Recently I’ve been having a problem burning a DVD-R. At some point during the burn I get a ‘redundancy’ error message and asks if i want to retry or cancel. Sometimes the retry works but most of the time I end up having to cancel.
The error message identifies a specific VOB file that IMGBurn can’t read and often I can ‘fix’ the problem by copying that single VOB over again. Then starting a new burn.
Since I don’t really know what is going on specifically during a burn I don’t have much of an idea about the cause.
When I’m ripping a DVD and I get this ‘redundancy’ error I know it’s usually a problem reading the disk (dirt, finger prints, scratches). Sometimes cleaning the DVD eliminates the problem and sometimes it’s a case of a bad DVD and can’t be read (ripped).
I’ve always assumed that if the read (rip) goes without any ‘redundancy’ errors then the files I have on my hard drive are ‘clean’ and I can burn them to a blank DVD-R assuming the blank media is OK and the drive is working correctly. If that is not the case any problems show up in the verify step.
Can someone suggest what the problem might be that results in having a file on my hard drive that causes a ‘redundancy’ error during a burn? Is it the hard drive, the DVD drive. Did it occur while writing the file to the hard drive even though I didn’t get a ‘redundancy’ error during the read (rip) or does it happen during the burn if the DVD burner can’t read the file on the hard drive (sometimes, but no usually the retry works and IMGBurn completes the burn)?
Is this a sign that the hard drive is starting to fail or the DVD burner drive is starting to fail.
This has only been happening in the past month after doing burns for years without this problem.
Any suggestions welcome.