Dual Layer burning w/ images not working

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#1

Hey guys

There have been many responses to this problem (I know), and I’ve been reading them for a , but I still don’t seem to get it. So please pardon my stupidity.

I recently started backing up my DVDs with Dual Layer burning. I have the Pioneer A09 XL (firmware 1.58), and used dvd decrypter and ImgBurn to create and burn my images, respectively.

The first two I created using dvd decrypter alone. With superman 2, I tried using dvd decrypter alone, dvd decrypter with ImgBurn, Dvd Decryptor with AnyDVD (disabling check for structure protection and enabling ElbyCDIO -Elaborate bytes in decryptor) and then burning with ImgBurn…and all have produced the same result.

My first two copies worked fine. I’ve been trying to backup a copy of Superman II and have produced 5 disks that only work on my A09 (the first 2 I backed up worked on other players for me).

The first two I created using dvd decrypter alone. With superman 2, I tried using dvd decrypter alone, dvd decrypter with ImgBurn, Dvd Decryptor with AnyDVD (disabling check for structure protection and enabling ElbyCDIO -Elaborate bytes in decryptor) and then burning with ImgBurn…and all have produced the same result.

I came across some posts about bit-setting and the it turns out that the buffalo firmware 8.58 would automatically bit set the A09, so I flashed my drive and tried to burn another copy…yet no luck…any advice…

I’d appreciate any help…thanks…


#2

Where exactly you get the problems? With burning or playback on dvd players, and also what for media you’ve used?


#3

The problem is with playback. It works only on DL burning drive, not on the others. I thought the buffalo 8.58 firmware would help me solve that problem…but it hasn’t.

Also Im using Verbatim DVD+R DL disks for burning.

thanks


#4

It works only on DL burning drive, not on the others.

Are you trying to play the discs on a actual DVD player or a computer DVD drive? There is no guarantee that a DVD drive will read a DL+R if DL+R is not listed in the specs. I have a bitsetted DL+R that works in my LG 4040 (came out before DL+R existed) but, it doesn’t work in my Ricoh drive. The same is for DVD players especially if the player is a bit old now.

I have the same Pioneer and use 1.58 firmware. It will automatically bitset DL+R anyway and Buffalo firmware is not needed unless you want the drive region free.


#5

well, Im trying to play it both on a standalone DVD player and a computer DVD drive, separate from the DL burning drive.

I guess my confusion is why am I able to get some DL burns that play on my laptop dvd drive (DVD+R DL spec not listed), and standalone dvd player and some that don’t (ie only play on the Pioneer), when I’m using the same software and order to burn?

thanks again guys


#6

I just realized something. I was thinking about what nwg said, and he’s right my drive automatically bit set the first 2 DL burns I made (DVD+R DL to DVD-ROM). But it hasn’t done so for any subsequent burns. Could anyone explain why? and what could I do to ensure that the drive consistently bitsets to DVD-ROM?


#7

I would try to put the 1.58 firmware back on. It automatically bitsets DL+R. I have done a dozen or so discs and they are all DVD ROM. I would also use DVD Decrypter to make a ISO amd Imgburn to burn the ISO.

Also, I got a Sony player which will play these discs fine and it is 4 years old now. The same discs will not play in my 18 month Sony. They also play in my £30 supermarket player. If the player does not specify DL compatibility then it is just luck of the draw if it works.


#8

nwg, could you tell me what your DVD Decrypter and Imgburn settings are? thanks a lot


#9

I managed to flash my drive back to 1.58, and was able to burn after compression using DVDShrink. :slight_smile:

However, I tried using Decrypter ISO>read and ImgBurn to write, and it still gave me DR+L only compatible burns :sad: . Do you have to do something with the 1.58 firmware to get it to bit set automatically? or does is it just a random thing?

Also, it seems now, that I can’t get the burner to read regular (original) DVDs.

any thoughts… :confused:


#10

I use the default settings

The firmware on my drive does the bitsetting automatically. I don’t need to do anything. Some drives do need to be set manually which are done in DVD Decrypter/Imgburn.

Have you tried burning the ISO with DVD Decrypter with 1.58?


#11

I did try to burn with iso last night after reverting back to 1.58, but no luck with the bit-setting. Also, now the burner doesn’t read any of my original DVDs, only the ones it burns.

what do you think I should do?