Layer break problem solved

I burned 3 movie backups DL DVD+R - one with DVD Decrypter and two with Nero. All of them got played on my Panasonic DVDS55 and DVDS35 standalones, except one problem - the playback freezes and stops on layer break, so I need to use fast forward to bypass this point. After layer break point all disks play smooth till end, problem only on layer break point. Now I tried burn my next DL DVD+R with CopyToDVD version 3.0.26 and got great results - movie plays smoothly from beginning to end without any stops. Actually, I even can’t note any pause on layer changing. Fast back and fast forward works great too. CopyToDVD 3.0.26 claimed “implement optimized layer break position” - and it really works for me.
Thanks, excellent job, Blindwrite team!

thanks for your feedback, we worked hard for these optimization, we are glad to see people are happy :slight_smile:

I just checked log and found a little bug, actually not bug, kind of typo:

8/14/2004 12:44:44 AM info Layer change set to LBA 1907248 (3.64 Gb.)
8/14/2004 12:44:21 AM info Writing speed requested x2.4, effective x2.4
8/14/2004 12:44:21 AM info Available sector size : 4173824
8/14/2004 12:44:21 AM info Media ID: MKM-001-00
8/14/2004 12:44:21 AM info 120mm DVD Single Layer
8/14/2004 12:44:21 AM info Detected media $002B: Dual Layer DVD+R
8/14/2004 12:44:21 AM info Optimal Layer Break is in chapter 20, around 01:47:56
8/14/2004 12:44:21 AM info 120mm DVD Single Layer
8/14/2004 12:44:21 AM info Detected media $002B: Dual Layer DVD+R
8/14/2004 12:44:18 AM info Finished browsing files - Data size 7.02 Gb.

In my case time is correct but charter number is wrong - according VTS_01_0.IFO opened in IfoEdit, it is a CELL number 20, charter number is 14.

Sure it is absolutelly non-critical, just for information.

ok I will report that to the dev team, and make another test on my own side.

well done, we confirm the problem, it will be fixed in the next version to be released as soon as possible.

Is there a need to remove original layer break?

I just ripper my original DVD to hard drive and burned with CopyToDVD. Did’nt remove anything.

That is of course feasible. With this method sensible standalone players like Pioneer get confused and are reported to show hickups.

I tried different methods before. I tried create new IFOs and titleset with IFOedit, I tried to demux video audio and subtitles and reauthor movie again in DVDMaestro with double layer options - all those methods didn’t work. I think (and I sow same opininon somewhere in forums) that layer break should be set correctly (between cells, not in middle of cell) by BURNING software, not a authoring or ripping software, and CopyToDvd confirms this for me.