Backing up dvds is frustrating, I keep thinking I’m doing everything right but there is a problem with nearly every single burn.
Intel Core 2 E6400
2 GB of Ram
Plextor 716-A (Frimware - 1.11)
Media - TY G02 DVD-R from rima.com
Basically the problem is with pixelation when I play back the burned copies, and also with the extras/bonus features not playing. This happens in both my hardware DVD player and on my computer. Honestly the DVD player I have is pretty bad, its a Lasonic that I got for free, but the problems also occur when I play the copied DVD on my computer.
The errors occur as slight skips in the movie or pixelation maybe once every 15 minutes - 1 hour. The odd thing is sometimes I will get a good playback with no problems in the main movie, whenever this happens I always seem to have problems with the extra/bonus features. They skip like crazy, and sometimes will not even play.
I know it has to be because of the burn process because I am ripping the dvd to an ISO. I can play these ISO files with no errors, its when I burn them that problems result.
I’ve tried nero, roxio, and Image Burn at various speeds. The one with the greatest success has been nero at 6x. The discs are 8x. At 4x or less I get more pixelation, at 6x or higher I seem to get less pixelation but more errors in menus and bonus features. I’ve tried this with multiple movies and multiple burns, I’ve spent a sick amount of hours watching and re-burning and have gone through a good 30+ coasters. I’m pretty much ready to just give it up, what else can I try?