Dvd rom + dvd media


i have multiple divx files i would like to put to disc,which vary in size from,700MB -900MB .the problem is,the dvdrom i have wont accept the dvd-r media i have .i was hoping to have 2-3 of these files per dvd-r,instead of using cd-r discs.

dont understand why i cannot write the files to dvd-r as data but like i said the dvdrom just wont accept them .is there any settings i can change to the drive so it will accept the media? . the drive wont accept any dvd-r media.

thank you


@ skinters,

It would be helpful if you provided the Manufacture Name/Model Number/Firmware Version of your undisclosed DVD Burner.

Also provide the Media MID (Manufacture ID and Media Code) (Example: TYG02) of the DVD-R Media you are attempting to use. To obtain the Media MID (Manufacture ID and Media Code) (Example: TYG02) of the DVD-R Media you are attempting to use suggest using a utility software program similar to DVDInfo (http://www.dvdinfopro.com).

Also explain in detail precisely exactly what “wont accept the dvd-r media i have” means. Provide any Error Narrative and/or Error Codes you are receiving when attempting to use your undisclosed DVD-R Media.


firmware 1330
dvd media :KODAK DVD-R Version 1.0 media

sorry if thats not as much info as you would like.after looking through the spec of the drive,it states that for dvd its read only.the disc just clunks along in the tray and dont even show up on pc.

what i dont understand is,fair enough if i was ging to burn as in writing to dvd in the conventional manner,as its just a dvd rom,but was guessing and hoping to use the extra size of the disc to just write as data like a cd.

to be honest i think im reaching for what i expect ,but would have hoped to have been at least given an error stating the disc is unsuitable.

i know it is most probably the obvious fact that the drive just wont take, accept the dvd-r media,and be better of switching to a dvd rw.

@ skinters,

As the name description clearly states your TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R2412 is a DVD-ROM and not a DVD Burner.

Your TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R2412 will only Read DVD Media but will not Write/Burn ANY DVD Media. Your TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R2412 will Read and Write/Burn CD Media. To make it clear your TOSHIBA DVD-ROM will only Read DVD Media and will not Write/Burn ANY type of DVD Media not even DVD RW Media.

The below Toshiba Web Site link provides the Technical Specifications for your DVD-ROM SD-R2412 Drive.


To be able to Write/Burn DVD Media you will need a DVD Burner that will Read and Write/Burn DVD Media and also Read Write/Burn CD Media. Now days quality DVD Burns only coast about 30 bucks. Suggest reviewing the “The top 5 Optical drives of 2008” (http://club.cdfreaks.com/f61/top-5-optical-drives-2008-cd-freaks-members-choice-249785) thread for suggestions on a quality DVD Burner.