Can't burn DVD-R

  • Thread starter James E Middleton
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James E Middleton

Pioneer DVR-110

It's supposed to do:
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD-RAM
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+RW
DVD-R-DL
DVD+R-DL

Win XP Pro SP2
Direct X 9.0c
All up dates.


Using one of three DVD applications I have, I am converting avi files to
mpeg2 and making movie disks. In all three aplications, when I use DVD+R,
there is no problem. However, every time in every application, when I use
DVD-R, I get some kind of error during the process; from 'Insert Blank
Media' to 'The Burn Process has Failed.'

The three applications are:

Nero Vision Express
Sonic My DVD LE
Win DVD Creator

I've heard something somewhere about applications conflicting, or problems
with packet writing applications.... but I have no idea.

Thanks.
 
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Jerry

Then you need to ask tech support at Nero or Sonic or Win DVD - this is the
MovieMaker newsgroup; not DVD burner newsgroup.
 
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James E Middleton

Since about half of the post in this group are about burning avi files to
DVDs, I don't see the harm.

Not to mention that someone may have already encountered a similar problem
while authoring DVDs.

If two applications worked and one didn't, or one worked and two didn't, the
problem would be obvious; software.

And since the hardware is functional and will burn DVD-R data, but not
mpeg, it's not a hardware issue.
 
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Guest

Usually it is recommended to save Movie Maker movies in DV-AVI to retain
quality if you are going to burn it to dvd. I usually do that, and also save
the movie in High Quality-NTSC which will be a much smaller file size to play
on the computer. Most often, you can't tell any quality difference. The
DV-AVI files are generally very large and take up a lot of disk space, and I
late go back and delete it off my drive, but retain the NTSC one. The
reason I am saying all this, is that I have a problem burning the NTSC format
when I use my Movie Factory program, but it works fine in my Sonic program.
Maybe you could give High Quality NTSC a try and see if that will work in
your programs to burn a DVD-R. Just a thought, and if you do slideshow
videos of pics, my suggestion is to get PapaJohn's high def emulations from
the HD section of his website...its the best. Good luck.
 
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James E Middleton

As mentioned in a previous post, the drives (I have two on two identical
systems) will burn data to DVD-R but not mpeg, so is it really hardware?
 
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James E Middleton

Why didn't I think of that!? ;-)

I though the drives we're new enough to have the latest firmware...

I updated the firmware, 'only' six months difference.

Wish me luck, I'll post after I try to burn som disks.

Thanks very much.
 
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