Ritek dvd-r dl incompatible format

hi this might be a very newb question,

my dvd writer is a mad dog md-16x3dvd9-8x, i’m tryin to burn a dvd backup to dvd-r dl ridata. i have backedup the dvd using dvd decryptor. i try to burn the iso using dvd decryptor, imgburn, and nero. they all give an incompatible format right before attempting to burn. in nero it does identify the disk as a dvd-r dl. i heard that dvd-r dl does suck, is that the problem. shouldn’t it at least attempt to burn? oh yah and i do have most up to date firmware

info in dvdd before burn

Current Profile: DVD-R DL

Disc Information:
Status: Empty
Erasable: No
Free Sectors: 4,172,816
Free Space: 8,545,927,168 bytes
Free Time: 927:19:41 (MM:SS:FF)

Pre-recorded Information:
Manufacturer ID: RITEKP01

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: 0-00
Book Type: DVD-R
Part Version: 6
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 2
Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP)
Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16,567,631
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 2,289,503


I 12:42:29 DVD Decrypter Version started!
I 12:42:29 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 12:42:29 Initialising SPTI…
I 12:42:29 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 12:42:29 Found 2 DVD-ROMs and 1 DVD-RAM/±RW!
I 12:44:41 Operation Started!
I 12:44:41 Source File: C:\aa\dvd\JUSTICE_LEAGUE_S1_D1.MDS
I 12:44:41 Source File Sectors: 3,181,401 (MODE1/2048)
I 12:44:41 Source File Size: 6,515,509,248 bytes
I 12:44:41 Source File Implementation Identifier: Sonic ROM Formatter 2.
I 12:44:41 Destination Device: [0:1:0] MAD DOG MD-16X3DVD9-8X 1.F1 (E:) (ATA)
I 12:44:41 Destination Media Type: DVD-R DL (Disc ID: RITEKP01)
I 12:44:41 Destination Media Sectors: 4,172,816
I 12:44:41 Write Mode: DVD
I 12:44:41 Write Type: SAO
I 12:44:41 Write Speed: 2x
I 12:44:41 Link Size: Auto
I 12:44:41 Test Mode: No
I 12:44:41 BURN-Proof: Enabled
E 12:44:43 Failed to Reserve Track! - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
E 12:44:44 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:02


This probably isn’t the problem, but I’d use Verbatim if I were to burn DL discs.

Just skip this crap media.
Not only Ri* DL media is cheap and crappy, all their other media is it too. :Z

I wouldn’t recommend any Ri* DVD media with a clear conscience. But their CDRs are good.

Slightly OT, sorry.

i heard it is crappy media but is this error a result of crappy media? i kno verbatim is currently the best. also i’v burned about around 200 dvds using riteks and princos and never had a problem. but that’s dvd-r which is different. but i’m jus wondering because i don’t want to buy another pack of dvdr dl and recieve the same error

-R is where Riteks these days are especially poor. Test them often :wink:

Failed to Reserve Track! - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
This media type is not supported by your burner, spinekills.
If you like to burn DL’s go for Verbatim MKM-001 (+DL).

@Arachne, can you please for once stay on topic. What has RiTEK single layer -R’s to do with -DL’s from same company. Have you tested them (RITEKP01)…? :stuck_out_tongue:

really but my burner is listed to burn dvd-/+r dl? jus incorrent information?

oh and i do plan on getting dvd+r dl next, jus don’t want to let these go to waste.

Basically thats correct spinekills. :wink:
But to get propper write strategy, also your firmware has to support that exact media.
[I]Edit.[/I] Future firmware updates might implement support for media in question.

Get in contact with MADDOG and ask for supported media list.

I must say I’m surprised, given that I believe Ritek P01 is 4x -DL, and the burner supports 6x -DL burning.

Firmware upgrade?

Edit: I do apologise, seems I wasn’t quick enough.

[I]off topic.[/I]

RITEKP01 is supported in NEC ND-4571 firmware.
But IIRC MadDog drive MD-16X3DVD9-8X is a ND-4551 rebadged. Not 100% sure though.

ok cool. thanx all for the info

The only [B]-DL[/B] MID’s I could find in MD-16X3DVD9-8X [B]1.F1[/B] firmware are; [I]MCC 02RG20[/I] and [I]MKM 01RD30[/I]. Both [I]6x[/I] speed rated. :wink: