"Cant find write strategy at sector 3744"

I have been to this forum many times and have found a lot of good information. This time I didn’t see my problem talked about before, so I wanted to join the community and post my problem. I have been having trouble burning DVDs. I finally found a product that I thought would work and it worked great up until the burning part lol. I don’t know what else to do, I’ve tried everything. Here is the log:

2009-03-08 15:30:42 Error BURN: WRITE FAILED: Can’t find write strategy at sector 3744
2009-03-08 15:30:33 Error BURN: Write error at 3728 (16) - Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
2009-03-08 15:30:27 Info BURN: Lead-in burning time (mS) 2
2009-03-08 15:30:27 Info BURN: Write started 1325216 sectors to write
2009-03-08 15:30:27 Info BURN: Init success: DVD-R SAO
2009-03-08 15:30:22 Info BURN: Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x8.0
2009-03-08 15:30:22 Info BURN: Available write speed: 8x, 6x, 4x, 2x,
2009-03-08 15:30:22 Info BURN: Media ID: ProdiscF02
2009-03-08 15:30:22 Info BURN: Media type: DVD-R
2009-03-08 15:30:22 Info BURN: Not Applicable to this bus type
2009-03-08 15:30:19 Info BURN: Scanned files #9, folder #2 - total size 2712918016 b. (2.53 Gb.)
2009-03-08 15:30:19 Info BURN: Inserted media type : DVD-R
2009-03-08 15:30:19 Info BURN: Write started
2009-03-08 15:30:19 ---- ***************** Encoding end **********************
2009-03-08 15:30:17 Info Disc name: “Twilight”
2009-03-08 15:30:17 Info Burned folder: “C:\Users\User\Documents\ConvertXtoDVD\dmd-twilight-cd1”
2009-03-08 15:30:04 Info BURN: New media (DVD-R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2009-03-08 15:30:02 Info BURN: Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R, Blu Ray-R Seq., Blu Ray-R Rnd., Blu Ray-RE
2009-03-08 15:30:02 Info BURN: Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
2009-03-08 15:30:02 Info BURN: New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - MATSHITA BD-MLT UJ-210S 1.05 [D] (Ide)
2009-03-08 15:30:01 Info Total size 2587 Mb., Target size DVD5 4300 Mb., Occupation 60.17%
2009-03-08 15:30:01 Info Conversion completed in 00:38:05
2009-03-08 15:30:01 Info Rendering rate: 3.24 x Realtime
2009-03-08 15:30:01 Info DVD duration (incl. menus) 02:03:25 (~ 7405 sec.) - rendering time 00:38:05
2009-03-08 15:30:00 Info Generated duration 7405.45 sec., expected 7406.05 sec.
2009-03-08 15:28:18 Info P-SDT buffer Underflow 1 times, 1260 bytes peak
2009-03-08 15:28:18 Info 2 frames duplicated
2009-03-08 15:25:45 Info Chapter #26 start at 120:0.076
2009-03-08 15:24:06 Info Chapter #25 start at 115:0.276
2009-03-08 15:22:49 Info Chapter #24 start at 110:0.343
2009-03-08 15:21:30 Info Chapter #23 start at 105:0.043
2009-03-08 15:20:11 Info Chapter #22 start at 99:59.994
2009-03-08 15:18:52 Info Chapter #21 start at 95:0.194
2009-03-08 15:17:34 Info Chapter #20 start at 90:0.395
2009-03-08 15:16:20 Info Chapter #19 start at 85:0.228
2009-03-08 15:15:01 Info Chapter #18 start at 80:0.428
2009-03-08 15:13:48 Info Chapter #17 start at 75:0.128
2009-03-08 15:12:26 Info Chapter #16 start at 70:0.329
2009-03-08 15:10:41 Info Chapter #15 start at 65:0.029
2009-03-08 15:10:04 Info Chapter #14 start at 63:14.924
2009-03-08 15:09:09 Info Chapter #13 start at 60:0.229
2009-03-08 15:07:46 Info Chapter #12 start at 55:0.430
2009-03-08 15:06:26 Info Chapter #11 start at 50:0.130
2009-03-08 15:05:12 Info Chapter #10 start at 45:0.447
2009-03-08 15:04:01 Info Chapter #9 start at 40:0.281
2009-03-08 15:02:44 Info Chapter #8 start at 35:0.098
2009-03-08 15:01:22 Info Chapter #7 start at 30:0.298
2009-03-08 14:59:52 Info Chapter #6 start at 24:59.998
2009-03-08 14:58:32 Info Chapter #5 start at 20:0.199
