[QUOTE=Paul_F22;2188341][qanda]This thread is about the Pioneer DVR-112D / DVR-1810. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hi, I’m using DVDfab v4 with the above burner and suddenly seem to be having problems finalizing DL media, Memorex DVD+R DL, the same media I’ve been using for ages!
DVDfab rips and burns just as it did before, but when it comes to finalizing the disc it jumps around all over the place, telling me it’s 80% done, then dropping back to 60-ish%, then back up to 70-ish%, and then crawling up to 100% and finished.
The software even says the burn is completed successfully but the disc stays in the drive with the drive indicator light on, and can’t be ejected for a couple of minutes AFTER the software is shut down!
I can then play it back in the burner, but I have a 2nd drive, a reader only, that doesn’t register the disc, which seems to indicate that this is a problem with the finalizing… anyone have any ideas?
If you read this forum, and look at the problems that others are having, and check out the provided answers, it’ll become apparent that, in drives otherwise performing normally, when people start experiencing write, finalization, and other such problems, the media used usually is the culprit.
Yes, you’ve been using Memorex for ‘ages’ (in geological terms, a VERY long time, in terms of your age, maybe not quite so long).
At best, Memorex is a problematic brand. Memorex don’t make the media themselves, it’s farmed out - my info indicates to a company called CMC Magnetics in Taiwan. Single layer discs seem to be less of a problem than dual layer discs. Thus, your quick introduction to :Z: media when you started using D/L discs.
Please check out www.digitalFAQ.com/media. Lab tests done for that site very closely parallel raw experience offered as help here.
The only media you should really be using for D/L burns is Verbatim.
I guess I’m saying, that despite your success with Memorex so far, your luck has run out (at least with dual layer), and it’s not a finalization problem, it’s a media one.