DVD Burner Trouble

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  1. VeganBryan macrumors member

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    I keep getting this error (the one in the attachment) when I try to burn a DVD in Toast 7.0.2. Also, my DVD burner is very noisy when it tries to burn the lead-out. I'm on a Rev. B iMac G5 (the last one before iSight) 20" 2.0 GHz, running 10.4.4.

    Does anyone know what this error means? I've burned CDs before, and I've burned a few data DVDs using Finder and Disk Utility.
     

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  2. MinorBidoh macrumors 6502

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    ouch, im having big troubles with my toast7 as well. it was working perfectly and now all i get is this, whats it all about?
     

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  3. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Do you have buffer underrun turned on? What speed and what format (+or-R) are you using? How many GB is the file/folder/movie? Did you try a different type of media and what kind?
     
  4. VeganBryan thread starter macrumors member

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    buffer underrun is turned on.

    i have it set to "best" speed (it's an 8x drive i believe) and the format is DVD+R.

    i am trying to burn a VIDEO_TS folder, which is 7.49 GB.

    no, i haven't tried a different type of media.
     
  5. eva01 macrumors 601

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    wouldn't you need a DL burner and DL disc for that size file?

    ok i think the Revision B iMac had a DL burner, are these DL discs your using?
     
  6. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Yep that would be why, to much info for a single dvd, 4.4GB is max.
     
  7. lordj4000 macrumors member

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    Actually, thats Toast 7, it automatically re-compresses the dvd to fit. Even if it didn't though, it wouldn't even try to burn if there wasn't enough space.
     
  8. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Actually there is a flaw and it's in the screen shot. When the dvd goes to burn if you don't choose the DL in the lower right corner above the red candy like button, it will only try to put the info (even if it's 7.9GB) onto a 4.4GB disc or a DL disc and give an error.
    You have to change that in-order to burn to DL and IIRC just by seeing the GB size as large as it is the compression is not set right or turned on.
    Now if the Video_TS file hasn't been ripped (I rip all mine with MacTheRipper) then I'm not sure that it could compress it (copyright?)
     
  9. VeganBryan thread starter macrumors member

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    i have auto-compression turned on and the thing in the bottom right-hand corner is set to "DVD". i am using single-layer discs.
     
  10. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Okay so it was "ripped" to the harddrive and then put through Toast 7 to compress? Did you need to put a set GB file size in for a final output, say like 4400, 4300 mb or anything like that? I think if it's not that it might be the media and you may want to try another brand and/or format (+/-R).
    What type of media are you using? If you have a RW try that to save on making coasters.
    Let us know some of these things and someone can help out more ;)
     
  11. Revlimit Punk macrumors regular

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    I've seen both errors in my experience with toast.

    To "VeganBryan": the only time i saw that kind of error, my dvd-rw drive was beginning to head south. It completely failed 3-4 days later and i had to change the whole drive. I hope this is not your case and it is just your drive going crazy once.

    Edit: have you ever been able of burning a dvd disc with toast? If the answer is no, try again burning a dvd with the finder and then check if the contents are all readable. If the content is alright, you got a weird incompatibility software-wise with toast (but i am very doubtful it is so). Otherwise you probably have a defective drive.


    To hamish holmes: i had that errors a few times in the past. I don't know if my diagnose is right, but since all the times it reported such an error i was using cheap media, i would think it is because the media is faulty. Everything's should be ok hardware and software wise, so don't worry too much about it.

    Edit: if the error persists or it is very frequent, try with higher quality media (Taiyo Yuden are my favourite brand when it comes to quality media)
     

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