Unable to read/play disc1 after splitting movie

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#1

I am using trials of CloneDVD2 v2.7.5.1 and AnyDVD v4.5.8.1 on WinXPPro/NTFS

After the program successfully completes (with no errors, hangs, etc.) splitting a DVD onto 2 discs, disc 1 is unable to be played or read; disc 2 works fine. Browsing disc1 in Windows explorer shows that

  1. The DVD drive title is changed to “CD Drive” and not the name of the backed-up DVD (like it shows on disc2)
  2. Am unable to browse disc1 files although I can physically ‘see’ where the data is burnt onto the disc
  3. Disc1 Properties is “0 bytes”.

I have read the guidline and tutorials for the programs. Am splitting the DVD in the middle of the movie, both discs show 100% before burn. I go thru the burn process for disc1, splitting the main file at a point where it keeps it at 100%, thenk click back to the point in the program where I can use the right click>invert all for disc2, and then succesfully burn disc2.

But when I play the discs, disc2 plays fine; disc1 has the problems.

Any advice or help is appreciated. I am a DVDXCopy Platinum refugee, after wasting $$$ on it to find out it has splitting issues, I would like to make sure these two programs work together before buying.

Thank again.


#2

What type of media are you using? What burn speed are you using? Try the bad DVD with another DVD player.


#3

I can backup fine using DVDXCopy Platinum. Unless CloneDVD2 is incompatible with certain drives and/or media types, it is not a hardware issue on my end.

I tried backup on all available burn speed options. Hence, I have a nice set of 8 coasters to give out to relatives at XMas.

Added: Now I am unable to backup using compression, although the program runs as if it were working correctly. :confused:


#4

Try to uninstall any other programs & drivers which may conflict with AnyDVD/CloneDVD (this includes DVDXCopy).


#5

Thank you Olli, I will try that.
Also, what about the (I know I am going to hack the spelling of it) Patin-Couffin drivers I installed? Remove those as well?


#6

Olli, do you know if anywhere else on the forum any other users have experienced like problems? I have used the following individual keywords in the “search” function but haven’t found any other posts on this - split, splitting, 0 bytes, blank disc, disc 1.
Thanks for your assistance on this!


#7

I have had this problem in the past with xcopy, except the 1st disc plays and the 2nd isn’t recognized. I haven’t split a disc since I got CloneDVD, but I am interested to hear a solution just in case.


#8

well, now it won’t even compress to one disc. Well, the program runs thru its course as if it were working properly; takes an hour to read, then writes it, etc with no errors… :sad:

Ideas?


#9

Did you remove all other burn applications? Remove and reload CloneDVD and AnyDVD.


#10

Yes. Did, and no change.


#11

Very strange. Try AnyDVD with Nero Recode or Shrink. Use 4X burn speed.