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Help Burning Dvds - Pioneer Dvr-112d


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I have similar issues with Pioneer 11d on my MacPro intel machine + verbatim DVD+DL + Toast 8.03. I tried reducing write speed to 2x this failed. I used toast 7 before and that worked. When I try to burn on the same machine with an external Sony DRU-700A i had better results. So the solution I'm currently have, is to save the disc as a discimage and then I use Apple Disk Utility to burn the disk image. But it is cumbersome...

 

 

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I have similar issues with Pioneer 11d on my MacPro intel machine + verbatim DVD+DL + Toast 8.03. [...] I used toast 7 before and that worked.[Emphasis added!] [...] So the solution I'm currently have, is to save the disc as a discimage and then I use Apple Disk Utility to burn the disk image. But it is cumbersome...

Isn't it less cumbersome to keep a copy of Toast 7 along with Toast 8, and use the former when you want to write to a Verbatim DVD+DL? I've even run 7 and 8 concurrently on different drives without a problem!

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It's been a long time since I had a desktop Mac with multiple optical drives. As I recall it was necessary to change one of the drive's bus settings from 0 to 1 by either removing or adding one of those little blocks that fit on the pins in the back of the drive. Sorry that I'm not literate in this terminology.

When you have two EIDE/ATA drives (hard, optical or whatever) on the same cable, you should either set "those little blocks", a.k.a. jumpers, on both drives to Cable Select or set the one at the end of the cable to Master and the other to Slave. (Other combinations of settings may sometimes work.) On the Pioneer 112D, Cable Select is the middle pair of pins, Master is the pair next to the cable (not power!) connector, and Slave is the one between those two.

 

Edit: If you have only one drive on a cable, it should be at the end of the cable and set to Master or Cable Select.

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The first test is to try a different brand of discs. Also, try setting a slower burn speed than best. Check the Pioneer site to see if there is a firmware update available for your drive. If there is you should go to the FAQ at xlr8yourmac.com and click the DVD link to learn about how to update firmware for a Pioneer drive using a Mac.

 

How is that drive connected to your Mac and what kind and brand of discs are you trying to burn?

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I've tried different brand discs, but I'll try the slower burn speed next. The firmware that it's running is 1.15 and there are PC downloads of 1.24 but I can't install them. I'll check xlr8yourmac.com. I have a G4 MDD and it's installed in the second drive bay.

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hmmm...coulda just been the software Toast Titanium 8. i switched to a free version of 'Burn' and it had no problem at all. Silly software issue i think.

Could be just software. It's been a long time since I had a desktop Mac with multiple optical drives. As I recall it was necessary to change one of the drive's bus settings from 0 to 1 by either removing or adding one of those little blocks that fit on the pins in the back of the drive. Sorry that I'm not literate in this terminology. It may not even be an issue any more. But if it is relevant it could cause a communication issue between Toast and the drive.

This is the tool that's used to run Pioneer firmware updates on Macs.

 

 

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