Crippled Verbatim DL discs?

I have happily used Verbatim DVD+R DL discs with Imgburner / Nero / Alcohol with my LiteOn DVDR SOHW 1673S burner with no problems until my latest purchase of the DVD-R DL discs in Australia. All 3 above utilities report the new discs as ‘not empty’ and will not record. Alcohol 120% reports a 2k file at the beginning of the disc hence the error message.

Looking at media info:

The old successfull discs were:

ID MKM 001 Mitsubishi Kgaku Media

The new unsuccessful discs were:

ID MKM 01RD 30 Disk application code:2 / Disc physical code 145

It looks like the DVD-R DL discs have been crippled to accept data only but not image writing software - presumably as an anti-backup measure. Or is this some limitation inherent in -R media ?

Anyone care to comment ?


MKM 01RD 30 is a DVD-R DL MID
Your 1673 doesn’t support writing to DVD-R DL meida.

Ooops - glad I didn’t buy the bulk pack :{ Thanks for the rapid info :slight_smile:

MKM 001 = DVD+R DL media

MKM 01RD30 = DVD-R DL media

Your LiteOn SOHW 1673S drive simply does not support writing DVD-R DL media. It has nothing to do with “anti-backup measures” of any sorts.

Edit: pchilson beat me to it. :smiley:


You have the option of crossflashing your 1673 to a 1693 firmware that does support DVD-R DL writing. At least your discs would not go to wate that way.
Standard crossflashing voids warranty disclaimers apply of course.

Misplaced thread, moved to the blank media root section.

Crossflashing to 1693 seems to be a nice option here. :wink: