Copy a dvd into a DVD9 with DVDfab platinum

Hi,
I’m trying to copy a movie into a DVD9 using dvdfab platinum and I can’t, I have tried 5 times and everytime it starts writing only to stop later and damaging the dvd9.
I got Ridata DL DVD’s 8.5GB.
I have no idea why this is happening, any ideas?
I have used the same program to copy into DVD5’s abd have no problems…
Thanks in advance

Cesar

[QUOTE=cescorcia;1942006]Hi,
I’m trying to copy a movie into a DVD9 using dvdfab platinum and I can’t, I have tried 5 times and everytime it starts writing only to stop later and damaging the dvd9.
I got Ridata DL DVD’s 8.5GB.
I have no idea why this is happening, any ideas?
I have used the same program to copy into DVD5’s abd have no problems…
Thanks in advance

Cesar[/QUOTE]Try using Verbatim brand +R DL’s. Ridata are no good.

Right on Bob about the media type :iagree::iagree::iagree::iagree::iagree::iagree::iagree::iagree: Also don’t try to burn faster than the media is rated, may take a little longer but I use 2.4X for dl media with NO problems

[QUOTE=rolling56;1942009]Try using Verbatim brand +R DL’s. Ridata are no good.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Jimbo;1942342]Right on Bob about the media type :iagree::iagree::iagree::iagree::iagree::iagree::iagree::iagree: Also don’t try to burn faster than the media is rated, may take a little longer but I use 2.4X for dl media with NO problems[/QUOTE]

:iagree:
You’ll hear this over and over if you’re experiencing burn issues with DL media. Verbatim +R DL is the only consistently recommended DL media.
Also, Jimbo is spot on re: the burn speed.

If you need more feedback/specific advice, please post a burn log.
The default location is:
C:\Documents and Settings[I]Administrator Name[/I]\My Documents\DVDFab\Log

this is the log that I get, I am not sure if the problem still the media or something else… why do you guys think?
11/29/2007 01:41:55 p.m. info ******************** Report session closed *********************
11/29/2007 01:39:59 p.m. error Write cancelled, Your media is still usable.
11/29/2007 01:39:59 p.m. error Failed to set layer change to LBA 1822000 (3.48 Gb.) - Code 03 0C 00 [Write error]
11/29/2007 01:38:48 p.m. info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
11/29/2007 01:38:48 p.m. info layer break set by filesystem builder at 1822000
11/29/2007 01:38:48 p.m. info Available write speed: 4x
11/29/2007 01:38:48 p.m. info Media ID: RITEK-S04-42
11/29/2007 01:38:48 p.m. info Media type: Dual Layer DVD+R
11/29/2007 01:38:48 p.m. warning Layer Break is around 00:00:00, optimal value can’t be set within the possible range of [1805024…2086784].
11/29/2007 01:38:48 p.m. info Scanned files #78, folder #2 - total size 7392104448 b. (6.88 Gb.)
11/29/2007 01:38:48 p.m. info Inserted media type : DL DVD+R
11/29/2007 01:38:48 p.m. info Write started
11/29/2007 01:21:48 p.m. info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
11/29/2007 01:21:48 p.m. info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
11/29/2007 01:21:48 p.m. info New Drive selected : 16:1:0 - HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-5120D A104 [G] (Usb)
11/29/2007 01:21:26 p.m. info Current Drive selected : 0:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H20N 1.01 [D] (Ide)
11/29/2007 01:21:26 p.m. info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
11/29/2007 01:21:26 p.m. info User default language : 6154 (0x180Ah) - Spanish (Panama)
11/29/2007 01:21:26 p.m. info System default language : 6154 (0x180Ah) - Spanish (Panama)
11/29/2007 01:21:26 p.m. info DLL Version 2.1.3.324
11/29/2007 01:21:26 p.m. info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\vso_hwe.dll
11/29/2007 01:21:26 p.m. info Version 4, 0, 1, 4
11/29/2007 01:21:26 p.m. info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
11/29/2007 01:21:26 p.m. info OS : LongHorn Domain controller Service Pack 2, v.4035 (Build 3790)
11/29/2007 01:21:26 p.m. info ******************** Report session started ********************

You have no layer break info. What did you use to make the file? What format is it?

I still think the problem is your media.
The atapi code = write error, but the burn process never actually started so your media is still usable, as you already know.
Your firmware does support this media…it can’t set a layer break.

Looks like you tried to write to the external LG burner.
Recommend that you take a look at updating your firmware for this drive.
In the meantime, try to burn this media with your internal LG.
Also, switch to verbatim +R DL.

I’ll take a look for the firmware.

[Edit]
Hi rolling, didn’t see you…

Hi again,

Not having any luck so far with firmware for your GSA-5120D.
LG’s site is terrible, couldn’t find the drive on Liggy and Dee’s site and I can’t seem to bring up the Dangerous Brothers at all.

