Help. Can't burn dvd on Lite-On 1693s

Hi. I have a Lite-On 1693s and I can’t burn DVDs with it anymore. The firmware is KS0B and I’m using Windows XP MCE. I can burn CDs fine though and the drive can play DVDs too. I use Nero and DVD decrypter but they both don’t work. When I try burning, it would go to completion but when I put the DVDs back into the tray, it recoginze it as a blank disk. It is as though no data was written on the DVDs even though the programs said it did. I then check the back of the DVD and I see that no data is written on it. I searched the forums and check to see that DMA is enable and I am using Microsoft IDE drivers but it still doesn’t work. Does anybody know what’s wrong with the burner? Maybe it’s dead?

Could you post a log from DVDD or Nero?

Here’s a log from DVD Decryptor.

I 20:26:41 DVD Decrypter Version 3.5.4.0 started!
I 20:26:41 Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 20:26:41 Initialising SPTI…
I 20:26:41 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 20:26:41 Found 2 DVD-ROMs and 1 DVD±RW!
I 20:27:06 Operation Started!
I 20:27:06 Source File: E:\Movies\CITYOFGOD.ISO
I 20:27:06 Source File Sectors: 2,280,096 (MODE1/2048)
I 20:27:06 Source File Size: 4,669,636,608 bytes
I 20:27:06 Source File Application Identifier: MKISOFS ISO 9660/HFS FILESYSTEM BUILDER & CDRECORD CD-R/DVD CREATOR © 1993 E.YOUNGDALE © 1997 J.PEARSON/J.SCHILLING
I 20:27:06 Source File Implementation Identifier: mkisofs
I 20:27:06 Destination Device: [0:0:0] LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S KS0B (G:) (ATA)
I 20:27:06 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: VDSPMSAB 01) (Speeds: 4x)
I 20:27:06 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 20:27:06 Write Mode: DVD
I 20:27:06 Write Type: SAO
I 20:27:06 Write Speed: MAX
I 20:27:06 Link Size: Auto
I 20:27:06 Test Mode: No
I 20:27:06 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 20:27:06 Filling Buffer…
I 20:27:07 Writing LeadIn…
I 20:28:12 Writing Image…
I 20:41:58 Synchronising Cache…
I 20:42:49 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:15:42
I 20:42:49 Average Write Rate: 5,520 KB/s (4.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 5,703 KB/s (4.1x)

Source File Size: 4,669,636,608 bytes

You are burning too close to the edge of the disc, reduce your target size in DVD Shrink/Recode to 4300 to avoid the edge of the disc.

VDSPMSAB 01

What brand media is this? I might suggest something of a little better quality, as I suspect these of being dodgy.

DVD Decrypter while still an excellent ripper, especially when used with RitIt4Me…it’s burn engine can be found updated in Imgburn. Imgburn is another freebie from LUK and is the second generation of the burn engine from DVDD and is still seeing support.

http://www.imgburn.com

I’d definitely change that media. Try something like Verbatim. :slight_smile: