Convert X to DVD3 question

One question. I know from previous experience that my burner works best at 4x speed. No matter how low I set the speed (4, 2.4, or1x) it will not burn any slower than 6x which gives me occasional burn (calibration) errors.
I’m using Verbatim 16x DVD-R media. Is ConvertX not able to burn 16x media slower than 6x or is there something I can change, or do I need different blanks.

Your media isn’t rated for a speed that low. Is your firmware up to date? A quality burner with that media should burn at 12X or higher with no problems.

HP940d burner is up to date and in ultra DMA 2 mode. Could something else cause the calibration error?

4/6/2008 10:35:36 AM info ********** Report session closed ***********
4/6/2008 10:08:23 AM warning Init preview error: [Access violation at address 00770A53 in module ‘ConvertXtoDvd.exe’. Read of address 00000000]
4/6/2008 9:34:07 AM info BURN: Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
4/6/2008 9:33:01 AM info BURN: New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
4/6/2008 3:25:22 AM info BURN: Write started 849088 sectors to write
4/6/2008 3:25:22 AM info BURN: Init success: DVD-R DAO
4/6/2008 3:25:21 AM info BURN: Writing speed requested x6.0, effective x6.0
4/6/2008 3:25:21 AM info BURN: Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 6x
4/6/2008 3:25:21 AM info BURN: Media ID: MCC 03RG20
4/6/2008 3:25:21 AM info BURN: Media type: DVD-R
4/6/2008 3:25:21 AM info BURN: Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
4/6/2008 3:25:20 AM error BURN: Write error at 0 (16) - Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
4/6/2008 3:25:18 AM info BURN: Scanned files #8, folder #2 - total size 1737828352 b. (1.62 Gb.)
4/6/2008 3:25:18 AM info BURN: Inserted media type : DVD-R
4/6/2008 3:25:18 AM info BURN: Write started
4/6/2008 3:25:17 AM info --------------Encoding end--------------
4/6/2008 3:25:17 AM info Disc name: "American Gangster"
4/6/2008 3:25:17 AM info Burned folder: "C:\Documents and Settings\DOUG B\My Documents\ConvertXtoDVD\American Gangster"
4/6/2008 3:25:04 AM info BURN: New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
4/6/2008 3:25:01 AM 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
4/6/2008 3:25:01 AM info BURN: New Drive selected : 1:1:0 - HP DVD Writer 940d 3H23 [F] (Ide)
4/6/2008 3:25:01 AM info Total size 1657 Mb., Target size DVD5 4300 Mb., Occupation 38.54%
4/6/2008 3:25:01 AM info Conversion completed in 01:17:20
4/6/2008 3:25:00 AM info Rendering rate: 2.07 x Realtime
4/6/2008 3:25:00 AM info DVD duration (incl. menus) 02:40:11 (~ 9611 sec.) - rendering time 01:17:20
4/6/2008 3:24:14 AM info Generated duration 9581.74 sec., expected 9582.38 sec.
4/6/2008 3:19:41 AM info P-SDT buffer Underflow 1 times, 1140 bytes peak
4/6/2008 3:14:14 AM info Chapter #11 start at 150:0.374
4/6/2008 3:07:53 AM info Chapter #10 start at 135:0.342
4/6/2008 3:01:10 AM info Chapter #9 start at 120:0.443
4/6/2008 2:54:34 AM info Chapter #8 start at 105:0.427
4/6/2008 2:48:00 AM info Chapter #7 start at 90:0.395
4/6/2008 2:41:19 AM info Chapter #6 start at 74:59.995
4/6/2008 2:34:34 AM info Chapter #5 start at 60:0.229
4/6/2008 2:27:48 AM info Chapter #4 start at 45:0.447
4/6/2008 2:21:05 AM info Chapter #3 start at 30:0.181
4/6/2008 2:14:25 AM info Chapter #2 start at 15:0.032
4/6/2008 2:07:41 AM info File #1 Stream #2 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
4/6/2008 2:07:41 AM info File #1 Stream #1 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
4/6/2008 2:07:41 AM info Starting at 00:00:00.000 (0 µS)
4/6/2008 2:07:41 AM info ********** Stream delay(s) for playback position 1 **********
4/6/2008 2:07:41 AM info Output Stream #2 (AUDIO) - ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 192 kb/s
4/6/2008 2:07:41 AM info Output Stream #1 (VIDEO) - mpeg2video, yuv420p, 704x480 [PAR 40:33 DAR 16:9], q=2-31, 3414 kb/s, pulldown: 23.976 -> 29.97 Fps
4/6/2008 2:07:41 AM info Video processing: Fast bilinear resampler (520272)->(704444)
4/6/2008 2:07:41 AM info Video processing: Pad (Left:0 - Top:18 - Right:0 - Bottom:18)
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info Video processing: Crop (Left:20 - Top:0 - Right:20 - Bottom:0)
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info Chapter sequences require 241 Mb. temp space
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info ****** Source file #1 END DETAILS ******
