Discs won't play after successful recording

I’m new to the forum, so please bear with me if this has been discussed before.

My old system ran XP and a Plextor 716. I burn RiData +R DL (8.5GB). I have never had a problem with them playing in my Sony CX995V console. The old system died so I now have a new pc running Vista Ultimate and a HITACHI-LG: HL-DT-ST DVD +RW GSA-H31N burner. I’m running DVD Fab Platinum 3.1.4.0.

The discs I burn on this new system will not play in the CX995V console. They will play in the pc drives and on an older Sony console player, but not in the CX995V. If I compress the original and burn on Fuji -R (4.7GB), it plays ok in the CX995V.

So, I’m stumped. I seem to be getting good burns with the new system, but the CX995V can’t play the DL discs burned on it, even though it can read the same brand DL discs burned on the old system.

Does anybody have any ideas what could be causing this?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Welcome to CDF’s

Use Verbatim brand made in Singapore DL discs. What’s wrong with your 716?

Have you checked the firmware for the burner on your new system even if the PC is new the firmware maybe out dated :eek:

According to videohelp the Sony DVP-CX995V likes very few DvD+R DL 's.

You are using RiData which can be hit and miss in quality. Most people here will tell you that Verbatim is the only one to use when it’s comes to DL burning.

Are you booktyping DvD+R DL to DvD-Rom?

You cannot compare single layer media to DL media, They are different.

:cool: :cool:

Not only use Verbatim for DL but use Verbatim [B]+R[/B] DL only.

Please post a burn log of one of the DL burns on the Hitachi drive. I agree with the other comments and think that the drive firmware may not be doing a good job with the RiData media. I have a 2006 vintage Hitachi that does better burns with the older Verbatim DLs (the purple label, marked 2.4X). And my Hitachi does not support bitsetting the booktype to DVD-ROM.:frowning: The burn log will tell us more. Instructions in the bottom link in my sig if needed.

Thanks to everyone who replied, the support here is great!.

Here’s more information, including a burn log (thanks to Signals for the instructions!)

The first thing I did when I got the new system was to upgrade the firmware for all the devices. Nothing is wrong with the Plextor 716. Since I was buying a new system I wanted to have a drive already installed. When I ran into this problem, my first thought was to swap drives, but I can’t because the Hitachi is SATA and the Plex is PATA. I have some Verbatim DLs on order - I will definitely give that a try.

All the RiData +RDLs that work in the CX995V console were burned on the Plex, so I thought maybe the CX995V console just can’t read RiDatas burned on the Hitachi. But that just doesn’t make sense to me. What could the Hitachi be doing differently than the Plex in the burn that makes it so the CX995V console can’t read the discs?

Here is the burn log from my latest attempt (which produced yet another disc that the CX995V console can’t read, but all my other players can read):

7/15/2007 6:13:52 PM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
7/15/2007 5:32:32 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
7/15/2007 5:32:30 PM info Finalization Time 00:04:02 - Total completion time 00:18:19
7/15/2007 5:28:28 PM info Write finished in 00:14:17 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 5.51
7/15/2007 5:14:35 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Write started 2904880 sectors to write
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Layer change set to LBA 1709024 (3.26 Gb.)
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Writing speed requested x6.0, effective x6.0
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info layer break set by filesystem builder at 1709024
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Available write speed: 6x, 4x
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Media ID: RITEK-S04-01
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Media type: Dual Layer DVD+R
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info PIO Mode
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Optimal Layer Break is in cell 19, around 01:10:28
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Scanned files #23, folder #2 - total size 5948043264 b. (5.54 Gb.)
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Inserted media type : DL DVD+R
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Write started
7/15/2007 5:13:49 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/15/2007 5:13:47 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
7/15/2007 5:13:47 PM info New Drive selected : 0:2:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD±RW GSA-H31N B110 [G] (Ide)
7/15/2007 5:13:33 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info Current Drive selected : 0:2:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD±RW GSA-H31N B110 [G] (Ide)
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info Version 3, 1, 4, 0
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info OS : Professional (Build 6000)
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

