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Old March 18th, 2006, 08:57 PM   #1
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Trouble with DVD burning

I have having trouble burning a good DVD from my video's.

I seem to get about 50% or more with a ton of pixelation and audio distortion to the point of a complete freezing up of the video.

I have been using RiData inkjet printable DVD discs and a couple different burning programs like Nero and Encore DVD. I have the same results from premiere elements when I use it to author the dvd.

Some of the discs come out fine, others no good at all. I have tried them on several players with similar results.

I initially thought it was my burner, a Sony Q28A so I went and bought a new Sony DRU 800A and I have encountered the same problem with it. Any ideas? Anyone? I know the original file must be good because I can make a disc that works fine then the next one from the same file is no good.

One thing...short videos seem to be fine, it usually occurs after about 20 minutes into the video.
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Old March 18th, 2006, 10:00 PM   #2
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From what you wrote, it sounds as if the only thing you haven't tried yet is changing the type of blank disk you are burning onto (would they all just happend to be from one batch too?). Give Verbatims a try.
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Old March 18th, 2006, 10:36 PM   #3
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From what you wrote, it sounds as if the only thing you haven't tried yet is changing the type of blank disk you are burning onto (would they all just happend to be from one batch too?). Give Verbatims a try.
I bought a 200 lot of these....do you think they could be a bad batch? I always thought RiData were high quality
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Old March 18th, 2006, 11:14 PM   #4
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I agree with Robert. You might want to try the Verbatims or Taiyo Yuden and see if that helps. Also what speed are the disks and what speed are you burning at? Does changing the write speed make any difference?
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Old March 18th, 2006, 11:18 PM   #5
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just finished my basketball editing, and burned 13 dvd's for the kids. have a 100 pack from staples, and about every 5 one is defect. using Sonic program to copy (came with my pc, win based). even they ar rewritable, it would not work to re-write on them. so, i guess it must ne "normal"

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Old March 18th, 2006, 11:24 PM   #6
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We burn thousands of discs a month using Micoboards Towers and Taiyo Yuden disks. We verify all discs and get less than one percent error rate. Twenty percent defective would have me pulling my hair out, or at least holding on line for tech support.
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Old March 18th, 2006, 11:28 PM   #7
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I agree with Robert. You might want to try the Verbatims or Taiyo Yuden and see if that helps. Also what speed are the disks and what speed are you burning at? Does changing the write speed make any difference?
The discs are 8x and I have been writing at 4x...is that a problem?
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Old March 18th, 2006, 11:42 PM   #8
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Go 8x if you can. We used Ritek (Ridata) disks a long time ago, but gave up on them because of problems like you describe. With your new burner and better disks, I think you will get much better results.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 10:40 AM   #9
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I had the same problem yesterday..I am trying TDKs to replace my Maxell DVD's. Is there any brand you would recommend?
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Old June 12th, 2006, 01:10 PM   #10
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I had the same problem with my DVD, But I solved the problem by changing the burner speed to 2x and I used Verbatim DVDs and the most important thing is not to use sticky lables. use printable DVD only and you will never have problem again.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 02:16 PM   #11
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I had the same problem with my DVD, But I solved the problem by changing the burner speed to 2x and I used Verbatim DVDs and the most important thing is not to use sticky lables. use printable DVD only and you will never have problem again.
Hey Michael

what's wrong with the sticky labels? I only started in the wedding video business and I dont think I can afford to spend on a DVD printer right now.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 02:55 PM   #12
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i use stickys all the time bit i have just started to notice that the dvd can muck up sometimes in slim dvd players. the worst i have heard and i have experienced was when my DVD player, Yes My DVD player caught on fire. thankfully know was heart and my house didn't burn down it was a close one. also for 70 pound you can get the EPSON R220. AMAZING printer. DVD/Photo printer. qaulity is amazing.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 03:49 PM   #13
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Hi Billy ..

Sticky labels can put the DVD out of balance and just think if you leave it in your car in the summer time what would happen to it ! it is a problem that you have to deal with latter. you can buy an Epson Photo R320 for a very good price and can print DVD on it and looks so professional...
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Old June 13th, 2006, 10:07 AM   #14
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i use the EPSON R220. BRILIENT PRINTER AND MUCH CHEAPER
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Old June 13th, 2006, 12:57 PM   #15
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I had the same problem yesterday..I am trying TDKs to replace my Maxell DVD's. Is there any brand you would recommend?
In general you can't rely on the brand name. Nearly all brands source from different DVD media manufacturers. Some manufacturers produce good media, some poor media. Two of the highest quality DVD manufacturers are Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Taiyo Yuden.

You have to rely on the media ID to tell you whether the disk is good or bad. See this guide that tells you what is the quality of the different manufacturers, the media IDs, and which brands use which manufacturers.

A general principle is that the best media is manufactured in Japan.
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