tried various ways of burning the movie, but none of them seem to be working.
I tried burning the same movie on a different DVD+R disk, the result is still the same.
I tried burning a different movie on the DVD-R disk, the result is still the same. I don't have any other DVD burners available, unless I go and buy a new external DVD burner.
I searched in this forum and I found that the DVD media that is recommended is either Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden. So, other than getting those media, is there anything that I can do with my existing media to resolve this problem?
Below is the ImgBurn log file from my latest burning adventure:
I 14:32:07 ImgBurn Version 220.127.116.11 started!
I 14:32:07 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition (6.0, Build 6000)
I 14:32:07 Total Physical Memory: 456,576 KB - Available: 128,720 KB
I 14:32:07 Initialising SPTI...
I 14:32:07 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 14:32:07 Found 1 DVD?RW!
I 14:35:39 Operation Started!
I 14:35:39 Building Image Tree...
I 14:35:39 Checking Directory Depth...
I 14:35:39 Calculating Totals...
I 14:35:39 Preparing Image...
I 14:35:40 Checking Path Length...
I 14:35:40 Image Size: 4,656,267,264 bytes
I 14:35:40 Image Sectors: 2,273,568
I 14:35:40 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 14:36:54 Operation Started!
I 14:36:54 Building Image Tree...
I 14:36:54 Checking Directory Depth...
I 14:36:54 Calculating Totals...
I 14:36:54 Preparing Image...
I 14:36:55 Checking Path Length...
I 14:36:55 Image Size: 4,656,267,264 bytes
I 14:36:55 Image Sectors: 2,273,568
I 14:37:00 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:05
I 14:37:00 Operation Started!
I 14:37:00 Source File: -==/\/[bUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
I 14:37:00 Source File Sectors: 2,273,568 (MODE1/2048)
I 14:37:00 Source File Size: 4,656,267,264 bytes
I 14:37:00 Source File Volume Identifier: Vivah
I 14:37:00 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V18.104.22.168 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 14:37:00 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 14:37:00 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 14:37:00 Destination Device: [3:0:0] Optiarc DVD RW AD-5530A AX24 (E:) (ATA)
I 14:37:00 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: MCC-004-00) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x)
I 14:37:00 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104
I 14:37:00 Write Mode: DVD
I 14:37:00 Write Type: DAO
I 14:37:00 Write Speed: 2.4x
I 14:37:00 Link Size: Auto
I 14:37:00 Test Mode: No
I 14:37:00 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 14:37:05 Filling Buffer... (20 MB)
I 14:37:07 Writing LeadIn...
I 14:37:23 Writing Image... (LBA: 0 - 2273567)
I 15:01:35 Synchronising Cache...
I 15:01:46 Closing Track...
I 15:01:48 Finalising Disc...
I 15:02:35 Image MD5: 8d2c1babdded67fc90ab33aa0f328111
I 15:02:36 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:25:35
I 15:02:36 Average Write Rate: 3,131 KB/s (2.3x) - Maximum Write Rate: 3,375 KB/s (2.4x)
I 15:02:36 Cycling Tray before Verify...
W 15:02:41 Waiting for device to become ready...
I 15:04:29 Device Ready!
I 15:04:29 Operation Started!
I 15:04:29 Source Device: [3:0:0] Optiarc DVD RW AD-5530A AX24 (E:) (ATA)
I 15:04:29 Source Media Type: DVD+R (Book Type: DVD-ROM) (Disc ID: MCC-004-00) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x)
I 15:04:29 Image File: -==/\/[bUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
I 15:04:29 Image File Sectors: 2,273,568 (MODE1/2048)
I 15:04:29 Image File Size: 4,656,267,264 bytes
I 15:04:29 Image File Volume Identifier: Vivah
I 15:04:29 Image File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V22.214.171.124 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 15:04:29 Image File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 15:04:29 Image File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 15:04:30 Verifying Sectors... (LBA: 0 - 2273567)
I 15:13:53 Device MD5: 8d2c1babdded67fc90ab33aa0f328111
I 15:13:53 Image MD5: 8d2c1babdded67fc90ab33aa0f328111
I 15:13:53 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:09:23
I 15:13:53 Average Verify Rate: 8,076 KB/s (5.8x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 11,722 KB/s (8.5x)