Help... Not playing successfully burned disk

I am new to this forum and I have read several threads in hopes to solve my problem but nothing so far has worked. I have used DVDfab Gold for a while now and have had no issues with backing up any disks. My system crashed about a month ago and my hard drive was reformatted. I reinstalled DVDFab gold with the most recent updates and upgrade from an old version of Nero to NERO 7 Ultra Edition and since then I burn successfully but nothing plays.
I have also tried using a few different branks of blank disk. Can anyone help, and please bear with me I am not to most computer savy person.

Hi cbobbins and welcome to the DVDFab forum at CD Freaks
Which program are you using to burn the backups :confused:
if you are using DVDFab Gold are you using SAO writing or Packet writing in “Common Settings” :confused:

Thanks for the response. I am using DVDfab Gold. I have not changes any of the settings in common preferences. The Burning Engine was set to “VSO Burning Engine”, writing speed is at “recommended” and Write Type is at “Packet Writing”, DVD writable media is at “4300” and nothing is checked. Do you any thoughts.

Yes :smiley:
Change from Packet writing to SAO writing
Change write speed to 4x or 8x
also put a check in the box for Booktype :cool:

EDIT also reset DMA

I don’t know why the program has Packet Writing by default :confused: That’s what it was set at when i first started using DVDFab.

Of course i went through all the settings to set it the way i wanted it.

@ cbobbins
One more thing I don’t know how good your CPU is but try not running to many programs in the background when doing a backup :bigsmile:

StormJumper you are the best. I just tested your suggestions and it worked. Thank you so much.

Hey cbobbins
No problem my friend that is what CD Freaks is all about :smiley: helping each other when in need :flower: maybe some day you will return the favor :bigsmile:
Happy burning my friend :wink:

This is my first post, and I too have been experiencing problems playing back discs on various machines, especially on a Toshiba HD-DVD A1SN.

When I purchased Fab Platinum about a year ago, all went smoothly with it was the only duplicating software I used. Virtually anything would copy to a single layer DVD-R or +R. Then I started having problems backing up newer releases, and the friend who turned me on to Fab suggested using dual layer media. For a time that worked, but then even when backing up older discs in my collection (originals that played on all my machines, at least 8 different players and recorders of all makes), all I was doing was making coasters.

Tonight, the back-up of Lonely Hearts would only play on an 8-inch screen Sony portable player, the HD, a Panasonic recorder-player and a JVC player failed to recognize both attempts (on Verbatim DL).

I followed the directions StormJumper outlined in reply # 4, and still no go.

I use two drives, a Plextor PX740-A internal drive as the primary, and an HPdvd640 external burner. It’s a Dell computer running XP Professional Version 2002, Service Pack 2; Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz, 2.79 GHz 1.25 GB of RAM.

I am not very computer literate, and would deeply appreciate any guidance.

Thanks.

Hello MarkC225 and welcome to the forum. A suggestion to look at. In common settings, go to write and at the bottom make sure you have a check in the second box, Set Booktype to DVD-Rom. It’s something to try if you don’t already have it set for that. It let’s a wider varity of media players acknowledge the disk. Hope it helps. ~ Mike

Thanks, Mike, but it was set to DVD-ROM when the last two coasters were made.

Mark

Mark

Post a burn log; instructions below if needed.

I have the same problem with a Plextor 760A. I will post a burn log tomorrow, I’m too pissed off right now to do any more tonight. Oh, only about 10 coasters, I’ll be broke before this is all over.

Coasters of all types memorex, verbatim, sony etc.

Thanks, I will post a burn log when I get home tonight.

Mark

I know I sound like a broken record but the burn logs really really help.:slight_smile:

Guess what, today it worked, so that’s good I suppose. I’m using Verbatim DVD+R DL 8x. A little spendy, 15 for 40.00, but if they work all the time, it’s worth it.

These are the logs from yesterday. Two attempts made it to “successful completion,” the others I aborted voluntarily. Thanks in advance for any help…

8/1/2007 12:34:08 AM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - PLEXTOR DVDR PX-740A 1.01 [D] (Ide)
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info Version 3, 1, 5, 0
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - PLEXTOR DVDR PX-740A 1.01 [D] (Ide)
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info Version 3, 1, 5, 0
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/31/2007 10:23:25 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

7/31/2007 10:23:24 PM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - PLEXTOR DVDR PX-740A 1.01 [D] (Ide)
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info Version 3, 1, 5, 0
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - PLEXTOR DVDR PX-740A 1.01 [D] (Ide)
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info Version 3, 1, 5, 0
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/31/2007 10:21:41 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

7/31/2007 10:19:49 PM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
7/31/2007 9:51:06 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
7/31/2007 9:51:04 PM info Finalization Time 00:00:57 - Total completion time 00:10:54
7/31/2007 9:50:06 PM info Write finished in 00:09:57 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 7.25
7/31/2007 9:40:20 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 2
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Write started 2662832 sectors to write
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Layer change set to LBA 1720448 (3.28 Gb.)
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x8.0
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Layer break set by user at sector 1720448
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Available write speed: 8x, 4x, 2.4x
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Media ID: MKM-001-00
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Media type: Dual Layer DVD+R
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Write started
7/31/2007 9:40:01 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/31/2007 9:24:09 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
7/31/2007 9:24:09 PM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - PLEXTOR DVDR PX-740A 1.01 [D] (Ide)
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - PLEXTOR DVDR PX-740A 1.01 [D] (Ide)
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info Version 3, 1, 5, 0
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

7/31/2007 9:51:06 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
7/31/2007 9:51:04 PM info Finalization Time 00:00:57 - Total completion time 00:10:54
7/31/2007 9:50:06 PM info Write finished in 00:09:57 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 7.25
7/31/2007 9:40:20 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 2
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Write started 2662832 sectors to write
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Layer change set to LBA 1720448 (3.28 Gb.)
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x8.0
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Layer break set by user at sector 1720448
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Available write speed: 8x, 4x, 2.4x
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Media ID: MKM-001-00
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Media type: Dual Layer DVD+R
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
7/31/2007 9:40:09 PM info Write started
7/31/2007 9:40:01 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/31/2007 9:24:09 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
7/31/2007 9:24:09 PM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - PLEXTOR DVDR PX-740A 1.01 [D] (Ide)
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - PLEXTOR DVDR PX-740A 1.01 [D] (Ide)
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info Version 3, 1, 5, 0
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/31/2007 9:23:24 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

7/31/2007 9:23:23 PM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - PLEXTOR DVDR PX-740A 1.01 [D] (Ide)
7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info Version 3, 1, 5, 0
7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/31/2007 9:21:15 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - PLEXTOR DVDR PX-740A 1.01 [D] (Ide)
7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info Version 3, 1, 5, 0
7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
7/31/2007 9:21:16 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/31/2007 9:21:15 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

Mark