DVD writing problem with MATSHITA UJ-810

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#1

Hi everyone, im trying to write on a DVD but I don’t really know what the problem is, when I insert a blank DVD appears this message, “insert a valid disk”, I have no problem with reading CD’s and DVD’s, and with CDs writing not problem at all but is not the same with DVD writing.
I’ve a VAIO Notebook (PCG-FR872) ad the DVD/CD-ROM unit is a matshita uj-810, since I get it I had the idea that am able tu burn dvd’s too but never try it before, now that i need to back up my files i found this problem.

i already use the notebook default software and other ones like nero (where the burn icon appears off)

Any help will be useful for me
thx


#2

What blank media are you trying? It looks like only -R format is compatible with your burner and not +R. Could this be your problem?


#3

I’m using TDK blank media, indeed it says DVD +R DVD Recordable. Whats the difference between a +R and -R.
The tap of my unit only has a ‘DVD R/RW’ so I dont know which one supports


#4

The difference lies in manufacturing standards. -R was first out of the starting gate and overall is slightly more “universally” compatible. This is particularly true of older units. Nowadays, almost any burner will handle both +R and -R and with bitsetting of +R media, the compatibility issue with players is just about moot. As far as formats, click on this link and it will give you basic info. If you’d like more, there is a ton of info here on cd freaks, just do a search.

Your burner is a panasonic. A useful site for now and future use is Video Help.com. For your specific drive click on this link and scroll down. As you see, +R is not supported by matshita UJ-810 (panasonic UJ-810).

Pick up some quality -R media and you should be ok…Taiyo Yuden would be a good choice…easily accessible online.