I've been using DVDFab Platinum v4.x with no problems. Since updating to v5.x, I've had a couple of problems.
Initial reading from DVD source was taking 25-40 MINUTES (v188.8.131.52 - v184.108.40.206), regardless of the movie, but this seems to have been corrected in v220.127.116.11 even though that release doesn't seem to have been to address such a problem. I don't understand, but it is back down to about 8 seconds, so I'm not complaining. This was DVD-to-DVD. I'm aware there was an issue with DVD-to-Mobile, but I figured it was me.
I was doing backups on my laptop (1-yr old Dell Inspiron 1720), cloning DVD-to-DVD using the VSO burn engine. The copy task is fine. The write task is failing, saying no media detected, init failure, error 112, etc. A sample log follows. 48 disks off this spindle burned successfully with DVDFab v4.x. The last two failed with DVDFab v5.x. The first four off a new spindle (same brand and type) failed with the same errors.
I moved to my desktop (1-yr old Dell XPS 410), cloning DVD-to-DVD using the VSO burn engine, using the same media, and encountered the same errors. HOWEVER, cloning to hdd, and then burning the .iso file with Roxio worked on the same drive and disk. This approach also works on my laptop, so...
If the drives recognize the media, and the media can be successfully written with other software, what does that leave? I think there is a sporadic problem with VSO. Yes, I'm aware that some are having no trouble with v5.x and VSO, but I am having trouble.
Since Roxio works, I am considering trying the ImgBurn engine.
No other applications are running during the cloning process.
I do a clean uninstall, each time.
I am using Memorex DL DVD+R 2.4-8x (Ritek-S04-42) media, but have had no errors with the previous three spindles and 65 disks, and I'm not having problems with the current spindle when using different software.
Laptop: Dell Inspiron 1720, 2GHz Intel Centrino Duo, 4mb cache, 4gb RAM, HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-T11N A103 E, running under Vista Home Premium SP1, various versions of DVDFab v5.x.
Desktop: Dell XPS 410, 2.18GHz Intel Core Duo, 4mb cache, 4gb RAM, Optiplex burner (don't have model info in front of me), running under Vista Home Premium, DVDFab v18.104.22.168.
Burner firmware on both machines is current per manufacturers.
Movie: I don't think it matters, since the copy task is working fine, but I was cloning Babylon5 Season 1 disks 1 through 4.
sample log (same for all versions from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199):
7/30/2008 1:53:50 AM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
7/30/2008 1:53:15 AM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
7/30/2008 1:53:15 AM warning Reading Disc Information have failed
7/30/2008 1:53:15 AM warning Reading media profile have failed after 4 attemps
7/30/2008 1:52:44 AM error INIT ERROR: Writing device initialization failed - sense: Code 00 00 00 [No sense information.]
7/30/2008 1:52:44 AM error Write cancelled, Your media is still usable.
7/30/2008 1:52:44 AM error Failed to set layer change to LBA 1894368 (3.61 Gb.) - Code 00 00 00 [No sense information.]
7/30/2008 1:51:20 AM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
7/30/2008 1:51:20 AM info Can't find a proper layer break in ISO image. Setting to 1894368
7/30/2008 1:51:20 AM info Available write speed: 4x, 2.4x
7/30/2008 1:51:20 AM info Media ID: RITEK-S04-42
7/30/2008 1:51:20 AM info Media type: Dual Layer DVD+R
7/30/2008 1:51:20 AM info Not Applicable to this bus type
7/30/2008 1:51:18 AM info Write started
7/30/2008 1:51:16 AM info New media (DL DVD+R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/30/2008 1:16:15 AM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
7/30/2008 1:16:15 AM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-T11N A103 E
7/30/2008 1:14:14 AM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-T11N A103 E
7/30/2008 1:14:14 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
7/30/2008 1:14:14 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/30/2008 1:14:14 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/30/2008 1:14:14 AM info DLL Version 5, 0, 5, 0
7/30/2008 1:14:14 AM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe
7/30/2008 1:14:14 AM info Version 5, 0, 5, 0
7/30/2008 1:14:14 AM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe"
7/30/2008 1:14:14 AM info OS : Personal Service Pack 1 (Build 6001)
7/30/2008 1:14:14 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************
Any help in getting DVD-to-DVD working again would be appreciated.