Newb, i think im giving up

I have been trying to backup some Dvd’s and i have downloaded all the reqiured software and have read faqs and guides on how to do it and i follow the guides word for word. and i have spent about the past 20hrs making cd costers. Im using Dvdshrink, Nero, Dvd decrypter and no success i keep getting the same error no matter what way i do it. the error is the following and makes no sense to me…

I/O Error!

Device:[1;0;0] HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4480B C104 (D;) (ATA)

ScsiStatus: 0x02
Interpretation: Check Condition

CDB: 2A 00 00 00 08 40 00 00 20 00
Interpretation: Write(10) - Sectors: 2112-2143

Sense Area: 71 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 21 02 00 00 00 00
Interpertation: Invalid Address For Write

if any has any advice for me or can tell me what this means…
I have no clue

timls

whats the filesize of whatever your tryin to burn?
you cant truly backup dvds GCC-4480B is a combo drive it reads/writes cdr/w and reads dvds but thats all , however you can rip dvds and encode em to xvid or vcd/svcd which will fit on cdrs just fine

The file size is 4403762KB and is a ISO file…

When i am using Dvdshrink i am keeping the file size to custom and at 4300

Phil us said “However you can rip dvds and encode them to xvid or vcd/svcd which will fit on cdrs just fine” . Im trying to do that and write the backup to a cdr. is there something i am not doing right ? or is it just my combo drive is the reason i am not having any success ? and finally is there some guides facts on xvid vcd and svcd that i can read over ? that you know of ?

Thanks
timls

Yes, you’re trying to burn a 4GB file to a CD which only holds about 700MB. What you need to do is use a program like NeroVision Express to re-encode the file to a VCD or SVCD.

Don’t give up though, once you get the hang of this stuff you’ll be okay.

4.3GB is way too big to fit cdr , i wouldnt say you did something wrong however you did forgot to do something which is to use an encoder to encode it to xvid or vcd/svcd so the file size will be much smaller and will be in several parts which will actually fit cdrs

see these guides on how to convert it to xvid
http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/gordian_knot_ac3.cfm
http://www.videohelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=221896&highlight=

or this guide on how to convert it to svcd
http://www.doom9.org/index.html?/mpg/dvd2svcd.htm

xvid is the better choice

Spend $44 and get a Benq 1640 and burn to DVDs, you’ll be in tall cotton then, with a grin from ear to ear!