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info Stream #2 (AUDIO): Audio: mp3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 128 kb/s Audio boost: 8.0 dB
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info Stream #1 (VIDEO): Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 560x272 [PAR 1:1 DAR 35:17], 23.98 FPS
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info Type: Audio/Video file with 2 stream(s) - Playback order:1 - Queue:0
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info K:\MY VIDIOS-DL\American Gangster.avi
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info ******** Source file #1 DETAILS ********
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info Video bitrate 0/3414/9608 Kbps (min/avg/max)
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info Resolution, TV standard, TV Screen: BROADCAST D1 [704*480], ntsc, 16:9
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info *
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info ----------------Title #1----------------
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info *
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info Video bitrate has been set to maximum possible value for DVD specifications. Target size may not be reached.
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info 2 Stream(s) found - est. duration 02:37:12.384, reference 02:37:12.384
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info Opening file "K:\MY VIDIOS-DL\American Gangster.avi"
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info Project size 4.17 Gb. (220 Mb. audio - 3.94 Gb. video)
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info [ ] Don’t fix audio gaps
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info [ ] Engine Log
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info Encoder quality: 50%
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info --------------Encoding begin--------------
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info --------------Menu settings end--------------
4/6/2008 2:07:40 AM info [X] Skip root menu
4/6/2008 2:07:39 AM info [ ] Play videos one after the other
4/6/2008 2:07:39 AM info [ ] Loop playback
4/6/2008 2:07:39 AM info [ ] Play video automatically (skip menu)
4/6/2008 2:07:39 AM info Template: Default, simple menu, contains 4 page(s), 13 customizable element(s)
4/6/2008 2:07:39 AM info --------------Menu settings begin--------------
4/6/2008 2:07:39 AM info --------------Burn settings end--------------
4/6/2008 2:07:39 AM info Default speed selected: 2.4x
4/6/2008 2:07:39 AM 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
4/6/2008 2:07:39 AM info BURN: New Drive selected : 1:1:0 - HP DVD Writer 940d 3H23 [F] (Ide)
4/6/2008 2:07:39 AM info [ ] Delete files after burn complete
4/6/2008 2:07:39 AM info [ ] Don’t eject after burn complete
4/6/2008 2:07:39 AM info SAO setting: Automatic
4/6/2008 2:07:39 AM info [ ] Include originals
4/6/2008 2:07:39 AM info [X] Burn result to DVD
4/6/2008 2:07:39 AM info --------------Burn settings begin--------------
4/6/2008 2:06:32 AM info BURN: New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
4/6/2008 2:04:45 AM info 30 Menu templates loaded.
4/6/2008 2:04:43 AM info BURN: Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
4/6/2008 2:04:43 AM info Supported instruction set: 3DNow
4/6/2008 2:04:43 AM info Tuning Performances for AMD Athlon™ XP 2600+ with 1 core(s) CPU
4/6/2008 2:04:42 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
4/6/2008 2:04:42 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
4/6/2008 2:04:42 AM info Version 3.0.0.9
4/6/2008 2:04:42 AM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\VSO\ConvertX\3\ConvertXtoDvd.exe"
4/6/2008 2:04:42 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
4/6/2008 2:04:40 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************

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Did my error log come through? Is there some other reason why I’m getting these calibration errors. I’ve tried Verbatim, Imation and Fuji media.

Time to clean the drive…

OK! I’ve tried the canned air thing so do I need to pull it apart and go with IPA? Will that FINALLY fix the problem that Nero and ConvertX couldn’t help me with. At least it will be a less expensive try than all all the rest!

Does it work now?