Can not connect to access layer?

Everytime I turn on Photo DVD a box comes up saying “Can not connect to access layer” What does this mean?

thanks in advance.

Hi there,

http://download.vso-software.fr/vsophotodvd_setup.exe

Download and install the latest PhotoDVD v2.3.0.0

Let us know if this still happens !

Yes thanks so much it did the fix for me BUT!!!

I tried to make my copy of recent holiday pix but it didnt write to the disc this time! Ive included the log file if someone can tell me what might be wrong???:confused: Hope you can help this is driving me CRAZY:sad:

7/08/2006 8:24:27 a.m. info ******************** Report session closed *********************
7/08/2006 8:13:34 a.m. info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
7/08/2006 8:13:32 a.m. error Burning error: during write.
7/08/2006 8:13:28 a.m. error Write error recovery failed at 784 (16) - Code 03 0C 00 [Write error]
7/08/2006 8:13:28 a.m. info Try #1838 - duration 2268 µs
7/08/2006 8:12:00 a.m. info Lead-in burning time (mS) 3
7/08/2006 8:12:00 a.m. info Write started 829824 sectors to write
7/08/2006 8:12:00 a.m. info Init success: DVD-R packet writing
7/08/2006 8:12:00 a.m. info Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x8.0
7/08/2006 8:11:59 a.m. info Available write speed: 8x, 6x, 4x
7/08/2006 8:11:59 a.m. info Media ID: SONY08D1
7/08/2006 8:11:59 a.m. info DMA Enabled
7/08/2006 8:11:58 a.m. warning VIDEO_TS.IFO/BUP reallocated to keep DVD VIDEO structure compatibility
7/08/2006 8:11:58 a.m. info Scanned files #335, folder #3 - total size 1697321431 b. (1.58 Gb.)
7/08/2006 8:11:58 a.m. info Inserted media type : DVD-R
7/08/2006 8:11:57 a.m. info Write started
7/08/2006 8:11:57 a.m. info Output Size : 0 kb
7/08/2006 8:11:57 a.m. info Output Format : PAL (25 FPS) 16:9
7/08/2006 8:11:57 a.m. info Output Dir : C:\Documents and Settings\Murray Thompson\My Documents\PhotoDVD\20060807_073859
7/08/2006 8:11:57 a.m. info DiscLabel : PHOTO_DVD
7/08/2006 8:11:57 a.m. info Target : 1:1:0 - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109 1.57 [E] (Ide)
7/08/2006 8:10:45 a.m. info encoding time : 1883
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info Disk Size: 4488 Mo
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info bitrate : 8280200
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info TV Format : PAL
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info number of subtitle on channel #1 : 0
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info number of subtitle on channel #2 : 0
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info number of subtitle on channel #3 : 0
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info number of audio on channel #1 : 5
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info number of audio on channel #2 : 0
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info number of audio on channel #3 : 0
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info number of image : 324
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info Total Time: 00:19:37 seconds
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info Display Time: 3.00 seconds
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info transitionDuration : 0.63
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info zoomFactor : 10
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info animation : 8
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info cutting : 0
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info zoomAntialiasing : 2
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info antialiasing : 2
7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info Yes, orginal files have been added to dvd
7/08/2006 7:39:00 a.m. info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/08/2006 7:38:59 a.m. info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
7/08/2006 7:38:59 a.m. info New Drive selected : 1:1:0 - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109 1.57 [E] (Ide)
7/08/2006 7:37:16 a.m. info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/08/2006 7:36:54 a.m. info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
7/08/2006 7:23:24 a.m. info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/08/2006 7:23:22 a.m. info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
7/08/2006 7:23:22 a.m. info New Drive selected : 1:1:0 - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109 1.57 [E] (Ide)
7/08/2006 7:23:22 a.m. info User default language : 5129 (0x1409h) - English (New Zealand)
7/08/2006 7:23:22 a.m. info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/08/2006 7:23:22 a.m. info Version 2.3.0.0
7/08/2006 7:23:22 a.m. info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\vso\PhotoDVD\PhotoDVD.exe"
7/08/2006 7:23:22 a.m. info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/08/2006 7:23:20 a.m. info ******************** Report session started ********************

7/08/2006 7:23:14 a.m. info ******************** Report session closed *********************
7/08/2006 7:22:23 a.m. info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/08/2006 7:22:20 a.m. info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
7/08/2006 7:22:20 a.m. info New Drive selected : 1:1:0 - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109 1.57 [E] (Ide)
7/08/2006 7:22:20 a.m. info User default language : 5129 (0x1409h) - English (New Zealand)
7/08/2006 7:22:20 a.m. info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/08/2006 7:22:20 a.m. info Version 2.3.0.0
7/08/2006 7:22:20 a.m. info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\vso\PhotoDVD\PhotoDVD.exe"
7/08/2006 7:22:20 a.m. info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/08/2006 7:22:18 a.m. info ******************** Report session started ********************

Hi there,

7/08/2006 8:12:00 a.m. info Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x8.0
7/08/2006 8:11:59 a.m. info Available write speed: 8x, 6x, 4x
7/08/2006 8:11:59 a.m. info Media ID: SONY08D1

Slow down the burn speed to [B]4x[/B], and even [B]2x[/B] if still having issues !

Based on this site --> http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm
those are pretty good quality media but I would still slow it down to 4x.

I personally never burn above 4x !

7/08/2006 7:38:59 a.m. info New Drive selected : 1:1:0 - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109 1.57 [E] (Ide)

There is 1 firmware upgrade for your burner (v1.58)

http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/ibs/device_e/file/DVR109_FW158EU.EXE

7/08/2006 7:39:22 a.m. info TV Format : PAL

You are generating a PAL video, this is what you need right ?

Good Luck !

Great thanks for all your hepl cougar you really sound like you know what your doing,wish I did!!!

Anyway its all working great on 4X and just making my second copy of my slide show.

Have a huge question though:eek:

Im tooooo afraid the do that upgrade with the firmware for my two burners, please advise:doh:

A year ago I had a guy on here who helped me heaps and he guided me through FLASHING my burner (excuse me if I use the wrong words) and making it into a better quality one. I dont think this was really allowed by the manufacturer I really dont know. If I do that firmware you have suggested would I create a problem with the one that I have?

I really dont understand enough about it and would hate to cause a major problem and loose all that I now have?

Would appriciate your feed back.

Cheers
rapallo

Yes Im using Pal for NZ

Hi there,

When it comes to firmware, here’s what I think.

Having the latest firmware can’t hurt.

Is there risks flashing a drive ?
Yes, just like crossing the street :iagree:

If you are NOT having issues with the current media you have, you probably won’t need to upgrade.

A firmware upgrade is usually needed when you are a few versions behind, and you are using some new 16x media that your old firmware doesn’t recognize.

So, if you are not sure about flashing, don’t do it :disagree:

You seem to have success with that version and those media.

Great thanks for all your hepl cougar you really sound like you know what your doing,wish I did!!!

Well I’ve been working with computers since I was in high school in 1980 (Man that makes me feel old).

Am I the best technician their is ?
I manage very well, but man enought to ask for help and feedback from others since, no one know everything :confused: