Hi there - I’ve got a question regarding possible issues with a new burner and its reading ability, and was hoping for some pointers in diagnosing it.
My home rig is Q6600 4GB, Vista Ultimate x64, with a Samsung SH-S223F drive. For codecs, I installed the Vista package from shark007.net.
So far all I’ve really need to do is convert some recorded TV programmes from my DVD-PVR to mp4 format using Handbrake (I was using Handbrake as there is no copy protection involved) - I’ve done this successfully.
I would like to backup some DVDs to harddisk, so I’m trying out DVDFab (on its 30-day trial license). I also would like to watch DVDs through Windows Media Center.
So far, every copy-protected DVD (I’ve tried around 10) that I’ve put into this machine seems to suffer the following problems:
- DVDFab doesn’t recognise it, or only partially recognises it.
- Windows Media Center takes ages to load it up, and if and when it plays it, will intermittently show artifacts on screen (looks like a tonne of screen- noise).
As a test I have put one of the DVDs into my work rig - Q6600 4GB Vista Business x64 with a Pioneer DVR-215D drive. I’ve started up DVDFab and it reads the DVDs fine. I’ll need to test playback, but the speed with which this has been picked up is far better than my home rig.
I am totally new to the world of diagnosing video / DVD drive issues. I am wondering if my Samsung DVD drive is having problems, or if the codecs I installed are somehow factoring in to the issue.
What I would like to ask is firstly is there anything obvious in the symptoms above, and secondly how could I diagnose the apparent issues.
I would appreciate any advice or pointers to apps/articles that might help.