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Upgraded To 8, Burning Dvds All Coasters


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Dell WS 370, P-4 2.80GHz, 2.0GB RAM, 2 - 120GHz 7200 HDs

Plextor PX740A, Win XP Pro SP2, Roxio Creator 8 Suite

 

For the following, all burning and testing was done using the same hardware (no changes to PC, burner or player or type of media) and same MPG files. All anti-virus and network protection turned off.

 

The ONLY change to the process was upgrading to Version 8.

 

When using Version 7xx, I did everything in MyDVD and burned directly to disc (no ISO) and everything worked just fine.

 

With Version 8 using the process below, the DVDs are playable in 3 PCs but NOT playable in (4) different DVD stand alone players (all players have specs allowing the +R media chosen).

 

Open MPG in Classic or MyDVD 8 or MyDVD Express or Disc Copy (tried all).

Save as an ISO.

Open the ISO in... (tried all)...

Burned to Disc.

 

This process was done using these DVD+R DL media.

Verbatim

Memorex

Fujifilm

Sony

Tayio Yudem

 

I have burned over 25 coasters using all of the suggestion found in this forum. I will uninstall Version 8 and return to Version 7 unless someone can provide a solution.

 

The absolute only reason that I upgraded was to get beyond the 120 minute "Title" max in Version 7.

 

Any thoughts before I throw Version 8 away and chalk this up to feeding the Roxio bottom line?

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OK.... I burned several discs with Nero and decided I would try Roxio again.

Uninstalled, checked drives and regedit settings. Re-installed ECM 8.

 

Need your thoughts... after burning my disc ( over 4GB) with EMC8 and going to the utilities and looking at "Disc Information" it shows my burned disc as "Appendable". My settings for burning DVDs is the lower radio button for discs to be burned only once.

 

I am using +R DL discs. Is there any other settings that you can think of to tell my burn to not be appendable? Or, do your discs say they are appendable after burning?

 

I am not using RW media.

 

I really want to use Roxio........ :)

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No, you do not need to download the update.

 

 

Do you have some other type of burning software or packet writing software?

 

Are there any error messages upon completion of an unsuccessful burn?

 

Application: Easy Media Creator 8

Applicable Operating Systems:

 

Windows 2000 Professional

Windows XP Home / Pro / Media Center

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

Issue:

When burning a CD or DVD, you receive an error or burning does not complete.

Solution:

Burning errors can happen for a variety of reasons. Roxio has found that doing the following steps resolves about 80% of all burning issues. Please give all these steps a try and see if it fixes your writing problems.

1. Update your drive's firmware/drivers. Most companies regularly update their firmware and drivers. If you are unsure what model your burner is and its firmware, click here to find out.

2. Enable DMA. Direct Memory Access enables better efficiency of data. For more info, check how to enable DMA.

3. Be sure that you're media is clean, unused, and the recommended media from your burner's manufacturer. Try a different brand, preferably a name brand, if you continue to have problems.

4. If your burner is external, make sure it is connected directly to the computer via USB/Firewire and not a hub or other other device like a sound card.

5. If you have a MyDVD 5.x (and up), DVDit! 5.x (and up), or RecordNow! 6 (and up), you may need to update the Sonic Record Engine .

6. Finally, a reinstall of the burners drivers may also help.

o Go into My Computer-->Control Panel-->System.

o Click the "Hardware" tab, then "Device manager".

o Expand "DVD/CD-ROM Drives", then select your burner and uninstall it by right clicking on it.

o Reboot

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Do you have some other type of burning software or packet writing software?

 

[NO]

 

Are there any error messages upon completion of an unsuccessful burn?

 

[NO]

 

Application: Easy Media Creator 8

Applicable Operating Systems:

 

Windows 2000 Professional

Windows XP Home / Pro / Media Center [sEE ORIGINAL POST]

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

Issue:

When burning a CD or DVD, you receive an error or burning does not complete.

 

[NO]

 

Solution:

Burning errors can happen for a variety of reasons. Roxio has found that doing the following steps resolves about 80% of all burning issues. Please give all these steps a try and see if it fixes your writing problems.

1. Update your drive's firmware/drivers. Most companies regularly update their firmware and drivers. If you are unsure what model your burner is and its firmware, click here to find out.

[ALREADY DID]

 

2. Enable DMA. Direct Memory Access enables better efficiency of data. For more info, check how to enable DMA.

[ALREADY DID]

 

3. Be sure that you're media is clean, unused, and the recommended media from your burner's manufacturer. Try a different brand, preferably a name brand, if you continue to have problems.

[sEE ORIGINAL POST]

 

4. If your burner is external, make sure it is connected directly to the computer via USB/Firewire and not a hub or other other device like a sound card.

[iT IS INTERNAL - SEE ORIGINAL POST]

 

5. If you have a MyDVD 5.x (and up), DVDit! 5.x (and up), or RecordNow! 6 (and up), you may need to update the Sonic Record Engine .

[sEE ORIGINAL POST]

 

6. Finally, a reinstall of the burners drivers may also help.

[ALREADY DID]

 

o Go into My Computer-->Control Panel-->System.

o Click the "Hardware" tab, then "Device manager".

o Expand "DVD/CD-ROM Drives", then select your burner and uninstall it by right clicking on it.

o Reboot

 

Thanks, any new ideas?

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One question and one suggestion.

 

Question : I'm not sure if this matters or not or if it is applicable or not but this is such a strange issue that it is the only thing I could think of. If you captured some video and you are burning it almost directly to a disc, so that there is no rendering/transcoding there is a setting for the type of capture - one choice is to "play on a computer". Is it possible that this was selected accidentally? See image.

 

Perhaps someone else can comment on what happens if this is selected. and then the file is burned to disc.

 

Suggestion: Take one of the discs to an electronic store and see if it will play on one of the units there. if you explain the problem, most will be willing to allow you to do that.

 

 

Dell WS 370, P-4 2.80GHz, 2.0GB RAM, 2 - 120GHz 7200 HDs

Plextor PX740A, Win XP Pro SP2, Roxio Creator 8 Suite

 

For the following, all burning and testing was done using the same hardware (no changes to PC, burner or player or type of media) and same MPG files. All anti-virus and network protection turned off.

 

The ONLY change to the process was upgrading to Version 8.

 

When using Version 7xx, I did everything in MyDVD and burned directly to disc (no ISO) and everything worked just fine.

 

With Version 8 using the process below, the DVDs are playable in 3 PCs but NOT playable in (4) different DVD stand alone players (all players have specs allowing the +R media chosen).

 

Open MPG in Classic or MyDVD 8 or MyDVD Express or Disc Copy (tried all).

Save as an ISO.

Open the ISO in... (tried all)...

Burned to Disc.

 

This process was done using these DVD+R DL media.

Verbatim

Memorex

Fujifilm

Sony

Tayio Yudem

 

I have burned over 25 coasters using all of the suggestion found in this forum. I will uninstall Version 8 and return to Version 7 unless someone can provide a solution.

 

The absolute only reason that I upgraded was to get beyond the 120 minute "Title" max in Version 7.

 

Any thoughts before I throw Version 8 away and chalk this up to feeding the Roxio bottom line?

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Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions.

 

I uninstalled Version 8, did the Regedit entries for the players. Then installed Nero Express that came with the burner and it works perfectly without using an ISO file. Worked first try.

 

Maybe someday I'll try reinstalling 8 and see if I can get it to work.

 

:)

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