Which dvd type to use!?

vbimport

#1

Hey,
Seems like it should be easy to find, but it’s not.
Which type of DVD blank to use to copy something? I have tried DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, etc and nothing seems to work. I have tried DVDFab, Nero, etc and nothing is working.


#2

What exactly did you do and what do you want to achieve (copying a VideoDVD probably?)?


#3

I wish to copy a dvd as back up. I own the dvd and want to put it way for safe keeping.
I have a single dvd burner set up and the original dvd seems to get copied to the computer, but will not burn or will not burn completely.
I have searched the all powerful knowlege base and found nothing but what fancy software or burner to buy.


#4

Welcome to CDF, companion62 :slight_smile:

Can you post a log from the software you’re using (to help us narrow down the problem)?

DVDFab is a good choice if it’s a movie backup you’re making. :slight_smile:


#5

What is a log?..so I guess no. How would you go about doing that? Will that help in picking what kinds of black disks to use? There are so many kinds.
I tried AVS copier and had the same issue. It copies the dvd to the computer and then when I try the next step the drive light comes on and seems to be doing something for about 10 mins and the pops out the disk with nothing on it.


#6

It really sounds like the discs if different software is doing the same thing.

What burner do you have? Also, what’s the brand and rated speed of the discs - as well as the speed you’re burning at :slight_smile:

DVDFab (Platinum) keeps it’s log files in My Documents\DVDFab\Log BTW :slight_smile:


#7

I have a Lite-on DVDRW LH-20A1L I guess. The software picks the speed it burns at.
However, does this answer the first question of what kind of blank DVD to use?

3/29/2008 2:09:15 PM info Write started 2197760 sectors to write
3/29/2008 2:09:15 PM info Writing speed requested x16.0, effective x16.0
3/29/2008 2:09:15 PM info Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 6x, 4x, 2.4x
3/29/2008 2:09:15 PM info Media ID: RICOHJPN-R03-04
3/29/2008 2:09:15 PM info Media type: DVD+R
3/29/2008 2:09:15 PM info Not Applicable to this bus type
3/29/2008 2:09:14 PM info Scanned files #10, folder #2 - total size 4499888128 b. (4.19 Gb.)
3/29/2008 2:09:14 PM info Inserted media type : DVD+R
3/29/2008 2:09:14 PM info Write started
3/29/2008 2:09:11 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/29/2008 2:03:54 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
3/29/2008 2:03:51 PM error Write error at 0 (16) - Code 05 64 00 [Illegal request, illegal mode for this track]
3/29/2008 2:03:51 PM info Write started 2197760 sectors to write
3/29/2008 2:03:50 PM info Writing speed requested x2.0, effective x2.0
3/29/2008 2:03:50 PM info Format completed
3/29/2008 2:01:05 PM info Format start
3/29/2008 2:01:05 PM info Available write speed: 2x
3/29/2008 2:01:05 PM info Media ID: RITEKW01
3/29/2008 2:01:05 PM info Media type: DVD-RW Sequential
3/29/2008 2:01:05 PM info Not Applicable to this bus type
3/29/2008 2:01:05 PM info Scanned files #10, folder #2 - total size 4499888128 b. (4.19 Gb.)
3/29/2008 2:01:05 PM info Inserted media type : DVD-RW Sequential
3/29/2008 2:01:05 PM info Write started
3/29/2008 2:00:55 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/29/2008 2:00:17 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
3/29/2008 1:59:43 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/29/2008 1:59:18 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
3/29/2008 1:58:55 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/29/2008 1:52:05 PM 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
3/29/2008 1:52:05 PM info New Drive selected : 2:2:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1L BL05 [D] (Ide)
3/29/2008 1:46:57 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
3/29/2008 1:28:36 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/29/2008 1:28:34 PM info Current Drive selected : 2:2:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1L BL05 [D] (Ide)
3/29/2008 1:28:34 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
3/29/2008 1:28:34 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
3/29/2008 1:28:34 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
3/29/2008 1:28:34 PM info DLL Version 2.1.3.324
3/29/2008 1:28:34 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\vso_hwe.dll
3/29/2008 1:28:34 PM info Version 4, 0, 0, 0
3/29/2008 1:28:34 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
3/29/2008 1:28:34 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
3/29/2008 1:28:34 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************


#8

You have a drive that usually tolerates a lot of stuff, so the log will help us figure out exactly what is going on.

What occurs around the time all of this happens:

3/29/2008 2:00:55 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/29/2008 2:00:17 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
3/29/2008 1:59:43 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/29/2008 1:59:18 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
3/29/2008 1:58:55 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write

?

That seems like a lot of media removal, etc. Are you ejecting the media yourself, or is it the software?

A better question to ask is, how long have you had your drive?


#9

Hello,
Drive is about 4 months old and makes fine CD copies and burns, but will not make a DVD. Since there are so many different types of blanks, I was trying to find out what kind for what application. No one wants to answer that question no matter what I do or how I ask.

I take the disk out if the software kicks it out or tells me that it is finished burning successfully…which it does not. Sometimes the computer says it is burning and after half an hour is still sitting there I take it out.
I can not tell you what is happening during those specific time spots.

What type of blank disks are used for what application?


