DVD's made on PC not working properly on player

OK, I’m gonna try and explain my problem giving as many details as possible. I would appreciate any help.

Just got a brand new Dell with a NEC ND-3450A Burner in it. (it.s a P4 3.4, gig of memory)… I bought the newest Sonic MyDVD to go with it. I’ve tried burning several DVD’s… Some from TiVo files and some from my capture card I had on my other computer.

MyDVD says they burn successful, but when I try playing them in my DVD Players they freeze a certain point in and won’t go past that part… I have two Sony players, one is a RDR-GX300, not sure on what the other hand is to be sure.

Also, I am currently using Memorex DVD+R’s.

Thanks for any help in advance.

Tom M.

reduce the size of the chunks( of a gig eachs maximum)

What “chunks” are those - pineapple?

@thomamon: the GX300 is a DVD recorder, though, AFAIK…? Whatever, the signs sound like poor media - download DVDInfoPro (freeware; here) and let us know what the media code of the Memorex discs is.

As a general point, you may get better playback compatibility if you burn your DVD +Rs with the booktype set to DVD-ROM. The DVDInfoPro app above has an option which may work with your NEC drive to enable this.

Whoa, I am a little confused… I been reading around and saw other people with the same problem, so I just ordered 50 Ritek’s to try.

I’ll try what you said and get back in a bit.

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your help!

Ritek discs are usually fine. Let us know…

This may help:

Look at the “Branding Guide” about halfway down, then match the media codes used by Memorex to the classification at the upper end of the page. Then do some more matching with what DVDInfoPro tells you about the media code of your Memorex discs…

It seems as if that program has expired on 3/17 if it’s not registered…

Any clue about getting it to work?

If you mean DVDInfo Pro: have you actually tried installing it?

OK, got the program and ran it on my DVD… TEll me if this is the information you need:

00000000 08 02 00 00 01 0F 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 12 08 AF …
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 43 4D 43 20 4D 41 47 00 45 …CMC MAG.E
00000020 30 31 00 38 23 54 37 10 02 38 6A 02 88 67 15 15 01.8#T7…8j…g…
00000030 0B 0B 08 08 01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 00 00 00 00 …

OK that’s CMC Magnetics…

“Pathetic garbage media, landfill material, about 0-50% success rate:”

…from the site I linked to.

Your new Riteks should be better…

I also have some TDK to try in the mean time, why not? Seems as if they may be better.

WHich do you use and do you have any suggestions of where to purchase them?

My TDK Seems to be on the level of the Ritek…

00000000 01 02 00 00 A1 0F 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3F …&.?
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 52 49 43 4F 48 4A 50 4E 52 …RICOHJPNR
00000020 30 31 02 38 23 54 37 09 00 3C 67 00 AC 62 16 18 01.8#T7…<g…b…
00000030 0B 0B 0A 0B 01 19 1B 0B 0B 0E 0F 01 00 00 00 00 …

Thanks to other ex-DVDPlusRW forum members’ advice, I am always buying by media code rather than manufacturer. Buying on-line from suppliers who give such information. I can thoroughly recommend SVP here). Look for the “ADVinfo” tag to get the media code…

Grade A Ritek G04 (-R) have been good, and recently SVP have a stock of Ricoh +Rs which are amongst the best available.

Edit: Just seen your additional post - despite their ‘second-level’ rating in the link I quoted, I and others here have found Ricoh dye to be the best available, and above Ritek. The medium code RICOHJPNR01 for the TDKs indicates they’ll be just fine.

Not sure if the Ritek I got were G04.

Do you use printable DVD’s?

Would it be more expensive for me to order from over seas?

I’m new to this, what’s SVP? Also, do you have AIM?



OK well they’re going to be better than the CMCs…

I do use printables with an Epson R200 - truely excellent results.

I dunno about prices for overseas shipping with SVP - the best thing is to make an order and look at the calculated shipping cost. I know they do send stuff abroad.

Maybe I’m blind, but I don’t see Ricoh +R’s listed there… Do you have a direct link to the site?

Thomas - thanks for the PM - don’t have AIM installed at the moment. It’s 1.00 am here and I’m ready to have some sleep, unfortunately.

SVP are a DVD blank sales shop (I entered the website details slightly wrong at first but if you go back and click on the word “here” then you’ll get to their website

Thanks so much for all your help, I greatly appreciate it.

If you get a chance and see a direct link to Printable DVD +or- R’s that are top of the line, I would greatly appreciate it.


Try here:

{DV 3211} Datawrite Ricohcode (4x) DVD+R in Spindle Tubs of 50 {DV 3211} Datawrite Ricohcode (4x) DVD+R in Spindle Tubs of 50

This is the first Datawrite DVD+R product using the excellent Ricoh dye. These are high quality 4x discs and represent excellent value for money.


SVP Price: £8.99 / Euro 13.05. Prices include VAT.[/I]

NB These are not printable (though the GO4’s I had were) but I’m prepared to forego printing for quality…

Do you want white or silver printables…?