I’m new to the forum and looking for a little help.
I recently broke down and bought an NEC 3450 DL burner. I figured I could finally get DL media under $4 a disc and it would finally be worth it to backup my DVD collection.
I’ve been using DVD decrypter, DVD shrink, and Nero in various combinations to achieve the best results.
So far decrypter or shrink to make an ISO file and nero to burn has been working the best, however I keep running into problems that I can’t figure out.
The discs I burn play perfect until they get to the layer switch (as far as I can tell). They get to this point and they hang. I’m trying to backup an anime series right now. (Mobile Fighter G-Gundam) I’ve been having the problems with Volume 5 and 6 yet Volume’s 1-4 have been fine.
The original discs have some scratches, but they play just fine and never stutter at all, yet the backups always freeze towards the beginning of the thrid episode on the disc. I am using the Memorex DL media (best value through newegg, though the ridata discs are catching up)
Any Ideas or suggestions with this?
Also another Question which may or may not be off topic.
It seems to me that several years ago there was program that would scan the surface of a cd and make an exact bit for bit image of the disc that you could then burn back to a CD. I remember using to make backups of games with copy protection. It didn’t get rid of the Copy protection, just made an exact duplicate of the disc. Can’t remember the name of the program, but It seems like something like this would be great for what I am looking to do.
Sorry for the long post, but my frustration is beginning to peak (maybe I just need to dump my money into a nice 10 Terbyte RAID array to store my movies on. hmmmm… )