I have read some posts on here about similar problems I have seen with Recode 2, but I have not seen any remedies.
I have used Recode 2 in conjunction with Any DVD to do several backups, but all have had the same problem of periodic freezing, or won’t play at all in either my standalone or PC.
Yesterday I decided to do some testing. I used Nero Recode 2 (version 220.127.116.11) in conjunction with Any DVD (version 18.104.22.168) to backup a movie (Star Wars V). I used a Plextor 716 as the burner and a Liteon 5236 as the ripper. I used Sony Branded 8X YUDEN000-T02-00 media and burned at 8X. The results were the same as usual with the freezing and I couldn’t make a selection at the main menu of the movie.
I then decided to try backing up the same movie, on the same drive, using the same ripper, same media, same speed selected, using DVD Decryptor and DVD Shrink (latest versions), and the back up was perfect.
Just for kicks I tried backing up the movie using Roxio (latest version) DVD Copy with Any DVD running in the background. All settings were the same as my Recode test and media was the same. The results were a perfect back up with no freezes and title menus were selectable on my standalone as well as my PC.
Then I performed the same test using Any DVD and Clone DVD with all settings the same as the above tests, and a perfect back up was again created.
I then went back to Recode and performed another test burn just in case the first test had a bad disk out of ther batch, but the results were the same with freezing and unselectable menu items.
Lastly, and just in case there could possibly be some conflict with Roxio and Nero, I went to another machine and performed the same test using Recode. The only difference in this test was the burning drive which is an NEC 3540A. Results were the freezing in the same places. This machine does not have Roxio installed.
Having run all of these tests with the only variable being the software, I can only surmize that there is a problem with Recode and I was hoping any Nero experts could enlighten me as to what that may be.
Also, and although I didn’t perform the testing as described above, I have had similar results using Recode backing up other movies.
Sorry for the long post, but I wanted to put out as much information as possible.
Thanks in advance.