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CD-R DVD-R problems


kqawami

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I created an ISO image file of a production created in Videowave, but edited in MyDVD. When I go to copy the file to disc, it will not take my blank DVD-R disc. When I go to Disc and Device Utility, it says that the drive will write CD-/+R disc but reads both CD-/+R and DVD-R. Does this mean that I can only burn my production to CD-/+R blank disc and will I be able to play this back on television. My production is still images with music and one menu. Someone please help! Iv'e been trying to burn my completed project for about 5 hours now. Thanks in advance for the help!!!!

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It was claimed to be an image of a CD. I had another ISO that would write fine to either media so I tried the same with this new ISO but it wouldn't work for DVD-R media.

 

so we are back to this point... if it's a disc image of a CD, you can't write it to a DVD...

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Umm... sounds like it could be a totally different problem. If you read the thread carefully, the initial conclusion was that the original poster has a drive that can write CD-R/RW media, but can only read DVD discs.

 

In your case, it sounds like the .ISO image is of a CD, not an image of a DVD disc. In which case you'll need to use a CD-R or CD-RW disc to write it to. (I suggest CD-R.) Just because both types of image files have the .ISO extension doesn't mean they're interchangable, even if the CD image would fit on the DVD disc.

 

So, what is your .ISO an image of or for, a DVD or a CD?

 

It was claimed to be an image of a CD. I had another ISO that would write fine to either media so I tried the same with this new ISO but it wouldn't work for DVD-R media.

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you have an ISO that can be written to both CD AND DVD? didn't think that's possible since CD and DVD have different file systems... but I could be wrong...

 

To be completely honest I'd have to retest this. I did so many #$^@ trials with the problem I was having maybe I'm getting something confused. I ran out of CD-R's so I started playing with a few DVD-R's and swear I got one of my ISO's to burn to both media, might have to retest that one file again to be 100% sure. Sometimes I swear I should take notes when I test a bunch of variations because I get myself confused at times. I'll see how good my own memory is and get back to ya.

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To be completely honest I'd have to retest this. I did so many #$^@ trials with the problem I was having maybe I'm getting something confused. I ran out of CD-R's so I started playing with a few DVD-R's and swear I got one of my ISO's to burn to both media, might have to retest that one file again to be 100% sure. Sometimes I swear I should take notes when I test a bunch of variations because I get myself confused at times. I'll see how good my own memory is and get back to ya.

If you created that ISO file (and it has the extension iso) in myDVD then it can only be burned to a DVD, you cannot burn that iso file to a CD. If you had created the image file for a CD (a VCD or SVCD) it would have the extension c2d.

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I created an ISO image file of a production created in Videowave, but edited in MyDVD. When I go to copy the file to disc, it will not take my blank DVD-R disc. When I go to Disc and Device Utility, it says that the drive will write CD-/+R disc but reads both CD-/+R and DVD-R. Does this mean that I can only burn my production to CD-/+R blank disc and will I be able to play this back on television. My production is still images with music and one menu. Someone please help! Iv'e been trying to burn my completed project for about 5 hours now. Thanks in advance for the help!!!!

 

I also had a strange discovery with writting ISO images to DVD-R disks. First ISO image I tried Roxio kept ejecting my blank DVD-R disks and asking...

 

"Please insert a blank or rewritable CD into the HL-DT-ST DVDRW DL (D:) drive

Supported media: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, DVD RAM"

 

Lower left section of the "Burn image to disk" window indicated a blank DVD-R disk. After being frustrated with trying a few disks I tried a different ISO image...no problem. Left me wondering if perhaps the ISO image might contain some data/emulation issue that requires it be written to a specific media, or universal. The above error I got did request a "rewritable CD" but the supported media made statement me think it should be fine, maybe it was just actually telling me the drive supports that but perhaps ISO requires rewritable CD. No clue but I think it should be an adressed issue by Roxio.

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I also had a strange discovery with writting ISO images to DVD-R disks. First ISO image I tried Roxio kept ejecting my blank DVD-R disks and asking...

 

"Please insert a blank or rewritable CD into the HL-DT-ST DVDRW DL (D:) drive

Supported media: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, DVD RAM"

 

Lower left section of the "Burn image to disk" window indicated a blank DVD-R disk. After being frustrated with trying a few disks I tried a different ISO image...no problem. Left me wondering if perhaps the ISO image might contain some data/emulation issue that requires it be written to a specific media, or universal. The above error I got did request a "rewritable CD" but the supported media made statement me think it should be fine, maybe it was just actually telling me the drive supports that but perhaps ISO requires rewritable CD. No clue but I think it should be an adressed issue by Roxio.

Umm... sounds like it could be a totally different problem. If you read the thread carefully, the initial conclusion was that the original poster has a drive that can write CD-R/RW media, but can only read DVD discs.

 

In your case, it sounds like the .ISO image is of a CD, not an image of a DVD disc. In which case you'll need to use a CD-R or CD-RW disc to write it to. (I suggest CD-R.) Just because both types of image files have the .ISO extension doesn't mean they're interchangable, even if the CD image would fit on the DVD disc.

 

So, what is your .ISO an image of or for, a DVD or a CD?

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I created an ISO image file of a production created in Videowave, but edited in MyDVD. When I go to copy the file to disc, it will not take my blank DVD-R disc. When I go to Disc and Device Utility, it says that the drive will write CD-/+R disc but reads both CD-/+R and DVD-R. Does this mean that I can only burn my production to CD-/+R blank disc and will I be able to play this back on television. My production is still images with music and one menu. Someone please help! Iv'e been trying to burn my completed project for about 5 hours now. Thanks in advance for the help!!!!

 

There are no CD+R disks as far as I know. There are CD-R and CD-RW disks, though. It looks like your optical is a CD writer but only reads DVD's and won't write to them. You should get a DVD burner. They are relatively inexpensive, and you will be a happy camper if you get one. :)

 

What is the make and model of the burner that you have now?

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If you created that ISO file (and it has the extension iso) in myDVD then it can only be burned to a DVD, you cannot burn that iso file to a CD. If you had created the image file for a CD (a VCD or SVCD) it would have the extension c2d.

 

Sorry I wasn't specific. The ISO that I'd swear burnt fine to both media was a bootable ISO image file of Win98SE...long story why I retain that beast but It's come in handy. I didn't create it....found it along with a bunch of ISO's on one of those boot disk creation sites.

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