Can't burn Dual Layer discs. Help!

All,

Greetings from a newbie. I have an NEC 3450A DVD burner and it has worked great over the six months…until now.

I have been successful in burning dual layer Verbatim DVDs, but recently purchased some Memorex DVD+R double layer DVDs and none will burn. I have used every possible combo of DVD Shrink, DVD Decrypter, Nero and Roxio.

Every single time I attempt to burn on the Memorex, they error out. Is there a fix for this, or am I “SOL”?

Thanks

Welcome to CDFreaks forum.

The Memorex DL disc you bought, have another mediacode, and that’s causing your problems.

Use DVDIdentifier to retrieve mediacode and post it. Probably Ritek D01.

Sorry bud … lots of people have reported problems with Memorex Dual Layer discs. I did buy 2 of them some time ago and I was successful in burning them at 1x (pretty sad …) using DVD decrypter read/write ISO method.

So if you havn’t tried to burn tham at 1x, give it a shot using DVD Decrypter.

Thanks guys. Here is what I have from DVD Identifier:

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 11h (Method 1) - ADIP Information
0000 : e1 0f 32 10 00 03 00 00 00 fc ff ff 00 22 d7 ff …2…"…
0010 : 00 00 00 52 49 54 45 4b 00 00 00 44 30 31 01 40 …RITEK…D01.@
0020 : 25 25 37 0c 00 28 64 00 28 64 20 1f 0c 0c 14 14 %%7…(d.(d …
0030 : 02 01 01 20 00 20 1f 0c 0c 14 14 02 00 00 00 00 … . …
0040 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0050 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0060 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0070 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0080 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0090 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00a0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00b0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00c0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00d0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00e0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00f0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

That mediacode is known to give trouble.

What the firmware version of your NEC.

Hi JBV,

The firmware version is 5.1.2535.0

Only use Verbatim DLs, as many others suggested.

Use latest firmware for your drive. http://www.micheldeboer.nl/firmware/

Verbatim give’s the best result.

JBV, you rock! I updated the firmware and the DVDs now burn with no troubles. Thank you, thank you! :bow: