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Discussion in 'DVDR' started by fadaching, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. fadaching

    fadaching Member

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    when i burn a dvd...its fine for the first 2/3....then it starts pixelating and stoping

    ive tryed it with alot of movies...prolly like 7. cant get it to work

    i have a dell with windows vista.
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi fadaching
    What media are you using? Like Sony +R 16x.

    What speed are you burning at? Try 1/2 the rated speed of the disc.

    How about the drive - firmware up to date? You can post make the make and model and we can check.

    Try playing back one of these discs in the pc and see if you have the same problem there.
     
  3. tennisboy

    tennisboy Guest

    better yet what programs do u use.
     
  4. fadaching

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    the disc i use are maxell 16x
    idk what kind of drive it is...came with my comp

    program is windows dvd maker
     
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    gwendolin Senior member

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    @tennisboy

    It would have MORE to do with what was mentioned by binkie7 than your reply!!
     
  6. tennisboy

    tennisboy Guest

    ok.... i was just sayin man chill out..frig
     
  7. binkie7

    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    @fadaching
    Drop the burn speed down to 8x or less.

    To find the make and model of the drive double click on 'my computer' - right click on the dvd drive>properties>hardware. It will be listed there. Post that back and we'll check the firmware.
     
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  9. fadaching

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    idk witch one it is....i right clikced and went to hard ware and this is what is says.

    WDC WD2500JS-75NCB3
    HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H31N
    TG2528X GUD920P SCSI CD ROM DEVICE
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    It's the middle on - GSA-H31N
    Here's the latest firmware - B109.

    It's pretty easy to do and Dell has instructions on the page.

    Try burning at 1/2 the rated speed. The 16x Maxell if made in Taiwan can be made by CMC and that may be part of your problem with playback.
    If it's still happening after the firmware update and slowing the burn speed down switch the media to Verbatim, or made in Japan only Fuji, Sony or Maxell.
     

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