I am at the top of my frustration level

First, I am only minimually literate in cloning DVDs (and spelling).

I have a decrypter and CloneDVD V1.1.6.1. I use a DVD+R disk 1X2.4X 4.7GB. My burner is a new (2 months ago) Sony dual layer.

The problem: All but one of the DVDs I have copied will pause for anywhere from a one second blip to long pauses and then restart having skipped what was shown during the pause period.

Other factors: When I play the cloned DVD on my player (low end APEX AD-1600) this happens.

Sometimes when I put the cloned DVD into a laptop (Toshiba Satellite about 3 years old) the DVD won’t even show up.

If I try to play the cloned DVD on the new Sony burner (in a 3+ year old PC) it plays OK without any pauses.

I’m thinking maybe my DVD player doesn’t have the features to smooth out the blips nor my older DVD player in the Toshiba.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. And please remember, I’m not really literate in a lot of the technical language here.


Spock, aka David

Try a new elby CloneDVD version. Try a different brand of media.

First, you should update your CloneDVD…

In the other hand, change your media

Olli, we have posted the same time!

What media are you using? I know you told us +R’s, but what brand?

Using “Hypermedia” 4.7GB Video 120 min.


You need to double check the specs on your sony, I think you might find that writing anything lower than 4X for single layer (4.7) isn’t on the recommended list, could be you Writer is forcing a write speed that isn’t good for the media itself.

@ Talosian,

A quick check at the Video Help Website (http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia.php?selectmedia=1044&searchdvdwriter=209) reveals that the general conscientious is that Hypermedia DVD media is not desirable DVD media. Suggest purchasing better DVD media.

If you are experiencing difficulty with your DVD media it is prudent to insure that your DVD Burner has the latest firmware installed.

You can determine the current firmware of your DVD burner with a software utility similar to DVDInfo Pro (http://www.dvdinfopro.com/) and insure that you have the latest firmware installed.

For information concerning your DVD burner firmware visit the Recording Hardware Forum at CD Freaks located at (http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=61). The folks at the CD Freaks Hardware Forum are very knowledgeable and have developed various firmwares that optimize the full potential of your DVD burner.

Best Regards,