Dvdfab problem, FINALIZING, OR SPLIT?

:confused:i havbe latest dvdfab plat.windows vista ultimate, been backing up my dvd library for awhile and no probs. that is untill recently. when i split a dvd9 to 2 dvd5’s everything goes good…reading coping and burnin g the first disk. then when it finalizes it just keeps finalizing. it is task 3 of 5 and never stops or asks for disk 2,. i can eject disk and it plays fine. either the finalizing is messed up or it isnt going to the second disk. hope i was clear. can anybody help. would be appreciated muchly. i can always use custom to split and urn the back up but i still would like to know what thew proib is,ya know!:wink: thanks

just replied to another member with a split problem. i suggested to use customize until the problem can be fixed. i see you are using customize. is this working good for you?

please send the ifo files from the original dvd and the split dvd’s to fengtao.


as for the finalizing trouble. i really have no idea.

Please post a couple of items from the burn log, which can be found at C:\Documents and Settings…username…\My Documents\DVDFab\Log\ This is a text file that you can open with Notepad and copy and paste a few recent entries into a reply post.

there is a way to finalize a disc using a VSO tool. navigate to C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\PcSetup.exe with your disc in the drive, right click on your dvd burner and click finalize.

or with imgburn, click tools menu, drive, close, disc.

:):iagree: ihope this is of some help . i am not that savvy in tech issues but here is a copy of the dvdfab temp log and a screen shot of dvdfab being hung in finalizing for awhile, the slpit was burnt to dvd folder correrctly. prob seemsto be finalizing than split prob.3/13/2008 9:25:55 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
3/13/2008 9:18:13 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write[note elapsed time remained in finalizing]
3/13/2008 8:15:07 PM info Finalization Time 00:00:26 - Total completion time 00:05:57
3/13/2008 8:15:07 PM info WRITE SUCCESS
3/13/2008 8:14:40 PM info Write finished in 00:05:31 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 10.21
3/13/2008 8:09:28 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
3/13/2008 8:09:09 PM info Write started 2080496 sectors to write
3/13/2008 8:09:09 PM info Writing speed requested x12.0, effective x12.0
3/13/2008 8:09:09 PM info Available write speed: 12x, 8x, 4x
3/13/2008 8:09:09 PM info Media ID: CMC MAG-M01-00
3/13/2008 8:09:09 PM info Media type: DVD+R
3/13/2008 8:09:09 PM info Ultra DMA mode 4 (ATA66)
3/13/2008 8:09:07 PM info Scanned files #31, folder #2 - total size 4259694592 b. (3.97 Gb.)
3/13/2008 8:09:07 PM info Inserted media type : DVD+R
3/13/2008 8:09:07 PM info Write started
3/13/2008 7:51:05 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/13/2008 7:51:04 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
3/13/2008 7:51:04 PM info New Drive selected : 2:1:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55N 1.03 [F] (Ide)
3/13/2008 7:50:16 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/13/2008 7:41:27 PM info Current Drive selected : 2:1:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55N 1.03 [F] (Ide)
3/13/2008 7:41:27 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
3/13/2008 7:41:27 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
3/13/2008 7:41:27 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
3/13/2008 7:41:27 PM info DLL Version
3/13/2008 7:41:27 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\vso_hwe.dll
3/13/2008 7:41:27 PM info Version 4, 1, 0, 2
3/13/2008 7:41:27 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
3/13/2008 7:41:27 PM info OS : Professional (Build 6000)
3/13/2008 7:41:27 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

burn log looks good. no errors or problems. :slight_smile:

i do have a few suggestions.

  1. update the firmware for your dvd burner

  2. slow down the burn to 8x

  3. set the booktype to dvd-rom

so is the finalizing problem only when burning after a split? or does the finalize problem occur in other modes?

Well Dogie!.. i glad to know all ok .just seems to be that little waterbug at task 3 when it goes to verify dvd started. i went and unchecked the box to verify and will update driver and go with 8x. i have 5 backups to do and i will wrinkle the brain when i am done. thanks an later dude!

:bigsmile: thanks again troy512 for the update link and fyi just did a split on SW epi. 6 and like clock work dvdfab clicked out a 10 backup
readiong,coping, burning, and finalizing all jus as god projected. life is once again good! :bigsmile: