I am new to burning and DVD backups. Iâ€™ve been doing okay, but have ran into a couple problems that Iâ€™ve not seen elsewhere or been able to dig up using your Search feature, so decided to break down and ask a couple questions.
First of all, my hardware/software setup is as follows:
Dell Dimension 8300: WinXP Sp1, Pentium 4, 3GHz, 1GB Ram, 80GB HD (58% free space), JLMS DVD-ROM XJ-HD166 (reader/player), NEC DVD+RW, ND-2100AD (writer/burner); running DVDFab Express 188.8.131.52 (and have been loving it!) with Nero 6.6 Suite. I also use DVD Cloner 3 sometimes (prefer Fabâ€¦ more dependable). I have an Emerson VCR/DVD (-R/-RW) Player/Recorder combo.
I'm using DVD +RW's and DVD +R's.
- Using Fab, I am backing up from original DVD's that have multiple "movies" (aka â€œepisodesâ€, i.e., â€˜24â€™, â€˜Gillianâ€™s Islandâ€™ and other multi-episode DVDâ€™s). I don't want all the goop (trailers, special features, etc.), just the episodes. I can't use "copy movie only" because it only copies one of the 4 episodes onto a blank DVDâ€¦. There is unfortunately not a feature that will let me choose (select) more than one â€œmovieâ€ - I can choose a different â€œmovieâ€, just not multiple â€œmoviesâ€. But you can select different (one, more than one, or all) Audio Streams and Subpictures. Is this something the programmer can change in the next upgrade/version of Fab? I was able to do multiple episode selection in DVD Cloner, but Cloner doesnâ€™t always burn and DVD Fab is much more dependable.
Does anyone know another way of doing this with my current setup?
- Until yesterday, Iâ€™d been backing up my movies onto new, blank DVD+RWâ€™s. I recently purchased a large volume of DVD+Râ€™s that I was planning to use instead of the RWâ€™s for the episodic backups as outlined in #1 above (less expensive). Using Fab, I successfully burned a â€œComplete Discâ€ onto the +R without a problem; however, when I tried to play it in my TVâ€™s DVD player, I get the message on the TV from my DVD player, â€œDISC ERROR. Please eject the Disc. Playback feature may not be available on this Disc.â€ The interesting thing is, that this same disc plays just fine in the computerâ€™s DVD player! I then used DVD Cloner to burn it again onto another +R, and using the customized features burned only the episodes (instead of the whole disc). It worked the same way â€“ plays just fine on the TVâ€™s DVD player using the +RWâ€™s, but not on the +Râ€™s; the +Râ€™s will only play on the computers DVD Player. I've gone through quite a few +R's trying to figure this out. I'm stumped. :sad:
So, it appears to me to not be a software (burning) issue, as it happens with both programs. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions as to what is happening and why?
Any help would be appreciated, thank you!