Hello, I'm new, which is why I am posting here.
I invested in a Philips Lightscribe external DVD burner a few weeks ago, the primary reason being that my disabled brother can't help but get his DVDs badly scuffed when trying to get them in & out of their cases as he has very shaky hands. As a result after a few months the discs become unplayable and he has to buy them again. So I figured that backing up his discs when he buys them means he doesn't have to keep buying the same releases over and over again.
Mostly, everything is fine. So far I have backed up about 20 video DVDs and a few DVD games using DVDFab Platinum. Obviously the DVD games cannot be shrunk, so I am using DL media to clone these, and the results until now have been fine. But the last 2 days, DVDFab reads the disc, asks for blank media, and when I insert it, I get an error mesage that reads:
[I]Failed to burn DVD
Do you want to try again?
[/I]I can try again as many times as I like, nothing else happnes apart from seeing the same message again. So if I click no, I get error message 112. I have read that the media is often the cause, and no doubt my DL media is on the cheap side, but I wonder why this is happening now, when everything was fine with the same media a few days ago. In fact, this problem started 2 days ago, yet yesterday, I did get one good burn (on a blank disc that previously threw up the 112 error).
Since then, single-layer clones are fine, shrink burns are fine, it's just DL clones on a couple of DVD games. Could it be some sort of protection is making these discs harder to back-up?
In case it might be relevant, I installed Nero a couple of days ago. I see that in the DVDFab clone process, an iso and ini file are created. Can I use the Nero engine to try & burn or are these files still protected? If I can use Nero, can you give me an idiot's guide to doing this? (I have burned ISOs in Nero before but am not sure if I need to do anything with the ini file).
My firmware is all up-to-date btw.