What happens when you play a backup of a DVD that might be different on a PC versus a DVD player connected to your TV?
I’m guessing the PC would be using a different decoder or something similar. But more to the point, why would a backup of a particular DVD (the Grudge) play on the PC and not on the TV??
(I also posted to the ANYDVD forum thinking it may have to do with that which I used to unlock the DVD to back it up but a general explaination would also set my mind at ease and maybe send me in the direction of a solution.)
I have the same problem (The Grudge). When you hit play on my home dvd player the burned dvd starts off with a black screen and skips all the way to the end of the dvd. I can still watch the movie by skipping back to the second title or frame, but if I go to the first title or frame it messes up all over again.
Yes I use +R and I always have used +R with no problems. No, the booktype is not the problem.
Plextor 761A is my burner of choice.
I have the same problem with Resident Evil 2 and Little Black Book.
The simple answer is that you are probably using cheap media. PC DVD-ROM drives are specifically designed to read recordable media, whereas most standard DVD Players are not. So if you are using cheap media, it makes sense that the PC DVD-ROM drive would be better at reading it than a regular stand-alone DVD Player.
I started the question in the ANYDVD and the guy said I wouldn’t get any responses there though. I’m certain I won’t make it a habit of crossposting. At least I had a good excuse.
I did use a couple of different DVDs so I doubt it’s the media. I’ve used it before in a PS/2 without issue. And Dazz, it also worked with RE2, so I’m thinking it has something to do with the movie itself. Your copy of Grudge is working better than mine, I’m getting “invalid disk”.
I need to look into the quality scans, to be honest I haven’t had a problem until this movie. ANYDVD has been working for me with any of 3 different backup apps so I’ve had no reason to delve into it other than curosity. Now it’s become a necessity. I actually have another burner I can try as well so I may not find out what the problem was with this movie.
OK, before I even get into swapping hardware or flashing rom I have this to say. I recopied a movie that plays in both the PC and TV (one I copied with an earlier version of anydvd) and the new copy only plays on the PC. I also copied hellraiser:hellseeker and again, it only plays on the PC and not on the TV. Upgrading anydvd was the only change I made to my computer.
Can someone tell me why after upgrading anydvd using the same player and media my copies no longer play on the TV?
Thats the info from the copy that doesn’t play. The standalone player I’ve been using oddly enough is a PS/2 (which is reported as being able to play +R but since I’ve played other copies I’m not surprised). Before upgrading anydvd, my copies played on both. I went back and recopied a movie that plays on both and the new copy only plays on the PC.
Same results with an HP m1170n in a different computer. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Any information I’m taking for granted that could be factored in?
I know it seems like I’m being incomplete with the info, but my main issue is that it was working before I upgraded anydvd.
if it helps at all, I did a comparison of the original DVD and a copy using beyond compare. I would have thought the CRC would be identical. File sizes are identical, time stamp matches the day I made the copy.
Produced: 2/20/2005 12:51:14 PM
Mode: Mismatches but No Orphans
Left base folder: f:
Right base folder: e:
Name Size CRC Name Size CRC