Hi, I've recently upgraded my flash for my liteon SOHW-812S DVD burner to SOHW-832S using the CG5J firmware then VS0M firmware. Both times I attempted to test the supposed newly DL capable drive using DVD Decrypter with Memorex DVD+R DL blank DVDs. The only problem is that when it tries to first determine the type of media, the computer seems to freeze for a moment then somewhat unfreezes to a point where I can move the mouse for a few seconds. After that, if I either move my mouse too much or try to exit the program, the computer completely freezes. The worst part is that it never determines the type of media. I've checked the book type settings in the firmware and they match the settings that the liteon SmartBurn media checker determines, but none the less, DVD Decrypter can't figure it out. The same thing goes for Burn4Free almost. But it freezes when I tell it to start burning. It will say that it's burning for a god aweful long time and even counts down to 0 for time until complete then goes right back up to 99 min. and counts down again. If I use too much memory, it freezes.
Funny thing is that I have no problems at all with DVD-R, DVD+R or any other types of media other than DVD+R DL. I would love to use Nero, but I don't have the money to buy it and I'm tired of hacking it and getting unregistered errors. Oops, did I say that? Oh well. Argh Matey!
So, who can help? I've used ASPI and SPTI interfaces so I know it's not that. Do the system requirements go up when you attempt to burn DL media? Oh and as for the Burn4Free program, it tries to determine the burn speeds and tries to burn at 2x instead of 2.4x. I'm confused. Please send help.