Burning DVDs: It always fails!

vbimport

#1

I have very inconsistent results copying DVDs. I don’t do it very often- just to back up a disc I have to bring in the car. Most of the time halfway through the write process an error message pops up and my blank disc ejects! I would have changed the DVD burner a long time ago (have had it about 1 year) but it has worked so I keep thinking it is a software issue. I thought Nero was working well so I bought that. It worked once but then failed 5 times in a row so I bought 1 click DVD Copy 5 which seemed to work really well once or twice but it just failed 2 times in a row. Is it the software or the burner or what!?!? Agian my problem is halfway through the write process there will be an error and the burner will stop. See below the logs from 2 different failed burns:

first failed burn:
10/22/2009 11:29:16 PM info Writer: Disc ejected by user.
10/22/2009 9:59:41 PM warning Burn process failed.
10/22/2009 9:59:41 PM error Writer: WRITE FAILED: write error occured at 63.8 percent of the write
10/22/2009 9:59:38 PM error Writer: Write error at 1381872 (16) - Code 03 0C 00 [Write error]
10/22/2009 9:54:37 PM info Writer: Lead-in burning time (mS) 40723
10/22/2009 9:53:56 PM info Writer: Write started 2164432 sectors to write
10/22/2009 9:53:56 PM info Writer: Init success: DVD+R
10/22/2009 9:53:56 PM info Writer: Writing speed requested x16.0, effective x16.0
10/22/2009 9:53:56 PM info Writer: Available write speed: 16x ,12x ,8x ,6x
10/22/2009 9:53:56 PM info Writer: Media ID: CMC MAG-M01-00

Second failed burn:
10/23/2009 8:51:00 PM info Writer: New Drive selected : 0:2:0 - HP DVD Writer 1070d LH23 [F] (Ide)
10/23/2009 8:51:00 PM info IFO reallocation not required
10/23/2009 8:50:52 PM warning Burn process failed.
10/23/2009 8:50:52 PM error Writer: WRITE FAILED: write error occured at 23.9 percent of the write
10/23/2009 8:50:46 PM error Writer: Write error at 517376 (16) - Code 03 0C 00 [Write error]
10/23/2009 8:49:10 PM info Writer: Lead-in burning time (mS) 40314
10/23/2009 8:48:30 PM info Writer: Write started 2164432 sectors to write
10/23/2009 8:48:30 PM info Writer: Init success: DVD+R
10/23/2009 8:48:30 PM info Writer: Writing speed requested x16.0, effective x16.0
10/23/2009 8:48:29 PM info Writer: Available write speed: 16x ,12x ,8x ,6x
10/23/2009 8:48:29 PM info Writer: Media ID: CMC MAG-M01-00
10/23/2009 8:48:29 PM info Writer: Media type: DVD+R

I have a Dell Precision Desktop
Windows XP
Using Memorex LightScribe DVD+R discs
1 Click DVD Copy 5
DVD43 4.5
Drive 1 (source drive) HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCCH30N
Drive 2 (burn drive) HP DVD Writer 1070d

Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks,
David


#2

whats up david,

First off, stop purchasing memorex media. they are one of the worst brands. Go with verbatim or taiyo yuden.

2nd, try slowing down the write speed to 8x instead of 16x. 16 is pushing your drive to the max in which some pc’s can’t handle…

3rd, when burning, continue to use Nero. It is a rock solid program

4th. When burning a dvd, if your computer isn’t lightning fast, i would recommend you to not use any other programs until burning is completed as this is a resource intensive procedure…

Please try my tips and report back

PS. please list your pc specs…


#3

You would be better off ripping the dvd to the hard drive, then burning to a disk rather than trying to decrypt/rip/compress/burn from one drive to another.

From the FAQ at 1 Click Copy: [I]The burning engine of 1ClickDVDCopy is optimized to read from the hard drive rather than from a DVD device. If your DVD reading device is slower than your DVD writing device, the slower reading speed might not be enough to convey the necessary information in time to the DVD writing device. If the information comes from the hard drive, that would allow the reading and writing speeds to be synchronized.

