Burn speed set for 12x but never burns at more than 5x

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#1

Well I have tried setting burn speed using the VSO burn engine and it seems to totally ignore this setting. It still only maxes around 5.3x burn speed. Is their something wrong with the burn setting in DVDFab Platinum that it ignores the write settings?


#2

i believe there is a problem with the reported burn speed. if you go to the log and look at the average speed it will most likely be higher than the maximum reported by dvdfab when using vso.

Please post a couple of items from the burn log, which can be found at C:\Documents and Settings…username…\My Documents\DVDFab\Log\DVDFab_burn_VSO.log. This is a text file that you can open with Notepad and copy and paste a few recent entries into a reply post.


#3

2/12/2008 10:56:52 AM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
2/12/2008 10:56:22 AM info Finalization Time 00:00:38 - Total completion time 00:18:54
2/12/2008 10:56:22 AM info WRITE SUCCESS
2/12/2008 10:55:44 AM info Write finished in 00:18:15 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 2.99
2/12/2008 10:38:10 AM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
2/12/2008 10:37:28 AM info Write started 2013584 sectors to write
2/12/2008 10:37:28 AM info Writing speed requested x16.0, effective x16.0
2/12/2008 10:37:28 AM info Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 6x, 4x, 2.4x
2/12/2008 10:37:28 AM info Media ID: MCC-004-00
2/12/2008 10:37:28 AM info Media type: DVD+R
2/12/2008 10:37:28 AM info Not Applicable to this bus type
2/12/2008 10:37:26 AM info Write started
2/12/2008 10:37:24 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2/12/2008 10:37:23 AM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
2/12/2008 10:37:23 AM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H LL0C [F] (Ide)
2/12/2008 10:31:52 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2/12/2008 10:31:50 AM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H LL0C [F] (Ide)
2/12/2008 10:31:50 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
2/12/2008 10:31:50 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
2/12/2008 10:31:50 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
2/12/2008 10:31:50 AM info DLL Version 2.1.7.338
2/12/2008 10:31:50 AM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\vso_hwe.dll
2/12/2008 10:31:50 AM info Version 4, 0, 6, 2
2/12/2008 10:31:50 AM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
2/12/2008 10:31:50 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
2/12/2008 10:31:50 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************


#4

I’ve noticed the same thing when using the VSO Burning engine. I have since started using IMGBurn as my burning engine and it reports that my burn speed will reach 18x whereas the Fab engine never reports a burn speed higher than 12x. So I just use the IMGBurn engine from now on. Also Molitar, to use IMGBurn as your alternate engine you need to download it and then check it in common settings under Write-then click the drop down and highlight IMGBurn. OK ? ~ Mike


#5

[QUOTE=astone2665;1998633]I’ve noticed the same thing when using the VSO Burning engine. I have since started using IMGBurn as my burning engine and it reports that my burn speed will reach 18x whereas the Fab engine never reports a burn speed higher than 12x. So I just use the IMGBurn engine from now on. Also Molitar, to use IMGBurn as your alternate engine you need to download it and then check it in common settings under Write-then click the drop down and highlight IMGBurn. OK ? ~ Mike[/QUOTE]

Ok I am going to go download it now. Will test it out since VSO sure seems to have some issue with burn speed.


#6

Molitar, after you download and install IMGBurn, go to tools then click on settings. Next click on the write tab. On the left hand side you’ll see, Options. You’ll see a box that says , Lock Volume - Exclusive Acess. Uncheck this box so that it’ll work smoothly with Fab ok. ~ Mike


#7

[QUOTE=astone2665;1998641]Molitar, after you download and install IMGBurn, go to tools then click on settings. Next click on the write tab. On the left hand side you’ll see, Options. You’ll see a box that says , Lock Volume - Exclusive Acess. Uncheck this box so that it’ll work smoothly with Fab ok. ~ Mike[/QUOTE]

Ok thanks for that tip.


#8

2/12/2008 10:55:44 AM info Write finished in 00:18:15 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 2.99

2/12/2008 10:37:28 AM info Writing speed requested x16.0, effective x16.0
2/12/2008 10:37:28 AM info Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 6x, 4x, 2.4x

i expected to see higher speeds not lower, only 2.99x :doh:

first thing, yes download and use imgburn, this is what ive went to as well. (sure glad i started that other thread)

[U]also before you burn anymore[/U], please uninstall your secondary ide channel from device manager and let windows reinstall the drivers. this is completely safe and will not do any harm. then do a clean uninstall of dvdfab following stormjumpers advice.
http://club.cdfreaks.com/1711788-post1.html

i suggest this because as vso may not have the flexibility of imgburn, you should not have such poor performance.

you have the latest LL0C firmware available for your drive, however you can download another copy from codeguys and flash it.
http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares.html#LH-20A1H

please read this thread
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/f-q-liteon-optical-drives-revised-28-april-2007-a-109986/


#9

[QUOTE=troy512;1998643]i expected to see higher speeds not lower, only 2.99x :doh:

i suggest this because as vso may not have the flexibility of imgburn, you should not have such poor performance.
[/QUOTE]

Ok I did them suggestions and it helped some. New log. Next burn will be with ImgBurn.

