LG GSA-E10L won't burn to Fujifilm DVD+R DL Discs

I just purchased my first DVD burner, the LG GSA-E10L from Best Buy. I have been happily converting all my avi movies to DVD format and burning them to Verbatim DVD+RW 4.5GB DVDs without problems.

But the writer does not seem to recognize Fujifilm 8.5GB DVD+R DL discs at all. I’ve tried using DVDShrink, Nero 6 Burning Rom, and Imgburn and all give the message “cannot burn files to CD-R media, insert correct media” or similiar error message.
Here’s what DVD identifier said:

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R-DL:RITEK-D01-001]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R DL] - [DVD+R DL]
Manufacturer Name : [Ritek Corp.]
Manufacturer ID : [RITEK]
Media Type ID : [D01]
Product Revision : [001]
Blank Disc Capacity : [Not Supported By Method 2]
Recording Speeds : [2.4x]
[Method 2 Might Not Always Detect All Speeds]

[ DVD Identifier V4.3.0 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]

As far as I can tell there is no firmware update available for this drive yet…is there something else I can try? I can’t seem to find Verbatim 8.5GB DL discs…the local stores just carry these fujifilm ones. According to the manual fujifilm discs should work.
Here’s the Nero infotool data, if it helps:

Nero InfoTool 2.00

Drive Information

Drive : HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4240N
Type : Combo Drive
Firmware Version : D110
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number : ?
Drive Letter : D:
Location : 1:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 24, 20, 16, 10, 4 X
Write Speed : 24, 16, 10, 4 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD+R : No
Read DVD+RW : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : 1
Changes User : 4
Changes Vendor : 4

Disc Information (D:)

Type : - no disc inserted -

Drive Information

Drive : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-E10L
Type : DVD-RAM Recorder
Firmware Version : LE05
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number : K1A64P12028
Drive Letter : E:
Location : 2:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 94, 18 X
Write Speed : 18 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : Yes
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD-RAM : Yes
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : None
Changes User : 5
Changes Vendor : 4

Disc Information (E:)

Type : Blank

Interface Information

Adapter 1

Description : Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: HITACHI_DK23EB-40
Type : Disk Drive
DMA : On

Adapter 2

Description : Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4240N
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : On
Autorun : On

Adapter 3

Description : Intel® 82801DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CD

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\usbehci.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver

Attached Devices
Description : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-E10L USB Device
Type : CD-Rom Drive
Autorun : On
Description : USB2.0 Flash Dri USB Device
Type : Disk Drive

Software Information

Operating System : Windows XP Home Edition (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
ASPI : Nero Aspi Library 2.0.1.56 Ahead Software AG

Description : Nero Burning ROM
Version : 6, 0, 0, 0
Company : Ahead Software AG
Version Check : Ok

Hardware Information

CPU : 1200 MHz
Bus Speed : 133 MHz
Motherboard : Dell 00U838
System : Dell Inspiron 8500
BIOS : Dell A05
Memory : 511 MB
Sound : SigmaTel Audio
Video : GeForce4 4200 Go (Omega 1.6177) (Q)

Driver Information

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Company : Microsoft Corporation

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Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Aspi32
Description : ASPI for WIN32 Kernel Driver
Version : 4.71 (0002) built by: WinDDK
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Company : Microsoft Corporation

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Company : Microsoft Corporation

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Company : GRISOFT, s.r.o.

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Company : GRISOFT, s.r.o.

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Description : AVG Resident Anti-Virus Shield
Version : 7,1,0,373
Company : GRISOFT, s.r.o.

Driver : AvgTdi
Description : AVG Network connection watcher
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Company : GRISOFT, s.r.o.

Driver : bcm4sbxp
Description : Broadcom Corporation NDIS 5.1 ethernet driver
Version : 3.51.0.0 built by: WinDDK
Company : Broadcom Corporation

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Description : CD-ROM File System Driver
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Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Cdrom
Description : SCSI CD-ROM Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : CmBatt
Description : Control Method Battery Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

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Description : Composite Battery Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Disk
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Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : fanio
Description : Fan I/O
Version : 1.5 built by: WinDDK
Company : CD

Driver : Fastfat
Description : Fast FAT File System Driver
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Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : FltMgr
Description : Microsoft Filesystem Filter Manager
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Ftdisk
Description : FT Disk Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : GEARAspiWDM
Description : CDRom Class Filter Driver
Version : 2.0.4.3
Company : GEAR Software Inc.

