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I can't burn to DVD-Rs but I can burn to DVD-RWs. Why?


Cherylj001

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I was using Easy Media Creator 6 and needed to move to Easy Media Creator 9 to accomodate a new camcorder I purchased. With EMC 6 I could burn to DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs without any problems.

 

Ever since I installed EMC 9, I can't burn to DVD-Rs in either EMC 6 or EMC 9 (although, I ran a repair on EMC 6 to see if that fixes my problem and my computer is currently encoding so I'll see if the repair worked).

 

I've seen similar discussions under the threads by Cheeseburger, Whataloser and Tightlines. I unchecked the "burn to DVD" box and checked the box so it would create an ISO file but I still get the same error message.

 

I checked for updated on my device driver (NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro, driver date 7/28/2003, driver version 4.5.2.3) and there appears to be updates but I can't tell which driver on the NVIDIA website is for me to use. I hate to muck around with updates when my driver was working fine with EMC 6. Maybe my logic isn't good.

 

My system information is as follows:

 

HP Pavilion 7955, Pentium 4 CUP 1500MHz, 1.49 GHz, 1.25 GB of RAM

MS Windows XP, Home Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 2

 

I don't have the DirectX 9 graphics card, but what I do have works fine for me and I don't believe this fact would affect my burning issue.

 

I love the Roxio products!

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'll let you all know if my EMC 6 is able to burn to DVD-R once it has done its thing.

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:blink: I checked the Secondary IDE Channel and I have been operating in ULTRA DMA Mode 2, not PIO.

 

I have figured out that, after I burn to a DVD-RW disk, I can then copy the disk to a DVD-R, fairly accurately (typing on slide show shifts a bit, but that's the only difference I noticed).

 

Now I just need to try and salvage my movie I made in Roxio 6. I can burn an ISO file, but I don't know how to import it into EMC9 so that I can burn it as a movie. I don't know what an ISO file really means. I thought I could burn it to a DVD and then play it, but that's not true. What does one do with an ISO file?

 

I'm thinking I should ungrade my Video Card, but don't know what would be compatible with my system/programs. Any suggestions?

An .ISO file is an image of the data that is on the disc, pretty much sector by sector, byte by byte. In EMC 9, you can open Disc Copier, and tell it you want to use an Image file as the source, then point it to the .ISO file. You should be able to do the same in ECDC 6, I don't know the interface, but if it's similar to ECDC 5, open Creator Classic -> File -> Create CD from Image File.

 

Hope that helps!

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:blink: I checked the Secondary IDE Channel and I have been operating in ULTRA DMA Mode 2, not PIO.

 

I have figured out that, after I burn to a DVD-RW disk, I can then copy the disk to a DVD-R, fairly accurately (typing on slide show shifts a bit, but that's the only difference I noticed).

 

Now I just need to try and salvage my movie I made in Roxio 6. I can burn an ISO file, but I don't know how to import it into EMC9 so that I can burn it as a movie. I don't know what an ISO file really means. I thought I could burn it to a DVD and then play it, but that's not true. What does one do with an ISO file?

 

I'm thinking I should ungrade my Video Card, but don't know what would be compatible with my system/programs. Any suggestions?

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I was using Easy Media Creator 6 and needed to move to Easy Media Creator 9 to accomodate a new camcorder I purchased. With EMC 6 I could burn to DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs without any problems.

 

Ever since I installed EMC 9, I can't burn to DVD-Rs in either EMC 6 or EMC 9 (although, I ran a repair on EMC 6 to see if that fixes my problem and my computer is currently encoding so I'll see if the repair worked).

 

I've seen similar discussions under the threads by Cheeseburger, Whataloser and Tightlines. I unchecked the "burn to DVD" box and checked the box so it would create an ISO file but I still get the same error message.

 

I checked for updated on my device driver (NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro, driver date 7/28/2003, driver version 4.5.2.3) and there appears to be updates but I can't tell which driver on the NVIDIA website is for me to use. I hate to muck around with updates when my driver was working fine with EMC 6. Maybe my logic isn't good.

 

My system information is as follows:

 

HP Pavilion 7955, Pentium 4 CUP 1500MHz, 1.49 GHz, 1.25 GB of RAM

MS Windows XP, Home Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 2

 

I don't have the DirectX 9 graphics card, but what I do have works fine for me and I don't believe this fact would affect my burning issue.

 

I love the Roxio products!

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'll let you all know if my EMC 6 is able to burn to DVD-R once it has done its thing.

 

I don't know how you got EMC 9 to run with that video card, but you did. Your computer is low end for any video work, but you should be able to burn to a DVD-R disc. Look in Device Manager to make sure your burner is running in Ultra DMA Mode 2 and not PIO mode.

 

You will find that under IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers. It will be the Secondary IDE Channel.

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