Trouble playing DVD-9 on my TSSTCorp TS-L632D

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#1

I just purchased a Asus V1Jp laptop with the following multi-burner (w LightScribe):

VENDOR : TSSTcorp
MODEL : CD/DVDW TS-L632D
REVISION : AS05

I’m having a lot of trouble playing DVD-9 movies (gold disks). Playback is never smooth. Sometimes the movie will actually freeze up, or the disk will keep spinning until I have to manually eject the disk to restore the system. In fact, the drive has already ruined two of my movies by putting circular scratches across the disks. I don’t seem to have any problems with other disk types.

I have used PIOtoDMA to successfully set the transfer mode to DMA2. That didn’t help.

I’m just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience playing DVD-9 disks on this player. Is this a bad drive; should I insist on getting it replaced? Will a firmware upgrade help? If so, which should I use? I can’t seem to find any firmware for this drive, other than A05.

Hope someone here can help me. Thank you.


#2

Hi,

are these discs commercially pressed discs? If yes, then indeed insist having that fixed.
As this is an OEM drive made for Asus, firmware is provided only by Asus.

Michael


#3

Ya, these DVDs are commercially pressed. Don’t think it’s a problem with the disks, as they play file on my other laptop (Dell) and the desktop. Is there a Sumsung branded version of this drive? If so, can I cross-flash to that flash file?


#4

Hi,

I am not aware of a way to crossflash another firmware.

As this drive should handle commercial DVDs, I would recommend contacting your vendor.

Michael


#5

Thanks, Michael. In fact, that’s what I’ll do. Based on posts here and elsewhere, seems like this particular model is troublesome. What’s been your impression?


#6

Why gold discs?
Can you please give a littel bit more info on them? I’ve rarely seen golden Video DVDs, especially as pressed DVD9.


#7

Chef, sorry, I was away for a while. Anyway, to respond to your question, these are DVD-9 videos I bought in Malaysia. The movie quality on these disks are excellent. The disk surface is gold. I don’t know any technical details on these disks, e.g., who makes them. Is there a software that could do that for me?