#10

You can use DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL…just about every one of the DVD formats. It depends on how much you are trying to burn, and for what you are planning to use the disc. Here, a single-layer disc should be fine, as long as you’re not backing up a full dual-layer commercial DVD back as-is.

Can you use CD-DVD Speed to test out your drive to make sure that it can burn DVDs properly using CD-DVD Speed?

With the latest version, start it up, select the “Create Data Disc” tab, insert a blank disc, and click start. If you encounter an error message or any issue, please report back. :flower:


#11

Hello,
What software program are you refering to? If it is DVDFab, AVS, or Nero, no “create data disk” tab can be seen. If I try starting a session with the intent to burn data on anyone of these programs, it will continue to the correct screen and wait for the data I wish to input. No argument.
I have updated DVDfab to the current driver with no resolve.

Let’s say I am trying to copy a movie, what DVD then?..Data?..
I have an old movie I have been trying to copy for sometime…An American in Paris. All software programs say DVD5 will be fine without compression, but no data on disk is found when it is done or at least spits it out.


#12

Sorry, I meant Nero CD-DVD Speed, when I was referencing testing.

Run CD-DVD Speed [part of Nero’s toolkit; may also be Discspeed 4], and try to Create a Data Disc. You’ll be potentially wasting a disc, but this will give us an idea of if it is the media/drive or something else.


#13

In DVDfab I tried copying but after successful temp strage of the original info, software spit it out with “burn failure”.

3/29/2008 8:33:33 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
3/29/2008 8:33:29 PM error Write error at 0 (16) - Code 05 64 00 [Illegal request, illegal mode for this track]
3/29/2008 8:33:29 PM info Write started 2197760 sectors to write
3/29/2008 8:33:29 PM info Writing speed requested x2.0, effective x2.0
3/29/2008 8:33:29 PM info Format completed
3/29/2008 8:30:49 PM info Format start
3/29/2008 8:30:49 PM info Available write speed: 2x
3/29/2008 8:30:49 PM info Media ID: RITEKW01
3/29/2008 8:30:49 PM info Media type: DVD-RW Sequential
3/29/2008 8:30:49 PM info Not Applicable to this bus type
3/29/2008 8:30:49 PM info Scanned files #10, folder #2 - total size 4499888128 b. (4.19 Gb.)
3/29/2008 8:30:49 PM info Inserted media type : DVD-RW Sequential
3/29/2008 8:30:49 PM info Write started
3/29/2008 8:30:23 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/29/2008 8:24:28 PM 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
3/29/2008 8:24:28 PM info New Drive selected : 2:2:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1L BL06 [D] (Ide)
3/29/2008 8:23:27 PM info Current Drive selected : 2:2:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1L BL06 [D] (Ide)
3/29/2008 8:23:27 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
3/29/2008 8:23:27 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
3/29/2008 8:23:27 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
3/29/2008 8:23:27 PM info DLL Version 2.1.3.324
3/29/2008 8:23:27 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\vso_hwe.dll
3/29/2008 8:23:27 PM info Version 4, 0, 0, 0
3/29/2008 8:23:27 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
3/29/2008 8:23:27 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
3/29/2008 8:23:27 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************


#14

Is that on Nero7 Smart Essentials? I don’t have a toolbox or a speed test option. I do have a Test Drive though.


#15

You may find CD-DVD Speed here, to save yourself the trouble: www.cdspeed2000.com :flower:


#16

companion62
Sorry you have not been getting the answers you have been asking for, I normally stay in the DVDFab section.
Anyway those blank disc’s that you are using at least the ones in the burn log that I saw anyway are not very good to use (Very Problematic) the RW types are good for testing but not for long time use the degrade fast over time and after so many burns become unreadable.
Your better off going with the best which are 1.)Taiyo Yuden(BEST) can only be found online 2.) Verbatim(2nd BEST)can be found at best buy and other stores…with those two brands you will want to stick with the 8x or 16x,…I use nothing but TaiyoYuden because they give the best quality burns…also sometimes use Verbatim but not always because their burn quality very in quality but must better then most blanks that members use .
BTW… If you have a newer stand alone dvd player that will play the +R media go with the +R type,…if not the -R are just as good.

Bottom line dump the ritek and the other one think it was ricoh they are most problematic,…you may get googd burns every so often but most of the time you will have playback issues.

and as far as DVDFab Platinum very good choice :clap::clap:
you may want to open common settings and select ImgBurn as the burn engine which has good settings for lite on burners

Hope this helps you a little :cool:


#17

Thank you folks.
I ran a data speed test and found that it does work and I get a rating of 12.10x speed.
I will be buying some different non-rw dvds tomorrow.


#18

[QUOTE=companion62;2029350]Thank you folks.
I ran a data speed test and found that it does work and I get a rating of 12.10x speed.
I will be buying some different non-rw dvds tomorrow.[/QUOTE]

Getting them from the store,…bet bet Verbatim:D


#19

3/29/2008 8:30:49 PM info [B]Media ID: RITEKW01[/B]
3/29/2008 8:30:49 PM info Media type: DVD-RW Sequential
3/29/2008 8:30:49 PM info [B]Not Applicable to this bus type[/B]

???


#20

what are the question marks for Chef? are you asking a question? if so I can’t answer that.