This is my first post, but I have been lurking.
I have a LDW451S with Firmware: GSB7.
The drive can read DVDs OK, usually, but has a lot of problems writing to them - it always was a bit finicky but today it’s failing 100%.
I have tried writing with Nero, RecordNow 4.5 and also DVD Decryptor.
With Nero and Record Now I copied the files to the DVD and if I didn’t click the Verify option, the program would say the write was successful.
However, if I tried to play the DVD in the 451S it would play a few chapters and freeze on the others etc, or if I jumped to a chapeter or extra features it would freeze.
The files from which they were written still on my hard drive, play perfectly on all chapters.
With DVD Decryptor, I followed their guide and read an ISO file off the DVD, which it said was fine with 0 read errors.
I then wrote the ISO file which is said wrote OK with 0 errors. But it would not verify. Nor would the DVD play correctly, again freezing on some chapters etc.
I have tried about 10-15 DVDs today from Ritek, CMC Mitsui and Laser, Marvo. I know some of the brands may be yuch but Ritek G04 I thought were supposed to be good and all the discs failed.
At the moment I am getting very frustrated and any suggestions on where to look for the problem would be appreciated. For a project at work I HAVE to get 20 DVDs written in the next 2 days and I am now at my wits end about what to do.
pressed' DVD seems to play fine all the time, so I'm leaning toward the driveswriting’ being the cause, but I don’t.
Anyone can help, I’d be so grateful.