ND4550A, DVD+R-DL burning problem

I recently tried to burn a DVD-video disc (Using Nero 6.6.0.18) to a DVD+R Double-Layer but it fails. It was the first time I tried to burn a DL disc - the drive can burn DVD+RW, CDR and CDRW without problems. Haven’t tried DVD+R or any DVD-* media so far.

Firmware of the drive: original NEC 1.07.

I’ve tried two different brands:
Philips DVD+R-DL (media code CMC MAG D01). Burning fails directly:

21:35:55    #24 CDR -1106 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1778
    Power calibration error

Two different discs, same result.

Nashua DVD+R-DL (media code RITEK D01). Burning fails a little later:

16:17:12    #41 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    Generating DVD high compatibility borders
    
16:17:12    #42 Phase 129 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    Generating DVD borders completed successfully
    
16:17:12    #43 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6573
    Book Type counter: 500, Book Type selected in RAM, command version 2
    
16:17:13    #44 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6573
    Book Type counter: 500, Book Type selected in RAM, command version 2
    
16:17:13    #45 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5600
    Drive: _NEC     DVD_RW ND-4550A 
    Book Type request [NEC]: DVD-ROM, write to RAM
    select Book Type setting from RAM
    Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0
    
16:17:13    #46 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    Burn process failed at 2.4x (3.324 KB/s)

I’ve only tried one disc so far.

I’m waiting for delivery of a few Verbatim DVD+R-DL discs, maybe those work better, but so far I’m wondering:

  • Is this burner really this picky about media?
  • Should I return the drive for repair?
  • Will a modified firmware work better? If so, which one? (but in my opinion, the drive should function without problems with the original firmware)

Why would you use Nero for that??

Try with ImgBurn.

That Nashua DL media is cheap, don’t expect to get a usable burn ever with it.

  • Is this burner really this picky about media?
    The media is that bad :slight_smile:

OK, thanks for the feedback.
Tomorrow I’ll try with Verbatim DVD+R-DL, if these cause problems as well the drive is returned to NEC.

… and if Verbatim discs are successful - 7 brand new dual-layer discs can be dumped in the trashcan… :sad:

As for using Nero:
I was burning a video-DVD, I had a VIDEO_TS folder with several VOB, BUP and IFO files - not just one image file!

… and even then, what is wrong in using Nero to burn image files?!?

Nero log gave this info about an “image/ISO”.

Nero is just a bad choice for images, especially for DVD9 stuff.

Update:
I’ve managed to burn successfully, twice, a DVD+R-DL video-disc - to the above mentioned Philips discs.

Yesterday a new version of the 6-branch of Nero was released, version 6.6.1.4. As usual with newer versions, I downloaded and installed it. Without any hope at all, I decided to try and burn the DVD-video again. This time it burned the DVD without problems. So it might just have been bad luck, or it was a bug in Nero that they fixed.

I’ve also tried to burn to a Nashua DVD+R-DL… failed during the burning process. Seems that Nashua is indeed cheap & bad media for this burner. Glad I only bought two of those…

Well, I’m not sure which logfile you were reading, but it wasn’t the logfile I quoted in my opening post… :disagree:

But I’ll keep the comment about Nero & images in mind, even though it has never given me problems with images in the past… (although I do miss the ‘.img’ support sometimes…)

Yeah, sorry, I had another post/log back in my mind…
But you wrote:

As for using Nero:
I was burning a video-DVD, I had a VIDEO_TS folder with several VOB, BUP and IFO files - not just one image file!

All of them are not image files. Anyway.

The Philips DVD DL medias are not really widespread, and from what I know they are available with 2 different mediacodes.
The one you posted and the one from MKM (Verbatim).
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia.php?selectmedia=2213#comments