ConvertXtoDVD Not Responding during Finalization process

vbimport

#1

Hi Folks,

I’m new here, in fact I’m new to ripping, burning… I purchased ConverXtoDVD on a friends recommendation. Geez, the app is very simple to use and from the output, the results are / have been terrific. I only have one issue w/ the app: It becomes un-responsive during the Finalization of a DVD. It locks up the DVD drawer and I need to hard re-boot my box in order to retrieve the disc. I’ve only completed one movie so far and I haven’t watched the whole thing so I don’t know if it totally completed successfully. I haven’t read about this peculiarity so I’m wondering if I’m the culprit or if it’s the app or my hardware. Here’s my crash log:

tia,

…screamerUSA

1/29/2007 7:02:35 PM info Write finished in 00:13:33 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 4.27
1/29/2007 6:49:19 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 17797
1/29/2007 6:49:01 PM info Write started 2139552 sectors to write
1/29/2007 6:49:01 PM info Init success: DVD-R packet writing
1/29/2007 6:49:01 PM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
1/29/2007 6:49:01 PM info Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 4x
1/29/2007 6:49:01 PM info Media ID: TYG03
1/29/2007 6:49:01 PM info DMA Enabled
1/29/2007 6:49:01 PM info Scanned files #10, folder #2 - total size 4380678144 b. (4.08 Gb.)
1/29/2007 6:49:01 PM info Inserted media type : DVD-R
1/29/2007 6:48:58 PM info Write started
1/29/2007 6:48:57 PM info --------------Encoding end--------------
1/29/2007 6:48:57 PM info Media name: “My DVD”
1/29/2007 6:48:57 PM info Burned folder: “E:\Documents and Settings\screamer\My Documents\ConvertXtoDVD\This Old House”
1/29/2007 6:48:42 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
1/29/2007 6:48:40 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
1/29/2007 6:48:40 PM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD±RW GWA4164B D108 [D] (Ide)
1/29/2007 6:48:40 PM info Total size in built folder 4177 Mb., Target size DVD5 4400 Mb., Occupation 94.95%
1/29/2007 6:48:40 PM info Conversion completed in 00:47:41
1/29/2007 6:48:35 PM info ------------Converting Menu--------------
1/29/2007 6:48:35 PM info Generated duration 4819.63 sec., expected 4820.00 sec.
1/29/2007 6:48:35 PM warning 120 frames duplicated
1/29/2007 6:48:27 PM info Chapter #17 start at 80:2.647
1/29/2007 6:45:53 PM info Chapter #16 start at 75:2.247
1/29/2007 6:42:32 PM info Chapter #15 start at 70:1.447
1/29/2007 6:39:13 PM info Chapter #14 start at 65:0.646
1/29/2007 6:36:11 PM info Chapter #13 start at 59:59.846
1/29/2007 6:33:22 PM info Chapter #12 start at 55:2.165
1/29/2007 6:30:21 PM info Chapter #11 start at 50:2.165
1/29/2007 6:27:35 PM info Chapter #10 start at 45:0.047
1/29/2007 6:24:37 PM info Chapter #9 start at 40:2.366
1/29/2007 6:21:52 PM info Chapter #8 start at 35:1.365
1/29/2007 6:18:31 PM info Chapter #7 start at 30:1.966
1/29/2007 6:15:39 PM info Chapter #6 start at 25:0.966
1/29/2007 6:12:36 PM info Chapter #5 start at 20:2.367
1/29/2007 6:09:43 PM info Chapter #4 start at 14:59.765
1/29/2007 6:07:03 PM info Chapter #3 start at 10:0.766
1/29/2007 6:04:01 PM info Chapter #2 start at 5:1.567
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info Stream #1 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info Stream #0 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info Output Stream#1 - Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 192 kb/s, no automatic gain control
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info Output Stream#0 - Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480, q=1-31, 7167 kb/s
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info Video Stream #0 Pulldown : 25.000 -> 29.97 Fps
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info Video source original frame rate: 25.00
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info NTSC 29.97 FPS output format set by user
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info Widescreen (16:9) set automatically
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info Video bitrate 0/7167/8308 Kbps (min/avg/max)
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info Converting “E:\Documents and Settings\My Videos\This Old House.avi”
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info ----------------Title #1----------------
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info Project size 4.3 Gb. (110 Mb. audio - 4.19 Gb. video)
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info Stream #1 - Audio: mp3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 32 kb/s
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info Stream #0 - Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 624x336
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info 2 Stream(s) found - est. duration 01:20:20.000
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info Opening file “E:\Documents and Settings\My Videos\This Old House.avi”
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info [ ] Don’t fix audio gaps
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info [ ] Engine Log
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info Encoder quality: 100%
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info --------------Encoding begin--------------
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info --------------Menu settings end--------------
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info [ ] Sequential playback
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info [ ] Loop playback
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info [ ] Auto start playback
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info [X] Menu
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info --------------Menu settings begin--------------
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info --------------Default burn settings end--------------
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info No default writer set
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info [X] Delete files after burn complete
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info [ ] Don’t eject after burn complete
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info [ ] Prefer SAO for DVD-R
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info [ ] Include originals
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info [X] Burn result to DVD
1/29/2007 6:00:59 PM info --------------Default burn settings begin--------------
1/29/2007 6:00:41 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
1/29/2007 5:59:31 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
1/29/2007 5:59:31 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
1/29/2007 5:59:31 PM info Version 2.1.10.209
1/29/2007 5:59:31 PM info ExeName : “E:\Program Files\vso\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe”
1/29/2007 5:59:31 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
1/29/2007 5:59:30 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************


