CLonedvd2 stopped writing process



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ok im new to this particular program clonedvd2 and anydvd and i am sing imation dvd-r. and im using a phillips DVD±RW DVD8631 CD21,

i have been using any dvd for about a year and i was using with a differnt program (iCOpyDvDs2) but it crapped out on me. so i decided to go with what works best with anydvd in the first place. well it reads it fine no problem and it gets to ABOUT ±13% COMPLETE and does the “UHOH!” and it says somethine about the writing process creating an hour probably due to bad media try a new disk, but theres nothing wrong with my media! =) some navigation pretty please!


using nero cd-dvd speed, go to the disc info tab with a blank disc in your drive and tell us what the Media ID Code is on the discs that you’re using.

it’s very possible that you’re using crappy media.

also, double check your write speed. for questionable media it’s recommended to burn at one “step” slower than the rated speed. never burn higher than the rated speed, NEVER set the speed to “max,” and never burn TOO slow.

if the media is 8x, i’d burn at 4x (no slower).

let us know the media code, and try adjusting your speeds and let us know how it goes…


@ haleybean,

Welcome to the Forum.

As requested by Forum Member reasonsnotrules provide the MID (Manufacture ID and Media Code) (Example:TYG02) of your blank DVD media. To obtain the MID (Manufacture ID and Media Code) of your blank DVD media use a utility software program similar to DVD Identifier ( or DVDInfo (

Also suggest checking and insuring that your DVD Burner has the most recent up to date DVD Burner Firmware installed. The DVD Identifier ( or DVDInfo ( utility software program will reveal the current version of your DVD Burner Firmware. Suggest viewing the below PC World article concerning DVD Burner Firmware.

Best Regards,


lol i dont know what a media code looks like or what part of it u need but this is what i got

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 0Eh - Pre-Recorded Information In Lead-In
0000 : 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 52 00 02 55 0d 0e 88 9a 80 00 .@…R…U…
0010 : 03 43 4d 43 20 4d 41 00 04 47 2e 20 41 45 31 00 .CMC MA…G. AE1.
0020 : 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 06 09 0d 11 87 78 90 00 …x…
0030 : 07 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 08 05 15 0d 0f 0a 09 00 …
0040 : 09 97 07 0f 0b 7c 88 00 0a 80 00 00 00 00 10 00 …|…
0050 : 0b 05 1b 13 a8 89 65 00 0c b6 89 88 80 00 00 00 …e…
0060 : 0d 00 00 d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Control Data Zone’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘CDZ’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 10h - Physical Format Information Of Control Data Zone
0000 : 25 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 12 7e 00 00 00 00 %…&.~…


CMC MAG AE1 is the media code. well done :slight_smile:

this media is definitely not the cream of the crop. how fast were you burning it? try slowing te burn speed down and you might be able to get through a burn.

also, making sure your firmware is up to date is critical. check the manufacturer’s website to make sure you have the latest firmware for your drive.

in the future, look for quality media (verbatim discs which are mcc media codes or taiyo yuden media from

the blank media forum here has a LOT of media information! good media is the first step towrds getting good burns!

you may still very well be able to get acceptable burns from this media on your drive as long as the firmware is up to date and you don’t burn too fast.


@ haleybean,

I agree with Forum Member reasonsnotrules that MID CMC MAG AE1 is suspect problematic media, which should be avoided.

As suggested visit the CD Freaks Blank Media Forum ( to obtain information of good quality reliable DVD media.

Also perchance did view the reference PC World article concerning DVD Burner Firmware? Suggest checking to ensure that your DVD Burner Firmware is up to date with the most current version.

Best Regards,


i tried slowing it down no luck :frowning: i checked the firmware for my drive and a message said that the one they would upgrade it too is older than the current one so im totally in the dark


sounds like the next step is to try better media then. i don’t know where you’re located but the bargain basement subforum always posts the best deals. quality stuff costs exactly the same as the “cheap stuff” you just have to know what to look for.

out of curiousity, have you burned the CMC MAG AE1 on this drive before?

actually, nm…you prob wouldn’t know if right now is your first experience with media codes. for future reference, some Brands of media change manufacturers often and without warning. If you’ve had goo dluck with the “same” media in the past, it’s possible that they’ve changed manufacturers and their current media is sub-par. part of getting good media is taking the guess work out of what’s inside the spindle. the Bargain Basement and Blank Media forums should go a long way in helping you sort of media issues.

also, check the Phillips optical Drive subforum to see if anyone has the same drive as you and what media they successfully use. everyone will have different experiences, but maybe you can at least get some leads on what “plays well” with your drive.


@ haleybean,

Suggest obtaining known quality reliable DVD Media. As sated before your CMC MAG AE1 is suspect problematic media.

Please provide the Manufacture Name/Model Number/Firmware Version of your DVD Burner.

To obtain the Manufacture Name/Model Number/Firmware Version of your DVD Burner use a utility software program similar to DVD Identifier ( or DVDInfo (

When you provide the requested information for your DVD Burner Forum Member will be able do research and ascertain if newer more recent Firmware is available for your DVD Burner.

Best Regards,


yeah i used the media before but not with clone dvd i was using ANYDVD and ICOpyDvDs2 but a virus i think made it not work and i couldnt find the software to reinstall so i was just gonna go with this product cause most people have it i expect. it might even be my drive because i have burnt 250+ movies they recently got stolen thats what gave me motivation to try and fix my problem


@ haleybean,

I apologize for not reading your original posting more closely were you provided your DVD Burner information.

Your Phillips DVD8631 is actually a BenQ DW1620 derivative. Your Phillips DVD8631 CD21 firmware is rather old. The BenQ/Phillips DVD Forum has a good Flashing Guide ( When reviewing this guide keep in mind that you would be flashing your Phillips DVD8631 to the newer up to date BenQ DW1620 vB7W9 firmware. The Dangerous Brothers ( have many region free BenQ DW1620 firmware. The most recent is B7W9.

Best Regards,


bjkg, that info was already provided in the initial post!

a quick web search turns up that the drive is actually an OEM benQ 1620 so maybe the original poster should look into crossflashing for better compatibility (warning: warranty will be voided and there is risk of damaging the drive…please read in teh firmware subforum CAREFULLY)

also, shows GD30 as a newer udpate than CD21 which is the firmware that the original poster has listed. maybe updating to GD30 will help with the media issues.

(sorry! you edited after i clicked reply but before i submitted! great minds think alike though eh…good catch on the benq oem :))