Hi everyone! This is my first post here, I sincerely hope someone can help me.
My hobby is converting stereo music to 5.1 surround, encoding it to DVD-Audio format and burning it to a DVD. I have done hundreds of these conversions.
I do this work on a Dell Latitude C640 laptop running XP SP1. The process is quite complicated, but the last step (encoding to DVD-Audio format and burning) is done with a software called Minnetonka DiscWelder Chrome 2.0. I play the DVD's in my car (Acura TL) which is equiped with an audio system which can play this kind of disc.
Until a week ago, I was using a HP DVDwriter 300i burner with DVD+R media. My burner is installed in an external enclosure and connected to my laptop through a USB2.0 port. Everything was going well except that my burner could not rewrite CD-RW or DVD+-RW as it was supposed to. So I took it back to the store and traded it for another model. To make a long story short, I have since traded it two more times with the same negative results. The last model they gave me is a LG burner, model GSA-4160B.
What happens is different for DVD-R and DVD+R. With DVD+R (which worked perfectly with the HP 300i and all brands of media I ever used), my player just does not recognize it. It flashes "DISC" and spits it out. With DVD-R, it plays a song for about 15 seconds and then goes mute; the seconds keep ticking until the next song starts, but with no sound; if I advance to the next song, it plays 15 seconds and goes mute again.
I have tried several possible solutions, including flashing the burner's firmware, burning as an iso image with Nero 6 instead of using DiscWelder's built-in burning program, burning at the lowest possible speed, using DVD-RW media and connecting the burner to another laptop running XP Home. The result is always the same.
Attached is the full content of the Nero InfoTool run. It is a lot of information, but it could be significant in the troubleshooting process. Near the bottom, it says that my System ASPI installation is corrupted but my Nero ASPI installation is working properly. If this is important, please tell me how to fix my System ASPI installation.
I promise to give you quick feedback on any tips I will receive.