This is driving me crazy. Can anyone out there shed any light on the issue.
I have a Sony DRX-500UL that appears to be working fine. I have successfully burned many DVDs using DVDDecrypter (and DVD2one or DVDSHrink + CopytoDVD for double layer disks).
However, when burning disks that exceed 2 hours in length, I can create successful DVDs if I use DVD RW (no failures yet) but I create coasters when I burn the same files to DVD R (I have tried various different brand types to no avail). The same thing also happens when I use DVDXCopy (the new Xpress version): it works fine if I use DVD RW but burns a coaster if I use DVD R.
Is there any reason why DVD RW works and DVD R fails (my drive quite happily burns DVD R when I am backing up a single layer DVD using DVDDecrypter), so I don’t believe that the Sony drive is malfunctioning.
Any suggestions? In theory can I burn a 2 hour 40 min movie to DVD R or am I stuck using DVD RW?
Thanks to anyone who can help