Pioneer, nero and optodisc

Hi I hope someone can help I have been having problems with my dvd recorder. I have been using red datawrite 8x discs (optodisc 0r8) for over 6 months now with absolutely no problems, but then all of a sudden over the last two days they have stopped working. When I try to burn an mpeg file on to a disc in nerovision I get a cannot create disc structure error, in recode it stops at 2.2% and in dvd shrink I get a power callibration error. I tried some new discs with an id of aml002 and they worked though a lot slower but I’ve read around and everyone says these discs are rubbish. Do I have to update my pioneer, if so I have absolutely no idea how to do that but wouldn’t that explain why it suddenly doesn’t like the discs. In another forum I was told it was the discs but looking around everybody says its a different thing.

Pioneer dvd rw dvr-108

here are some logs from the burn failures I hope they can shed some light on the problem

Project type: Copy entire DVD
Target size: DVD5 (2282925)

11:08:42	File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 56
	Command table patching started...

11:08:42	File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 133
	All tables successfully patched!

Burn settings:
Target: PIONEER  DVD RW  DVR-108 
Number of copies: 1
Write speed: 0 KB/s
Temp folder: C:\Documents and Settings\sara\My Documents\Nero Recode (200199163904 bytes free)
Direct burning: true
Target media: DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL
Shutdown when finished: false
Advanced Analysis: false
Compress Adaptive: false

11:08:49	File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 231
	Compile DVD: init

VMG Menus Vobs [1 vobus] 0.13MB -> 0.13MB [R 1.00]
Video: 0.13MB, extra: 0.00MB
Audio: 0 streams
Subpicture: 1 streams
 0.  0. Unspecified 0.00MB [enabled]

VTS_01 Title Vobs [10353 vobus] 3932.80MB -> 3932.80MB [R 1.00]
Video: 3663.54MB, extra: 269.26MB
Audio: 1 streams
 0.  0. MPEG-1 2-ch Unspecified 249.04MB [enabled]
Subpicture: 0 streams

11:08:50	File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1152
	Compile DVD: begin copy 1

11:08:50	File NeroRecorderBase.cpp, Line 488
	Writing to disc: DVD+R

11:08:50	File NeroRecorderBase.cpp, Line 502
	Free capacity on disc: 2283092 sectors (2295104)

11:08:51	File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 479
	Compile DVD: burning 2283092 sectors (2013732 required)

11:08:51	File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 656
	Compile DVD: adjust target size to 4459.16MB (3933.07MB obtained)

11:08:51	File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 524
	Compiling DVD Volume started

11:08:51	File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1058
	Compile DVD: finished VMG Menus Vobs

VMG Menus Vobs:
Original 0.13MB -> Expected 0.13MB -> Output 0.13MB
Finished error 0.00MB
Ratio encoded = 0
Original encoded = 1
Slide encoded = 0
StillImage encoded = 0
Output extra size = 0.00MB
Source video size = 0.13MB
Pictures Modified [I 0] [P 0] [B 0]

11:08:51	File vob_record.cpp, Line 643
	DirectBurn offset: VIDEO_TS.VOB 16

11:09:30	File NeroRecorder.cpp, Line 448
	Burn failed (3)

----- Begin NeroAPI error log -----

1A22-****-****-****-****-****



Windows XP 5.1

IA32

WinAspi: -

ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\NeroVision\NeroFiles\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 26/10/2004 18:35:34 

Nero API version: 6.6.0.18

Using interface version: 6.6.0.9

Installed in: C:\Program Files\Ahead\NeroVision\NeroFiles\

Application: Ahead\Nero Recode
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 18e


Recorder:             <PIONEER DVD RW  DVR-108> Version: 1.18 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.6.0.18

 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 2

 Drive buffer  :      2000kB

 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI 



=== Scsi-Device-Map ===

DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD2500JD-00HBB0              atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 

CdRomPeripheral      : PIONEER DVD RW  DVR-108          atapi Port 2 ID 0  DMA: On 

CdRomPeripheral      : IDE DVD-ROM 16X                  atapi Port 2 ID 1  DMA: Off

CdRomPeripheral      : AXV     CD/DVD-ROM      2.2a  xmasscsi Port 4 ID 0  DMA: Off



=== CDRom-Device-Map ===

PIONEER DVD RW  DVR-108    D:   CDRom0

IDE DVD-ROM 16X            E:   CDRom1

AXV CD/DVD-ROM             F:   CDRom2

=======================



AutoRun : 1

Excluded drive IDs: 

WriteBufferSize: 66060288 (0) Byte

ShowDrvBufStat : 0

BUFE           : 0

Physical memory     : 447MB (457964kB)

Free physical memory: 185MB (190348kB)

Memory in use       : 58 

Uncached PFiles: 0x0

Use Inquiry    : 1

Global Bus Type: default (0)

Check supported media : Disabled (0) 



4.9.2006

NeroAPI

11:08:50	#1 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 270

	Last possible write address on media:  2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)

	Last address to be written:                 -1 (  0:00.-1,    0MB)

	

11:08:50	#2 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 282

	Write in overburning mode: NO

	

11:08:50	#3 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2483

	Recorder: PIONEER DVD RW  DVR-108, Media type: DVD+R

	 Disc Manufacturer ID: OPTODISC, Media Type ID: OR8, Product revision number: 0

	 Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 3

	

11:08:50	#4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 448

	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<

	=========================================

	

11:08:50	#5 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8892

	---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----

	Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050

	 Book Type: DVD+R   (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)

	 Disc Size: 120 mm,      Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)

	 Number of Layers: 1,    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP),  Layer Type: recordable

	 Linear Density:         0,267 um/bit,  Track Density:  0,74 um/track

	 Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)

	 End Physical Sector Number of Data Area:      26053F h

	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)

	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist

	  Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h

	  Extended Information indicators: 3 h

	  Disc Manufacturer ID: OPTODISC

	  Media type ID: OR8

	  Product revision number: 0

	  Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56

	 Media Specific [16..63]:

	      00 00 03 4F 50 54 4F 44 - 49 53 43 4F 52 38 00 38    ...OPTODISCOR8.8

	      23 54 37 09 02 64 6A 02 - C8 63 18 18 0A 0A 0E 0E    #T7..dj..c......

