Backing Up DVD's

Hi I am attempting to back-up some of my dvd's, some of which work others get so far and will crash, some crash with no error reported one just saying hardware error, i was wondering if there is any standard things to look out for.

Thanks
AChesterAsked:
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novacopyCommented:
what are you using to back up the dvd's?

try out dvd shrink

http://dvdshrink.org/
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caball88Commented:
these are dvd movies or dvd software discs? what software are you using to copy the dvd's with? what type of media? if you are trying to copy a dvd movie most likely it is a dual layer disc(dvd9) and you cannot fit that on regular single layer dvd-r. novacopy gave you a link to dvdshrink which is a great tool to extract out all the junk on the dvd and downsample the video without having to re-encode the entire movie and have it fit on a single layer dvd. if you are trying to do a full copy of a dvd9 disc then you will need to use dual layer dvd-r's and a writer that supports it.
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AChesterAuthor Commented:
we are using nero an if we use a 8 speed dvd +r which copies ok, the error is on 4 speed dvd -r, i need the -r cause my dvd doesn't play +r, some -4 4 speed do copy ok, then others get to the end and the error "could not perform end of disc-at-once" is reported.
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mcp_jonCommented:
Try to use another -R brand, like TDK, or Memorex, they are very reliable !

Best Regards!
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caball88Commented:
this is a media problem, if it is rated at 4x and you burn at 8x the media might not burn correctly cause it is not sensistive enough to that quick a burn speed. check out this site which lists different brands of media and how well they perform.

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia
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