ConvertXtoDVD DVDs no longer playing in standalone DVD player

vbimport

#1

Hi all.
After years of ConvertXtoDVD producing DVDs that play in my standalone DVD Player, this now no longer happens.

My DVD Player flashes the message: ‘Disc Error’.

  1. I’ve checked that ConvertXtoDVD finalizes after burning.
  2. I’ve made sure the media is clean and unmarked.
  3. I’ve installed a fresh update of ConvertXtoDVD.
  4. I’ve successfully played previously burned discs in my standalone DVD Player: there’s no problem, they play fine.
  5. I’ve air-pressure cleaned the CD/DVD drives of both my computer and standalone DVD Player.
  6. These burned discs are able to play in my computer, but not with my standalone DVD Player.

Thanks for any help.
Herbert


#2

Try inserting the DVD and powering the unit off without taking the DVD out, then turn it on again.:wink:


#3

Thanks Alan, but I’ve discovered the problem has been a defective batch of DVD blanks.

I opened up another spindle of DVD-R blanks and used ConvertXtoDVD to convert and burn the same video file that wouldn’t play.

The new copy plays perfectly in my standalone - every time.

It’s the first time I’ve had a spindle of DVDs being the fault.

Thanks all.
Herbert


#4

[QUOTE=Rumplestiltskin;2468663]Thanks Alan, but I’ve discovered the problem has been a defective batch of DVD blanks.

I opened up another spindle of DVD-R blanks and used ConvertXtoDVD to convert and burn the same video file that wouldn’t play.

The new copy plays perfectly in my standalone - every time.

It’s the first time I’ve had a spindle of DVDs being the fault.

Thanks all.
Herbert[/QUOTE]
Thats pretty common, personally I always stick to Taiyo Yuden media or Verbatim. They are not perfect but I never got a really horrible spindle, they have been good to me, I always burn at 8X, it takes few minutes longer but my success rate is much better than at 16X. Glad you got your problem sorted. Happy Holiday.:wink:


#5

Thanks Alan… I’m enjoying my ‘holiday’. Being retired, it means I never have to go back to w**k (bad language) again. :bigsmile:

I’ve been burning at 16x. I think I’ll take your advice and burn at 8x in future.

:iagree:


#6

[QUOTE=Rumplestiltskin;2468935]Thanks Alan… I’m enjoying my ‘holiday’. Being retired, it means I never have to go back to w**k (bad language) again. :bigsmile:

I’ve been burning at 16x. I think I’ll take your advice and burn at 8x in future.

:iagree:[/QUOTE]
Hey I bet I am older than you and I havent retired yet. I have a 17 year old son and he still has to go to college.:wink:


#7

I am having this problem also. except I AM using Verbatim.


#8

[QUOTE=lordFRZA;2487052]I am having this problem also. except I AM using Verbatim.[/QUOTE]
Make sure your discs are finalizing.:wink:


#9

They sure are. Here is a log…

2010-01-17 22:17:00 Info Folder F:\DVD Working Folders\ConvertXtoDVD\James Bond 007 - 03 - From Russia With Love (1963)\ has been removed
2010-01-17 22:17:00 Info BURN: WRITE SUCCESS: Disc written
2010-01-17 22:17:00 Info BURN: Finalization Time 00:00:30 - Total completion time 00:08:58
2010-01-17 22:16:29 Info BURN: Write finished in 00:08:27 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 4.26
2010-01-17 22:08:14 Info BURN: Lead-in burning time (mS) 13060
2010-01-17 22:08:01 Info BURN: Write started 1331440 sectors to write
2010-01-17 22:08:01 Info BURN: Init success: DVD+R
2010-01-17 22:08:01 Info BURN: Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
2010-01-17 22:08:01 Info BURN: Available write speed: 18x ,16x ,12x ,8x ,6x ,4x
2010-01-17 22:08:01 Info BURN: Media ID: MCC-004-00
2010-01-17 22:08:01 Info BURN: Media type: DVD+R
2010-01-17 22:08:01 Info BURN: Ultra DMA mode 4 (ATA66)
2010-01-17 22:08:01 Info BURN: Scanned files #9, folder #2 - total size 2725689344 b. (2.54 Gb.)
2010-01-17 22:08:01 Info BURN: Inserted media type : DVD+R
2010-01-17 22:08:01 Info BURN: Write started
2010-01-17 22:07:59 ---- ***************** Encoding end **********************
2010-01-17 22:07:59 Info Disc name: "from russia with love"
2010-01-17 22:07:45 Info BURN: Writable disc DVD+R inserted. Ready to write
2010-01-17 22:07:43 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
2010-01-17 22:07:43 Info BURN: Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
2010-01-17 22:07:43 Info BURN: New Drive selected : 3:0:0 - Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A 1.09 [D] (Ide)
2010-01-17 22:07:43 Info Burned folder: “F:\DVD Working Folders\ConvertXtoDVD\James Bond 007 - 03 - From Russia With Love (1963)”, Min. media size 2.54 Gb.
2010-01-17 22:07:43 Info Total size 2599 Mb., Target size DVD5 4300 Mb., Occupation 60.45%
2010-01-17 22:07:43 Info Conversion completed in 02:01:27
2010-01-17 22:07:43 Info Rendering rate: 0.91 x Realtime
2010-01-17 22:07:43 Info DVD duration (incl. menus) 01:50:43 (~ 6643 sec.) - rendering time 02:01:27
2010-01-17 22:07:33 Info Generated duration 6624.84 sec., expected 6624.84 sec.
2010-01-17 22:07:33 Info P-SDT buffer Underflow 1 times, 177 bytes peak
2010-01-17 22:07:14 Info Chapter #23 start at 110:0.120
2010-01-17 22:03:58 Info Chapter #22 start at 105:0.080
2010-01-17 22:00:47 Info Chapter #21 start at 100:0.240
2010-01-17 21:57:34 Info Chapter #20 start at 95:0.480
2010-01-17 21:54:44 Info Chapter #19 start at 90:0.120
2010-01-17 21:52:21 Info Chapter #18 start at 85:0.360
2010-01-17 21:49:41 Info Chapter #17 start at 80:0.120
2010-01-17 21:46:55 Info Chapter #16 start at 75:0.080
2010-01-17 21:44:05 Info Chapter #15 start at 70:0.320
2010-01-17 21:41:08 Info Chapter #14 start at 65:0.280
2010-01-17 21:38:14 Info Chapter #13 start at 60:0.080
2010-01-17 21:35:18 Info Chapter #12 start at 55:0.360
2010-01-17 21:32:32 Info Chapter #11 start at 50:0.480
2010-01-17 21:29:50 Info Chapter #10 start at 45:0.040
2010-01-17 21:26:46 Info Chapter #9 start at 40:0.360
2010-01-17 21:24:09 Info Chapter #8 start at 35:0.360
2010-01-17 21:21:19 Info Chapter #7 start at 30:0.200
2010-01-17 21:18:21 Info Chapter #6 start at 25:0.160
2010-01-17 21:15:32 Info Chapter #5 start at 20:0.120
2010-01-17 21:12:45 Info Chapter #4 start at 15:0.240
2010-01-17 21:09:45 Info Chapter #3 start at 10:0.080
2010-01-17 21:07:05 Info Chapter #2 start at 5:0.360
2010-01-17 21:04:14 Info Video processing: Pad (Left:0 - Top:2 - Right:0 - Bottom:2)
2010-01-17 21:04:14 Info Video processing: Fast linear (VSO) resampler (544304)->(704572)
2010-01-17 20:06:16 Info Audio settings: Automatic With DTS -> AC-3 conversion
2010-01-17 20:06:16 Info Output Stream #2 (AUDIO) - ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 192 kb/s
2010-01-17 20:06:16 Info Output Stream #1 (VIDEO) - mpeg2video, yuv420p, 704x576 [PAR 16:11 DAR 16:9], q=2-31, pass 1, 5040 kb/s, frame compensation: 25.000 -> 25.00 Fps
2010-01-17 20:06:16 Info Video processing: Pad (Left:0 - Top:2 - Right:0 - Bottom:2)
2010-01-17 20:06:16 Info Video processing: Fast linear (VSO) resampler (544304)->(704572)
2010-01-17 20:06:16 Info Chapter sequences require 0 b. temp space
2010-01-17 20:06:16 ---- ************ Source file #1 END DETAILS ************
2010-01-17 20:06:16 Info AUDIO Stream #2 : Audio: mp3, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 128 kb/s
2010-01-17 20:06:16 Info VIDEO Stream #1 : Video: msmpeg4, yuv420p, 544x304, 25.00 FPS
2010-01-17 20:06:16 Info Audio/Video file with 2 stream(s) - Playback order:1 - Queue:0
2010-01-17 20:06:16 Info Logical file: F:\uTorrent Files\Files\Videos\James Bond 007 All Films\James Bond 007 - 03 - From Russia With Love (1963).avi - 1 file(s) 700 Mb.
2010-01-17 20:06:16 ---- *********** Source file #1 BEGIN DETAILS ***********
2010-01-17 20:06:16 Info Video bitrate 0/5040/9608 Kbps (min/avg/max)
2010-01-17 20:06:16 Info OUTPUT ==> Resolution: BROADCAST D1 [704*576], Format: PAL, Aspect ratio: 16:9
2010-01-17 20:06:16 ---- *
2010-01-17 20:06:16 ---- ======================= TITLESET #1 =======================
2010-01-17 20:06:16 ---- *
2010-01-17 20:06:16 Info 2 Stream(s) found - est. duration 01:50:24.840, reference 01:50:24.840
2010-01-17 20:06:16 Info Opening file "F:\uTorrent Files\Files\Videos\James Bond 007 All Films\James Bond 007 - 03 - From Russia With Love (1963).avi"
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info [ ] Multicore support in resize
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info Project size 4.17 Gb. (154 Mb. audio - 4.01 Gb. video)
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info [ ] Don’t fix audio gaps
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info [ ] Engine Log
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info [x] 2-pass encoding
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info Encoding preset: SP - Medium project
2010-01-17 20:06:15 ---- ****************** Encoding begin *******************
2010-01-17 20:06:15 ---- **************** Menu settings end ******************
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info [ ] Don’t create title menu for single video
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info [x] Return to title menu after titleset playback
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info [x] Skip root menu initially
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info [x] Play titles one after the other
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info [ ] Loop playback
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info [ ] Auto-start playback
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info Template: Minimal, the most simple menu, contains 1 page(s), 3 customizable element(s)
2010-01-17 20:06:15 ---- *************** Menu settings begin *****************
2010-01-17 20:06:15 ---- **************** Burn settings end ******************
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info Default speed selected: 2.4x
2010-01-17 20:06:15 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
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info BURN: Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info BURN: New Drive selected : 3:0:0 - Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A 1.09 [D] (Ide)
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info [x] Delete DVD folder after burn complete
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info [ ] Don’t eject disc or open DVD folder in explorer, after burn complete
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info SAO setting: Automatic
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info [ ] Add original files to DVD (if possible)
2010-01-17 20:06:15 Info [x] Burn result to DVD
2010-01-17 20:06:15 ---- **************** Burn settings begin ****************
2010-01-17 20:04:28 Info 36 Menu templates loaded.
2010-01-17 20:04:24 Info BURN: Writable disc DVD+R inserted. Ready to write
2010-01-17 20:04:21 Info BURN: 2 writer(s) found.
2010-01-17 20:04:21 Info BURN: Loaded DLL “C:\Program Files\VSO\ConvertX\4\vso_hwe.dll” [4.0.5.464]
2010-01-17 20:04:21 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
2010-01-17 20:04:21 Info BURN: Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
2010-01-17 20:04:21 Info BURN: New Drive selected : 3:0:0 - Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A 1.09 [D] (Ide)
2010-01-17 20:04:21 Info BURN: Using Advanced SPTI interface
2010-01-17 20:04:20 Info Supported instruction set: sse2
2010-01-17 20:04:20 Info Maximum number of threads detected: 2
2010-01-17 20:04:20 Info Tuning Performances for Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.60GHz with 2 logical core(s)
2010-01-17 20:04:20 Info System default language : English (United States)
2010-01-17 20:04:20 Info User default language : English (United States)
2010-01-17 20:04:20 Info Version : 4.0.4.313
2010-01-17 20:04:20 Info ExeName : C:\Program Files\VSO\ConvertX\4\ConvertXtoDvd.exe
2010-01-17 20:04:20 Info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Build 2600: Service Pack 3)
2010-01-17 20:04:17 ---- ******************** Log session start 2010-01-17 20:04:17.265 PID 4924********************