2009-03-08 14:56:55 Info Chapter #4 start at 15:0.399
2009-03-08 14:55:16 Info Chapter #3 start at 10:0.099
2009-03-08 14:53:39 Info Chapter #2 start at 5:0.300
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info Output Stream #2 (AUDIO) - ac3, 48000 Hz, 5.1, s16, 448 kb/s
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info Output Stream #1 (VIDEO) - mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480 [PAR 32:27 DAR 16:9], q=2-31, 4233 kb/s, pulldown: 23.976 -> 29.97 Fps
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info Video processing: Fast bilinear resampler (640272)->(720364)
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info Video processing: Pad (Left:0 - Top:58 - Right:0 - Bottom:58)
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info Video processing: Fast bilinear resampler (640272)->(720364)
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info Video processing: Pad (Left:0 - Top:58 - Right:0 - Bottom:58)
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info Chapter sequences require 514 Mb. temp space
2009-03-08 14:51:57 ---- ************ Source file #2 END DETAILS ************
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info AUDIO Stream #2 [RAW COPY]: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5.1, s16, 448 kb/s
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info VIDEO Stream #1 : Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 640x272 [PAR 1:1 DAR 40:17], 23.98 FPS
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info Audio/Video file with 2 stream(s) - Playback order:2 - Queue:0
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info C:\Users\User\Desktop\Torrents\Twilight.2008.DVDRip.XviD-DiAMOND\dmd-twilight-cd2.avi
2009-03-08 14:51:57 ---- *********** Source file #2 BEGIN DETAILS ***********
2009-03-08 14:51:57 ---- ************ Source file #1 END DETAILS ************
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info AUDIO Stream #2 [RAW COPY]: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5.1, s16, 448 kb/s
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info VIDEO Stream #1 : Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 640x272 [PAR 1:1 DAR 40:17], 23.98 FPS
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info Audio/Video file with 2 stream(s) - Playback order:1 - Queue:0
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info C:\Users\User\Desktop\Torrents\Twilight.2008.DVDRip.XviD-DiAMOND\dmd-twilight-cd1.avi
2009-03-08 14:51:57 ---- *********** Source file #1 BEGIN DETAILS ***********
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info Video bitrate has been set to maximum possible value for DVD specifications. Target size may not be reached.
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info Video bitrate 0/4233/9352 Kbps (min/avg/max)
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info OUTPUT ==> Resolution: FULL D1 [720*480], Format: NTSC, Aspect ratio: 16:9
2009-03-08 14:51:57 ---- *
2009-03-08 14:51:57 ---- ======================= TITLESET #1 =======================
2009-03-08 14:51:57 ---- *
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info 2 Stream(s) found - est. duration 00:58:35.095, reference 00:58:35.095
2009-03-08 14:51:57 Info Opening file “C:\Users\User\Desktop\Torrents\Twilight.2008.DVDRip.XviD-DiAMOND\dmd-twilight-cd2.avi”
2009-03-08 14:51:56 Info 2 Stream(s) found - est. duration 01:03:14.958, reference 01:03:14.958
2009-03-08 14:51:56 Info Opening file “C:\Users\User\Desktop\Torrents\Twilight.2008.DVDRip.XviD-DiAMOND\dmd-twilight-cd1.avi”
2009-03-08 14:51:55 Info [ ] Multicore support in resize
2009-03-08 14:51:55 Info Project size 4.17 Gb. (397 Mb. audio - 3.77 Gb. video)