Driver : HTTP
Description : HTTP Protocol Stack
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Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : i8042prt
Description : i8042 Port Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Imapi
Description : IMAPI Kernel Driver
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Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : IntelIde
Description : Intel PCI IDE Driver
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Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : intelppm
Description : Processor Device Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : IpNat
Description : IP Network Address Translator
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : IPSec
Description : IPSec Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : isapnp
Description : PNP ISA Bus Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : kmixer
Description : Kernel Mode Audio Mixer
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Modem
Description : Modem Device Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : MRxDAV
Description : Windows NT WebDav Minirdr
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : mssmbios
Description : System Management BIOS Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : NdisTapi
Description : NDIS 3.0 connection wrapper driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Ndisuio
Description : NDIS User mode I/O Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : NdisWan
Description : MS PPP Framing Driver (Strong Encryption)
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : NIC1394
Description : IEEE1394 Ndis Miniport and Call Manager
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Npfs
Description : NPFS Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Ntfs
Description : NT File System Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ohci1394
Description : 1394 OpenHCI Port Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : OMCI
Description : OMCI Device Driver
Version : 7, 0, 323, 0
Company : Dell Computer Corporation

Driver : Parport
Description : Parallel Port Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : PartMgr
Description : Partition Manager
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ParVdm
Description : VDM Parallel Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : PCI
Description : NT Plug and Play PCI Enumerator
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : PCIIde
Description : Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Pcmcia
Description : PCMCIA Bus Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : PSched
Description : MS QoS Packet Scheduler
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Ptilink
Description : Parallel Technologies DirectParallel IO Library
Version : 1.10 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Parallel Technologies, Inc.

Driver : Ptserial
Description : HSP Modem Serial Device Driver for NT 5.0
Version : 2.50.42
Company : PCTEL, INC.

Driver : PxHelp20
Description : Px Engine Device Driver for Windows 2000/XP
Version : 2.03.32a
Company : Sonic Solutions

Driver : Rasl2tp
Description : RAS L2TP mini-port/call-manager driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : RasPppoe
Description : RAS PPPoE mini-port/call-manager driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Raspti
Description : PTI DirectParallel® mini-port/call-manager driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Rdbss
Description : Redirected Drive Buffering SubSystem Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : RDPCDD
Description : RDP Miniport
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : redbook
Description : Redbook Audio Filter Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : serenum
Description : Serial Port Enumerator
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Serial
Description : Serial Device Driver
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Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : sr
Description : System Restore Filesystem Filter Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Srv
Description : Server driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : STAC97
Description : SigmaTel Audio Driver (WDM)
Version : 5.10.3722
Company : SigmaTel, Inc.

Driver : swenum
Description : Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator
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Company : Microsoft Corporation

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Description : System Audio WDM Filter
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Tcpip
Description : TCP/IP Protocol Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Teefer
Description : Teefer Driver
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Company : Sygate Technologies, Inc.

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Description : Terminal Server Driver
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Description : TrueCrypt Driver
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Company : TrueCrypt Foundation

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Description : Update Driver
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Driver : usbehci
Description : EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : usbhub
Description : Default Hub Driver for USB
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : USBSTOR
Description : USB Mass Storage Class Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : usbuhci
Description : UHCI USB Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Vmodem
Description : HSP Modem Modem Device Driver
Version : 2.50.042
Company : PCTEL, INC.

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Description : Volume Shadow Copy Driver
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Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Vpctcom
Description : HSP Modem Virtual Control Device
Version : 2.50-9K
Company : PCtel, Inc.

Driver : Vvoice
Description : HSP Modem device driver
Version : 3.53.00
Company : PCtel, Inc.

Driver : Wanarp
Description : MS Remote Access and Routing ARP Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : wdmaud
Description : MMSYSTEM Wave/Midi API mapper
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : wg3n
Description : wgxn
Version : 1.01.1223
Company : Sygate Technologies, Inc.

Driver : wg4n
Description : wgxn
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Company : Sygate Technologies, Inc.

Driver : wg5n
Description : wgxn
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Company : Sygate Technologies, Inc.

Driver : msvcrt.dll
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Driver : msvcirt.dll
Version : 7.0.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver : mfc42.dll
Version : 6.02.4131.0

Driver : msvcp60.dll
Version : 6.02.3104.0

Driver : msvcr70.dll
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Driver : ole32.dll
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Driver : olepro32.dll
Version : 5.1.2600.2180

Driver : oledlg.dll
Version : 1.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)

Driver : advapi32.dll
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver : comctl32.dll
Version : 5.82 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver : setupapi.dll
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Lower Filters

Driver : PxHelp20
Description : Px Engine Device Driver for Windows 2000/XP
Version : 2.03.32a
Company : Sonic Solutions

Upper Filters

Driver : GEARAspiWDM
Description : CDRom Class Filter Driver
Version : 2.0.4.3
Company : GEAR Software Inc.

