Can't burn DL

i recently purchased this drive and have been able to burn TDK DVD-R’s on it just fine but when i use Nero 6.3 or DVD Shrink it spits the Verbatim DVD+R DL back out before it starts burning. Nero gives me an error saying “Compilation cannot be written on this kind of disc” and Shrink says “Please insert blank media”. do i just have a 109 that only burns single-layer dvd’s? i took a screenshot of the Nero Infotool and it says nothing about being able to read or write DL even though it does on the one in the review.
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i’d really appreciate any information on this because i’m completely baffled. THANKS!!! :smiley:

You have a really old version of Nero Infotool. Update to version 3.01 from this website, then update your screenshot. :slight_smile:

thanks for the suggestion…i went ahead and did just that and the results are much better. now i know i’m not crazy!
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i also reinstalled Nero just to be safe and i still get this error:
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i imagine the DVD Shrink error is tied to Nero but i went ahead and tried it anyway…it spit the disc back out again and brought up a window with the following info:

Windows 2000 5.0
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’:
Ver=, size=160016 bytes, created 12/16/2003 7:18:06 PM
Nero API version:
Using interface version:
Installed in: C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero
Application: ahead\Nero - Burning Rom
Recorder: <PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109> Version: 1.55 - HA 1 TA 1 -
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2000kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 92048D8 atapi Port 0 ID 0
CdRomPeripheral : LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163D atapi Port 1 ID 0
CdRomPeripheral : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109 atapi Port 1 ID 1
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD2500JB-32FUA0 15.0 Ultra Port 2 ID 0
DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1023MB (1048048kB)
Free physical memory: 680MB (696616kB)
Memory in use : 33 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

1:13:30 PM #1 Phase 111 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 253
DVD-Video files sorted

1:13:30 PM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

1:13:30 PM #3 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3882
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

1:13:30 PM #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3882
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

1:13:30 PM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3101
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

1:13:33 PM #6 Phase 41 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 253
Compilation will not fit onto a blank disc

1:13:33 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 245
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

1:13:33 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2085
Recorder: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109, Media type: DVD+R9 Dual Layer
Disc Manufacturer ID: MKM, Media Type ID: 001, Product revision number: 0
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 0

1:13:33 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 406
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\CDR4_2K.SYS’: Ver=, size=58000 bytes, created
5/30/2005 4:31:18 PM
File ‘Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS’: Ver=, size=23420 bytes, created
5/30/2005 4:31:18 PM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.02.53a, size=17136 bytes, created
6/20/2003 8:36:36 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs :
0 (Security Option)

i’m not sure what to make of it…should i maybe try a different type of DL media?

thanks! :doh:

HOW BIG is the source - where is that info???

the files total 7500mb…it’s from a dvd i ripped to my hd with DVD Decrypter.

Maybe updating to the latest version of Nero might help. 6.3 is a little on the old side.

Or, you could try burning with DVD Decrypter in ISO mode. I’ve always done my ISO burns (including all my DL burns) with DVD Decrypter because it doesn’t seem to have the kinds of quirky problems that I sometimes encounter with Nero.

BTW, you can attach images to your posts so that you won’t have to host them on another server… :wink:

I can also recommend ImgToolBurn which uses the Nero API but gives perfect DVD-VIDEO discs.

i finally got it to work! the DVD Decrypter ISO burn was what did it. Nero did in fact mange to burn an ISO image of the files so it looks like it’ll just be a two-step process for me…i can live with that i’m just glad it works! i did try the ImgToolBurn but it gave me the same error that Nero did. i’ll probably just play around with it some more and try some other things but thanks a ton for all your help guys!

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it’ll just be a two-step process for me

Why not just rip using DVD Decrypter’s ISO mode? Rip with DVD Decrypter, burn with DVD Decrypter. :slight_smile:

Next gen protection wont be beat by it thats why as its discontinued.

I have zero issues with nero and only use the nero aspi not adaptecs POS.

Nero is legit software so they dont let you copy dvd movies so i either make iso with the above as you do or i run Slysoft’s Anydvd while using nero, i prefer latter, its far more supported and builds fly out weekly sometimes.