Ok, so everyone knows that no dvd disc is 100% perfect. The checksum will never be what it was at the factory. Sometimes we even have damage so bad that the disc visibly skips in a dvd player, or even worse, causes our ripping software to halt partway through.
With this in mind, is there any particular method that will help avoid serious issues when copying so that the resulting burned DVD is at least as functional as the original? I’m sick of copies which fail to playback (on any player) at the same point where there was just a minor skip in the original.
Maybe there’s a simple answer, but I doubt it. First of all, how does “Clone” mode handle errors? Does it write the final dvd in such a way that the player will think the errors are scratches, does it write zeroes, or what? I would assume cloning means that for every physical pit on the metalic layer there is a spot of darkened dye on the copy, but I know that the copy procedure is not this finely controlled.
Secondly, will recoding, even if only to 99%, help reduce playback problems? Ie. will the recoding engine read frame by frame just as my standalone dvd player does, and smartly deal with skipped frames?
Thanks for any input!