Thank you for your quick reply, and I apologize for my late response. Minutes after posting the first msg, I decided to blow away Windows XP and start from scratch - again. I’d installed and deinstalled numerous different programs for burning in the first week, and I’m sure I’d hosed something.
After the total re-install, I downloaded 2.4.3 of CopytoDVD … i was previously using 126.96.36.199… (sorry for not stating versions earlier)
There was also another problem that had cropped up previously unmentioned just prior to my finding your site. This was the inability to finalize a disc. This was using DVD Decrypter (188.8.131.52) as the ripper, dvd2one (1.3.0) to shrink, and copytodvd (184.108.40.206) to write the final DVD. The softwrae was responsive, but would just sit at the “finalizing disc” portion. I’d have to manually reboot the system (hit the reset button) to get it to shut down. The burned DVD plays perfect, but I grew weary of shutting down after each burn. I also encoutered failed to finalize disc using DVD Decrypter to burn an .ISO created by Imgtool (0.90 Classic).
Fast forward to today… Everything’s reinstalled, running on XP, w/SP1. I installed CopytoDVD, 2.4.3, and tried to write two last movies on an 80GB drive I wanted to pull from this box to put in another. They were previously ripped with DVD Decrypter, shrunk with dvd2one and waiting to be recorded. The first one wrote flawlessly. The 2nd one, hung on finalizing the disc. The first movie rang in at 4.25GB, and 2nd was 4.18GB. Both play fine in set-tops and PS2. Haven’t seen the “Error: Media not found” problem since the reinstall of XP today.
Could my media cause this? They are Fujifilm DVD+R 4x discs purchased from Best Buy on the Day after Thanksgiving sale. 2-50pk spindles packaged as one item, reg. $184US went for like $89… that day only. I received them as an early Christmas present. I had been using Princo DVD-R, 1x discs, which were crappy at best. Only had a 25pk of those, and 10 burned fine, 15 were junk - stuttering about 30-40 mins into the movie. Never seen ANY of the above problems using the Princo’s tho – only until these DVD+R’s came around that I’m seeing issues…
Sorry to have rattled on, and hopefully I’ve made some sense… Got 8,453 concurrent thoughts in my head, just trying to get them all down without sounding like an idiot.