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Buffer underruns and hardware errors burning ripped dvds

Discussion in 'Video problems with Mac' started by gassey, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. gassey

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    Hi

    I am completely new to macs, and have a powerbook g4 with superdrive. I have been extracting dvds with MTR, and burning them with popcorn. These are kids dvds - ie all less than 4.3gb so no compression needed. However, I am yet to complete a burn! I either get buffer underruns (!) which I hadn't had for 5 years with my pc, or a box pops up with "Hardware error". I have burnt data dvds OK. I have tried 2 different dvd brands, + and -, different burn speeds etc but to no avail. Is this a popcorn problem, or is it the Matshita DVD drive? Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
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    I'm not a big popcorn fan. I hear tons of bad stories about it comared to the good.

    Do you have toast?
     
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    Hi

    I've just tried burning a VTS file using toast - I get the same hardware errors half way through. Just trying to create an image file and burning it.....
    I was wondering if the firmware needed upgrading -but I looked on the Matshitti website & it was a complete joke!
     
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    Do you have "buffer underrun protection" turned on?
     
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    finally got round it to a degree - by creating a disk image with dvd imager (freeware) and burning it using disk utility it burns & plays! Don't know how what to do with bigger disks tho...

    Has anyone else had major problems burning vts.vob files with powerbooks?
     

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