Problem with LDW-851S

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#1

Hi all,

This is a new drive for me to replace my older Ricoh, (which was a good burner but would only burn DVD+R). I am currently having problems with my Lite On LDW-851S burning on DVD-R discs by getting about 6 or so slight and quick ‘freeze-ups’ per movie. They are only momentary and then the DVD continues to play. I use Ritek media and have had all perfect burns using DVD+R with my deceased Ricoh.

I have heard that the Lite On burner does not really like DVD-R? Is this the case? AT first I thought that burning to DVD-R @ 4x may be the cause, so I slowed to 2x with little to no improvement.

Can anybody help please? I have no real idea what version firmware I am using btw and am unsure how to find out. I guess it could always be my DVD player but up until I got the Lite On, everything was fine.

Cheers.


#2

What kind of media are you using? Could you specify the media code?


#3

Hi quietman,

I’m new in this forum, but thanks to codeguys :bow: I have solved many issues related with burning reliability at high speed both for DVD-R and DVD+R :slight_smile: .

First of all you should upgrade your firmware to the newest omnipatched VS08 which will turn your 851S to an 832S providing you better burn and many features.
Then I would suggest you to use good media like Taiyo Yuden for both DVD-R and DVD+R (Verbatim DataLifePlus Advanced AZO made in Japan, 5 Pastel Disc in slimcase) or less expensive RICOH (from TDK, Verbatim made in Taiwan, SONY, LG).

Hope this helps you, bye.

N.B. For firmware upgrade see “OmniPatcher for LiteOn DVD-Writers” forum and related threads.


#4

Hi all and thank you for the replies.

Using KProbe2 here is the info on my current lot of blank media:

Disc Type DVD-R
Book Type DVD-R
Manufacturer RiTEK Corporation
Media ID RITEKG04
Protection System None
Region 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Capacity 4.38 GB
Free Size 4.38 GB
Free Blocks 2297888
Number of Layers 1
Linear Density 0.267 um/bit
Track Density 0.74 um/track
Maximum Read Speed 3.2x
Maximum Write Speed 4.0x
Current Write Speed 4.0x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 1 4.0x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 2 2.0x CLV

As suggested, I have downloaded the Omnipatcher, (ver 1.3.5), and the Latest “Recommended Tweaks” File: Revision 2-03, along with the GS0K - stock (for use with the OmniPatcher).

I ran Omnipatcher and loaded the GSOK.bin file and applied the recommended DVD media tweaks, (in Omnipatcher), after selecting RITEKG04 as my media type. I also selected to Enable auto-bitsetting, (I decided not to try and mess with the burn speeds). I saved this to my HD and then ran Firmware Flashing Tool for Windows ver 1.0.0.0, selected my DVD burner from the drop-down list and checked the UPDATE box.

This is all new to me but I think I have done everything that I can the update my DVD burner to it’s latest and greatest firmware version? :rolleyes:

I intend to now try a DVD backup @ 4x and see how it goes.

Once again…thanks all for the help.

P.S. Have I done everything correctly?


#5

One other thing you might want to consider, Do you do alot of things, or have alot of programs running while you’re ripping/shrinking the movies you’re burning?
it might not hurt to kill some proggies and just let your computer sit while it rips/shrinks.
I used to have problems with audio cd’s awhile back when I was doing other things on the computer while converting mp3’s to wavs, etc.
It’s worth a shot at least if your other resolution doesn’t pan out.