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Dvd Burning Problems


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I am attempting to burn an 5.5 GB mpeg file to a dual layer DVD. I'm using blank Memorex DVD +R DL disc's. The burn process goes well through the encoding process but when that completes, I get the following error message..... "Failed to start image writing operation. Error while burning image." I've tried this multiple times, getting this error each time. I'm using a Lite-On DVD burner (model SHM-165H6S) which is supposed to be capable of burning dual layer DVD's.

 

In an effort to investigate other options, I discovered that I can burn this file to a standard DVD disc at reduced quality (LP). I was able to complete this successfully, but when I play the DVD, the sound is out of sync with the video. The video (actors lips) is behind the words being spoken.

 

Obviously, I would prefer to make use of the higher quality the dual layer disc will give me, so any suggestions for solving this would be appreciated. If this can't be solved.... then how do I get the voice to be in sync with the video on a standard DVD?

 

I'm using version 9.1.068R, R03 of EMC 9.

Thanks,

Dick

 

Update .... I'm still searching for answers to the dual layer disc burning problem..... New info.... in reading a review of my Lite-on burner, it's stated that the drive only supports 4x media. The media I'm using is 8x. Am I wrong in assuming that as long as the media is of greater burning speed than the drive, it should not be a problem?

Dick

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Disc speed shouldn't be a problem - the quoted speed on them is the maximum they will operate at - the drive reads that info from a small track at the start of the disc and passes it back to the software. If the drive recognises the disc as 8x (that is down to the drive firmware which is why we always tell people to make sure it's updated) it will default to its own max speed - in your case 4x.

 

File sizes are irrelevant in regards to rendering DVD movies - you have to think 'time' with one hour = 1 standard 4.7 GB DVD and about 1 hour 45 for a dual layer

 

The fact that you are having problems with the dual layer discs could be down to the drive firmware just not recognising it - with new brands and speeds coming out all the time, firmware needs updated a lot more than it used to

 

Lite-On do have a firmware download but it appears to be a bit 'dated' (from September 2006) and it may be too old for the disc you are using

 

http://us.liteonit.com/us/index.php?option...&Itemid=153

 

 

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Disc speed shouldn't be a problem - the quoted speed on them is the maximum they will operate at - the drive reads that info from a small track at the start of the disc and passes it back to the software. If the drive recognises the disc as 8x (that is down to the drive firmware which is why we always tell people to make sure it's updated) it will default to its own max speed - in your case 4x.

 

File sizes are irrelevant in regards to rendering DVD movies - you have to think 'time' with one hour = 1 standard 4.7 GB DVD and about 1 hour 45 for a dual layer

 

The fact that you are having problems with the dual layer discs could be down to the drive firmware just not recognising it - with new brands and speeds coming out all the time, firmware needs updated a lot more than it used to

 

Lite-On do have a firmware download but it appears to be a bit 'dated' (from September 2006) and it may be too old for the disc you are using

 

http://us.liteonit.com/us/index.php?option...&Itemid=153

 

Yes... I already thought about the firmware. It's at the latest level .... but I reinstalled it anyway just to see if it made any difference, and then retested. Same results. I did notice something strange. The only burning speed option available in the EMC software was 1x... even though the drive is capable of 4x and I'm using 8x media.

 

It also appeared that when the encoding finished, the drive didn't physically attempt to write, even though the message I got said ... "failed to start image writing operation". I'm basing that on the fact that the light on the drive never came on. At least it never "appeared" to come on.

 

Do you have any thoughts about the sound sync problem on the single layer DVD I burned?

Dick

 

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As I said before - the program sets the burn speed at whatever the drive reports it as - in your case (with the firmware being that old and Lite-On not updating) it probably just doesn't recognise that the disc is capable of 8x (or even 4x) so it defaults to the lowest sped. Unfortunately, this is down to Lite-On not updating firmware. You'll probably find it does work with other brands, but that's cold comfort

 

Sound Sync - you could write a book on that (and there probably is one written :lol:)

 

I was googling for that problem recently and, dating back 5 or 6 YEARS there have been numerous posts on the 'net (not just here) on sound sync problems with just about everything. One theory was that it's down to the sound card (tthe bit rate on capture is about 4 KHz down on video) and that was causing gradual lag on sound. Theories abound ;)

 

What does help tho is to defrag the drive before rendering, rendering first to an image file and then using Disc Copy to put that on the DVD

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As I said before - the program sets the burn speed at whatever the drive reports it as - in your case (with the firmware being that old and Lite-On not updating) it probably just doesn't recognise that the disc is capable of 8x (or even 4x) so it defaults to the lowest sped. Unfortunately, this is down to Lite-On not updating firmware. You'll probably find it does work with other brands, but that's cold comfort

 

Sound Sync - you could write a book on that (and there probably is one written :lol:)

 

I was googling for that problem recently and, dating back 5 or 6 YEARS there have been numerous posts on the 'net (not just here) on sound sync problems with just about everything. One theory was that it's down to the sound card (tthe bit rate on capture is about 4 KHz down on video) and that was causing gradual lag on sound. Theories abound ;)

 

What does help tho is to defrag the drive before rendering, rendering first to an image file and then using Disc Copy to put that on the DVD

 

 

Thanks. I'll see if I can't light a fire under Lite-On to update the firmware. I'll also try your suggestions for the sync problem.

Dick

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