#10

I figured it out. when I updated to convertxtoDVD 4 it changed my output setting to automatic and was converting to PAL.


#11

vso’s software clearly states that discs made may not play on traditional standalone players


#12

[QUOTE=justnandbrtny;2494755]vso’s software clearly states that discs made may not play on traditional standalone players[/QUOTE]

Could you post a link to support your statement…


#13

[QUOTE=~Jethro~;2494769]Could you post a link to support your statement…[/QUOTE]
couldn’t seem to find one :doh:, though i do recall reading it either in software manuals or on the site. at any rate, i suggest to anyone having this problem, try writing at lower speeds (4x has always seemed to work fine) and also use higher quality media, such as a verbatim dvd-r (dvd-r is noted to have a higher compatibility rate that dvd+r). If all else fails, try upgrading your optical drive.


#14

In the future I would suggest that you only post such statements as “vso’s software clearly states that discs made may not play on traditional standalone players” if you can back them up.


#15

[QUOTE=lordFRZA;2487161]They sure are. Here is a log…


2010-01-17 20:06:16 Info Logical file: F:\uTorrent Files\Files\Videos\James Bond 007 All Films\James Bond 007 - 03 - From Russia With Love (1963).avi - 1 file(s) 700 Mb.

2010-01-17 20:06:16 Info Opening file “F:\uTorrent Files\Files\Videos\James Bond 007 All Films\James Bond 007 - 03 - From Russia With Love (1963).avi”
[/QUOTE]
Try purchasing the original DVD and your problems will disappear…