Questions?

When i burn a dvd and play it on my dvd players the videos are bigger along with the background at the main menu. On the image below that is the original size of the background and the highlighted red edge is what does not show up when watching the dvd… can anyone explain to a noob why this is?? How can I make it to where i can view the whole image on the background and videos?

Also I have been getting this… Can some one explain? I take it I need a new burner?

7/28/2007 12:58:16 AM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
7/28/2007 12:53:41 AM error Write error at 0 (16) - Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
7/28/2007 12:53:28 AM info Write started 471504 sectors to write
7/28/2007 12:53:28 AM info Writing speed requested x2.4, effective x2.0
7/28/2007 12:53:28 AM info Available write speed: 2.4x
7/28/2007 12:53:28 AM info Media ID can’t be read from this media
7/28/2007 12:53:28 AM info Media type: DVD+R
7/28/2007 12:53:28 AM info Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
7/28/2007 12:53:27 AM info Scanned files #18, folder #2 - total size 964524032 b. (920 Mb.)
7/28/2007 12:53:27 AM info Inserted media type : DVD+R
7/28/2007 12:53:27 AM info Write started
7/28/2007 12:53:26 AM info Media name: "50centp"
7/28/2007 12:53:26 AM info Burned folder: "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\ConvertXtoDVD\50centp"
7/28/2007 12:53:25 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/28/2007 12:53:24 AM info Compatible media types : DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW
7/28/2007 12:53:24 AM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - HP DVD Writer 300n 1.25 [E] (Ide)
7/28/2007 12:53:23 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/28/2007 12:27:48 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/28/2007 12:27:48 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/28/2007 12:27:48 AM info Version 2.2.3.258
7/28/2007 12:27:48 AM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\VSO\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe"
7/28/2007 12:27:48 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/28/2007 12:27:42 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************

Welcome to CDF’s:

Log says to clean your writers laser.

done that already… it still comes up. I was using it with no problem and playing them on all my dvd players using maxwell dvd+r’s and now i can only get one burn out of 10 trys… but when it does burn now they wont play on any of my dvd players besides my 20$ coby dvd player… Im not understanding… i had this problem a few moths back then i started using sony dvd+r’s and then they would burn at all using those… so I bought HP dvd+r’s and it worked perfect but would only play on my coby… so i bought more maxwell dvd+r’s and i made about 6 dvds that played on all of my dvd players sony, panasonic & coby but then it started to say the stuff above in the log and now it only burns once out of every 5-10 trys and only plays on my coby dvd player… does it sound like i need a new burner?

Hi,

7/28/2007 12:53:28 AM info Media ID can’t be read from this media

I think 3 things:

1- Real low quality media is being used.
2- Needs a firmware upgrade
3- Get a new burner

Your drive has firmware v1.25 (Original Firmware)

Latest is [B]v3.20[/B]

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/information_storage/software/dvd300n_320.exe

so whats the difference between low and high quality dvds?

Also whats the best external burner out there to get?

I’ve got an external LG (GSA-E10N, though there are newer models now), which is a great burner.

Alternatively, you could buy an internal burner and put it into an enclosure yourself. :wink:

I would try quality media (Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden), and the firmware update first though. :slight_smile:

thanx, I tried the firmware update and still get the same log info

Jus got this

7/28/2007 6:23:56 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
7/28/2007 6:23:48 PM error Exception encountered in read thread [Access violation at address 0AEC7741 in module ‘vso_hwe.dll’. Read of address 6972745B]
7/28/2007 6:23:46 PM error Write error at 0 (16) - Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
7/28/2007 6:23:30 PM info Write started 471504 sectors to write
7/28/2007 6:23:30 PM info Writing speed requested x2.4, effective x2.0
7/28/2007 6:23:30 PM info Available write speed: 4x, 2.4x
7/28/2007 6:23:30 PM info Media ID can’t be read from this media
7/28/2007 6:23:30 PM info Media type: DVD+R
7/28/2007 6:23:30 PM info Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
7/28/2007 6:23:30 PM info Scanned files #18, folder #2 - total size 964524032 b. (920 Mb.)
7/28/2007 6:23:30 PM info Inserted media type : DVD+R
7/28/2007 6:23:30 PM info Write started
7/28/2007 6:23:29 PM info Media name: "50centp"
7/28/2007 6:23:29 PM info Burned folder: "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\ConvertXtoDVD\50centp"
7/28/2007 6:23:28 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/28/2007 6:23:27 PM info Compatible media types : DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW
7/28/2007 6:23:27 PM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - HP DVD Writer 300n 3.20 [E] (Ide)
7/28/2007 6:06:32 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/28/2007 6:06:10 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/28/2007 6:06:10 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/28/2007 6:06:10 PM info Version 2.2.3.258
7/28/2007 6:06:10 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\VSO\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe"
7/28/2007 6:06:10 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/28/2007 6:06:04 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

I would try some different media. :slight_smile:

ill try that

whats the difference between sony, maxwell, hp, memorex and Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden?

Hi,

Verbatims, Tauyo Yuden, Maxell ([B]Made in Japan[/B]) are considered 1st class media, because they use Advanced AZO Dye.

They use quality products, and I guess the way they are made makes them awsome quality media.

Most other companies use cheaper material, they will burn but generate issues like freeze, skip on playback.

Also after sitting on a shelf for 1 year, some that did work will stop working.

The price for 1st class media is not that more from others, it’s worth every $$$.

Also 1st class media can be burned to 8x without a glitch (Most people won’t suggest any faster)

All 2nd class and cheaper stuff, I personally suggest not burning them faster than x2.0 or x2.4 (MY OPINION).

And yes, using 1st class media will eliminate several burning issues.

ok isee. but i have been using Maxell and get the same resuts… also I thought sony was mad in japan and were the kings of cds/dvds?? didnt they in vent the cd/dvd or is that an urban myth?

Maxell can be mediocre if made anywhere but Japan (next time you buy Maxell, do take a look where they’re made on the packaging).

Sony can be made in a number of places: Malaysia, Austria, Taiwan, and yes Japan, but the Japanese Sonys are becoming harder to find (here in the UK, we don’t get MIJ Sony at all).

For best results, as mentioned above, order Taiyo Yuden media online, or buy Verbatim from any regular store that sells media. These discs you should be able to burn at or near their rated speeds with no problems (I prefer 8x as a rule though).

thats coo, thanx for everyones input in my lack of knowledge in this field…

Hi,

A few years back, I also knew absolutly nothing about DVD media.

CD medias were [B]all[/B] not too bad, they all played, but DVD media seems to be a totaly different world.

It’s by reading all those forums, and helping others I have learned all the good stuff.

Welcome to the Taiyo Yuden, Verbatims happy customer club :bigsmile:

Amen, couldn’t have said it better myself :iagree: :clap:

I just got a new burner… Does this VSO converter burn onto dvd-r? if so i cant seem to find out how