COnfusing Burning Problem

I am new and confused… SURPRISE…
I have been using DVD FAB for a while and all of a sudden it is giving me problems. While backing up my son’s dvd it goes through all of the process and says it was burn successfully, however when I try to play it in a dvd player, it won’t play at all, it doesn’t even recognize the media. I look at the back of the dvd and you can see a gap in the very beginning of writing… I don’t get it.

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Most of times, these problems are due to a low quality disc or to a bad burned media.

What discs are you using? What burner? What firmware is installed in your burner? At what speed did you burn the disc?

In addition to the questions Geno asked, it would help if you would post the burn log from one of these discs that won’t play. The bottom link in my sig will show you where to find it.

6/4/2007 11:06:30 AM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
6/4/2007 10:58:09 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info Current Drive selected : 1:1:0 - _NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A 108B [F] (Ide)
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info DLL G:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info Version 3, 1, 1, 2
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info ExeName : "G:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************

6/4/2007 10:58:09 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info Current Drive selected : 1:1:0 - _NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A 108B [F] (Ide)
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info DLL G:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info Version 3, 1, 1, 2
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info ExeName : "G:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
6/4/2007 10:58:07 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************

6/4/2007 10:55:42 AM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
6/4/2007 10:55:32 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info Current Drive selected : 1:1:0 - _NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A 108B [F] (Ide)
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info DLL G:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info Version 3, 1, 1, 2
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info ExeName : "G:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************

6/4/2007 10:55:32 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info Current Drive selected : 1:1:0 - _NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A 108B [F] (Ide)
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info DLL G:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info Version 3, 1, 1, 2
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info ExeName : "G:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
6/4/2007 10:55:30 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************

6/4/2007 10:50:19 AM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
6/4/2007 10:49:45 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
6/4/2007 9:22:15 AM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
6/4/2007 9:22:13 AM info Finalization Time 00:01:39 - Total completion time 00:25:04
6/4/2007 9:20:34 AM info Write finished in 00:23:24 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 2.55
6/4/2007 8:57:18 AM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Write started 2200848 sectors to write
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Writing speed requested x2.4, effective x2.0
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Available write speed: 2.4x
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Media ID can’t be read from this media
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Media type: DVD+R
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Scanned files #58, folder #2 - total size 4506107904 b. (4.2 Gb.)
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Inserted media type : DVD+R
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Write started
6/4/2007 8:31:47 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
6/4/2007 8:31:45 AM info Compatible media types : DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW
6/4/2007 8:31:45 AM info New Drive selected : 1:1:0 - _NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A 108B [F] (Ide)
6/4/2007 8:30:23 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info Current Drive selected : 1:1:0 - _NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A 108B [F] (Ide)
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info DLL G:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info Version 3, 1, 1, 2
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info ExeName : "G:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************

6/4/2007 10:49:45 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
6/4/2007 9:22:15 AM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
6/4/2007 9:22:13 AM info Finalization Time 00:01:39 - Total completion time 00:25:04
6/4/2007 9:20:34 AM info Write finished in 00:23:24 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 2.55
6/4/2007 8:57:18 AM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Write started 2200848 sectors to write
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Writing speed requested x2.4, effective x2.0
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Available write speed: 2.4x
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Media ID can’t be read from this media
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Media type: DVD+R
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Scanned files #58, folder #2 - total size 4506107904 b. (4.2 Gb.)
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Inserted media type : DVD+R
6/4/2007 8:57:09 AM info Write started
6/4/2007 8:31:47 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
6/4/2007 8:31:45 AM info Compatible media types : DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW
6/4/2007 8:31:45 AM info New Drive selected : 1:1:0 - _NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A 108B [F] (Ide)
6/4/2007 8:30:23 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info Current Drive selected : 1:1:0 - _NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A 108B [F] (Ide)
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info DLL G:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info Version 3, 1, 1, 2
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info ExeName : "G:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
6/4/2007 8:30:21 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************

Hi mcleod13 and I second the welcome to cdf

Looks like incompatible/bad media as suspected by geno and signals.
Do you have other media? Recommend Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden (verbatim is easy to get).
Could you post the MID (media ID) please. If unsure how to do this:
Download and install nero cd/dvd speed (link in my sig). Tos in a disc and click on the [B]Disc Info [/B] tab.