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DVD burner will not finish the DVD!!!

by higdawg2000 / May 7, 2007 7:46 AM PDT

I have a Dell with a DVD+/-r/rw drive. I had been using 2 DVD copying programs with great success (DVD X Copy Platinum and DVD cloner)I was able to clone approximately 50 DVDs with these programs, but now neither work. I have always had issues with some movies on DVD cloner, but X copy platinum always worked beautifully. The DVD copies to a temporary folder OK, but when burning to a blank DVD, it finishes writing in around 20 minutes (it used to take an hour) and will not play. Do burners wear out that quick? Is there some sort of reinstall that would be worth a shot? DVD copy protection better than it was? Any thoughts would be appreciated!

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Other ideas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2007 7:49 AM PDT

1. CD/DVD lens cleaner.
2. Different make of DVD media.
3. See if new DVD drive firmware is out.
4. Try a new drive (cheap!)


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Addendum. You can always try what CNet uses. Link only.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2007 10:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Other ideas.
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DVD Copy Protection IS Better Than It Was...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 7, 2007 7:58 AM PDT

..but since forum policies prevent us from discussing illegal activities such as ways to avoid copyright protection and illegal copying of copyrighted movies, then such suggestions can not be offered here..

Thanks for keeping to our forum policies.


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by higdawg2000 / May 7, 2007 10:02 AM PDT
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