Cannot write media - Incompatible format

vbimport

#1

I know this had been discussed before but I can’t find a solution I have tried to burn with both IMGburn and DVDdecrypter and they both give me the same error. I also have two different burners (sony dru-700a and lg gwa4164b) and got the same message (although the lg doesn’t seem to recognize the media at all anymore). I know it’s not the best media but I have used it frequently before with no problems. Here is the log from the last fail I have tried many things but am open to any suggestions.

I 22:40:54 DVD Decrypter Version 3.5.4.0 started!
I 22:40:54 Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
I 22:40:54 Initialising SPTI…
I 22:40:54 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 22:40:54 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 2 DVD±RWs!
I 22:41:14 Operation Started!
I 22:41:14 Source File: C:\ISo\Sukiyaki.Western.Django.DVDR.NTSC-UCR.ISO
I 22:41:14 Source File Sectors: 2,264,069 (MODE1/2048)
I 22:41:14 Source File Size: 4,636,813,312 bytes
I 22:41:14 Source File Application Identifier: MKISOFS ISO 9660/HFS FILESYSTEM BUILDER & CDRECORD CD-R/DVD CREATOR © 1993 E.YOUNGDALE © 1997 J.PEARSON/J.SCHILLING
I 22:41:14 Source File Implementation Identifier: mkisofs
I 22:41:15 Destination Device: [0:0:0] SONY DVD RW DRU-700A CY58 (E:) (ATA)
I 22:41:15 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: ProdiscS05) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x)
I 22:41:15 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 22:41:15 Write Mode: DVD
I 22:41:15 Write Type: SAO
I 22:41:15 Write Speed: 4x
I 22:41:15 Link Size: Auto
I 22:41:15 Test Mode: No
I 22:41:15 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 22:41:15 Filling Buffer…
I 22:41:16 Writing LeadIn…
I 22:41:50 Writing Image…
W 22:45:15 Failed to Write Sectors 8800 - 8831 - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
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E 22:57:04 Failed to Write Sectors 8800 - 8831 - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
I 22:57:05 Synchronising Cache…
E 22:57:05 Failed to Write Image!
E 22:57:05 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:15:50
I 22:57:05 Average Write Rate: 19 KB/s (0.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 1,798 KB/s (1.3x)


#2

I 22:41:15 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: ProdiscS05) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x)

Have you tried different media? see: http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia?dvdmediasearch=prodisc&dvdmediadvdridsearch=&type=11&size=All&dvdburnspeed=All&order=Name&hits=50&search=Search+or+List+Media


#3

I haven’t gotten a chance to get new media but I have used this media many times before without a problem.


#4

Look at the actual write speed (1.3x), compared to the one that was chosen (4x).

Might be worthwhile making sure your drives are in UDMA Mode (and not PIO Mode) - see the link in my sig. :wink:

If that all checks out, then I’d say try better media (Verbatim or Sony).


#5

I should be getting some sony media next week but I just don’t understand how it worked last week but won’t work this week on both of my burners.


#6

Did you check the link in my sig, to make sure your drives are running in UDMA Mode?

I’m fairly sure your burner should be UMDA Mode 2 for Current Transfer Rate.


#7

I checked that I have 3 ide channels two labeled primary (don’t know if that’s a problem) they are all set to DMA if available and one of them is set to UMDA Mode 2, the other is set to UMDA mode 5 (device 0) and device 1 is not applicable. The secondary ide channel is set to DMA if available but current transfer mode is non applicable (don’t know if that’s because this is a virtual drive)


#8

Well, that all checks out, so the only option now, would be to use better discs…


#9

Try a DVD+R.


#10

Okay so I got some sony media tried the -R (on test mode) and got the same problem but the +R work so I guess that’s good. Any idea why -r don’t work all of a sudden? Also and this may be a stupid question but is there a difference between +R and -R? Like will there be a difference in the movies I burn and stuff?


#11

[QUOTE=Enasmalakas;2105350]Okay so I got some sony media tried the -R (on test mode) and got the same problem but the +R work so I guess that’s good. Any idea why -r don’t work all of a sudden? Also and this may be a stupid question but is there a difference between +R and -R? Like will there be a difference in the movies I burn and stuff?[/QUOTE]

Some might add more but +r media you can booktype to -ROM for player compatiblilty. I think +r had error correction as wells but don’t recall the exact details of it. I just found it better to go with +R media.


#12

really, I don’t know why but somehow I got it stuck in my head that -R was more reliable and lasted longer particularly when it came to movies, maybe that was just a myth or something I guess I’ll just switch permanently to +r from now on.


#13

Might be a good idea to change that 4 year old burner.


#14

It’s four years old but I only used it for like 6 months. I bought it for my last PC and then it crashed so I took it out. Then when the LG burner in this piece of crap dell gave me problems I installed the Sony in place of the regular DVD drive.


#15

Have you updated the firmware on the Sony to the latest?

Might help with those Sony discs.


#16

I think so it’s an old burner so it’s hard to find the firmware