My dvd's are glitchy and skip

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#1

Well, this has been a very odd, recurring problem. I have a Sony DRU 530-A , and I am using the ultra edition 6.6 of nero, and dvdshrink. Now, let me say that I have been using shrink since last spring, and I have made perfect, glitch free and still nonskipping dvds. I was using expensive dvd-r’s though. Now, I have been trying to make copies, and almost every one of them has some kind of glitch problem or skip that goes on throughout the dvd. I am using all the same stuff, except for the dvd-r’s which I bought (cheaply) 25 for 20bucks. A problem Im having with shrink is that itll burn the movie all the way to the end, and then start not responding when its trying to write the tracks or whatever at the very end. Thats when I take the dvd out, and go to watch it, because of this problem theres always been some things wrong with the dvd, such as the menu not working properly, a skipped scene, glitches…and other different things. But a few days ago, this happened with troy, I took it over to my friends house, watched it, and suprisingly troy played perfectly. But, the day after it, when I tried to watch it with my other friend it skipped BADLY, and every 6minutes a small skip would take place for about 1 second. I came home, cleaned the dvd, and all the little skips were gone, but a big scene skip was still there.
I dont know what to do, I think first of all it comes from the root that my dvd shrink is stalling out at the very end of the burn process, but then that wouldnt explain why my troy worked perfectly at FIRST, and then started skipping. I think it may be my cheap dvd’s im using, is that possible? My final theory is the dvd case Im holding my dvd’s in is scratching it?
Please, any advice and info would be HUGELY appreciated.


#2

Absolutely. Probably about 95% of all skipping/freezing problems on burnt dvds are caused by bad or incompatible (with your writer) media.

Cheap dvds generally produce inconsistent (or downright bad) results (especially with Lite-on drives).

What writer do you have and what type of dvds are you trying to burn?

[Btw, welcome to the forum. :slight_smile: ]


#3

My writer is a sony dru 530-A, the dvd’s im trying to burn onto are these cheap memorex -r’s the dvds im trying to burn are all type of good movies from netflix =)
Ill go buy some better dvd’s and see how those work out.

Ok, I just tried to do Irobot as I was posting this, and dvdshrink went through all the way this time, but I got an error

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.68, size=160016 bytes, created 7/28/2004 4:51:12 PM
Nero API version: 6.6.0.1
Using interface version: 6.3.1.4
Installed in: C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero
Application: ahead\Nero - Burning Rom
Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DRU-530A> Version: 1.0e - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.1
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD800JB-00ETA0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DRU-530A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY DVD RW DRU-530A D: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 510MB (522732kB)
Free physical memory: 274MB (281080kB)
Memory in use : 46 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

17.1.2005
NeroAPI
8:07:21 PM #1 Phase 112 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
DVD-Video files reallocation started

8:07:21 PM #2 Phase 114 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

8:07:21 PM #3 Phase 111 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
DVD-Video files sorted

8:07:21 PM #4 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

8:07:21 PM #5 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer SONY DVD RW DRU-530A running

8:07:21 PM #6 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 842
DRM: StartDrmRecording(RealRec:1, ImageRec:0, Copies:1)
DRM: Beginning burn process.

8:07:21 PM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3286
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

8:07:21 PM #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3286
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

8:07:21 PM #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3117
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

8:26:22 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 256
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2286127 (508:01.52, 4465MB)

8:26:22 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 268
Write in overburning mode: NO

8:26:22 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2309
Recorder: SONY DVD RW DRU-530A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: FUJIFI - LM03
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

8:26:22 PM #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 430
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================
Insert empty disc to write to.
(Medium in drive: unknown. Medium required by compilation: DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW.)

8:26:22 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 844
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2286128 (2286128) = #2286128/508:1.53
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2286128 blocks [SONY DVD RW DRU-530A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

8:26:22 PM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1047
Prepare recorder [SONY DVD RW DRU-530A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4681990144, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
2286128 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

8:26:22 PM #16 Phase 24 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
Caching of files started

8:26:22 PM #17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4003
Cache writing successful.

8:26:22 PM #18 Phase 25 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
Caching of files completed

8:26:22 PM #19 Phase 36 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

8:26:22 PM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2497
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

8:26:22 PM #21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2027
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

8:26:22 PM #22 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 20673
Set BUFE: Power-Burn -> ON

8:26:22 PM #23 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2168
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

8:26:22 PM #24 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8281
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 5
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 26127F h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 0 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

9:15:50 PM #25 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 116
<SONY DVD RW DRU-530A > start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2286128 (22E230h), lenght 0 blocks

9:15:50 PM #26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

9:15:50 PM #27 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2410
EndDAO: Last written address was 2286127

9:17:53 PM #28 SCSI -1119 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1178
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x09
Sense Qual: 0x03
CDB Data: 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x04 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x09 0x03

9:17:53 PM #29 CDR -1119 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1800
Track following error

9:17:53 PM #30 TRANSFER -24 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1800
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

9:17:53 PM #31 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2410
EndDAO: Last written address was -1

9:17:53 PM #32 Phase 38 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

9:17:53 PM #33 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 867
DRM: DRM burn session terminated.

