DVD+RW Issues

vbimport

#1

Hello again -

I am having this weird issue. After almost a year of using DVDFab to successfully rip/burn DVD’s, my computer is having an issue reading any DVD+RW disk.

I use DVD+RW disks to burn movies when I want to watch them on the TV. The DVD drive seems to go into a loop (when a DVD+RW is inserted)… I think I have tried most everything to resolve this problem, but I am open to hearing any suggestions on what the issue may be.

I have:

Un/Re Installed the drive (clean)
Un/Re Installed DVD Fab (clean)
Updated the DVD drive firmware (most likely to support dvd+rw disks)

I am running vista Home P 32 bit on an HP Media Center with a stock HP DVD Burner (TSST corp CD/DVDW TS-H653L SCSI CdRom Device)

Any thoughts? I am going to see if a system restore works.

Happy Holidays!

Shootz


#2

what burning engine do you use?


#3

[QUOTE=troy512;2183226]what burning engine do you use?[/QUOTE]

And What media are you using? Any changes from those that worked OK?

O’C

:slight_smile:


#4

Thanks for the response:

Engine: I am using the burning engine that comes with DVDFab.

Media: I am using the same DVD+RW media that I have been using successfully for months.

I am trying the restore now. I will report back.


#5

[QUOTE=shootsbooz;2183372]Thanks for the response:

Engine: I am using the burning engine that comes with DVDFab.

Media: I am using the same DVD+RW media that I have been using successfully for months.

I am trying the restore now. I will report back.[/QUOTE]

Thanx for the response…Again, what media are you using?

If it’s of dicey quality, you may get a few that work OK, then you’ll run into the part of the batch that won’t.

If you are using quality media, then we’ll have to look at either your drive’s firmware or the burn engine as possible culprits, but one step at a time - let’s find out if the media may be the problem.

O’C

:iagree:


#6

[QUOTE=shootsbooz;2183372]Thanks for the response:

Engine: I am using the burning engine that comes with DVDFab.[/QUOTE]

please download ImgBurn its free and has many nice features.

[ol]
[li]open ImgBurn and insert your DVD+RW disc.
[/li]
[li]click Write Files/Folders to Disc [Build Mode]
[/li]
[li]click Device Tab on the right side
[/li]
[li]Copy and Paste all the information window into a reply post
[/li]
[li]click Tools Menu
[/li]
[li]Drive > Erase Disc > Full
[/li][/ol]

if ImgBurn will successfully erase and format your DVD+RW disc or not please let us know.


#7

Thanks for the ImgBurn link. It’s a pretty cool program. BTW - I am using Memorex 4x DVD+RW discs

[B]You’ve solved my problem!
[/B]

I don’t know what happened or why, but the 2 DVD+RW disks on my desk that have worked fine in the past, were both bad - they would play on my DVD player, but not on my PC (go figure). I tried 3 more DVD+RW’s (all with movies on them) from the same batch – they all worked fine on the PC.

With ImgBurn, I was able to format problem disks, but they still cause problems when inserted into the drive (weird part is it hangs my machine - like 100% cpu - but’s it’s the DVD drive chewing on the problem disk).

I will make sure to test my problems with at least 5 discs before raising the red flag! I could have saved about 4 hours worth of troubleshooting, installing, rebooting, and posting to this forum, if I had tried a few more discs in the drive.

Thanks again for all of the help!

FYI: ImgBurn Info as requested:

TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H653L 0714 (Fibre)
Current Profile: DVD+RW

Disc Information:
Status: Complete
Erasable: Yes
Formatted: No (Started)
Supported Write Speeds: 4x

TOC Information:
Session 1… (LBA: 0)
-> Track 01 (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 2295103)
-> LeadOut (LBA: 2295104)

Physical Format Information (ADIP):
Disc ID: INFODISC-A10-01
Book Type: DVD+RW
Part Version: 2
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: INFODISC-A10-01
Book Type: DVD-ROM
Part Version: 1
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,223,871
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Current Format Capacity:
Sectors: 2,295,104
Size: 4,700,372,992 bytes
Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

Preferred Format Capacity:
Sectors: 2,295,104
Size: 4,700,372,992 bytes
Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

Maximum Format Capacity:
Sectors: 2,295,104
Size: 4,700,372,992 bytes
Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)