Confused

i bought a new LG GSA 4167 burner because my lite on(MD: SOHW-1633S) stopped burning for some reason…to make this faster… when i burn dvd videos now, for some reason i cant watch it anywhere…not my dvd player, xbox, ps2, or my computer…i can burn vcds but not dvds…lite on burned dvds and they worked every where…im in a pickle so i was wondering if u can help me out somehow…the cds that i use r SMARTBUY DVD-R 4x…so help would b great casue i want to make some dvds of my kid and send it to my family in Poland…thanks alot…NinthGate

Welcome to CDFreaks Forum.

Do you use latest firmware DL12. http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=2126

What’s the mediacode of the Smartbuy DVD-R 4x. Smartbuy is not known as high quality media. Use DVDIdentifier to retreive mediacode and post result.

What caused the 1633S stopped burning. Did you change mediatype.

Those discs should probably be Prodiscs. Smartbuy is Prodiscs’ house brand.

jbv, heres the code.

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 0Eh - Pre-Recorded Information In Lead-In
0000 : 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 52 00 02 87 0d 11 66 78 80 00 .@…R…fx…
0010 : 03 50 72 6f 64 69 73 00 04 63 53 30 33 20 20 00 .Prodis…cS03 .
0020 : 05 a8 82 00 20 00 02 00 06 09 11 11 87 78 90 00 … …x…
0030 : 07 a8 82 00 20 00 00 00 08 05 17 0d 10 0b 0b 00 … …
0040 : 09 96 08 0f 0b 60 88 00 0a c0 00 00 00 00 10 00 …`…
0050 : 0b 07 1c 13 a8 89 65 00 0c b6 89 88 80 00 00 00 …e…
0060 : 0d 00 00 d0 00 00 00 00 …

i didnt install the DL12 yet… im not sure how it stopped burning(1633S)…for some reason i couldnt read anything of any cd nor burn anything… i tried to install it into some of my friends computers and it didnt work anywhere…the computers new it was there but u couldnt read anything.

What program do you use to make dvd videos.

Can the 4167B read the burned disc. Use CD/DVD Speed and do a 'Transfer Rate Test. Save as png and post result.

to make the dvds i use Nero 6. 4167B can read a data disk but if its a dvd movie then it is really slow at showing the movie…10 secs of the movie takes 10 min. it goes extremly slow.

my bad…i didnt put the pic in.


Is DMA enabled for the drive?
Also the prefs & settings of the dvd player software(s) are important.

sorry for such a long reply…my bad…anywho…DMA…no clue what that is and the pref. and settings of the dvd should b right but i never changed them so they r at default.

So your problem is with DVD VIDEO, then check the dvd player software prefs.

Set DMA on for all drives.

where do u find these dvd software prefs??

here r my DMA. see anything wrong with them??


this is the secondary IDA


What’s the master on your primary IDE cable? Whatever it is, it shouldn’t be in PIO mode!

Your secondary IDE looks fine.

well…it works…all i did was bought some new dvd-cds and it works now…burned couple movies and they work on my xbox and dvd player…i still dont get y would a cd make casuse such a big problem?

The LG obviously doesn’t like ProdiscS03. Different manufacturers’ discs perform differently in different drives. LG drives really prefer discs that are Japanese-developed (which doesn’t necessarily mean the discs are made in Japan) like Mitsubishi/Verbatim, Taiyo Yuden, Ricoh, Hitachi-Maxell and Ricoh.