Something Strange Happened

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#1

Today I used Clone to archive one of my DVDs.

As always I use the same DVD Drive as my Source and Target.

When the Copy phase completed, the source disc ejected and I replaced my source DVD with a blank DVD-R as always and I closed the tray.

Immediately, the tray opened up again, so I closed it again.

After a short while it said “Burn Failed” and the disc ejected. I closed the tray again and clicked on “Try Again”.

This time everything worked ok and the disc burned and finalized successfully.

I get worried when things act strangely.

Since I am using the same drive for reading and writing, why this strange behavior after the read phase completed?

Anyone have ideas?


#2

Look at the burn logs. They may explain a little more about what was going on. I have noticed that DVDFab seems to be going through the “detecting media in drive (x)” twice (where (x) is the burn drive). Don’t know if the two problems are related, or if this is normal since the way this works was changed in a recent update.


#3

[QUOTE=signals;2122769]Look at the burn logs. They may explain a little more about what was going on. I have noticed that DVDFab seems to be going through the “detecting media in drive (x)” twice (where (x) is the burn drive). Don’t know if the two problems are related, or if this is normal since the way this works was changed in a recent update.[/QUOTE]

Below is the burn log. I do see the INIT ERROR. I do not know why it happened. When the tray opened at 6:07:40, I removed the Source DVD and placed the Blank DVD-R and closed the tray. It immediately opened again. Something seems a bit buggy here.

Also for the 2nd time since I began using DVDFab, the resulting DVD-R had a slight audio dropout/pixelation which was not on my original. I redid this clone with a different decrypting/burning software and there were no dropouts or pixelations. This is not to put the knock on DVDFab which is an excellent product, but just to mention that sometimes other software might do a better job.

9/6/2008 6:23:06 AM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
9/6/2008 6:22:40 AM info WRITE SUCCESS: Disc written
9/6/2008 6:22:40 AM info Finalization Time 00:00:41 - Total completion time 00:14:17
9/6/2008 6:21:58 AM info Write finished in 00:13:36 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 4.26
9/6/2008 6:08:48 AM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 2
9/6/2008 6:08:22 AM info Write started 2141776 sectors to write
9/6/2008 6:08:22 AM info Init success: DVD-R DAO
9/6/2008 6:08:22 AM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
9/6/2008 6:08:22 AM info Available write speed: 8x, 4x
9/6/2008 6:08:22 AM info Media ID: TYG02
9/6/2008 6:08:22 AM info Media type: DVD-R
9/6/2008 6:08:19 AM info Write started
9/6/2008 6:08:18 AM info New media (DVD-R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
9/6/2008 6:07:56 AM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
9/6/2008 6:07:47 AM error INIT ERROR: There is no writable disc inserted
9/6/2008 6:07:47 AM info Write started
9/6/2008 6:07:40 AM info New media (DVD-R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
9/6/2008 5:51:29 AM 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
9/6/2008 5:51:28 AM info Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
9/6/2008 5:51:28 AM info New Drive selected : 16:1:0 - HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-E40L SE02 [E] (Usb)
9/6/2008 5:49:50 AM info Current Drive selected : 16:1:0 - HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-E40L SE02 [E] (Usb)
9/6/2008 5:49:50 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
9/6/2008 5:49:50 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
9/6/2008 5:49:50 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
9/6/2008 5:49:50 AM info DLL Version 5, 0, 8, 5
9/6/2008 5:49:50 AM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe
9/6/2008 5:49:50 AM info Version 5, 0, 8, 5
9/6/2008 5:49:50 AM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe"
9/6/2008 5:49:50 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
9/6/2008 5:49:50 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************


#4

captainvideo, by chance are you using a notebook or desktop? The reason I ask is because I use a notebook, and on many times when I’ve put in a blank disc or a real DVD and close it, it sometimes would automaticly open right back up… as if it didn’t close fully, only to stay closed the next time.


#5

[QUOTE=DLBeLL1984;2123016]captainvideo, by chance are you using a notebook or desktop? The reason I ask is because I use a notebook, and on many times when I’ve put in a blank disc or a real DVD and close it, it sometimes would automaticly open right back up… as if it didn’t close fully, only to stay closed the next time.[/QUOTE]

I am using a desktop with an external DVD Burner (LG) connected via Usb 2.0.

The only time the tray has ever opened up immediately after closing has been with DVDFab when the copy phase has completed and I loaded the blank DVD.