Just wondering if anyone can shed some light on the woes that I have been having with my Pioneer 109 and burning DVD’s.
Recently I have been trying to burn some video to DVD and have been getting DVD verification errors from Nero, generally the resulting disks appear to be unusable, like you watch the DVD for an 30minutes or so and it hits a spot on the disk where the audio stops the picture gets very pixelated and eventually freezes (something akin to getting a scratch on a DVD)
My 109 has the latest firmware (v1.57) and I am using the latest Nero6 updates.
All the media I have been using to date have been DVD+R disks rated as 1x to 8x. The media I was originally using was branded DataStream Prefessional whch had a manufacturing ID of “CMC Magnetics”.
I went into my favourite PC store to try a different brand and on the day they were out of Ritek’s so I picked up a spindle of TDK’s only to find that they have exactly the same ID.
My PC specs are Shuttle SS51G XPC, with P4 2.4Ghz (533Mhz FSB), 1gig of DDR333 ram, a 80GB Seagate 7200RPM disk, and my Pioneer 109, I run WinXP home with all current patches.
I currently have my burner installed in the PC, In the past I have also tried it in an external firewire/usb enclosure (Prolific chipset) and generally found the performance to be worse than when it was in the PC (based on the nero dvd-cd speed transfer graphs and tests).
My current strategy that I have been trying is to burn an image with nero image express for later burning to DVD. I have also tried defraging my hard drive between these steps as well to no avail.
So far I have got about one successfull burn out of 5 attempts.
Generally I try to burn at the slowest speed possible.
I have also tried burning the footage to a TDK DVD+RW that I had which worked 1st time with no problems, I noticed that the media ID for this disk was that it was a RICOH which makes me suspect the media I have is dodgy?
I have attached the nero log file from my latest failure …
PS. the player I have been trying to play the disks in is a Pionner 535(?) in my home theatre setup.