Problem writing to Liteon 5025 DVD

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#1

I havent tried to copy a program to DVD for quite a while, so I cant exactly remeber how to do it.

When I put in a blank DVD, it seems to be reading the disk for ages, and eventually opens the drive door.

I am sure I need to format the DVD before copying to it, but I cant see a menu option to format.

I am able to play pre-recorded DVD’s with no problem.

Thanks
Al


#2

Ahh! should this be in the liteon sub-forum? should I re-post or can someone move it?
ta
Al


#3

What do you mean by “copy a program do dvd”. Please give some more specific details of what you are trying to do…


#4

I have a film on the HDD that I want to copy to DVD, so I put a DVD-R disc in the drive and close it. After about 3/4 mins of “reading” the disc, the drive pops open again, as if the disc is faulty - but it hasnt given me the opportunity to format it. I have tried it woth 2 different manufacturers of DVD.

I can also play a pre-recorded disc, so it isnt that the drive is completly faulty.
Thanks


#5

If you are putting a blank disk in your drive, and it is taking a long time for it to even be recognized, there is a problem. Are you sure your DMA is enabled. What brand of dvd’s are you using…


#6

What is DMA being enabled?

I have checked the DVD’s, and they are from a 1st class manufacturer.

What I dont ever see is the option to do “quick preparation” or “full preparation” - does this only come up after the disk is recognised?


#7

Are you putting in +r dvd’s, -r dvd, RW dvd??? And one persons idea of grade a media, may not match what we here are certain of being class a media… So please give brand and if available, media code…


#8

Philips DVD-R. Disc Identifier MCC03RG20


#9

Those should be good disks. To check dma look at this thread


#10

Isn’t a LiteOn 5025 a standalone unit? :slight_smile:

Ah. You crossposted - you could have asked to have this thread moved instead. :wink:


#11

[quote=Arachne;1999385]Isn’t a LiteOn 5025 a standalone unit? :slight_smile:

Ah. You crossposted - you could have asked to have this thread moved instead. ;)[/quote]

I did suggest moving tht thread in post #2;) sorry, new to this board!

DMA is a windows thing isnt it? not sure how it affects the Liteon?


#12

Since this is a standalone recorder, you can safely ignore my post about DMA.


#13

[QUOTE=alrklein;1999381]Philips DVD-R. Disc Identifier MCC03RG20[/QUOTE]

You shouldn’t need to format anything, until after the video has burned to the dvd, and then you finalize it (not format). Only dvd’s that should need formatted, are rw’s…


#14

Liteon recorders work much better with DVD+RW media than DVD-RW media.


#15

So given that the drive just turns, until finally the door opens, maybe implies a faulty drive? Even tho I can play pre-recorded DVD’s?


#16

Lite-On DVD recorders like +R media better than -R media. Until you sort out the peoblem you might want to use DVD+RW media. I picked up a 50 pk from Newegg for about $28 delivered. It works great in both of my Lite-On recorders. Let us know how you make out but post it in the Lite-On DVD recorder forum please. It will be easier to find and you’ll get more help there. You might want to run a good laser lens cleaner in your recorder. If none of this works it might be time to replace the burner.