Freezing up

[qanda]This thread is about the Lite-On DVD RECORDER DVD+R RW. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Help - I have owned this product for about a month - I can copy the movie onto my computer and then burn it to a DVD - the program says that the process was completed successfully, but when I try to play the DVD’s they constantly freeze up and skip around! I am not sure what to do!!!:sad:

Ummm what condition is the dvd’s in?? and do they support your dvd player??
or you should try another program

What burning program are you using? What brand of blank disks are you burning to and at what speed?

This issue can be related to a few things…
!..Low to poor quality media being used
2…Burning to fast
3 System have a lot fragmentation and needs to be fragmented

[quote=sicc wid it;2223791]Ummm what condition is the dvd’s in?? and do they support your dvd player??
or you should try another program[/quote] Why should he try another program when he already has this one and it can be straightened out, cause is most likely what StormJumper said, either burning way to fast or cheap media

I slowed the burn speed down to 2x
I have tried several different media types - the current one is HPDVD-r
I also tried defraging my computer
and it has not made a difference

[quote=bnjmack;2223811]I slowed the burn speed down to 2x
I have tried several different media types - the current one is HPDVD-r
I also tried defraging my computer
and it has not made a difference[/quote]
Can you please copy and paste a copy of the burn log from the last backup session you did :slight_smile: here so we can look at it

[QUOTE=bnjmack;2223811]I slowed the burn speed down to 2x
I have tried several different media types - the current one is HPDVD-r
I also tried defraging my computer
and it has not made a difference[/QUOTE]

It would also help to know what flavour of Windows (if indeed, you are running that O/S) you are using, as well as what version of DVDFab you are using.

By the by, ‘several different media types’ and ‘HPDVD-r’ doesn’t give us a lot of info to work with… use Windows Explorer, go to C:/Documents and Settings/Your Name/My Documents/DVDFAB/LOG, check out the log listings there, and please advise the Media ID for the various types you have tried.

As was mentioned, problems of this type are usually related to either poor media or burning too fast.

O’C

:slight_smile:

I use Windows XP - sorry for the lack of info - I am new to this whole process
I have Platinum 5.2.3.2

2009-02-19 19:35:34 ---- ******************** Log session stop 19-Feb 19:35:34.875 PID 664********************
2009-02-19 19:05:24 Info WRITE SUCCESS: Disc written
2009-02-19 19:05:24 Info Finalization Time 00:00:25 - Total completion time 00:55:13
2009-02-19 19:04:58 Info Write finished in 00:54:48 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 1.05
2009-02-19 18:10:15 Info Lead-in burning time (mS) 4133
2009-02-19 18:10:10 Info Write started 2128608 sectors to write
2009-02-19 18:10:10 Info Init success: DVD-R SAO
2009-02-19 18:10:10 Info Writing speed requested x1.0, effective x1.0
2009-02-19 18:10:10 Info Available write speed: 1x,
2009-02-19 18:10:10 Info Media ID: CMC MAG. AM3
2009-02-19 18:10:10 Info Media type: DVD-R
2009-02-19 18:10:10 Info Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
2009-02-19 18:10:08 Info Scanned files #9, folder #2 - total size 4358285312 b. (4.06 Gb.)
2009-02-19 18:10:08 Info Inserted media type : DVD-R
2009-02-19 18:10:08 Info Write started
2009-02-19 18:09:48 Info New media (DVD-R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info New Drive selected : 1:1:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-411S FS0F [E] (Ide)
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info Current Drive selected : 1:1:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-411S FS0F [E] (Ide)
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 Async. Access mode
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info System default language : English (United States)
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info User default language : English (United States)
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info DLL Version : 3.2.4.406
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info DLL : C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\vso_hwe.dll
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info Version : 5, 2, 3, 2
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info ExeName : C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info OS : Microsoft Windows 2000 Personal (build 2195)

[QUOTE=Jimbo;2223798]Why should he try another program when he already has this one and it can be straightened out, cause is most likely what StormJumper said, either burning way to fast or cheap media[/QUOTE]
It’s a reasonable step when trouble shooting, especially when the less used Patin-Couffin engine is used for burning.

But viewing his logs the problem is most likely his ancient 4X Lite-on burner. Toss it and get a new one.

[quote=bnjmack;2223839]I use Windows XP - sorry for the lack of info - I am new to this whole process
I have Platinum 5.2.3.2