	      01 1B 1D 0B 0B 11 13 01 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................

	

11:08:50	#6 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 659

	Start write address at LBA 0

	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

	

11:08:51	#7 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 1005

	Estimated filesystem size: 544

	

11:08:51	#8 Phase 36 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276

	Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

	

11:08:51	#9 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 1686

	Buffering files started

	

11:08:51	#10 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 1407

	Buffering VIDEO_TS.VOB

	

11:08:51	#11 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 2562

	Finished buffering file VIDEO_TS.VOB of size 137216 bytes (67 sectors)

	

11:08:51	#12 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 2629

	Finished writing file VIDEO_TS.VOB of size 137216 bytes (67 sectors)

	

11:08:51	#13 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 2642

	Buffering files finished successfully

	

11:09:29	#14 SCSI -1106 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182

	SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0

	Status:     0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)

	HA-Status   0x00 (0x00, OK)

	TA-Status   0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)

	Sense Key:  0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)

	Sense Code: 0x73

	Sense Qual: 0x03

	CDB Data:   0x53 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x02 0x90 0x00 0x00 0x00 

	Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0E 

	            0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x73 0x03 

	

11:09:29	#15 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 679

	Error reserving fragment (0)

	

11:09:29	#16 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 3629

	Disc info:

	Partitions: 0

	

11:09:29	#17 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 1859

	Error reserving start segment

	

11:09:30	#18 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 3629

	Disc info:

	Partitions: 0

	

11:09:30	#19 Phase 179 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276

	Writing file to disc failed

	

11:09:31	#20 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 3629

	Disc info:

	Partitions: 0

	

11:09:35	#21 Phase 38 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276

	Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

	



Existing drivers:

File 'Drivers\ADPU160M.SYS': Ver=v3.60a (Lab01_N(johnstra).010529-2218), size=101888 bytes, created 04/08/2004 13:00:00 

File 'Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS': Ver=7.0.1.39 , size=24576 bytes, created 03/04/2004 13:32:20 

File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.03.18a, size=20576 bytes, created 05/08/2006 19:58:36 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)



Registry Keys:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option) 




----- End NeroAPI error log -----


11:09:35	File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 301
	Compile DVD: exit

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 26/10/2004 18:35:34 
Nero API version: 6.6.0.1
Using interface version: 6.3.1.4
Installed in: C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\
Application: ahead\Nero - Burning Rom

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD2500JD-00HBB0              atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : PIONEER DVD RW  DVR-108          atapi Port 2 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : IDE DVD-ROM 16X                  atapi Port 2 ID 1  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : AXV     CD/DVD-ROM      2.2a  xmasscsi Port 4 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
PIONEER DVD RW  DVR-108    D:   CDRom0
IDE DVD-ROM 16X            E:   CDRom1
AXV CD/DVD-ROM             F:   CDRom2
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 66060288 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 447MB (457964kB)
Free physical memory: 129MB (133028kB)
Memory in use       : 70 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

3.9.2006
NeroAPI
17:32:40	#1 Text 0 File NeroBurnCommon.cpp, Line 66
	Message file not found
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\ADPU160M.SYS': Ver=v3.60a (Lab01_N(johnstra).010529-2218), size=101888 bytes, created 04/08/2004 13:00:00 
File 'Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS': Ver=7.0.1.39 , size=24576 bytes, created 03/04/2004 13:32:20 
File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.03.18a, size=20576 bytes, created 05/08/2006 19:58:36 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option) 

I have two exclaimation marks in device manager, one is on nvidia wdm a/v crossbar and one is on nvidia wdm video capture (universal). I dont know if that helps, also I have read around that dma should be on (whatever that means) and on the log it says its off in one part. Also when I look in the nero info tool it says I do not have system aspi installed.

I hope someone can help as it must be obvious that I have absolutely no idea what I am doing
thanks

would buy better media

Thanks for replying but better media than which, the optodisc is supposed to be better than Aml002 but that works, and what about the fact that the optodisc have been working in my writer for over 6 months.

The fact that they have worked “over the last 6 months” means not much because you have used WORM media, means, you always have used other media. And media can differ a lot regardless if it came from the same batch, spindle or whatever. Besides, burning a media successfully means not that much, scanning it for quality is a good idea to find out if it was worth the time waiting.

PS: Please don’t post serials.

Thanks for replying I checked a lot of the discs that I have made in the past and they are all optodisc and work fine. I also made a lot of copies of them for family as they are home movies and they have coppied again and again perfectly. I am not sure I understand what you mean by worm media, I have only ever used 2 brands and the id is always optodisc 8

WORM=Write Once Read Multiple

Sara82,
What happens when you read a DVD with CD-DVD Speed?