Disc Burning

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  1. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

    PYR0M310N

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    When i try to burn anything onto a dvd, during the verification process it comes up with an error and then spits the disc out. part of the disc is then readable but nowhere near all of it.
    I read on a topic on another website that you should just turn the verification process off, but this still made the discs unreadable.

    I have tried using Popcorn and OSX burn folders to burn so far. this is all on my G5 PPC (superdrive).

    thanks
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    have you tried different media? I can only say that the SuperDrives are picky (AT BEST) about their media. Cheap media seems to fail far more often and spectacularly than more expensive media.
     
  3. ezzie macrumors 68020

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    have you tried different brand of media?

    also, has this always happened, or were you able at one time to burn DVD's?

    [edit] beaten!
     
  4. PYR0M310N thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah it used to work fine, but the problem seems to have been getting worse over time, and how now got to a point of been useless
     
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  6. PYR0M310N thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i've never cleaned it, as its built into the G5.

    how would i go about doing this, and what is the advantage of doing this?
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Buy a cleaner at any electronics store. The advantage? Like any other laser device, dust collects inside can cause problems.
     
  8. PYR0M310N thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what do these things actually do? and would they be effective so i so i could clean my G5 as the disc drive is pretty unaccessable
     
  9. PYR0M310N thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I will try some better media as this is most likely the source of my woes. i was thinking it could possibly be the some better media. i also thought it might be down to the speed at which i burn them, is this possible? or does that only cause buffer overrun?
     
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  11. PYR0M310N thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    unfortuantly those are the ones that i am currently using, their dvd -r
     
  12. hondak24 macrumors newbie

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    What is the speed you burn at? and what is the speed of the blank discs?
     
  13. PYR0M310N thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    the discs are 1-8x and i always burn them at maximum speed so i guess that is 8
     
  14. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Try burning at 2x and see if that makes a difference.
     
  15. hondak24 macrumors newbie

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    8X verbatims are well supported by burner manufacturers. My 4X superdrive can even burn verbatim 16X dvd-r reliably. My guess is your burner might be failing.
     
  16. PYR0M310N thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well i just managed to burn one, but at 1x which was criplingly slow! but at least it works, so it must be a problem with the burner.
     
  17. superleccy macrumors 6502a

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    I have only ever used Imation DVD-R with my iBook G4, and I've never had a problem with them.

    It seems to be fussy with CD-Rs when burning Audio CDs though. It only seems to like TDK.

    SL
     

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