2009-02-19 19:35:34 ---- ******************** Log session stop 19-Feb 19:35:34.875 PID 664********************
2009-02-19 19:05:24 Info WRITE SUCCESS: Disc written
2009-02-19 19:05:24 Info Finalization Time 00:00:25 - Total completion time 00:55:13
2009-02-19 19:04:58 Info Write finished in 00:54:48 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 1.05
2009-02-19 18:10:15 Info Lead-in burning time (mS) 4133
2009-02-19 18:10:10 Info Write started 2128608 sectors to write
2009-02-19 18:10:10 Info Init success: DVD-R SAO
[B]2009-02-19 18:10:10 Info Writing speed requested x1.0, effective x1.0[/B]
2009-02-19 18:10:10 Info Available write speed: 1x,
2009-02-19 18:10:10 Info Media ID: CMC MAG. AM3
2009-02-19 18:10:10 Info Media type: DVD-R
2009-02-19 18:10:10 Info Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
2009-02-19 18:10:08 Info Scanned files #9, folder #2 - total size 4358285312 b. (4.06 Gb.)
2009-02-19 18:10:08 Info Inserted media type : DVD-R
2009-02-19 18:10:08 Info Write started
2009-02-19 18:09:48 Info New media (DVD-R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info New Drive selected : 1:1:0 - [B]LITE-ON[/B] DVDRW LDW-411S FS0F [E] (Ide)
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info Current Drive selected : 1:1:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-411S FS0F [E] (Ide)
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 Async. Access mode
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info System default language : English (United States)
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info User default language : English (United States)
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info DLL Version : 3.2.4.406
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info DLL : C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\vso_hwe.dll
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info Version : 5, 2, 3, 2
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info ExeName : C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe
2009-02-19 18:09:46 Info OS : Microsoft Windows 2000 Personal (build 2195)[/quote]
You do know that burning to slow can also be a problem try burning at 8x
also try updating the firmware for your liteon drive the firmware is at the link below you will need to select the category and locate the model # :bigsmile:
http://www.liteonit.com/global/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=154

[QUOTE=bnjmack;2223839]I use Windows XP - sorry for the lack of info - I am new to this whole process
I have Platinum 5.2.3.2

[B]2009-02-19 18:10:10 Info Media ID: CMC MAG. AM3[/B]
[/QUOTE]

You’ll be doing yourself a favour if you go to www.digitalFAQ.com/media, and spend some time there looking over what they have to say about various brands of media.

Your particular brand (at least, from this listed burn) is from CMC Magnetics in Taiwan (whatever the brand name on the box) and is rated as 4th class media… 1st class is the best, and only 1st class and some 2nd class are recommended for video work, and Verbatim in particular, for doing dual layer burns.

Before you follow the suggestion made before, try some really good media, and then decide if you need a new burner or not.

O’C

:slight_smile:

[QUOTE=O’Canada;2223893]You’ll be doing yourself a favour if you go to www.digitalFAQ.com/media, and spend some time there looking over what they have to say about various brands of media.

Your particular brand (at least, from this listed burn) is from CMC Magnetics in Taiwan (whatever the brand name on the box) and is rated as 4th class media… 1st class is the best, and only 1st class and some 2nd class are recommended for video work, and Verbatim in particular, for doing dual layer burns.

Before you follow the suggestion made before, try some really good media, and then decide if you need a new burner or not.

O’C

:)[/QUOTE]
I always find it interesting that the digitalfaq.com is always tossed out like it’s gospel. I guess testing with $20 lite-ons and lots of anecdotal evidence must be true.

I also find it interesting that Mitsubishi Chemicals’ decision to have CMC manufacture the Verbatim brand along with Philips, one of the pioneers of optical media and publisher of the disc book standards, as well as HP all rely on CMC for their products. Would not the optical engineers at those companies have at least as much knowledge about true quality standards as online enthusiasts. They surely have better test equipment. But I digress.

Has anyone bothered to check his burner?

New Drive selected : 1:1:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-411S FS0F

http://www.liteonit.com/global/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=49&Itemid=89&limit=1&limitstart=1

[I]DVD+R [B]4X ([/B]5400KB/sec) maximum by CLV
DVD-R [B]4X /B maximum by CLV[/I]

try some really good media, and then decide if you need a new burner or not.

The chances that any readily available new media will work is slim to none.

To the OP, read the reviews at CDFReaks, they always test media in their burner reviews and usually CMC is included. You’ll also note that many modern burners do quite well with CMC burned at max speed.

[quote=MysticEyes;2223915]Has anyone bothered to check his burner?
.[/quote]
Guess you must have over looked my last reply :bigsmile:

From the log it looks like the burner has no write strategy for that so-called media. Neither do I, lol. If it does this with known good media, the firmware may be partially corrupt or the drive may be in PIO mode.

[QUOTE=StormJumper;2223919]Guess you must have over looked my last reply :bigsmile:[/QUOTE]
Yes, I was being polite when you said:

try burning at 8x

Kinda hard to do with a [B]4X[/B] burner I’d say. :rolleyes:

[quote=MysticEyes;2223961]Yes, I was being polite when you said:

Kinda hard to do with a [B]4X[/B] burner I’d say. :rolleyes:[/quote]
I was referring to the firmware associated with the write strategy :iagree:
as for the burner only having 4x write speed that I over looked :frowning:

so thanks for being so kind and polite to an old man with poor vision :bigsmile:
have a nice day :flower:

CMC [B]Magnetics[/B]: when it comes to optical media, their name says it all.
I claim the “just my .02” exemption for this post.