Video Codecs

Cinepak Codec by Radius : 1.10.0.11
Ligos Indeo® Video 3.2 : 3.24.15.04
Ligos Indeo® Video 3.2 : 3.24.15.04
Intel IYUV codec : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft RLE : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft Video 1 : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Toshiba YUV Codec : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft H.263 Video Codec : 5.1.2600.2180
Microsoft H.261 Video Codec : 5.1.2600.2180
Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V1 : 4.1.00.3917
Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V2 : 4.1.00.3917
DivX® 5.2.1 Codec : 5.2.1.1338
DivX® 5.2.1 Codec : 5.2.1.1338
Ligos Indeo® Video 5.11 : 5.11.15.2.56
Ligos Indeo® Video 4.5 : 4.51.16.03
Panasonic DV CODEC : 2, 64, 1119, 1600
PCLEPIXL 32-bit Compressor : 1.00
Zoran Decompressor : 2, 0, 3, 2

Audio Codecs

Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft ADPCM CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft CCITT G.711 A-Law and u-Law CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio CODEC : 4.00.0.0
DSP Group TrueSpeech™ Software CODEC : 1.00.0.0
Microsoft G.723.1 CODEC : 1.02.0.1
Windows Media Audio : 4.02.0.0
Sipro Lab Telecom ACELP.net audio codec : 3.02.0.0
Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec (advanced) : 1.09.1.49
Indeo® Audio Software : 2.05.0.54
Microsoft PCM Converter : 5.00.0.0

ASPI Information

System ASPI : ASPI installation is corrupted

WNASPI32.DLL : 4.71 (0002) 45056 bytes November 21, 2005
ASPI32.SYS : 4.71 (0002) built by: WinDDK 16512 bytes November 21, 2005

Nero ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL : 2.0.1.56 163910 bytes April 02, 2003

Thanks for helping a newbie!

Hello wolfvgang22 and welcome to the forum.

Those discs are not made by Fujifilm. Fujifilm does not make DL type discs so instead it gets Ritek to make those discs for it and repackages them (RITEKD01). RITEKD01 is extremely problematic and many writers cannot burn them properly. Even if they can burn properly, quite a few DVD players won’t play them, or you will experience freezing problems during playback. Put simply, RITEKD01 is crap.

Unfortunately, the only reliable choice for DVD+R DL discs is Verbatim. With almost any other brand, you are likely to run into RITEKD01 again. Ritek offers them at lower cost than Verbatim, so many companies get these discs from them and rebrand them with their own name.

I know that you cannot get hold of Verbatim DVD+R DL discs in your area. An alternative is to try and shop online. There are quite a few reputable online media stores if you have a credit card.

Sony also rebrands MKM (Verbatim) DVD+R DL, at least in Europe. :wink:

Isn’t he talking about DVD+[B]RW[/B] DL?

Does Verbatim make [B]RW DL [/B] ? :disagree: :iagree:

are there [B]RW DL[/B] dvd-writers???

no, he’s talking about DVD+R DL, it’s a typo in the topic title.

I’d better change the title. I noticed the typo when I first replied, but I got so caught up in the reply that I forgot to fix it in the end :slight_smile:

[OT]
Btw, for those wondering, there is such a thing as DVD+RW DL and DVD-RW DL (double/dual layered rewritable). DVD-RW DL is something JVC came up with and the media is actually in production. The specs are close enough to current DVD standards so that the discs might work on some existing players/recorders. However, no DVD writer supports these yet.

DVD+RW DL is a Philips creation. It exists only as a standard right now. However, according to the specs, the discs won’t work with current DVD hardware at all.
[/OT]

Edit : fixed dumb typo - thanks Michael

Thanks for fixing the title.
So the consensus is that it is most likely a problem with bad discs?

It boggles the mind that Best Buy would sell discs that simply don’t work for anyone, and that anyone would manufacture such coasters. Aren’t they afraid this will just tick off customers?

Also, which discs are good? Is there a list available somewhere here on Cdfreaks - I didn’t see one on a quick search. I checked videohelp.com and it looks like anything by Verbatim is good, but I don’t see consistency with other discs.
What do you LG users recommend? (sorry, I couldn’t find the edit button for my previous post)

@karangguni:
you said here (and here) “DVD+RW DL and DVD-RW DL (double sided rewritable)”.
i think you meant [U]dual layer[/U] rewritable …?