Anyone know what happened to Vlad and Igor or where they are…:eek::sad:

yeah get new dl disc, there is also a problem with the layer break issue going on here. looks like you are only using dvdfab? are you using clone or full disk? http://gb.lgservice.com/ has newer 102 firmware for the GSA-H20N but same a104 firmware for the GSA-5120D. at the lg site go to device drivers and do a search for GSA-H20N. may try doing full disc to iso then burn with imgburn using the same drive and same disc and let us know how it goes.

troy

edit//i have noticed that these two sites are down from time to time
http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_all.php
http://tdb.rpc1.org/

[QUOTE=maineman;1942689]Your firmware does support this media…it can’t set a layer break.
[/QUOTE]

My apologies…:o
The comment above ^^^, in post #7 should have read,

“…Your firmware does [B]NOT[/B] support this media…it can’t set a layer break…”

Hope this makes more sense.
Sorry for not proof reading.

his drive does support dl dvd=+r according to the log the media type is supported, also according to the owners manual from the lg site. i guess it could not be supported by the firmware. however the update for the a104 firmware states.

¡Ø New firmware (ver. A104) for only GSA-5120D(External 12X Super multi DVD Writer)

Model:GSA-5120D
Ver:A104
Improvement Point:
Enhanced the recording quality of DVD+R DL & DVD+R media

Refer to the attached file


Yeah, I guess I wasn’t clear…
I don’t think the OP’s current firmware supports RITEK-S04-42, did not mean to imply that his drive and firmware don’t support DL’s at all.
This drive and firmware is pretty old and don’t mean to bash LG’s… I don’t have an LG, but I know they make some really decent burners and a lot of folks love 'em.
Still, the LG site stinks.

Anyway, it’s tough to track this down.

Like I said, try to burn this media with the GSA-H20N and switch to the verbs…

I know that on the plextor site, besides firmware updates,
they also show which media the burner works best with.

does his burner site have that info?

note:
I thought just about everyone who burned DL used Verbatim disks…

[QUOTE=rago88;1942812]does his burner site have that info?[/QUOTE]

yes see post 11 above

@mainmain, you really are on top of things.:iagree: i should know better than to second guess my teacher.:slight_smile:

troy

here is the latest…
*Have the latest firmware in both my burners (GSA-5120D & GSA-H20N).
*Have tried slowing the writing speed to 2.4x
*I am using DVD fab platinum (as you already know)
any ideas? I am clueless and getting desperate here… are the LG’s that bad?
wich one is the best writer for DL DVD’s? (I might yjust go and get it)
Thanks very much for your help/advise… have being very usefull

[QUOTE=maineman;1942804]
Like I said,…[I][B]please[/B][/I]… try to burn this media with the GSA-H20N and switch to the verbs…[/QUOTE]
and get back to us.

It’s not clear from your post, maybe you already tried to burn the Riteks in the GSA-H2ON.
In any case, pick up some verbatim +R DL media and try this media.

[quote=cescorcia;1942992]here is the latest…
*Have the latest firmware in both my burners (GSA-5120D & GSA-H20N).
*Have tried slowing the writing speed to 2.4x
*I am using DVD fab platinum (as you already know)
any ideas? I am clueless and getting desperate here… are the LG’s that bad?
wich one is the best writer for DL DVD’s? (I might yjust go and get it)
Thanks very much for your help/advise… have being very usefull[/quote]I have 2 LG burners (GSA-4083N internal (came in notebook), GSA-E60L USB external). The internal is a good reader but not the best burner. The firmware does not have a burn strategy for the newest (8X) Verbatim DLs and only offers 2.4X with them and does not support bitsetting. The external E60L is much better at burning and has more up-to-date firmware that supports bitsetting and high speed burns on the newer (orange label) Verbatim DLs. Its internal controller that interfaces the drive to USB sometimes gets confused and requires a hard (power off) reset. The 6X DL burns from this drive play on everything I own without a glitch. I found a LiteOn external on sale cheap last week and bought it just to have another one.

[QUOTE=troy512;1942823]…@mainmain, you really are on top of things.:iagree: i should know better than to second guess my teacher.:)…

troy[/QUOTE]
Wow, thanks for the accolades…:bow:
I’ll have to print this and show it to my wife and say,
"You see honey, I really am someone’s mentor…:eek:

Seriously, please don’t ever stop second guessing me, although I don’t need any more 'reminders" about my age and worsening dementia…:bigsmile:

[QUOTE=signals;1943011]I have 2 LG burners (GSA-4083N internal (came in notebook), GSA-E60L USB external). The internal is a good reader but not the best burner. The firmware does not have a burn strategy for the newest (8X) Verbatim DLs and only offers 2.4X with them and does not support bitsetting. The external E60L is much better at burning and has more up-to-date firmware that supports bitsetting and high speed burns on the newer (orange label) Verbatim DLs. Its internal controller that interfaces the drive to USB sometimes gets confused and requires a hard (power off) reset. The 6X DL burns from this drive play on everything I own without a glitch. I found a LiteOn external on sale cheap last week and bought it just to have another one.[/QUOTE]
Ah Ha, here come. reinforcements and an LG owner to boot…:iagree:

ok, got it… LG’s are not the best…

question… which drive will you guys recomend to burn DL DVD’s?

I guess I just go and get it…

:frowning: