Memorex Media?



I just got some Memorex +R’s 4x. When I opened the package they turned out to be +RW. Didn’t realize the little logo on the package considering they had other packs labeled DVD+RW. Anyway I just tried burnin a movie with the nero demo and dvd shrink. It seems to have burnt everything but my DVD player (that reads everything I’ve thrown at it) won’t reconigize the disc.

I havn’t tried to do anything with firmware yet cuz i dont know much about it. I’ve seen in other threads that you can backup the original firmware. Could someone let me what app I’d need to backup the original firmware & replace. And also what firmware I might need for these Memorex discs.

I also have a pack or Memorex -R 4x. I wasn’t planning on using them or should I?


All DVD+ media has the little “RW” logo on it, even DVD+R.

The fact that your movie player does not recognize the disk could be due to a dozen different things.


Does that mean that these +R’s are rewriteable?
I’ve had no problems with CDR that was Memorex and I burnt a couple of VCD’s on Memorex CD-R last night and they played normal on my dvd player.I’ve also checked compatibility for my player with formats and it dose about everythng other than divx and xvid. And I know there issues with media and this drive so I figured i might have to learn about switching firmware. I’ll have to try digging up some more info, maybe I’ll try these -R’s that I wanted to return.


I think that before you go mucking about with your firmware, you should take the time to learn some of the basics about formatting a movie burn, DVD+/- media, identifying your media and player compatability issues.
You have posted nothing that indicates a burner or firmware problem.


What would indicate a firmware prob? I would love to beable to avoid that if possible.

All DVD+ media has the little “RW” logo on it, even DVD+R.
Does that mean that these +R’s are rewriteable?

Sorry If I sound newbish. I’m just really anixous to get things together.

OMG it is the player. I just put the movie into my ps2 & its playing.
I guess for this problem I’m just gonna have to spend some money and buy brands till I find one that works! Thanks for you help.


If you want to know what media you have, get DVD Identifier

Also suggest reading the forums a bit.


Thx for your help man. I am gonna have to do some reading. I got DVD Identifer and this is what it showed me. So now I know a few things. Thx again.

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:CMC MAG-F01-000]

Disc Type : [DVD+R]
Manufacturer ID : [CMC MAG]
Media Type ID : [F01]
Product Revision : [Not Specified]
Disc Application Code : [General Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [2.4x - 4x]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,295,104 Sectors = 4,482.6 MB = 4.38 GB]

[DVD Identifier -]


What standalone player do you have?
Certain standalone players can have incompatibility with certain media/dye types.
You can search the DVD standalone database on to see what other people have experienced that have the same standalone as you.

On the other hand, it could also be that your player will not recognize DVD+R discs.
In that case, you could update your firmware to Herries’ beta 1.07 to enable bitsetting support.
With bitsetting set to DVD-ROM on a DVD+R disc, most players will have absolutely no problem recognizing the DVD.


Ya I checked that out a while ago. I got a Apex AD-1110W. Its got mixed reviews. Some ppl got’em working and others didn’t



I too have the Apex 1110W. The dvd+r’s I burned in my NEC 1000a played fine in it. After getting the NEC 2500a (with stock firmware), the +R’s I burned from the same spindel, no longer worked in the Apex 1110W, but would work in other dvd players of family members. I upgraded my NEC 2500a to the 1.07beta7 firmware with bitsetting. The +r’s now play fine in my Apex.



Well I gave the +R’s that I made to a buddy. He tested them out on 2 DVD players and they worked. I’m still waiting for the models and #'s. However, I did finnally open up that pack of -R’s and those play fine on my player now with the stock firmware. A flash of my last ghost image and a little reconfiguration combated my other woe’s. So for now I’ll just use the +R for data stuff and my buds player, and I’ll use the -R’s for my DVD player. Thx everyone for your help and patience.