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Socom DVD-R –
I recently had SOCOM (2X burnt) ripped from the original DVD and burnt on a blank DVD-R media and I'm having a couple of issues.
First it dosen't always boot up, actually its like 1-5 times it works. I try my copied Verbatim DVD-R of VICE CITY and it boots 100%. On top of that it hangs/freezes at the initial loading screen. It has booted up past that a few times only. Once playing I payed attention to the noises of the DVD-Drive and can here it searching too much like a hissing sound.
I know what your thinking why the blank media again, well it will be the last as I'm going to buy a bunch of Verbatims.
Because I burnt VICE CITY I burnt SOCOM at 2X, is this why its acting up on me? I read some threads and it looks like 1X burns is more used but VICE CITY was an exception.
Does anyone have a DVD rip from the original to a DVD-R?
Thanks for any help in advance...
Last edited by bigtime; 11-26-2002 at 12:14 AM.
Please guys can anyone help ????????
Last edited by bigtime; 11-26-2002 at 12:47 AM.
First off, let's get the terminology straight:
A DVD-rip is a disc that has portions of the original missing (ripped out) in order to make it fit on one or more CD-Rs.
A DVD image, copy, or backup is a one-to-one (1:1) exact replia of the original DVD disc.
Besides, the way you worded your description makes it unclear as to whether you're speaking about SOCOM or Vice City.
Bottom line - odds are you burned SOCOM on media that wasn't 2x certified as everything you (sort of) described is typical of the results the majority of people experience when trying to get away with cheap media.
If you've already ordered known quality 2x certified media like Verbatim (or Pioneer, TDK, Apple, or MeritLine 2X) then it's a moot point as you won't experience the problem again.
Just chalk it up to experience and either toss the current disc or use it as a Christmas tree ornament...
Thanks Balto –
Sorry for the confusing description but now I know not to use DVD-RIP when talking about an exact DVD-Image copy(1:1).
I was talking about SOCOM. And it was copied to a cheap DVD-R and burnt at 2X. So I posted that previous post and then looked around for info. I found that only brand name media (Verbatim etc) can be burnt at 2X not cheap media.
I just bought some Verbatims and am going to have the guy re-burn it for me. Hopefully it works.
I had issues with Vice City and once I got it burnt on a Verbatim at 2X all my problems (DRE's) disappeared.
Thanks for your response balto, much appreciated...
Just so you know, Verbatims can be a little pricey, but still worth it none the less.
Other 2x certified brands to consider are:
Mertiline (the 2x certified ones at www.meritline.com)
Any of those should perform without problems for you, so by all means, shop around after you've used up the Verbatims you ordered.
Also read through the Sticky up above about the testing done by Kemikals2003 on the sample 6-pak he ordered from www.cdrdvdmedia.com
DVD Media –
What DVD-R media do you use Balto? And are the Meritline 2X really good quality?
I'm from Canada and theres not much selection yet for DVD-R's. I've seen Imation,Memorex,Verbatim and Cursor up here. I think I will stick to Verbatims as they are one of the best. I don't mind spending a bit more If it means my PS2 laser will work less....
Right now I buy Verbatims DVD-R's for $8 Can. plus taxes which is just under $10 bucks. I hope they drop up here soon and bring over some spindles....
Can't wait for the PS2Reality Media Player....
I've recently had very good success with the 2X Certified Meritline blanks.
Other certified 2x brands are TDK, Pioneer, Apple, and Imation. Folks have really complained about Memorex, so I'd steer clear.
Try this as an alternative too:
under Storage Media
Apple brand DVD-Rs in 5-paks for $40CDN and if they have the same deal as here in the States, ground shipping should be free.
Don't know where you live, but sounds like you could use a weekend trip to the States...
This Sunday –
Hey Balto you guessed it. I plan on going to the States this weekend to buy some DVD-R's and maybe watch the Miami Vs Buffalo game.
All I really know is to go to BestBuy. Any other suggestions on a good place to pick up DVD-R's in the Buffalo area?
I'm hoping on the 15 pack spindle of Verbatims for 44.99 at Bestbuy. That would come out to a great price and to think they were once on sale for 34.99.
Hope I get me some good priced DVD-R's
Don't know the Buffalo area that well, but try a decent Keyword search through Google (i.e., DVD-R Buffalo NY) and see what pops up as far as retail outlets. If you know anyone in the area, ask them for a recommendation too.
Enjoy the game and have a safe trip, eh?