2/12/2008 3:05:43 PM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
2/12/2008 3:04:07 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2/12/2008 2:51:32 PM info Finalization Time 00:00:37 - Total completion time 00:07:51
2/12/2008 2:51:32 PM info WRITE SUCCESS
2/12/2008 2:50:55 PM info Write finished in 00:07:14 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 5.01
2/12/2008 2:44:20 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
2/12/2008 2:43:41 PM info Write started 1337872 sectors to write
2/12/2008 2:43:41 PM info Writing speed requested x16.0, effective x16.0
2/12/2008 2:43:40 PM info Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 6x, 4x, 2.4x
2/12/2008 2:43:40 PM info Media ID: MCC-004-00
2/12/2008 2:43:40 PM info Media type: DVD+R
2/12/2008 2:43:40 PM info Not Applicable to this bus type
2/12/2008 2:43:38 PM info Write started
2/12/2008 2:43:37 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2/12/2008 2:43:35 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
2/12/2008 2:43:35 PM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H LL0C [F] (Ide)
2/12/2008 2:42:53 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H LL0C [F] (Ide)
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info DLL Version 2.1.7.338
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\vso_hwe.dll
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info Version 4, 0, 6, 2
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

2/12/2008 3:04:07 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2/12/2008 2:51:32 PM info Finalization Time 00:00:37 - Total completion time 00:07:51
2/12/2008 2:51:32 PM info WRITE SUCCESS
2/12/2008 2:50:55 PM info Write finished in 00:07:14 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 5.01
2/12/2008 2:44:20 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
2/12/2008 2:43:41 PM info Write started 1337872 sectors to write
2/12/2008 2:43:41 PM info Writing speed requested x16.0, effective x16.0
2/12/2008 2:43:40 PM info Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 6x, 4x, 2.4x
2/12/2008 2:43:40 PM info Media ID: MCC-004-00
2/12/2008 2:43:40 PM info Media type: DVD+R
2/12/2008 2:43:40 PM info Not Applicable to this bus type
2/12/2008 2:43:38 PM info Write started
2/12/2008 2:43:37 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2/12/2008 2:43:35 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
2/12/2008 2:43:35 PM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H LL0C [F] (Ide)
2/12/2008 2:42:53 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H LL0C [F] (Ide)
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info DLL Version 2.1.7.338
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\vso_hwe.dll
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info Version 4, 0, 6, 2
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
2/12/2008 2:41:56 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************


#10

2/12/2008 2:43:40 PM info Not Applicable to this bus type

im not sure what this really means? from what i know bus type has to do with how your drive is connected such as ide or scsi. vso reports your connected by ide, is this how your drive is connected? maybe you have a problem with your connections, motherboard, ide controller …

[U]if anyone knows more about the not applicable bus type please let us know.[/U]

lets first see if imgburn will give you better results. the imgburn log can be found in the same folder as the vso log. if not then it seems the problem might be with the bus type issue.

Ok I did them suggestions

you mean uninstalled the secondary ide channel and stormjumpers dvdfab uninstall. please also do some reading on the eeprom and smartburn tools. info can be found in the F.A.Q for liteon drives which i linked earlier. also here:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/eeprom-utility-liteon-sony-cd-dvd-writers-v3-8-3-new-112103/
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/smartburn-v3-1-16t-test-version-177331/
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/f-q-liteon-optical-drives-revised-28-april-2007-a-109986/#HTOS


#11

[quote=troy512;1999052]im not sure what this really means? from what i know bus type has to do with how your drive is connected such as ide or scsi. vso reports your connected by ide, is this how your drive is connected? maybe you have a problem with your connections, motherboard, ide controller …

[U]if anyone knows more about the not applicable bus type please let us know.[/U] [/quote] I asked portmac of VSO about this some time ago–as best I can recall he said this log entry was seen with scsi or sata drives. I can’t find my post or his reply. It may have been in a PM. I will keep looking.


#12

ummm, interesting… thanks for the reply signals :slight_smile:

:confused: vso reports ide connection. problem associated with sata drives. :doh:

:bigsmile: lets hope imgburn works. :bigsmile:

edit// i dont visit the vso forum. maybe should.


#13

after reading a guide from another forum it seems that just uninstalling the ide channel [U]may[/U] not have been enough.

this time uninstall the ide [U]controller[/U] from device manager. then lets see that imgburn log. obviously you dont have a dma problem but seem to have an ide/sata problem. can you also post a few screen shots of you device manager so we can see just what you have installed?


#14

Here is some shots…




#15

thanks for the screen shots of device manager. i see you have nvidia drivers installed for your ide channels. lets uninstall all of the nvidia drivers and uninstall your dvd drive (do not reboot just do all at once) then reboot and let windows reinstall default drivers.

will you then also open properties for your lite-on drive, then details and Hardware Ids? and post a screen shot?