I have $ if someone has solutions. Seriously... I have better things to do with my time and copying DVD's should not be such a task.
I'm a software developer, so there's not an issue with understanding installations and technology. I've used a couple different burners, media brands, softwares and players... and I still get similar problems. Many of my copies "stutter". I don't know a better way to describe it, but the movie will be playing and then 'hang' on a scene, like it's temporarily lost or confused. It usually recovers (maybe skipping some frames) and then usually goes on for a little while an hangs again... And, sometimes after several minutes, the rest of the movie is fine. I can also forward thru the spot and then it continues.
Here's a list of the things I've used and I nothing seems to have better than a 70% success rate.
- AnyDVD with Nero 7.0
- DVD Cloner 3
- TDK DVD+R (100pk from Costco about a year ago)
- Fuji DVD+R (just purchased from Best Buy 2 weeks ago)
- Sony DW-U18A
- Sony DWG120A (seem to be relatively new, not much info on them)
- Toshiba SD-K740
- Portable unit for my vehicle. Brand uncertain off the top of my head.
- I've tried 2 different computers. Latest model is 2.8Ghz, 1G RAM, SATA hard drives all Intel motherboard/chipset.
Now... I'm dead serious... if someone can solve my issue, it's worth a good $50+ I'll drop in a PayPal acct or mail to anyone willing to provide an address. That's a first come, first serve basis... can't afford ALL the right answers.
Media - I read somewhere that DVD-R should be used instead of +R for movies. Is this true?
Media - do brands really matter? I've read that some people have had issues with as low as 50% success rate with certain brands of DVDs. You've gotta be kidding me.
Like I mentioned, I'm a software developer. Once the code is cracked on the copyright, this is just data being placed on a media disc. Why in the hell do I need to dig this deep into the topic to get this accomplished?
Any help is GREATLY appreciated as this has been frustrating me for several months. I'm going to go have a drink to calm down now...