Trouble with DL burn

I am not even sure if this is the correct forum, bad way to start the first sentence, but I do own a 1650. For some reason, which, I have been unable to figure out, everytime I try and burn a Verbatim DL, the burn process hangs around 46% or so. I rendered a football game with TMPEGnc, avi to mpeg 16:9, authored with Architect Lite and am trying to burn with Nero 6.6. Two weeks ago using the same avi file (rendered to 4:3) and same menu system, I was able to burn without any problems. I did everything this same, except I rendered the avi to a different aspect ratio, which shouldn’t have any bearing on the burning. The discs are coming out of the same box I used a couple of weeks ago.

GSpot says there is a corrupt header - " This is an invalid AVI file due to corruption of the data in the header. This is a serious problem, and this file is not likely to playable - Details: While processing chunk /RIFF:AVI , found bad length value 1073521156 at file offset 0x000107f8" - could this cause my burning issue?

Here is the Nero log (I can’t make sense of it):

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1023MB (1048092kB)
Free physical memory: 545MB (559024kB)
Memory in use : 46 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

26.4.2006
UDF/ISO compilation
10:19:08 PM #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
DVD-Video files reallocation started

10:19:08 PM #2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

10:19:08 PM #3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6314
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet :FALSE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

10:19:08 PM #4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
DVD-Video files sorted

10:19:08 PM #5 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

10:19:08 PM #6 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer BENQ DVD DD DW1650 running

10:19:08 PM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3309
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

10:19:08 PM #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3309
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

10:19:08 PM #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3231
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

10:19:11 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 269
Last possible write address on media: 4173823 (927:30.73, 8151MB)
Last address to be written: 3972991 (882:53.16, 7759MB)

10:19:11 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 281
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

10:19:11 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2477
Recorder: BENQ DVD DD DW1650, Media type: DVD+R9 Double Layer

10:19:11 PM #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 447
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

10:19:11 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 830
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 3972992 (3972992) = #3972992/882:53.17
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 3972992 blocks [BENQ DVD DD DW1650]
--------------------------------------------------------------

10:19:11 PM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1043
Prepare recorder [BENQ DVD DD DW1650] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 8136687616, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
3972992 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

10:19:11 PM #16 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files started

10:19:11 PM #17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4116
Cache writing successful.

10:19:11 PM #18 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files completed

10:19:11 PM #19 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process started at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

10:19:11 PM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2643
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

10:19:11 PM #21 SCSI -1066 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 1, LUN 0, buffer 0x04E50800
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xAD 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x21 0x08 0x04 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x12
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x24 0x00

10:19:11 PM #22 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 611
L0 Data Zone Capacity set to 1986560 (1E5000h, 3880MB) -> OK, confirmed setting

10:19:11 PM #23 CDR -1205 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 638
Burning Layer 1

10:19:11 PM #24 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 648
Start writing layer 1 at address 0 (0h)
Recording mode: unknown Recording Mode

10:19:11 PM #25 SCSI -1066 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 1, LUN 0, buffer 0x04E50800
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xAD 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x08 0x04 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x12
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x24 0x00

10:19:11 PM #26 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 4988
Book Type automatically set to: Current recorder setting

10:19:11 PM #27 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 663
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

10:40:52 PM #28 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1436
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 1, LUN 0, buffer 0x033A0000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x1E 0x17 0xC0 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x12
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x00

10:40:52 PM #29 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
Write error

10:40:52 PM #30 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

10:40:52 PM #31 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

10:40:54 PM #32 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Generating DVD high compatibility borders

10:41:14 PM #33 Phase 129 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Generating DVD borders completed successfully

10:41:14 PM #34 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process failed at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

Update Nero.

But the best idea is to create an image using nero and then burn it using ImgBurn!

I’ll give that a try. I already tried creating an image with DVD Shrink and burning with DVD Decrypter.

ImgBurn is newer.

I created an image with Nero, did a test write with ImgBurn which said was successful, so I attempted a burn and it failed on me again at 49%. ImgBurn’s error was - Failed to Write Sectors 1959808 - 1959839 - Write Error. At the start ImgBurn stated - This image has not been mastered correctly for burning onto a double layer (OTP Track Path) disc. None of the cells meet the ‘DVD-Video Specification’ criteria for a potential layer break position. ImgBurn also stated - Optimal L1 Data Zone Start LBA: None Found! (VTS_01).

Maybe my issue lies with the layer break or this is becoming my conclusion. I authored with Sony Architect with the preferences set to 8.5 GB. I have tried burning with Architect and putting a layer break where it tells me to, but still can’t burn this disc.

Yes, the LB seems to be the root of all trouble here.