I have what I hope is a basic question… I live at home with my parents and ever since I tought them how to backup there DVD’s They have been happy knowing they dont have to worry about the grandkids messing up there DVD collections. But now they have a new problem…
I dont know if it is software of Hardware that is causing this. But on there old Magnavox DVD player which I now own. There Backup DVD-R’s played almost 99.5% of the time and now that they got a RCA DVD/VCR combo unit, They cant seem to get one good copy. Is it the DVD player? or have they just worn out there DVD burner. They have a home made pent. 3.0ghz with 512 mb mem, and a cheap $30 Lite-on dvd/cd burner.
The programs they use are DVD Shrink, DVD Decryptor, and when nothing works… THey run AnyDVD. Are the new DVD’s getting better protection or is Sony DVD-r’s crap?
They like to look for old movies on DVD and then back them up and now they have not touched the computer after burning almost 10 cup coasters(bad copys). And they made me buy them a 10 pack of DVD-r’s because I told them to try different ways to copy and it did not work each time.
It apears that the dvd-r’s will play in there RCA DVD player for like the first half of the movie and then half way through you start to see patches and squares poping up all over the movie and then the DVD player just STOPS. What could the problem and solution be?
And if they have to get a new burner… WHat are some of you guys/gals useing with out any problems. I am going to buy them a new DVD burner for my moms birthday.
Thank you, everyone that can help.