#2

Do you have option to send statistics ON and firewall set to block CxD?


#3

Send Statistics is OFF, firewall will allow CxD.

Why does this matter?


#4

I tried version 2110 recently and had this problem. It hung in the finalization stage and locked the drawer. The previous version I tried (2108) didn’t have this problem - it was just slow.

Stats off, firewall non blocking. burner is LG H22N


#5

I certainly see no reason to burn these discs at 4x as you’ve selected. Burn slow for better quality is somewhat a myth and 12x would probably be a more appropriate speed.

Personally I never burn direct from a conversion like this much preferring to burn separately afterwards.

BTW welcome to CD Freaks.


#6

screamer: your log shows finalizing starting, but not it ending.
On some versions there were problems with firewall blocking CxD from sending statistics about burn, but that should be resolved.

Your problem might be anything; from burner problem to viral activity (something might be keeping converted folder busy preventing it from deletion after burn).

I did a few test, but could not reproduce this problem.


#7

I burnt another DVD and the same thing happened. App hung, drawer locked. :frowning:

I have a few questions though:

  1. Why should / I want to send statistics to VSO?

  2. How would I go about burning to DVD after conversion? Can I do this w/ CDBurnerXP Pro? Please explain in simplified terms :wink:

  3. should I have this checked since I’m using DVD-R ([ ] Prefer SAO for DVD-R)

Thanks for the welcome.

…screamer


#8

(2) Yes. Just find the folder & get the Video_TS folder in the right hand window, highlight it and click on add.

Change the compilation name and the click on burn.

(3) Probably Yes.


#9
  1. you should to help others in finding best media for their drives, VSO collects statistics about media and burner being used with succesful or failed burn.

  2. first try burning converted folder with CxD - there is an option to do it on menu.
    other programs have different ways, usually selecting to burn data-dvd and adding video_ts-folder inside converted folder should be enough.

  3. in most cases yes, it usually gives better burn.


#10

Thanks for the prompt replies Guys, It’s much appreciated :slight_smile:

…screamer


#11

i’ve got almost same issues as screamer. any more help would be great.i have formatted my pc and trying to convert avi file to dvd with convertxtodvd. it worked fine before i formatted but now after a format and using a different windows xp version the program freezes. it freezes right after the conversion process finishes. the count timer counts down and when it gets to zero to start burning the program freezes. the mouse locks up too and only way to exit is to hit reset button on pc. i know this program well and have tried everything that i could think of to no avail. even tried different versions of the program and still the same. i even put my old windows xp version back on the pc and tried it, and it worked fine. so that tells me it has something to do with this version of xp, but i have no idea what it could be. i would appreciate any ideas that you might have as to my problem
thanx…


#12

[QUOTE=screamerUSA;1682997]Thanks for the prompt replies Guys, It’s much appreciated :slight_smile:

…screamer[/QUOTE]
Forget all the send statistic stuff, it has nothing to do with your problem. CXD uses the Patin-Couffin burning ‘engine’ which is problematic for some.

As was mentioned it’s best to save your output to your HD first, that way you can preview it before committing to disc.

Turn off burning in CXD. To do your final burn use ImgBurn (free and best) in ‘Build’ mode.

ImgBurn is [B]the[/B] most recommended and reliable burning app out there. If it fails to work then you have other problems that need addressing.

Try it.


#13

ok , thats the rought i will go. still curious as to why it freezes at the burnining process in cxd
thanxxxx


#14

finially figured it out. feel stupid though. the program doesn’t seem to work with sata dvd drives. switched to ide drive and all is good.
maybe vso will come out with a fix one day


#15

Ah, I’ve had the exact same problem.

So the source of it seems to be cvd itself? And the solution is to instead burn in imgburn? I’ll try that. Thanks! :smiley:


#16

Correct… un-check "burn to dvd"
always save the conversion to your hard drive…

burn with ImgBurn…