Reading errors

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#1

On most of my backuped movies I am receiving a reading error when I attempt to watch them. It seems to happen close to the one hour mark and a few times I have been able to skip over the selected chapter or two and it will continue to work fine. Would this be because of bad media or to fast of a burn? Any help would be appreciated!


#2

Hi eagle5820 and welcome to cdfreaks,

Yes and yes. You’ve hit on the two most frequent causes for the problem you described.

If you could post a few burn logs, it’ll be a big help and hopefully save us from a bunch of guesswork.

The default location is:
[B]C:\Documents and Settings[I]Administrator Name[/I]\My Documents\DVDFab\Log[/B]


#3

Thanks for the welcome and the response. I went ahead a lowered the burn speed to 4x but I still got some errors popping up when I try to play them in the DVD player.

Here some logs:

8/1/2008 8:24:35 PM info Finalization Time 00:00:29 - Total completion time 00:15:19
8/1/2008 8:24:35 PM info WRITE SUCCESS
8/1/2008 8:24:06 PM info Write finished in 00:14:50 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 4.14
8/1/2008 8:09:34 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
8/1/2008 8:09:16 PM info Write started 2265248 sectors to write
8/1/2008 8:09:16 PM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
8/1/2008 8:09:16 PM info Available write speed: 8x, 4x
8/1/2008 8:09:16 PM info Media ID: MBIPG101-R04-01
8/1/2008 8:09:16 PM info Media type: DVD+R
8/1/2008 8:09:13 PM info Scanned files #34, folder #2 - total size 4638076928 b. (4.32 Gb.)
8/1/2008 8:09:13 PM info Inserted media type : DVD+R
8/1/2008 8:09:13 PM info Write started
8/1/2008 8:03:27 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
8/1/2008 8:02:59 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
8/1/2008 8:00:29 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
8/1/2008 7:58:10 PM info Finalization Time 00:01:52 - Total completion time 00:27:24
8/1/2008 7:58:10 PM info WRITE SUCCESS
8/1/2008 7:56:18 PM info Write finished in 00:25:31 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 4.00
8/1/2008 7:31:15 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
8/1/2008 7:30:46 PM info Write started 3766800 sectors to write
8/1/2008 7:30:46 PM info Layer change set to LBA 1938016 (3.7 Gb.)
8/1/2008 7:30:46 PM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
8/1/2008 7:30:46 PM info layer break set by filesystem builder at 1938016
8/1/2008 7:30:46 PM info Available write speed: 10x, 8x, 6x, 4x
8/1/2008 7:30:46 PM info Media ID: MKM-003-00
8/1/2008 7:30:46 PM info Media type: Dual Layer DVD+R
8/1/2008 7:30:44 PM info Optimal Layer Break is in cell 43, around 01:13:39
8/1/2008 7:30:44 PM info Scanned files #33, folder #2 - total size 7713239040 b. (7.18 Gb.)
8/1/2008 7:30:44 PM info Inserted media type : DL DVD+R
8/1/2008 7:30:44 PM info Write started
8/1/2008 7:14:15 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
8/1/2008 7:08:56 PM info Finalization Time 00:03:17 - Total completion time 00:27:44
8/1/2008 7:08:56 PM info WRITE SUCCESS
8/1/2008 7:05:38 PM info Write finished in 00:24:26 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 4.13
8/1/2008 6:41:40 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
8/1/2008 6:41:12 PM info Write started 3727232 sectors to write
8/1/2008 6:41:12 PM info Layer change set to LBA 2026192 (3.86 Gb.)
8/1/2008 6:41:12 PM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
8/1/2008 6:41:12 PM info layer break set by filesystem builder at 2026192
8/1/2008 6:41:12 PM info Available write speed: 10x, 8x, 6x, 4x
8/1/2008 6:41:12 PM info Media ID: MKM-003-00
8/1/2008 6:41:12 PM info Media type: Dual Layer DVD+R
8/1/2008 6:41:10 PM info Optimal Layer Break is in cell 33, around 01:21:33
8/1/2008 6:41:09 PM info Scanned files #65, folder #3 - total size 7632106959 b. (7.11 Gb.)
8/1/2008 6:41:09 PM info Inserted media type : DL DVD+R
8/1/2008 6:41:09 PM info Write started
8/1/2008 6:25:34 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
8/1/2008 6:25:32 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
8/1/2008 6:25:32 PM info New Drive selected : 0:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-E60L 1.00 [G] (Usb)
8/1/2008 6:24:52 PM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - 52X24X52 CD-RW 1.06 [E] (Ide)
8/1/2008 6:24:52 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
8/1/2008 6:24:52 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
8/1/2008 6:24:52 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
8/1/2008 6:24:52 PM info DLL Version 2.1.7.338
8/1/2008 6:24:52 PM info DLL D:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\vso_hwe.dll
8/1/2008 6:24:52 PM info Version 5, 0, 6, 0
8/1/2008 6:24:52 PM info ExeName : "D:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe"
8/1/2008 6:24:52 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
8/1/2008 6:24:52 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************


#4

does this happen with both single layer and dual layer burns? is this with a single original disc or any disc you back up? does the backup play smooth from hard drive?


#5

As troy512 said - watch your media. Moser Baer is suspect to be polite.

I have tried this media and had to throw 2 out of 3 away - even at 8x and 4x burns. They were on special, but I have learnt.:o:o


#6

The log reports this media as DL and since it is an unknown quantity I would set Fab to write at 2.4x and it is +R so I would be sure Fab is set to book type it to DVD-ROM.


#7

:iagree:Additional thoughts:

You mention problems at the one hour mark and your burn log indicates both DL and SL burns …as mentioned above by Troy.

What is (are) the nature of the problem(s)? Same problem with both DL and SL media?
Is it a pause/freeze, pixelation…loss of navigation/control of the disc and player, etc.,?

Re: DL media: If this occurs consistently at the 1 hour or so mark, I suspect a problem with the layer break.
Re: SL media: If this occurs consistently toward the end of the disc, I suspect you are burning too close to the edge given the blank media. (Sterling was “very polite”)
Recommend that you use verbatim…made in Taiwan…or Taiyo Yuden media for SL.

For sure, there are lots more possibilities.

First off, when burning to DL media, use only verbatim +R DL, but make certain it is MIS (made in singapore) and not MII (made in India).You’ll need to look on the spindle/paper label. Unfortunately, both MKM 001 (2.4-4X) and MKM 003 (up to 10X) are now manufactured in both locations…:a:sad:

A word about MKM 003 and this is my own personal experience and opinion only. I found these to be excellent, but a bit problematic to get “right”. My Benq 1655 and Liteon LH-20A1S always have burned MKM 001 with great results, but I couldn’t get a consistent burn with the MKM 003’s. I made quite a few changes to the litey without success. The Benq just doesn’t have the firmware support for faster DL burns without sacrificing too much on the SL side.

Ultimately, I was able to use my Samsung 203B with SB01 firmware (and patched for auto bitsetting) and burned at 8X. The results were terrible with MKM 003 when burned at 4X no matter what firmware or burner I tried.
IMO, MKM 001 (MIS) is much less problematic, but the MKM 003 gave me great results…eventually.

Again, I’m just tossing this out there as my experience and nothing more.
If you can find MKM 001 (MIS) then buy 'em…

I have no experience with LG burners. Hopefully, someone will pop in or you can visit the LG subforum here on cdf for some details on your burner, firmware and media.

Hope this helps