2009-03-08 14:51:52 Info BURN: New media (DVD-R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info [ ] Don’t fix audio gaps
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info [ ] Engine Log
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info Encoding quality: Medium
2009-03-08 14:51:51 ---- ****************** Encoding begin *******************
2009-03-08 14:51:51 ---- **************** Menu settings end ******************
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info [x] Don’t create title menu for single video
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info [x] Return to title menu after titleset playback
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info [x] Skip root menu initially
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info [ ] Play titles one after the other
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info [ ] Loop playback
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info [ ] Auto-start playback
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info Template: Black Mirror, contains 4 page(s), 15 customizable element(s)
2009-03-08 14:51:51 ---- *************** Menu settings begin *****************
2009-03-08 14:51:51 ---- **************** Burn settings end ******************
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info Default speed selected: 8x
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info BURN: Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R, Blu Ray-R Seq., Blu Ray-R Rnd., Blu Ray-RE
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info BURN: Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info BURN: New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - MATSHITA BD-MLT UJ-210S 1.05 [D] (Ide)
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info [x] Delete DVD folder after burn complete
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info [ ] Don’t eject disc or open DVD folder in explorer, after burn complete
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info SAO setting: Automatic
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info [ ] Add original files to DVD (if possible)
2009-03-08 14:51:51 Info [x] Burn result to DVD
2009-03-08 14:51:51 ---- **************** Burn settings begin ****************
2009-03-08 11:40:54 Info 36 Menu templates loaded.
2009-03-08 11:40:50 Info BURN: New media (DVD-R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2009-03-08 11:40:48 Info BURN: 1 writer(s) found.
2009-03-08 11:40:48 Info BURN: Loaded DLL “C:\Program Files\VSO\ConvertX\3\vso_hwe.dll” [3.2.6.408]
2009-03-08 11:40:48 Info BURN: Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R, Blu Ray-R Seq., Blu Ray-R Rnd., Blu Ray-RE
2009-03-08 11:40:48 Info BURN: Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
2009-03-08 11:40:48 Info BURN: New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - MATSHITA BD-MLT UJ-210S 1.05 [D] (Ide)
2009-03-08 11:40:48 Info BURN: Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 Async. Access mode
2009-03-08 11:40:47 Info used scaler: GNU swscale.dll (0,6,1,206)
2009-03-08 11:40:47 Info Supported instruction set: sse3
2009-03-08 11:40:47 Info Tuning Performances for Genuine Intel® CPU T2500 @ 2.00GHz with 2 core(s) CPU
2009-03-08 11:40:46 Info System default language : English (United States)
2009-03-08 11:40:46 Info User default language : English (United States)
2009-03-08 11:40:46 Info Version : 3.5.1.135
2009-03-08 11:40:46 Info ExeName : C:\Program Files\VSO\ConvertX\3\ConvertXtoDvd.exe
2009-03-08 11:40:46 Info OS : Microsoft Vista Home edition (build 6001) with Service Pack 1 6.0
2009-03-08 11:40:40 ---- ******************** Log session start 2009-03-08 11:40:40.597 PID 7920********************

