I recently acquired and installed ConvertxtoDVD ver. 126.96.36.199 for purposes of burning ripped dvds. [Note: For copying DVDs (ie., DVD to DVD), I've been using AnyDVD coupled with DVD-cloner.]
The DVD-R media I am using are Fijufilm 16x and Maxell 8x. I have no problems burning DVDs (DVD-DVD) using AnyDVD and DVD-cloner. I have severe write error encountered, however, burning ripped DVD (in .mpg or .avi format) using ConvertxtoDVD. Below is the content of the log file (I included only the write part of the file where the error is; that is, after encoding the file).
Note: Error indicated CD-burner dirty even after I have cleaned the burner with a laser lens cleaner.
ConverxtoDVD may not be good afterall! I would appreciate any help in resolving this problem and/or recommendation on alternative and good software to use in converting/burning .mpg, .avi etc ... to DVD.
1/9/2007 6:20:30 AM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
1/8/2007 11:29:26 PM error Write error at 2256 (16) - Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
1/8/2007 11:28:38 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 3
1/8/2007 11:28:38 PM info Write started 2031056 sectors to write
1/8/2007 11:28:37 PM info Init success: DVD-R packet writing
1/8/2007 11:28:37 PM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
1/8/2007 11:28:37 PM info Available write speed: 4x, 2x, 1x
1/8/2007 11:28:37 PM info Media ID: RITEKF1
1/8/2007 11:28:37 PM info DMA Enabled
1/8/2007 11:28:37 PM info Scanned files #12, folder #2 - total size 4158492672 b. (3.87 Gb.)
1/8/2007 11:28:37 PM info Inserted media type : DVD-R
1/8/2007 11:28:30 PM info Write started
1/8/2007 11:28:29 PM info --------------Encoding end--------------