I need help!

I recently bought an LG RH177 DVD recorder and have worked out how to use it up to a point. I copied a kids dancing show from camcorder to HDD then copied from HDD to DVD. Everything seemed straightforward but when I played the DVD back the music and dancing were not synchronised. I recorded on Datawrite Titanium DVD-R 8x.

Can someone please tell me where I’m going wrong. I’m supposed to have about 50 copies of this ready in approx 2 weeks time!!

Try playing the HDD files and see if they are out of sync as well.

The HDD title is fine and plays ok. It’s only when I transfer it onto disc.

Is there any form or transcoding or recoding taking place before the data is actually written? Or are the HDD files already on VOB format?

It seems strange this happens if you “just” copy your files following the way
Camera=>HDD=>DVD
this meaning you get them on DVD “exactly” as you got them from camera.
Did you use some kind of DVD authoring software (even if it is a package included in Datawrite - I don’t know about it) that built menus and re-encoded the video?
Or
Does your camera record to DVD and uses DVD-VR as file format?

In the first case this encoding proccess can be the cause - you have to check it.
Second possibility - does your player support the DVD-VR format?
Have a look to:
www.videohelp.com
where you can find info about video software and user guides for various related tasks.

Hi All,

My name is Sunil and I ned help. I have recently upgraded my drive from CD writeable to DVD writable. I use Nero 7 to burn my CD and when I try to burn a DVD on Nero, I get the following msg:
Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=?.?.?.?, size=30208 bytes, created 6/11/1997 7:01:02 PM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘D:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 1:54:32 PM

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.0.0.0
Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DRU-710A> Version: BY02 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <SONY DVD RW DRU-710A >Version: BY02 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD400BB-00DEA0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DRU-710A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY DVD RW DRU-710A E: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 509MB (522032kB)
Free physical memory: 183MB (188288kB)
Memory in use : 63 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

23.8.2006
ISO compilation
7:20:01 PM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6410
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : FALSE
Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

7:20:03 PM #2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 525
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 72704KB of Memory

7:20:03 PM #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

7:20:03 PM #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113
Writer E: SONY DVD RW DRU-710A running

7:20:03 PM #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3304
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

7:20:03 PM #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3301
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

7:20:04 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 277
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 1996959 (443:46.09, 3900MB)

7:20:04 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 289
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

7:20:04 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2568
Recorder: SONY DVD RW DRU-710A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: MBI 03 - RG40
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

7:20:04 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 456
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

7:20:04 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 846
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 1996960 (1996960) = #1996960/443:46.10
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1996960 blocks [E: SONY DVD RW DRU-710A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

7:20:04 PM #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1058
Prepare recorder [E: SONY DVD RW DRU-710A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: ""
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4089774080, ISRC ""
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
1996960 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

7:20:04 PM #13 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 34
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

7:20:04 PM #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Caching of files started

7:20:05 PM #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4129
Cache writing successful.

7:20:05 PM #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Caching of files completed

7:20:05 PM #17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

7:20:05 PM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2669
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

7:20:05 PM #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2469
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode for Multisession

7:20:05 PM #20 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 21541
Set BUFE: Power-Burn -> ON , Adapt writespeed to disc : ON

7:20:05 PM #21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2624
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

7:20:05 PM #22 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8385
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 2.1 (33)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 0 h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 0 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 60 00 10 20 30 40 50 - 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00 .`…0@P…!..
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

7:20:07 PM #23 SPTI -1046 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 306
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1046)
Sense Key: 0x02 (KEY_NOT_READY)
Sense Code: 0x30
Sense Qual: 0x05
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 02 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 30 05
Buffer x08f70000: Len x10000
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

7:20:07 PM #24 CDR -1046 File Writer.cpp, Line 302
Illegal disc
E: SONY DVD RW DRU-710A

7:20:07 PM #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

7:20:08 PM #26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

7:20:08 PM #27 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2866
EndDAO: Last written address was -1

7:20:08 PM #28 Phase 133 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Writing short lead-out

7:20:08 PM #29 SPTI -1176 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 306
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1176)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x72
Sense Qual: 0x04
CDB Data: 0x5B 01 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 72 04

7:20:08 PM #30 CDR -1176 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Session fixation error
E: SONY DVD RW DRU-710A

7:20:08 PM #31 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

7:20:08 PM #32 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.28a, size=20640 bytes, created 10/27/2005 1:42:48 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

Kindly advise.

Best regards,

I’m afraid a lot of the technical data goes straight over my head, I’m a complete novice where technology is concerned. My camera is quite old and certainly doesn’t record to DVD. I didn’t use any sort of authoring software as far as I know because I don’t even know what it is! I did combine a couple of sections but the unsynchronised part happens right at the beginning before you reach any of the combined titles. I’m at a loss. Any more ideas in a “made-for-idiots” way please?

Let’s say your camera makes video’s in this format: video00.asf
DVD-Video’s have another standard called mpeg. This process is called transcoding, converting or recoding.

As you may already know a video file contains of two or more seperate streams. One is the video stream and the other is the audio stream. (There are more streams possible and there can even be text streams for subtitling, but let’s not get into that yet).

In order to process the video stream and the audio stream seperately a program may reguire to extract these from the single video00.asf file. This process is called demuxing and results in two files. One audio file and one video file.

These files are then converted into the required format. MPEG for video. AC3/PCM for audio.

After that, the files have to get together again. This process is called muxing.

As you might already understand, if the timing of the audio isn’t exactly the same as the video, they get out of synch.

Now what to do?

First we need to know what kind of programs you use to actually get your data from your camera to dvd. We also need to know the exact format and media type of the video files your camera makes. After that we can advice how to avoid synchronisation errors in the future.

Repairing unsynchronised files can be an extremely long and boring task. You first need to demux, then alter the timing and mux again. Tools like VirtualDub and VirtualDUBMOD can do this for you, but they are not easy to master.

Do not use multisesson, close the session and do not convert files with nero but use already preconverted files. Try a rewritable media to extensively test (and it saves a lot of disc as well!) this setup.