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Dvd Burning Problem


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Hmmmm, could be either. test your burner by using a burn folder. From the finder under file> new burn folder. Drag contents into the burn folder and hit burn. if it fails then it more than likely a burner problem. if it works then it could be toast. I found a little app on the internet that helps with cross converting formats and will even burn a dvd. Search for VisualHub. it's a really nice app. Kinda of a swiss army knife app.

 

 

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I tried using finder to burn. at first i got an error code of 0x8002006d..then i tried a lower write speed and it burned 26 percent before i got a error code of -36. so im guessing its my burner. do u have any ideas as to what it could be. do i need to replace my superdrive or just the laser?

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I am also having a problem similar to that, I can't burn any DVD. I have a iBook G4, first it recodes it fine then it just says writing lead-in forever. (Unless I stop it] I don't think its my burner cause its brand new. I don't have the burner software installed because I get an error at installation saying that it can't find files in the Library folder, so that may be the case. :mellow:

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i went on the apple forums and a user tried helping me out with a bunch of different options but he also thinks it might be my burner. i called apple and they want $800 to fix optical laser..but i found a superdrive for $200. have u tried just using finder to burn? did that work for u?

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i went on the apple forums and a user tried helping me out with a bunch of different options but he also thinks it might be my burner. i called apple and they want $800 to fix optical laser..but i found a superdrive for $200. have u tried just using finder to burn? did that work for u?

 

Using finder did work, but its just movie files on a DVD. It won't play in DVD Player so I'm guessing it won't play on a real DVD player. I noticed when I was burning in Finder that the burner was making some noise, and when I tried to burn with Toast it didn't make much of a sound. I know that noise in a DVD drive means its reading/writing, so It can't be the superdrive...

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Using finder did work, but its just movie files on a DVD. It won't play in DVD Player so I'm guessing it won't play on a real DVD player. I noticed when I was burning in Finder that the burner was making some noise, and when I tried to burn with Toast it didn't make much of a sound. I know that noise in a DVD drive means its reading/writing, so It can't be the superdrive...

 

In your case, you could try saving it as a disc image first and then try burning the disc image to DVD and see how it goes. What brand/type of media are you using? I suggest using something like Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden.

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In your case, you could try saving it as a disc image first and then try burning the disc image to DVD and see how it goes. What brand/type of media are you using? I suggest using something like Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden.

 

Yes I am using Verbatim DVD-Rs. And I will try burning the disk image.

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I had this problem as well "writing lead-in" which went on for a long time, then a medium error.

 

It turned out that the burner on my brand new mac was broken. Fortunately, I took it back within 14 days and got a complete replacement, and now the burning works.

 

I suggest trying to burn a cd with iTunes and if that doesn't work, your burner is shot.

 

 

 

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I tried making a disk image and burning it with Finder and it just puts the file on it. It doesn't make it a playable DVD in DVD Player. Was I suppost to burn it with Toast?

I've read a couple of your earlier posts in this thread and here is what I think happened. You say that at the end of encoding for a video DVD Toast stalled at writing lead in. Sometimes this happens if the optical drive goes to sleep during the time Toast takes to do the encoding. Since the drive is asleep Toast has no place to send the data. The solution to this is to choose Save as Disc Image instead of clicking the burn button. When that is done, select the disc image file in the Toast Copy window and insert your blank DVD. Toast should write your video DVD without a problem.

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I've read a couple of your earlier posts in this thread and here is what I think happened. You say that at the end of encoding for a video DVD Toast stalled at writing lead in. Sometimes this happens if the optical drive goes to sleep during the time Toast takes to do the encoding. Since the drive is asleep Toast has no place to send the data. The solution to this is to choose Save as Disc Image instead of clicking the burn button. When that is done, select the disc image file in the Toast Copy window and insert your blank DVD. Toast should write your video DVD without a problem.

 

It still says writing lead-in and the CD drive is still not making any noise [which probably means that its not doing anything]. This only happens when I use Toast, not the Finder.

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It still says writing lead-in and the CD drive is still not making any noise [which probably means that its not doing anything]. This only happens when I use Toast, not the Finder.

If it can't get past lead-in when burning in the Copy window from a disc image - and you are using Verbatim discs - then there is a problem with the drive or, if it is an external drive, with the Mac's communication with that drive. If yours is an external drive then download and apply the latest combined system update from Apple and that may fix the communication problem.

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I've read a couple of your earlier posts in this thread and here is what I think happened. You say that at the end of encoding for a video DVD Toast stalled at writing lead in. Sometimes this happens if the optical drive goes to sleep during the time Toast takes to do the encoding. Since the drive is asleep Toast has no place to send the data. The solution to this is to choose Save as Disc Image instead of clicking the burn button. When that is done, select the disc image file in the Toast Copy window and insert your blank DVD. Toast should write your video DVD without a problem.

 

thanks alot man..it actually worked. so do u think it is a burner problem i have? because finder wont burn and toast wont burn if i use the burn button?

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thanks alot man..it actually worked. so do u think it is a burner problem i have? because finder wont burn and toast wont burn if i use the burn button?

If it worked to burn the disc from a disc image then I don't think the drive has a problem. However, a good quality brand external drive is always better than the built-in Superdrive provided by Apple. So you won't do yourself any harm getting an external drive.

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If it worked to burn the disc from a disc image then I don't think the drive has a problem. However, a good quality brand external drive is always better than the built-in Superdrive provided by Apple. So you won't do yourself any harm getting an external drive.

 

the dvd is messed up. there is pixelation problems and glitches in the encoding or something. so im guessing it has to be something with the drive. what is a good cheap external drive compatible with mac?

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the dvd is messed up. there is pixelation problems and glitches in the encoding or something. so im guessing it has to be something with the drive. what is a good cheap external drive compatible with mac?

I've seen LiteOn USB 2 drives at OfficeMax. I believe Sony is also good. My favorite for Macs is the LaCie Firewire drive but that's more money, although you might find a refurbished one in LaCie's clearance page.

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