Can't get CopyToDVD to burn at slower speed

vbimport

#1

I can’t understand why I can’t get copytodvd to burn at the speed I set in the programs settings. I want to burn at some slower speeds to see if some media I have will stop freezing at the end of the film. I have set dvdshrink to compress to 4300mb and in the copytodvd settings, I change the max writing speed for DVD media to 2x and 1x, but every time it burns at close to 4x… what am I doing wrong?

Here is a snippet from my copytodvd log (if I should post the log file separate, I’m sorry and I will):

(Thanks for anyhelp)

1/8/2005 11:28:48 PM info ********** Report session closed ***********
1/8/2005 11:28:43 PM info Write completed
1/8/2005 11:28:43 PM info Average speed x3.84 Reference x1 = 1385.00 kbps
1/8/2005 11:28:43 PM info Total burning time 00:14:11.312
1/8/2005 11:14:32 PM info Starting write buffer
1/8/2005 11:14:32 PM info Starting to write…
1/8/2005 11:14:32 PM info Buffer under-run proof enabled
1/8/2005 11:14:32 PM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x6.0
1/8/2005 11:14:32 PM info Writing session #1 and closing disc.
1/8/2005 11:14:32 PM info Open Image file “C:\Documents and Settings\John\Application Data\CopyToDvd\COPYTODVD_01082005_231431_843.cache”
1/8/2005 11:14:32 PM info Available sector size : 2295104
1/8/2005 11:14:32 PM info Media ID: RITEK-R03-02
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info Blank or incomplete DVD
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info Detected media $001B: DVD+R
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info Blank or incomplete DVD
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info Detected media $001B: DVD+R
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info Finished browsing files - Data size 4.2 Gb.
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info Start Browsing file structures
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info IDE Controler manufacturer : Intel
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info IDE Controler Description : Intel® 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info IDE Controler manufacturer : Intel
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info IDE Controler Description : Intel® 82801FR SATA AHCI Controller
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info Supported Media: DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info Writing device used: 0:1:0 - _NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A 1.24 [E] (Ide)
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.27, Internal revision 27 - Async. Access mode
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info Using DVD Video filelist creation mode.
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info ParamStr 4 = “/writespeed=4.0”
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info ParamStr 3 = “/writedevice=D”
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info ParamStr 2 = “/volumename=LXG_169”
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info ParamStr 1 = “/dvdvideofl=C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\COPYTO~1~c2c_fl.tmp”
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info ParamStr 0 = “C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe”
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info Version 3.0.41.75
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info ExeName : “C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe”
1/8/2005 11:14:31 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
1/8/2005 11:13:00 PM info ********** Report session closed ***********
1/8/2005 10:50:28 PM info Write completed
1/8/2005 10:50:28 PM info Average speed x3.85 Reference x1 = 1385.00 kbps
1/8/2005 10:50:28 PM info Total burning time 00:14:08.687
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Starting write buffer
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Starting to write…
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Buffer under-run proof enabled
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x6.0
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Writing session #1 and closing disc.
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Open Image file “C:\Documents and Settings\John\Application Data\CopyToDvd\COPYTODVD_01082005_223619_375.cache”
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Available sector size : 2295104
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Media ID: RITEK-R03-02
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Blank or incomplete DVD
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Detected media $001B: DVD+R
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Blank or incomplete DVD
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Detected media $001B: DVD+R
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Finished browsing files - Data size 4.2 Gb.
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Start Browsing file structures
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info IDE Controler manufacturer : Intel
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info IDE Controler Description : Intel® 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info IDE Controler manufacturer : Intel
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info IDE Controler Description : Intel® 82801FR SATA AHCI Controller
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Supported Media: DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Writing device used: 0:1:0 - _NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A 1.24 [E] (Ide)
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.27, Internal revision 27 - Async. Access mode
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Using DVD Video filelist creation mode.
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info ParamStr 4 = “/writespeed=4.0”
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info ParamStr 3 = “/writedevice=D”
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info ParamStr 2 = “/volumename=LXG_169”
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info ParamStr 1 = “/dvdvideofl=C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\COPYTO~1~c2c_fl.tmp”
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info ParamStr 0 = “C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe”
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info Version 3.0.41.75
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info ExeName : “C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe”
1/8/2005 10:36:19 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)


#2

My guess is your NEC 3520A doesn’t support burning speeds slower than 4x.


#3

Kalas…

Thanks, I guess I didn’t think of that. :confused:

On the subject of movies freezing near the end of the discs, I have a problem that I am curious if anyone else has encountered:

I had been using Ritek 4x branded DVD#R’s and they have worked beautifully. Never had any freezing near the end of the discs at all. Then I purchased the Epson R300 printer and bought some Ritek 4x inkjet-printable DVD+R’s and they worked for a while. Then, the inkjet-printable discs started having problems with freezing near the end of the movies. This is before I went out and bought the new NEW 3520A burner. I had an LG GRA-4120B that came factory installed in my Dell. I tried everything to get them to burn without freezing (no firmware upgrade existed for the burner, burned at slower speeds, set size to 4300mb, tried diff burning software). So, I stuck with the non-printable ones that have worked. Then, all of a sudden, the non-printables started giving me problems with freezing and I could not get one to burn ok. But, the odd thing is that the inkjet-printables were now working. So, this is where I went out and bought the new NEC 3520A burner and upgraded the firmware with Liggy & Dee’s beta2. I was using the Ritek inkjet-printables with this buirner without problems unitl the other day and now once again, I can’t get one to burn ok. The non-printables are now working fine though… It is frustrating, because I have to check each and every single burn I make to see if they are freezing.

I have a bunch of the Ritek 4x inkjet-printable DVD+R’s and I would like to use them, but I can’t get them to work…

Does anyone have any suggestions? Are these Riteks just too cheap that I am out of luck? Why would they burn ok 100% and then 0%?

I would really like to find some inkjet-printable discs that I could use with the NEC 3520A. Are there any suggestions? <— If this is a stupid question and there is a place where this info is already, sorry and please advise on where I can find that.

Thanks everyone…

–JB


#4

You have flashed your 3520 with the 1.24 firmware. When we have a closer look at that firmware (see below) you can see that 2.4x speed is possible.


#5

and so , Scorpio, do you confirm a problem or not with copytodvd ?