9:17:53 PM #34 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 896
DRM: Closing entire DRM handling. Bye.

Existing drivers:

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\CPUCooL (Power saving: CPUCooL)
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option) "

Shrink then also said “Encountered an error and cannot continue, copy protection error, the device is not ready”

None of this stuff has ever happened to me before, what the heck could be going on?
and thanks for welcoming me here, Ive used this place as a great info resource, but just today decided to go to the forums!


#4

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD800JB-00ETA0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DRU-530A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off

UDMA is not turned on your writer for one thing not sure about what else could be wrong. Probably the media also as we don’t know what the MID is.


#5

Well, what is UDMA and should it be turned on?
Also, can you tell me what the MID is and how I can tell you guys what it is?


#6

Sense Key: 0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x09
Sense Qual: 0x03

This code is: Spindle Servo Failure
Possible solutions are as quoted above, Turn DMA on, and throw those discs away. If failing those 2 solutions, the same error code comes up, it means you have a bung drive.(unlikely)


#7

UDMA = ultra direct memory access. Go to device manager. under IDE look for primary and secondary. right click both of them 1 at a time and click properties. You can set it there to 2 or higher if it will let you. Also check in the drivers tab and see if you have MS drivers. There’s alot of info for doing this here at this site. For a program for checking MID’s > http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/


#8

ok, thanks ALOT for the help, im glad to know its just the disks (prolly) now, polushon how do i turn dma on? and are the disks broke, or do they just suck? like should i take em back to bestbuy, or just accept thta i bought shitty dvds and throw them away

finally, what are some good dvd’s i should buy?
because I have an extra unnopened 25pack of Philips dvd-r


#9

what are some good dvd’s i should buy?
I’ve never gone wrong with TDK - (MID TTGO1/2) and TDK + (MID RICOJPN) Taiyo Yuden and Verbatim come highly recommended from this forum. Check out the link in my sig for 1st class MID codes.


#10

Take them back to BB if you haven’t used alot of them. See if they will trade some Fujifilm 8x that say Made in Japan on the label. Don’t get the Made in Taiwan ones! Or if they have TDK Made in Japan. Read in the media and bargin basement forums. A lot of good info there on media also.


#11

ok, ill do all that, and yes, i tried a new dvd i bought and it burned perfectly (I think) the only problem is after it finished dvd shrink still said it had an error and that the dvd was copy protected…do any of u guys experience that same problem?


#12

Recorder: SONY DVD RW DRU-530A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: FUJIFI - LM03
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

First I’ve heard that Sonys (lite-ons) don’t do well with -R media
Second your burners firmware doesn’t reconise that new media, update your firmware and try again. I wish I could help you with which firmware and how to flash it. Check the lite-on forum for that info.


#13

First I’ve heard that Sonys (lite-ons) don’t do well with -R media
Whilst that being true, the DRU530A was Sonys first non Sony DVD Writer, the DRU510A being the last Sony OEM and Chipset. The DRU530A is actually a Accesstek OEM and Sanyo Chipset. It wasnt til the DRU700A that Sony entrusted the capable hands of lite-on/mediatek. Anyways, what I’m saying is this drive is a bit fussy on media (-) and needs current or hacked firmware.


#14

well, ive upgraded to 2.1a firmware, thats the most recent stuff from them I believe, is there a better hacked firmware I could get?


#15

ok, heres another very odd thing I was hoping you all could help me figure out. these stinky memorex dvd’s ive been using…all have a pattern, they all skip on my xbox, and most dvd players…but on my 1 friends dvd player they ALL play perfectly…wtf? Is it maybe the newer the player the better the codecs? I have no idea why that would happen, but its quite frustrating


#16

The latest is 2.1g and you can get it off Sony’s iste. It has instructions and they are relatively simple. I had to upgrade because my 530a would not burn a (-) at all. I have some off brand right now and have tried 12 times to burn a movie and it will not burn it without errors. It completes fine, but the dvd will skip and freeze. It pays to get good DVD the 1st time.


#17

Your friend’s DVD player may be a computer based DVD-ROM drive. Most other players are entirely different in design and work to play DVDs for entertainment rather than extract data for a computer.