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Disc at Once


Dave ch

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I am using Easy Media Creator 7 and I need to burn a one file firmware update to a CD to update my Sony DVD recorder.

 

The Sony instructions state "Burn the update file onto a new blank CD-R disc using disc-at-once mode and ISO 9660 CD-ROM file system format".

 

In Creator Classic I have selected Data disc project and note that in Project Properties I can select ISO 9660 file system.

 

But how do I ensure that the burn is in DAO mode, or is this irrelevant for one file burn.

 

Sony state:

Make sure that the disc is finalised.

Burning the update disc using packet writing software is not supported.

 

Can anybody please help.

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On my old Philips player [several years old], all I have to do is put the update files on a CD or DVD and just close the tray.

 

The player recognizes the filenames and puts itself into update mode.

 

All I have to do is unplug the player when instructed, wait a minute, and then plug it back in again (a reboot?).

 

I'd go with cd's suggestion, and burn again, a little more slowly.

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Hi Folks,

 

Many thanks yet again for your help.

 

I have re burnt the disc at 8x but the recorder still states that it cannot play the disc. So I think I will have to see what thoughts Sony have on the subject.

 

I agree with you chaps, this operation should be simple. Goodness only knows why this brand new latest Sony model should be so fastidious.

 

I am most grateful for all your help.

 

Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year.

 

Cheers, Dave ch

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Hello Dave,

 

Use Creator Classic, and add your firmware update to the project. Then click on the Burn button.

 

A box will appear titled Roxio Creator Classic - Burn Progress.

 

Click on the button which says >>Details. The box will expand to show the advanced options.

 

Check the box "Read-Only Disc", and click the Burn button. That should do the trick.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Hello Dave,

 

Use Creator Classic, and add your firmware update to the project. Then click on the Burn button.

 

A box will appear titled Roxio Creator Classic - Burn Progress.

 

Click on the button which says >>Details. The box will expand to show the advanced options.

 

Check the box "Read-Only Disc", and click the Burn button. That should do the trick.

 

Regards,

Brendon

 

 

 

Brendon,

 

Many thanks, magnificent it worked a treat.

 

Cheers, Dave ch

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Dave,

 

Can you copy the files off the disc, into a temporary folder on your hard drive?

 

If you can, then the disc is written properly and can be read properly by Windows, and the problem is somewhere with getting your recorder to accept the instructions.

 

If you can't copy the files off, what error message do you get?

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Brendon,

 

Many thanks, magnificent it worked a treat.

 

Cheers, Dave ch

 

 

Brendon,

 

I do not seem to be out of the wood yet. I made the disc like you suggested, fine no problems. But when I insert the disc into the DVD recorder it states that it cannot play this disc.

 

Have you any further thoughts please. I was not aware during the burning that the disc had finalised. Did this happen automatically before the tray automatically opened.

 

Cheers, Dave ch

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If you followed Brendon's instructions and checked Read Only it was finalized…

 

Put the disc back into your PC and open Classic.

 

Click on Tools and select Disc Info. (I think that is the name, don't have V7 anymore)

 

What does it report about the disc?

 

Never done one on a Player but it doesn't seem likely that all you have to do is feed it in and close the tray??? I'm thinking there would be something under the Setup to initiate an update…

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Never done one on a Player but it doesn't seem likely that all you have to do is feed it in and close the tray???

 

James, here are the instructions for a Samsung I own.

 

How to make your own Upgrade Disc

Download the three files mentioned below from the Download Center of the Samsung website to your PC. BUILD.IMG UPDATE.VER. Burn these three files to a CD-R disc using your favorite CD Burning Software.

Be sure to finalize the disc. After you have successfully made your upgrade disc please refer to the DVD-HD841

Upgrade Instructions on how to perform the upgrade.

 

 

 

To install the firmware update:

 

Download the update from the Samsung Download Center.

Copy the file to a CD using your computer's CD-R or CD-RW burner.

Insert the CD into your DVD recorder.

Allow one to two minutes for the disc to load.

The following screen will appear on your TV (with the actual firmware version diplayed):

 

With the arrow buttons on the remote control, highlight YES and press the Enter button.

Allow one to two minutes for the firmware to install.

Important: Do not turn the recorder off or open the disc tray while the firmware is being updated.

When it is complete, the tray will open and the DVD recorder will turn itself off. Remove the disc and turn the unit back on.

 

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Dave,

 

Can you copy the files off the disc, into a temporary folder on your hard drive?

 

If you can, then the disc is written properly and can be read properly by Windows, and the problem is somewhere with getting your recorder to accept the instructions.

 

If you can't copy the files off, what error message do you get?

 

Regards,

Brendon

 

 

Hi Brendon,

 

Yes, the file copies with no problem.

 

I have now contacted my local Sony agent and they will do the job under the guarantee, but they need to keep the recorder for a couple of days which is a pain.

 

I think Sony need to improve their act on this one.

 

Thanks again for your help.

Dave ch

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Hi Folks,

 

Thanks for the info, pleased to have your confirmation that the disc was finalised.

Under Tools/Disc and Device Utility I have:

CD-R, single session (with mode data), "071230_1220" 1 Session(s), 1 Track(s), not recordable, used space 14.5 Mb (01:38:70MSF/7,420 Blocks)

 

The instructions, for my Sony RDR-HXD970, extract below, are very similar to to the Samsung. The update is supposed to action automatically. On my Sony the update states that it is loading but then reports that it cannot read the disc.

 

All very puzzling, as a last resort I will see if Sony are prepared to provide a disc copy of the update, but I would much sooner do it using the download if possible.

 

I have checked that my download file size is exactly the same as that quoted by Sony.

 

Thanks all, any further contributions would be most welcome.

 

Dave ch

 

 

3. Burn the update file onto a new blank CD-R disc using disc-at-once mode and ISO 9660 CD-ROM file system format.

 

Important notes:

* Make sure that the disc is finalised.

* Make sure the disc creation was correctly done without any error. In case of doubt, recreate a new update disc.

* Burning the update disc using a packet writing software is not supported. (Packet writing is an optical disc recording technology used to allow writeable CD and DVD media to be used in a similar manner to a floppy disk).

* Do not create the update disc using another process than the one described above.

 

Firmware update procedure

 

* Do not turn off the DVD Recorder or disconnect the DVD Recorder from the power supply during the update process. Doing so may damage your Recorder and make it unusable, and would require a repair of the DVD Recorder.

* Do not press any button, except as instructed, until the update is complete. Doing so may damage your Recorder and make it unusable, and would require a repair ofDVD Recorder.

 

The firmware update process may take up to 8 minutes. First read the whole procedure before starting to update the firmware of your Recorder.

 

The disc tray will automatically open during update. Please remove anything that could potentially obstruct the disc tray before updating.

 

1. Make sure that your TV set is correctly connected to your DVD Recorder.

2. Power on your DVD Recorder by pressing the POWER button.

3. Press the OPEN/ CLOSE button to open the disc tray.

4. Place the update disc on the disc tray.

5. Press the REC-STOP button at first, then press (Play) button at the same time. The tray closes automatically.

6. Do not perform any operations until update completes. When update starts, the TV’s screen will disappear and will become black

7. The update starts automatically. LOAD appears on the front panel display.

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