No Verbatim DVD+R DL at Best Buy? :eek:

lol, yup, you caught me there alright. I typoed correcting a typo TWICE :slight_smile:

Time to edit my own corrections.

For DVD+R DL discs, Verbatim and only Verbatim. Or some other brand that rebrands Verbatim (e.g. Maxell DVD+R DL discs). There are really about only 4 manufacturers of DL media whose media is available to most people around the world :

[ul]
[li]Verbatim/Mitsubishi (MKM001, MKM003) - most compatible with most DVD writers and DVD players
[/li][li]CMC Magnetics (CMC MAG D01) - works with a few writers but not all, firmware support improving
[/li][li]Ricoh (RICOHJPN D00, RICOHJPN D01) - works with a few writers but still gives many DVD players fits
[/li][li]Ritek (RITEK D01) - many DVD writers have problems with this, quite a few DVD players too
[/li][/ul]
Chances are that most of the time, you’re going to find that a most brands on sale are really rebadged RITEKD01 (especially if they are cheap). That is why you really cannot trust anything other than Verbatim.

Oh, and in case you are tempted to try DVD-R DL, don’t. DVD-R DL discs although supported by your writer, are not supported by many DVD players due to the fact that it is a much newer standard compared to DVD+R DL and most DVD players still do not support these discs.

Unfortunately, it’s rather a sad state of affairs with DL media.

The people in charge of making the decisions as to what discs stock in most places are more interested in the bottom line than building customer relationships. I don’t think they know anything about discs at all. That is why so much sub-standard media appears in so many shops - the cost for those is low. There are always customers who will buy discs based on what is the cheapest.

As for the manufacturers of these things, I’m not sure why they do what they do.

Nope! Neither does wal-mart…:lol:
Next stop…circuit city…if that doesn’t work I’m going to order off the net for this one project and then stick to the Verbatim DVD-5 discs until the manufacturers get their heads out of their asses. :stuck_out_tongue:

But now I got a different problem. My LG GSA-E10L burner is recognized in windows explorer as a Cd-rom drive. If I unplug the drive from the USB port and unplug it’s power supply, then plug everything back in, it shows up correctly as a DVD-RAM drive in windows explorer as it did yesterday. But then it quickly reverts back to being listed as a CD-ROM in explorer and won’t recognize my good old Verbatim 4.7gb discs it has liked. I don’t have any nvidia drivers that might conflict with it (other than those that go to my graphics card). I’m thinking about flashing the firmware mentioned in this thread:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=180451
With the luck I’m having with this burner today, that will probably kill the drive, at which point all my verbatim discs will also be useless. :sad: :stuck_out_tongue:

here’s another one X 2:

:smiley: :eek:
feel free to delete these posts…

This is normal and is caused by a silly bug in Windows. It has to do with the fact that Windows uses the same set of drivers for both DVD and CD drives. However, there isn’t anything wrong with it. Windows does the same thing with my DVD writers but they all work fine.

Have you been trying to browse blank DVD discs in Windows explorer? You will always get an error message if you do that. Windows isn’t capable of showing you that a DVD disc is blank in explorer. If you use proper burning software, it should be able to detect blank discs.

No, don’t flash your enclosure with prolific firmware. We don’t even know the E10L uses a prolific chipset apart from one vague claim in that thread you linked to. Flashing your drive with that might really kill the thing and warranty might not cover that kind of damage!

No, I wasn’t browsing the disc in windows explorer. Thanks for the info.

I decided not to flash the drive with that prolific firmware afterall…being able to burn to 4.7GB discs is better than not burning at all! This issue has just begun to eat up way too much of my time, so I think I will just have to wait until:

  1. some other early adopter has the same problem and figures it out, or
  2. the manufacturers get serious about DL disc burning and make it easier for us with limited time.

I think LG should not advertise DL burning when many people have difficulty doing that with their drives, though. :stuck_out_tongue:

System ASPI : [B]ASPI installation is corrupted[/B]

WNASPI32.DLL : 4.71 (0002) 45056 bytes November 21, 2005
ASPI32.SYS : 4.71 (0002) built by: WinDDK 16512 bytes November 21, 2005

Nero ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL : 2.0.1.56 163910 bytes April 02, 2003

maybe you sould fix your ASPI issues. perhaps uninstall the system ASPI.
you seem to have both Adaptec ASPI (the system ASPI) and also GEAR ASPI! doesn’t sound too good.

Thanks for noticing that, I’ll look into fixing that, maybe it will help. I don’t guess you know off hand exactly the best way to fix the corrupted ASPI? If not, I’ll just google it.