Burning dvd's, Help please

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#1

Hi, i am hoping that some one can help me, i have burnt 3 of my own personal dvd’s that worked perfectly on my dvd player, and i give them to another family member that has an older dvd player, i found out the suitable media for that particular player and used it to burn onto.
When i first give them to the person they all worked fine, no problems at all, but now i have been told that only one works and the rest won’t play at all, so i done another new burn [ with the correct media for that player [good quality too] ] now even this new one won’t play.
I suggested that it might be the player itself, but they reckon they have cleaned it recently and tried the others and still they won’t play, but it will play any of the video’s that they hire from the video shop, but not the ones i done, can anyone make any sense out of this at all ?
i would appreciate any help,
thanks


#2

some players can be finiky about different media. you might want to provide the make and model of the stand-alone player along with the media brand and MID of the media you used for the burn.

Also the model of the burner you used would be helpful.


#3

Welcome to CD Freaks.

I think knowing the brand & Media ID of the media is important. Use Nero’s CD-DVD Speed & the disc info tab to get this.

There is 1 particular media ID that has a terrible tendency to degrade very quickly & become unreadable. It’s Ritek G05. This is an 8x -R disk that was once quite reasonable but in the last 2 years or so the quality has plummeted.


#4
  1. Burner?
  2. Media?
  3. Settings?
    As many details as possible…editing & burning software, player, and so on.

#5

Ask for the type and model of the other player and search here for comments & info:

www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers


#6

Thanks for your replies and the welcome, unfortunately i can’t ask them again for the dvd player name and model, as they are away right now.
I did have that info about the name and model but can’t find it, i must have thrown it out.
When i did have it I did enter it into something similar that tells you what media is compatible and it was DVD-R only, so i went out and brought TDK DVD-R inscriptiblel disc [1-16 speed writing speed…
I used DVD Shrink 3.2 then Nero Express 3, i have a clue what speed it was set to.
My PC Burner is a Pioneer DVD 110D.
I just used Everest to check out my dvd properties and it displays DVD-R disc as being on 16 speed, could this have been the trouble ?


#7

One other thing i am not sure of when setting up Nero Express 6 is that asks ;
Your project contains more PAL than NTSC material, but will be encoded in NTSC if you use the current settings. Do you want to change the settings to PAL, so that your project will be encoded in the video mode that matches the majority of the project’s contents?
Is it suppose to be yes or no, thanks


#8

sorry, i mucked up dual posts.


#9

I’ll refer you back to my first post. We need the media ID for the media that’s giving the problems best got from CD-DVD Speed.

I’d suggest you check what firmware version you got in the 110D , the latest is available from here.

With regard to NTSC or PAL it rather depends where you are & what TV standard you use.


#10

I have updated the firmware recently.
Here it is ;

Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info
Basic Information
Disc type: : DVD-RW
Book Type : DVD-RW
Manufacturer: : Ritek
MID : RITEKW01
Write speeds: : 1 X - 2 X
Blank Capacity : 4.38 GB
: 4489 MB
: 4707319808 bytes
Extended Information
Layers : 1
Usage : General
Copyright protection : n/a
Recorder information : recorded with PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D
Disc Status : n/a
Raw Data
Pre-recorded Information in Lead-in (0Eh)
0000 - 01 40 D6 FD 9E D8 21 00 02 0D 06 07 88 65 0D 00 - .@…!..e…
0010 - 03 52 49 54 45 4B 57 00 04 30 31 00 00 00 00 00 - .RITEKW…01…
0020 - 05 00 88 00 00 00 00 00 50 87 16 00 FF FF FF FF - …P…
0030 - 50 87 16 00 00 00 00 00 E8 0E 7D 00 46 00 00 00 - P…}.F…
0040 - 00 00 00 00 50 5A E1 77 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - …PZ.w…
0050 - 1C 00 00 00 A8 0B 11 00 64 0C 11 00 00 00 00 00 - …d…
0060 - 9C 0B 11 00 30 00 00 00 E8 0E 7D 00 46 00 00 00 - …0…}.F…


#11

This is crappy rewritable media and rewritable media is not really to be trusted for long term storage or where regular handling is involved.


#12

Effectively, don’t use REwritable media :wink: Especially for standalone players.


#13

Sorry guys i made a mistake, i didn’t have the right disc in the recorder, and i live in Australia region 4 i believe, can you tell me what " TV standard " refers to, thanks
now here is the proper one that i used for burning those dvd’s i am talikng about.

Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info
Basic Information
Disc type: : DVD-R
Book Type : DVD-R
Manufacturer: : unknown
MID : TTH02
Write speeds: : 4 X - 6 X - 8 X - 12 X - 16 X
Blank Capacity : 4.38 GB
: 4489 MB
: 4707321856 bytes
Extended Information
Layers : 1
Usage : General
Copyright protection : n/a
Recorder information : recorded with PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D
Disc Status : Empty
Raw Data
Pre-recorded Information in Lead-in (0Eh)
0000 - 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 84 0D 12 98 99 90 00 - .@…R…
0010 - 03 54 54 48 30 32 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - .TTH02…
0020 - 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 34 00 00 C0 - …4…
0030 - E4 D7 05 00 1E 48 2F 7C 34 00 00 C0 60 D8 05 00 - …H/|4…`…
0040 - F8 EB FD 7F 30 01 00 00 FF FF FF FF A0 D8 05 00 - …0…
0050 - F4 33 4A 00 25 00 00 00 B8 D8 05 00 02 00 00 00 - .3J.%…
0060 - 00 00 00 00 18 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 F8 EB FD 7F - …@…

Its a TDK DVD-R Disk. [1-16 speed]


#14

TV standard = PAL or NTSC. And Australia is PAL.

To be honest I’m really not sure whether these disks are good or not but someone will advise on that.

What speed do you usually burn at? Typically 8x or 12x would be the speed of choice for 16x media.


#15

Many people swear by TDK’s TTH02 … they aren’t bad discs.
That disc is reporting that it’s empty. Is it blank, or has it been burned?

If it’s been burned, I’d suggest you stop using Roxio/Adaptec EZCD software (because that’s the only software I’ve ever experience that can write 4.5GBs of nothing), and use something like either nero (not freeware) or imgburn (freeware) instead.


#16

Thanks a lot for your help, i am new at burning dvd’s, i never checked what speed it was on when i recorded them.
My dvd properties said 16 speed for DVD-R could that have been the trouble ?
thanks


#17

That disc was blank


#18

8x is usually a “safe” speed for current media :wink:


#19

Ok thanks. i will try another on 8 speed and see how this one goes, thanks for all the help much appreciated.


#20

Hey, sorry to hyjac your thread, but i have been having trouble with burning DVDs, i have been converting them from AVi to DVD format with ‘Cucusoft AVI to VCD DVD MPEG Converter Pro’ and i burnthem on to a dvd-rw Disc and the picture and sound quality is so poor. would it be the converter im using?