7/15/2007 5:32:32 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
7/15/2007 5:32:30 PM info Finalization Time 00:04:02 - Total completion time 00:18:19
7/15/2007 5:28:28 PM info Write finished in 00:14:17 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 5.51
7/15/2007 5:14:35 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Write started 2904880 sectors to write
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Layer change set to LBA 1709024 (3.26 Gb.)
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Writing speed requested x6.0, effective x6.0
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info layer break set by filesystem builder at 1709024
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Available write speed: 6x, 4x
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Media ID: RITEK-S04-01
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Media type: Dual Layer DVD+R
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info PIO Mode
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Optimal Layer Break is in cell 19, around 01:10:28
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Scanned files #23, folder #2 - total size 5948043264 b. (5.54 Gb.)
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Inserted media type : DL DVD+R
7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info Write started
7/15/2007 5:13:49 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/15/2007 5:13:47 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
7/15/2007 5:13:47 PM info New Drive selected : 0:2:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD±RW GSA-H31N B110 [G] (Ide)
7/15/2007 5:13:33 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info Current Drive selected : 0:2:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD±RW GSA-H31N B110 [G] (Ide)
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info Version 3, 1, 4, 0
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
7/15/2007 5:13:31 PM info OS : Professional (Build 6000)

This [B]7/15/2007 5:14:11 PM info PIO Mod [/B] shows you are in PIO mode and not DMA try changing to DMA mode
also try “Booksetting” the DVD+R media
and you may want to try better media then RITEK :doh:

The firmware on some (all?) Hitachi drives does not support bitsetting. This may be what the player is looking for and not finding. PIO mode will never supprt a 6X burn speed. As stormjumper suggested, click the “Reset DMA” button in Common Settings to see if that will help. I would also reduce the burn speed on those Ritek DLs to the minimum your drive will allow.

I wonder if you might be able to help me. I recently purchased DVD Plat. I tried to back up a 1:1 copy with a Verbatim DVD+R DL (tried it twice with different movies, afraid to try again since DL media is so expensive). All appeared to be successful but the resulting copy was book typed improperly and would not play in my computer or 4 other DVD players. When I checked the book type it said “unknown”. I have used a Lite-On book typing tool and also ImgBurn and have burned successful discs in the past (using the same Verbatims) and they were book-typed to the proper DVD-ROM, so it’s not the discs. I also have the latest firmware update for my burner. Your software completed the disc and finalized it, it didn’t appear to have any issues with the layer break. It’s just the book-type that was the problem. It’s frustrating, I wanted this software for that feature. Thanks for any help you can provide.

ustishrike
Are you using the Lite-On book typing tool and the Booktype setting in the common settings of DVDFab at the same time :confused: if so that may or may not cause a conflict between the two booktype setting software, try just using one or the other :smiley:

Did you enable or was the Plextor 716 by default changing + media to DvD-Rom.

Use one of those disk that were burned on your plex, Use nero cd/speed found here

http://www.cdspeed2000.com/

and tells us what the booktype is?

Start the program, put the disk in the drive, select disc info tab.

Please lets us know the results, just what to confirm if it’s a booktype issue or not.

But definitely.

Dma not pio
Verbatim not Ridata

:cool: :cool:

Amen, brother. Well said. :iagree:

Opps want

Actually I did do that, but only after it failed with just the box ticked in the Common Setting in DVD Fab Plat.

Thank you to everyone who responded. I own Nero 7 and the dvd speed tool reports that the booktype is dvd-rom for all my discs, but I went ahead and forced it in DVD FAB anyway. I also used the “Reset DMA” button in Common Settings as Signals suggested. I can now burn discs that will play in the Sony console. Thanks again everyone - you are awesome!!!

@Kurzon

Your welcome :slight_smile:

:cool: :cool:

I think you was given the info in post #8 :eek: before signals, BUT does not matter as long as you are up and running :cool:

Hello everyone - I’m back - all is not well. It seems that my DVD drive setting has reverted back to PIO. I downloaded the latest version of DVD Fab (3.1.5.0). I don’ think that is the problem at all. But even resetting DMA in the Common Settings has no effect now. From what I can gather, the problem is with Windows Vista resetting the drive to PIO. There is not a listing for IDE controllers in Device Manager. The drives are SATA drives.

Any ideas on how lock in DMA on DVD drives and prevent Vista from changing them back to PIO?

SATA Drives do have DMA/UDMA support. :frowning: