First I would like to say any suggestions made are sincerely appreciated, forgive the lengthy post but I want to give as many details as possible to troubleshoot.
I have limited knowledge with this DVD burning so bear with me please.
My burner is a Liteon 812S that had USOJ firmware on it. I had burned numerous backup movie DVDâ€™s with some Ritek DVD+ (Ricoh JNPR01-02h) that I thought were good. I have tried them on 4 stand alone players, as well as the PC, and they all worked fine.
Now the major problem, my main DVD player hooked up to my big screen TV doesnâ€™t like how the disks were burned using DVD+ media. Although itâ€™s capable of DVD+, DVD-, and DVD R/W, It skips and sometimes freezes when the movie reaches about 85%. If I use a DVD+ R/W it has no problems. If I use a DVD-, it has no problems. Itâ€™s not the media because it plays in all other players.
This DVD player is 1 month old and has a feature I love, itâ€˜s able to convert the DVD signal to 720P or 1080i either through component cables or DVI cable. The picture is absolutely stunning when it works for the 85%, and Iâ€™m so pissed at myself that I did not check these disks thoroughly on this player from the start.
Tried an experiment and it seemed to work even though I had no clue what I was doing. I downloaded the Liteon change book type utility and changed the DVD+ to DVD-Rom.
I then burned two DVDâ€™s (same media) and they played fine on the player. Iâ€™m not sure if this utility does this for all disks I put in that are DVD+, or do I have to enable the program each time for each new disk? I did enable it for both disks on my experiment.
I have since installed the Omni Patcher and installed firmware USON (like to avoid USOQ at this time).
The only thing I did was install the included tweaks and checked the â€œenable auto-bitsettingâ€ and the â€œUtilize force-recalibration for 8x +Râ€. I am satisfied with a 4x burn, so making the selected media burn at 8x is not a priority.
Given the above facts
Iâ€™m not sure if the Change Book Type utility does this for all disks I put in that are DVD+, or do I have to enable the program each time for each new disk? I did enable it for both disks on my experiment.
Do you think by using the Omni Patcher with the enable auto bit setting will solve the problem, and by using this feature should I go back and change the book type utility to normal for DVD+?
I have not burned anything yet since installing the Omni Patcher with tweaks. Iâ€™d like to hear what you guys say before I screw up any more disks. Also just opened a new box of 100 DVD+ so Iâ€™ve got to find a way to solve the problem, the easiest solution would have been just to use DVD- from now on.
Sorry if I bored you, it may be a bit difficult to read, but tried to convey my thoughts as best I could.