I’ve backup’d a ton of dvds but ever since I got this new burner, I’ve been getting a few weird burns. It may be related to the drive, or the settings, or the software, or Universal DVDs. Here’s what I got for you smart people to figure out.
With my old burner, you’d get a couple bad burns every once in a while where during playback on a standalone dvd player it would freeze up or jitter for a short while or what not. With this player though, it is something else entirely.
I use the newest version of DVDFab Decrypter to rip and DVDShrink 3.2 to burn using Nero7. What happens during playback is that at a certain point midchapter, it just skips to the next chapter start point. So far this has happened to just F&F3 and Slither (both Universal discs I believe). Now, the weird thing is, once it skips (and it always skip forward at the exact same point to the start of the next chapter) I can reverse it through the part that skips and as long as I don’t go to that exact frame where it starts to skip, it will play the skipped part just fine. Weird, eh? It’s like something is forcing it to skip to the next chapter.
Now, the truly odd thing - it only skips like this in one dvd player (Denon 2200), in my cheap player it doesn’t skip at this point AT ALL. So, that would leave you to believe it in the Denon that is odd. BUT, as I said, it is ALWAYS at the exact frame that it skips; if I burn another from the rip in Shrink (so, not redoing the rip, just redoing the burn) it will skip in the EXACT same place again.
Then I re-rip the dvd in DVDFabDecrypter and tada it made a clean rip and when I burn no skip is evident in the whole disk.
So, wtf is going on?
Edit: Media is Verbatim 16x DVD+R MCC004; but it’s a weird problem to be media related. I might give up on Decrypter and go with RipIt4Me if this happens again without someone figuring out wtf is up.