i realize this question has probably been asked a million times here, but oh well…this makes a million +1 i guess : )
I always keep the software updated, but have never changed any of the default settings in CloneDVD/AnyDVD
Lite-On DVDRW SOHW-812S
Firmware Version: US0S
When i first started, i burned movies at max speed but every one of them skipped - dropped my speed down to 2-2.4x in clonedvd and have not had any problems since…until now
Media / Results:
Memorex 8x - DVD+R - 4.7GB - 120 min.
Used these forever without any problems (burning at 2-2.4x in clonedvd)…but recently have been producing DVDz that skip/freeze anywhere from 1 hour in to 1 hour 20 min. into playing…Sometimes it skips/freezes and hangs for a second, then continues…other times it freezes up entirely and won’t resume
after having this problem more than once, I recently tried the following alternative media:
Memorex DVD-R 8x, 4.7GB, 120 min.
bought a 5-pack…very first disk failed to finish the burn - CloneDVD reported bad media error
Sony DVD+R 1x-6x, 4.7GB, 120 min.
Successfully burned two DVDz, but both of them produced the same type of skips/freezes described in the Memorex section above
I know the common answer/reason usually has to do with the media, but does anyone have any other ideas what might be causing this? Something to do with one of the clonedvd/anydvd software updates? A change in the way the manufacturer makes their media? (in this case, the Memorex 8x, 4.7GB - they worked perfectly for a long time, but only recently have i had problems)…i’m clueless as to what to try next…