My Problem: Whenever I split a dvd to 2 disks with clonedvd 2, the second disk will not play on my standalone Sony DVP-NS700P. I use Anydvd with clonedvd. Both are the latest versions. The movie is on the second disk because it will play on the PC and MAC, but not on the Sony.
I’ve made a backup of several of my movies using the same media, Memorex dvd-r 8x. I always burn at 4x. I’ve always had success with this software and media up to 2 or 3 weeks ago. Disk 1 will play, disk 2 will not. I always keep the menu when splitting disk because clonedvd says to.
My burner is an external, NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG 2.16. It is a few months old. The second disk of all the movies I split up till a couple of weeks ago will play in the Sony standalone.
What has changed? I did download the newest version of anydvd a couple of weeks ago as soon as it was available. So, with that in mind, I tried several software combinations. Use DVD Decrypter v18.104.22.168 to crack movie, then use clonedvd 2 to compile and burn. Same result. Disk 2 was useless. I then used DVD Decrypter v22.214.171.124, then run those files through VOBblocker and then clonedvd2, same result. This is not just one movie I’m reffering to. I have tried movies from a month old to 5 years old. Several different movies, same result. I tried a different media, JVC dvd-r’s, no different.
My Sony has always been able to read these disks. What has changed? I checked videohelp.com to confirm what I already knew. The Sony can read any type of disk there is. I’m to the point where I HAVE to compress a movie to fit on one disk or else I’m making coasters. I don’t split all movies, just the very long ones so I can retain video quality. When the movie is compressed to one disk, it plays fine.
I need you guys help on this one. I can usually figure out these problems, but this one has me at a dead end.