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Error Messages When Burning Eye Tv Programs Please Help!


Lippertize

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Hi Everyone,

This is my 4th wasted DVD and my 8th wasted hour. I am running Tiger 10.4.11 on a Mac Pro quad 3ghz, with 4 gigs of ram I am dragging my recorded files from my EYE TV recordings window to the toast window and all is well. I insert a blank DVD (a memorex dvd +R and also have used memorex dvd-R) and after over an hour or so of encoding it starts to write the disc. about a minute later I get this error message, "The file 'VTS_01_1.VOB could not be accessed (data fork -39)" I click 'ok' and then it says in a new error message window, "could not complete the last command because of a Mac OS error = -39". Then to top it off, my DVD drive then spins on and on continuously. I cant eject it, the finder tells me that I "just inserted a blank dvd, What do I want to do" and if I click ignore or eject nothing happens it just repeats the message and keeps remounting the same #$^@ disc image which isn't a blank DVD anymore by the way. I have to shut down manually and restart to get the darn disc out. If I was not home my DVD drive would be spinning all day!! What's wrong?!?!? I burned a 2 hour tv program in the past and it worked. Has anyone experienced this problem? By the way, I cleaned the optical drive and still no better. I hope it's OK from all that spinning. Anyway, any help would be appreciated. Thanks for reading my rant,

Regards,

Lippertize

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EyeTV has an export to Toast option that I'd use rather than dragging from one to the other. Then in Toast choose Save as Disc Image from the File menu instead of clicking the burn button. When that is done burn the disc image to DVD using the Image File setting in the Copy window. I'm suggesting this two-step approach because it oftentimes works for issues like this.

 

Memorex is not well regarded for its quality. You can check user reports on your Memorex discs by inserting a blank disc, choose Disc Info in Toast's Recorder menu and clicking the button that links to a site with user reports. I don't know if the media is contributing to your issue, however.

 

Thanks, Tsantee

I will try what you suggested, by the way the first three discs were maxell (my mistake) then I tried a memorex with the same errors of course. I'll let you know how it works out. Thanks again for your response!

Regards,

Lippertize

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EyeTV has an export to Toast option that I'd use rather than dragging from one to the other. Then in Toast choose Save as Disc Image from the File menu instead of clicking the burn button. When that is done burn the disc image to DVD using the Image File setting in the Copy window. I'm suggesting this two-step approach because it oftentimes works for issues like this.

 

Memorex is not well regarded for its quality. You can check user reports on your Memorex discs by inserting a blank disc, choose Disc Info in Toast's Recorder menu and clicking the button that links to a site with user reports. I don't know if the media is contributing to your issue, however.

 

I believe the SAVE TO DISK/COPY suggestion will work for you. I don't think the problem is the DVDs. I was having a similar problem and burned lots of Sony DVDs to no avail. This two-step process seems to have solved my problem. I consulted with a techie, who told me that the problem is the Macintosh processor that has to do several things at the same time (read, encode, copy, burn). Although I have a 1GB Dual Processor and 1.5 GB of RAM, this still is not enough for my computer to perform simultaneous operations with Toast. Thanks, Tsantee.

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An observation:

 

tsantee

 

I have noticed that when eyeTV preferences are selected for Extended Play (DVD 240) recording of TV programs that Toast allows the encoding and burning of multiple files either dragged and dropped, or exported to toast etc.. without any problems (up to 3 hours of recorded time). With this Extended Play recorded file/s, I am able to simply drag and drop or import the files and then press the big red button in lower right corner (as long as graph bar is green) and all three files (3 one hour programs) are encoded and burned on a 4.7GB DVD.

 

I have noticed that as eyeTV preferences are selected for better quality recording of TV programs, the fewer files (hours - green bar length) of recorded time can be directly burned in this manner. The better the eyeTV recording quality is selected, (analog) the more apt that the recorded TV program's file needs to be saved as an image and then burn the image file :rolleyes: .

 

I don't know if this is also true for 'digital' preference selection as I use 'analog' only in eyeTV's Preferences for Devices.

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EyeTV has an export to Toast option that I'd use rather than dragging from one to the other. Then in Toast choose Save as Disc Image from the File menu instead of clicking the burn button. When that is done burn the disc image to DVD using the Image File setting in the Copy window. I'm suggesting this two-step approach because it oftentimes works for issues like this.

 

Memorex is not well regarded for its quality. You can check user reports on your Memorex discs by inserting a blank disc, choose Disc Info in Toast's Recorder menu and clicking the button that links to a site with user reports. I don't know if the media is contributing to your issue, however.

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