I am asking this question as I have searched many times and haven’t found an answer that applies yet.
I installed a DVD-RW (Sony/Optiarc AW-Q170A, firmware 1.72) in my parents’ computer and I am unable to burn a DVD that will play on their standalone DVD player. The media is Memorex DVD+R. I know that’s not great but it’s what I have available to me. Plus, after 5 identical looking coasters, I’m thinking there’s a pattern.
I can burn and read/play CDs with this new drive. But when I burn a DVD, the two laptops that are here will play it (Power DVD) and the DVD-ROM on the tower PC where the new burner is installed will play it. But the standalone DVD player will not.
The computer with the new burner has Windows XP Home SP2 with Nero 7.5 for burning. I burned at 2.4x and can’t burn any slower. I’ve run the Nero tools and it produced a data DVD successfully and appears to be okay. It ran all the surface scan tests, etc. and no errors. The PI and
What I noticed that seems odd: I burned a homemade DVD on my home PC on a TDK 4.7GB DVD media. The burned area of that disc extends about 3/8" to 1/2" out from the center (sorry, no metric conversion available). The DVD I burned here only fills up about 1/4" of the disc from the center and is on Memorex. When I put the TDK I burned on my computer into their standalone DVD player to watch on TV, it works fine. When I put the Memorex I burned on this new Sony/Optiarc drive, the DVD player shows a message “Load Error”.
I’m at my wits end with this bloody thing. I uninstalled and reinstalled Nero and that got the CD burning part to work. I haven’t done anything to the drive, like flash the firmware–its the original that came with the drive.
Do any of you kind folks have any suggestions as to what to try next?