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Sectors errors when burning DVDs

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by cleggcaliban, Feb 26, 2009.

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  1. cleggcaliban

    cleggcaliban Thread Starter

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    Whenever I try to burn a DVD, it loads up to 99% and then I get a message saying that I have a lot of sector errors (I think it was over 50 this time), and it asks if I'd like to continue anyway. Anyway, I've wasted like 3 DVDs already because of this (they're not rewritable), and I'd like not to waste any more.

    For clarification, I've done nothing different here. I ripped the DVD with DVD ripping software (I own the DVD, so this is legal), then burned it with ImgBurn as I normally would. I didn't change any settings or anything.

    Does anyone know what might be wrong? And sorry if I'm somewhat unclear. I would type up exactly what the message said verbatim, but in order to do that, I'd have to waste another disc. I hope this is clear enough.
     
  2. cleggcaliban

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    Oh, and the DVDs I'm using are Verbatim, which from what I understand is a good brand (although I'm hardly an expert).
     
  3. IMiteBable2help

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    It doesn't matter if you own the DVD. If the DVD has a copy protection scheme on it, (just about all commercial movie DVD's do) Then you won't be able to just copy the disk directly, but you probably already know that.

    If you have to "rip" the DVD to get around this, it is illegal. It doesn't matter if you own the DVD, it's still illegal to circumvent (crack) the copy protection for the purpose of making a copy. I suspect that your "errors" are due to copy protection. I know, it doesn't seem fair, but that's the way it is. "Fair Use" laws say that it is OK to make a backup copy of a disk for your own use. However, the disk manufacturer is NOT required to make it possible to copy the disk, so they can add copy protection to it. As soon as you have to "crack" or circumvent the copy protection, you are breaking the law.\

    Sad but true.

    EDIT: it is also illegal to write, possess, or make available, software that is designed to get around copy protection. Note: That is why DVD Decryptor (software) is no longer develeped, or updated. It's also illegal to assist anyone who is trying to get around the copy protection.

    I'll admit, I know how it can be done, but this is a public forum, so I am unwilling to help you. Sorry.
     
  4. IMiteBable2help

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    BTW: Verbatim disks are garbage IMHO.
     
  5. DerekC

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    I personally prefer verbatim discs, but that's just my preference. In case anyone is interested, I just found a neat guide that shows rated quality of discs based on their manufacturing locations.

    http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.pdf
     
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