Do Sony DVD-Rs have some kind of copy protection?

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  1. tyranius
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    Hi there,

    I have a hard modded PS2 and about 50 Sony DVD-Rs. The thing is, the game I burned on the disc is not working. It just takes me to the screen where I can access the memory card.

    In that screen, beside the memory card is the disc, if I select the disc, it shows the Playstation 2 logo but then returns me to the "memory card" screen.

    I tried burning another game onto another sony dvd and this one failed to even verify [Failed to Load Sectors, something like that].

    Normally you would say "drive problems" or "PS2 Problems" but I burned those same games on Emtec DVD-Rs and the games worked perfectly fine. Perfectly.

    So I ask, do Sony DVDs have some sort of protection embedded into them?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Wrong. DVD-R has no copy protection.

    DVD-R varies quality. These days many of them are made in Taiwan or China which are known to have crappy quality. The only DVD-R I trust is Taiyo Yuden DVD-R (With mediacode TYG03 and hub code starting at GH). Verbatim cannot be trusted these days (except its BD-R DL and XL), seeing they offshore production.

    Same thing also applies to DVD burner. There is good and bad burner. Many people seems oblivious about them.
     
  3. tyranius
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    Yeah, but I used imgburn and my drive to burn other PS2 games the same day [on Emtec DVDs] and they all work [playing one of them right now]. Why wouldn't Sony DVD-Rs work? I mean, Sony is supposedly a decent brand right? I have 50 of these Sony DVDs here and I don't want them to go to waste
     
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    Sony doesn't make their own DVD. In fact these days very few brand actually comes from their own factory. Taiyo Yuden I mentioned is an exception.

    Using Imgburn, tell me the media code on that Sony DVD-R.
     
  5. tyranius
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    I tried burning the game again and lo and behold, it worked... what the heck. Still doesn't explain why I had no issues burning many other games on Emtec DVDs but get issues with these. Okay so, the media code on the burned dvd that worked is shown as: 0@P-!-00 and it's the same on a blank dvd

    Will try burning the game I want to play [Persona 3] and will come back with results
     
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    I never had problems with Verbatim tbh.
    MKM-003 or MKM-001.
    Both preform perfectly fine for me.

    As for the burners.
    I always preferred Liteon drives.
     
  7. Armadillo

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    Made in Indian and made in Taiwain 003s were shocking. Only the made in Singapore ones good.
     
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    That's not a valid media code. Looks like the disc you are using isn't even a real deal to being with.
     
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    It's what imgburn shows under disc ID, I'm sorry :sleep:

    Well, I burnt Persona 3 and it's working. I really don't know what fixed it. Thanks for your time everyone.
     
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    And now the DVDs are giving me issues again [PS2 can't read the disk even though it was working earlier today]. I'm inclined to believe Sony dvds are just shitty, will steer clear from them in the future.
     
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    I think you bought fake disc (disc that aren't what Sony paid others to make) to begin with. A proper media code is something like SONY16D1, RITEKG04, etc.

    A gibberish like 0@P-!-00 is not a valid media code.
     
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    Crappy media can give random results. If buying Verbatim make sure they say AZO on the package.