Please help! Thanks in advance!

“C:\Users\User\Documents\ConvertXtoDVD\dmd-twilight-cd1”

[QUOTE=Whappo;2235007]“C:\Users\User\Documents\ConvertXtoDVD\dmd-twilight-cd1”[/QUOTE]

What does that mean? Is that the file that I need to burn?

can anyone help me?

  1. Check the dvdFab speed. I reset mine to the “slowest” speed. This could be due to using DVD-R from TDK which may not be supported by my sony burner. (Though I am able to burn it on DVD +RW without any issues). So, try resetting the burn speed.

  2. Uncheck the option to “Verify/Finalize…”.

  3. Someone suggested to download imgburner - which I did, but still got same errors, until I tried 1 & 2 above.

  4. Good luck

Thanks

( Please note: This is not [B]my [/B]knowledge, I received this response in the support. )

Thanks. I’ll try that.

[QUOTE=bjansen;2236853]

  1. Check the dvdFab speed. I reset mine to the “slowest” speed. This could be due to using DVD-R from TDK which may not be supported by my sony burner. (Though I am able to burn it on DVD +RW without any issues). So, try resetting the burn speed.

  2. Uncheck the option to “Verify/Finalize…”.

  3. Someone suggested to download imgburner - which I did, but still got same errors, until I tried 1 & 2 above.

  4. Good luck

( Please note: This is not [B]my [/B]knowledge, I received this response in the support. )[/QUOTE]
What does that have to do with AVI conversion and burning?

@RFisher

The burning engine that CXD uses can be problematic for some. I would (and do) turn off burning in CXD. CXD will save your files to your HD. You would the do the final burn with ImgBurn (free and the best DVD burner) in ‘Build Mode’. In the EZ picker opening screen choose 'Write files/folders to disc. You would then simply drag/drop your VIDEO_TS folder and burn after setting your write speed under Device.

[QUOTE=MysticEyes;2237591]What does that have to do with AVI conversion and burning?

@RFisher

The burning engine that CXD uses can be problematic for some. I would (and do) turn off burning in CXD. CXD will save your files to your HD. You would the do the final burn with ImgBurn (free and the best DVD burner) in ‘Build Mode’. In the EZ picker opening screen choose 'Write files/folders to disc. You would then simply drag/drop your VIDEO_TS folder and burn after setting your write speed under Device.[/QUOTE]

OK great. Thanks for your help.

[QUOTE=MysticEyes;2237591]What does that have to do with AVI conversion and burning?

@RFisher

The burning engine that CXD uses can be problematic for some. I would (and do) turn off burning in CXD. CXD will save your files to your HD. You would the do the final burn with ImgBurn (free and the best DVD burner) in ‘Build Mode’. In the EZ picker opening screen choose 'Write files/folders to disc. You would then simply drag/drop your VIDEO_TS folder and burn after setting your write speed under Device.[/QUOTE]

Mystic, I tried doing what you told me and I got this error in the log:

I 21:21:36 Operation Started!
I 21:21:36 Building Image Tree…
I 21:21:39 Checking Directory Depth…
I 21:21:39 Calculating Totals…
I 21:21:39 Preparing Image…
I 21:21:39 Checking Path Length…
I 21:21:39 Contents: 9 Files, 2 Folders
I 21:21:39 Size: 2,712,918,016 bytes
I 21:21:39 Sectors: 1,324,667
I 21:21:39 Image Size: 2,713,518,080 bytes
I 21:21:39 Image Sectors: 1,324,960
I 21:21:44 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:07
I 21:21:44 Operation Started!
I 21:21:44 Source File: -==//[BUILD IMAGE]/==-
I 21:21:44 Source File Sectors: 1,324,960 (MODE1/2048)
I 21:21:44 Source File Size: 2,713,518,080 bytes
I 21:21:44 Source File Volume Identifier: dmd-twilight-cd1
I 21:21:44 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.4.2.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 21:21:44 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 21:21:44 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 21:21:44 Destination Device: [1:0:0] MATSHITA BD-MLT UJ-210S 1.05 (D:) (ATA)
I 21:21:44 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x)
I 21:21:44 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496
I 21:21:44 Write Mode: DVD
I 21:21:44 Write Type: DAO
I 21:21:44 Write Speed: MAX
I 21:21:44 Link Size: Auto
I 21:21:44 Test Mode: No
I 21:21:44 OPC: No
I 21:21:44 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 21:21:48 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 21:21:50 Writing LeadIn…
W 21:21:56 Failed to Write Sectors 3712 - 3743 - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (1 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (2 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (3 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (4 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (5 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (6 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (7 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (8 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (9 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (10 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (11 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (12 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (13 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (14 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (15 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (16 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (17 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (18 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (19 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:21:56 Retrying (20 of 20)…
W 21:21:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 21:22:08 Retrying (21)…
W 21:22:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
E 21:22:10 Failed to Write Sectors 3712 - 3743 - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
I 21:22:10 Synchronising Cache…
W 21:22:13 User opted to skip the ‘Close Track/Session/Disc’ functions.
E 21:22:13 Failed to Write Image!
E 21:22:13 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:29
I 21:22:13 Average Write Rate: 0 KB/s (0.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 0 KB/s (0.0x)

What can I do to make it work now?