Burn DVD's, but parts often skip, audio/video delay, video but no audio, etc



Hi everybody!
I just burned my first DVD (that took a while, since I first had to upgrade the firmware from my CD/DVD drive (LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW 1633S) to a 1653S.
Then I used Xilisoft AVI to DVD Converter 3.0.26 to convert my AVI movie to DVD format and burn it on a Sony DVD-R 16X DVD. I have a Windows XP, btw. The output quality was horrible, the video kept stuttering and sometimes there was no audio to certain video parts. I burned it at 4X speed.
Was that too slow? too fast? Or is my drive just too old to handle this? Or should I use a different program, like Nero? But it seems to be more of a drive-related issue…but idk.
Thanks a lot for any help!!!


The 1653S is 5yrs old or so…it’s no spring chicken amongst dvd burners. Do you have the very latest firmware installed now? It is possible that the drive doesn’t recognize the 16x disks you have.

Having said that, I believe your main problem may be your choice of avi to dvd converters. Xilisoft has a terrible reputation. There are two free conversion programs I would recommend: DVDFlick and AVStoDVD. Both can produce a finished dvd ready to burn to a disk, with or without a menu. Both can be set to burn automatically with ImgBurn.



I’d try burning at 8x with 16x media. ImgBurn is an excellent, free choice for a burning program by the way.


I’m not sure what the latest firmware for my drive is…
I got the 1653S of this website: http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares.html

Should I download the 1673S or 1693S from that website?? Will that work with my drive?

If not, I will try the programs you suggested and burn at 8X

Thanks a LOT!!


I think you should be set on firmware. Give one of those converters a try and report back. Good luck


Ok so I downloaded the AVStoDVD program and ImgBurn. I did not set the AVStoDVD program to burn automatically using ImgBurn, so it created a separate folder. After completed, I added this folder to ImgBurn and started to burn the DVD. It said it was done and a success, but then I find out the DVD is empty and had no burn marks on it. ??? Why would it burn with Xilisoft but not ImgBurn??? I did set it to 8X this time, but why would that make a difference?? B/c it didn’t burn at all…or does it have to do with the folder created by AVStoDVD? It contained two folders, on titled AUDIO_TS and one VIDEO_TS. Weird about that is that when I open a file from the VIDEO_TS, it has video and sound. And the AUDIO_TS does not contain anything. Is that normal? Also, they are both read-only.

Oh and here is the log from ImgBurn:
The DVD folder created by AVStoDVD
I 18:29:20 Operation Started!
I 18:29:20 Building Image Tree…
I 18:29:31 Checking Directory Depth…
I 18:29:31 Calculating Totals…
I 18:29:31 Preparing Image…
I 18:29:31 Checking Path Length…
I 18:29:31 Contents: 13 Files, 2 Folders
I 18:29:31 Content Type: DVD Video
I 18:29:31 Data Type: MODE1/2048
I 18:29:31 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 18:29:31 Volume Label: [Not Configured]
I 18:29:31 IFO/BUP 32K Padding: Enabled
I 18:29:31 Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
I 18:29:31 TV System: NTSC
I 18:29:31 Size: 4,642,693,120 bytes
I 18:29:31 Sectors: 2,266,940
I 18:29:31 Image Size: 4,643,291,136 bytes
I 18:29:31 Image Sectors: 2,267,232
E 18:29:38 Operation Aborted! - Duration: 00:00:18
I 18:29:41 Operation Started!
I 18:29:41 Building Image Tree…
I 18:29:56 Checking Directory Depth…
I 18:29:56 Calculating Totals…
I 18:29:56 Preparing Image…
I 18:29:56 Checking Path Length…
I 18:29:56 Contents: 13 Files, 2 Folders
I 18:29:56 Content Type: DVD Video
I 18:29:56 Data Type: MODE1/2048
I 18:29:56 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 18:29:56 Volume Label: Keinohrhasen
I 18:29:56 IFO/BUP 32K Padding: Enabled
I 18:29:56 Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
I 18:29:56 TV System: NTSC
I 18:29:56 Size: 4,642,693,120 bytes
I 18:29:56 Sectors: 2,266,940
I 18:29:56 Image Size: 4,643,291,136 bytes
I 18:29:56 Image Sectors: 2,267,232
I 18:30:08 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:26
I 18:30:08 Operation Started!
I 18:30:08 Source File: -==//[BUILD IMAGE]/==-
I 18:30:08 Source File Sectors: 2,267,232 (MODE1/2048)
I 18:30:08 Source File Size: 4,643,291,136 bytes
I 18:30:08 Source File Volume Identifier: Keinohrhasen
I 18:30:08 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.5.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 18:30:08 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 18:30:08 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 18:30:08 Destination Device: [4:0:0] LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1653S CS0T (D:) (ATA)
I 18:30:08 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: SONY16D1) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x)
I 18:30:08 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 18:30:08 Write Mode: DVD
I 18:30:08 Write Type: DAO
I 18:30:08 Write Speed: 8x
I 18:30:08 Link Size: Auto
I 18:30:08 Lock Volume: Yes
I 18:30:08 Test Mode: Yes
I 18:30:08 OPC: No
I 18:30:08 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 18:30:08 Advanced Settings - Force HT: N/A, Online HT: N/A, OverSpeed: N/A, SmartBurn: Yes
I 18:30:09 Filling Buffer… (20 MB)
I 18:30:10 Writing LeadIn…
I 18:30:38 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2267231)
I 18:30:38 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2267231)
I 18:38:37 Synchronising Cache…
I 18:39:04 Cycling Tray after Test Write…
I 18:39:10 Exporting Graph Data…
I 18:39:10 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Merlin\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\LITE-ON_DVDRW_SOHW-1653S_CS0T_MONDAY-FEBRUARY-01-2010_6-30_PM_SONY16D1_8x.ibg
I 18:39:10 Export Successfully Completed!
I 18:39:10 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:09:02
I 18:39:10 Average Write Rate: 9,466 KB/s (6.8x) - Maximum Write Rate: 11,132 KB/s (8.0x)
I 18:39:20 Close Request Acknowledged
I 18:39:20 Closing Down…
I 18:39:20 Shutting down SPTI…
I 18:39:20 ImgBurn closed!
Thanks a lot for any help!
And sorry for all those questions…[/B]


oh never mind…I selected test mode on ImgBurn :slight_smile:
My mistake…but that’s weird…because it looked like it really actually burned it…and the drive was spinning and everything.
But now it’s working perfectly :slight_smile:


I think Imgburn is a clever tool and found out that you are not the owner of “I 18:29:56 Volume Label: Keinohrhasen” …


[QUOTE=chef;2492402]I think Imgburn is a clever tool and found out that you are not the owner of “I 18:29:56 Volume Label: Keinohrhasen” …[/QUOTE]

@chef , Just wanted to know how you determined that.
The you are not the owner of “I 18:29:56 Volume Label: Keinohrhasen” .
I agree ImgBurn is a clever tool.


Its a secret, I’d like to read mnikodemus’ reply first. :slight_smile:


@chef , OK I was just curious & trying to add to my knowlege.
If mnikodemus doesn’t reply I would still like to know the secret.