DW1640 - Trouble with Toshiba player reading discs

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#1

For some time now I have been editing video in Canopus Edius, exporting it using Canopus Procoder, authoring using DVDLab Pro, and writing to the DW1640 using CopytoDVD. All has gone well for months.

I began this week checking the burned DVDs on one of those Toshiba 14" TV/DVD player combos. Much to my surprise DVDs would hang up or stutter through certain segments. In checking them on other DVD players, they work fine. I pulled out some of my older authored DVDs and they play in the Toshiba fine. It appears to be my current burning status. I have used several different brands media with the same result.

Firmware is BSRB. I am burning on DVD-R discs.

I’m sending these out, and I know some recipients use the Toshiba combo players, so I’m alarmed.

Does anyone have any ideas how I should go about solving this problem?


#2

Might be a dying drive. Put it in a different pc and try it.

Judging from your Join date you know to use Verbatims and TY’s right?


#3

I’m using Verbatim Glossy printable discs. I’ve also tested the problem with some generic Office Depot discs to see what would happen. Same thing.

This is the only computer I have with a drive the will write DVD-R. If dying drive is a good possibility, I will need to put a new one in. Something from my local CompUSA (closing) or Best Buy so I can get it done quickly.

I don’t use the drive very much. Is this dying thing something to expect for a low hours drive? I suppose with electronics, it could happen at any stage.


#4

yeah If you could put it in a friends machine? That’s i have to do right now.