what kinda media other then the dvd brand names?
what is the exact version of nero ie saying latest doesn’t give us much detail?
Also you might want to update to sp2 with latest updates and patches.
Why are you changing your dvd to avi when you can use programs to transfer to another dvd?
You might want to give slysoft a try, they have a 21 day trials on their program. You want to get Anydvd to decrypt and then Clonedvd to copy the dvd. But you can read more on their web site www.slysoft.com on their products.
and - dvdr
nero 7 ultra addition
When ripping to harddrive, it plays fine
also I went into showbiz and, I think there you can set the burn speed, the burn speed is set at 1x, so on other programs, the lowest I can go is 2x. Thanks I will try clonedvd
It kind of sounds like maybe whatever program you are using is having a problem with copy protection, mastering errors etc. and may be partially corrupting some of the video (had that happen to me once or twice though I cannot remember the software). while clonedvd is a fine program (try it if you like, it free to try), I would try anydvd with nero too as you already own nero. That might help you identify where the problem is. If anydvd fixes it (with nero), then you know it was a copy protection etc. problem. Fyi, you can right click the little fox in the tool bar (after installing anydvd), and rip to your hard drive first for more problematic movies.
don’t burn at 2x. that’s too slow. burn at the rated speed of the media or a couple steps lower. I wouldn’t burn below 8x.
since you said it plays fine from the hard drive then it’s an issue with how you’re burning. use QUALITY media. you haven’t told us much at all about the media you’re using. you mentioned a few brands, but it’s media codes that are important when dealing with media. speaking generally though Verbatim is the best you can buy in retail stores. Sony is usually pretty safe as well. Taiyo Yuden is even better but it’s a little more expensive and hard to find in stores.
media codes can be identified with nero cd dvd speed on the “disc info” tab.
also did you mean sony dru-800a for your drive? the 8a is not a valid drive as far as i know.
edit: nevermind 1.0f is firmware for the sony 810a. up to date firmware is a good thing. now concentrate on quality media and a reasonable burn speed and you should be fine. let us know how it goes.