This thing has given me the frustration of my life

vbimport

#1

Hello,

I purchased a Pioneer DVD Multi-Recorder not long ago, of I believe the 112 brand. All I simply want to do is put media files, such as WMV and RM, onto DVD-R’s, but it has proven a trying and hellacious experience.

I’ve already used just about my entire pack of DVD-R’s (from 25.) When using Nero, the process craps out on me about 70-90% of the way through. And the DLA-system on my computer, that is, the “Send to, Make Compatible” method hasn’t proven much better. On my most recent attempt, it burned about 80% of the material onto the disc, not the whole 9 yards.

It’s especially frustrating because I want to get all of this stuff off of my computer. I have enough for 2 DVD’s-worth of storage just sitting there, but I can’t get rid of it because this blasted thing is baffling any progress.

What’s more perplexing is the fact that it’s worked for me on a couple of occasions…I utilized the DLA-method on my first attempt, and it burned all of it beautifully. I used NERO for another set of data, which did just fine; my reasoning for believing so is that the NUMBER of files was very miniscule; they were just bigger files. I’ve been led to deduce that it can’t write a great amount of files in that process.

So what do I do? My NERO program is from a disc that came with the Pioneer. Could that be a reason for some of the problems? Should I try using DVD+RW’s, and try to burn a little at a time? I’ve gone mad with grief here. Please, oh knowledgeable denizens of this board, relieve my misery.

Sorry for the length of that. Cheers.


#2

First of all, buy DVD RW’s so you don’t waste DVD’s until you figure it out. Everyone should buy a small pack of RW’s to keep for experimenting. Have you tried converting the Windows files and Real Player files to a different format? You can use freeware like Burrrrn or Image Burn etc. to do the burning.