When 1ClickDVDCopy prompts you to do an EXACT copy, please reply “NO”. That way, the information will be first transferred to your hard drive, and in turn, burned to the blank DVD.[/I]


#4

Thanks for the help! Good suggestions.

First of all where do you buy good media? Staples has Memorex, Sony and HP. Walmart has Memorex, Memorex, and Memorex. What about Radio shack?

Second: I did try it at 8X and it worked! Yeah! I guess maybe my drive is OK?

I also used only one drive which would force 1 click to write the data to the Hard drive, even though I did click exact copy. It must be writing to the HD then.

The specs for my machine:
Win XP Pro SP3
Dell Precision 3400
Intel Core2 Extreme CPU X9650 @3.00GHz
3.25 GB of RAM
HP dvd1070d DVD burner

Thanks for the help. My next step is to find some good media and try that. I know you said Nero was very good- what about 1 click? I don’t know if I can get a refund and I do find it is simple.


#5

Best Buy, Sam’s Club, Office Depot


#6

May I throw into the mix ImgBurn.


#7

We recommend Verbatim as the most easily found media that is good quality. You can buy it locally at Office Max or Best Buy in the US. Another good type is Taiyo Yuden, but it is normally only found online at shops like rima.com and supermediastore.com. Sony is my third recommendation if you cannot get the first two.

I’m not familiar with 1Click, but if it is working for you, I see no reason to change. The two most commonly used decryption/ripping programs around here are AnyDVD and DVDFab. Neither will work with DVD43, nor do they need DVD43.

DVDFab is an all in one program…it can do compression as well as rip commercial dvds.

As far as Nero is concerned…opinions vary. I have completely stopped using it personally and won’t have it on my computer. My main burning program is ImgBurn, which is a free program that is highly respected in these forums.


#8

try slowing down the write speed to 8x instead of 16x.

i totally agree! … burning Memorex ( CMC MAG-M01-00 , same as the ones i got ) Media @ 8x works wonders with it from what little experience i got with it on a couple of 50 pack sindles i had a few years ago and the disc are still perfectly well within good running order (checked them on my Liteon with Kprobe) to this day when i burned them @ 8x on my older Liteon 1673S drive ( i got a Optiarc 7240S now , so i mainly use my Liteon for a scanning drive )

p.s. those same discs when burned @ 16x on my old Liteon 1673S drive (from 2005) where horrible in burn quality vs the same drive @ 8x. so 8x is almost always never a bad choice when burning in general. although newer drives typically can burn @ 12-16x without issues it seems, especially if your media is of good quality as i can burn @ 20x on Verbatim DVD-R (and +R) and still get quality burns on my Optiarc 7240s drive.

when burning, continue to use Nero. It is a rock solid program

Nero’s main problem nowadays (i.e. after Version 6) it got bloated which is why i recommend ImgBurn over Nero nowadays. and i most likely will NEVER chance my burning program since i consider ImgBurn the masterpiece of basic data burning software. although i am sure if he’s happy with Nero it will be fine but if you want my recommendation for burning software it’s definitely going to be ImgBurn.

You would be better off ripping the dvd to the hard drive, then burning to a disk rather than trying to decrypt/rip/compress/burn from one drive to another.

100percent agree! … in general, it’s not a good idea to duplicate from drive to drive. ALWAYS better to copy to hard drive first then burn it back to a disc.


#9

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2456105]We recommend Verbatim as the most easily found media that is good quality. You can buy it locally at Office Max or Best Buy in the US. Another good type is Taiyo Yuden, but it is normally only found online at shops like rima.com and supermediastore.com. Sony is my third recommendation if you cannot get the first two.
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does ths dvd media brands recomendation go for cd’s media, or different media brands recommended for cd’s


#10

@ yelodog.

Yep :wink: … Verbatim and TY are still top of the line even for basic CD-R’s.