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Dvd-r : Closing a session after a bad burn ????

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by overseas, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. overseas

    overseas Member

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    someone out there must have an idea on this.

    I know with normal cdr's when you have a bad burn after only a couple of % you can close off the session and salvage some of the space on a disc. Now with a cdr that is alot of hassle for a small amount of space, but over the last couple of days I have made myself 4 nice coasters after only burning less than 100meg......

    Now i'm using the 2x Bulkpaq (greenish col) dvds on a Pioneer A05 and until now I have had no problems.. Trying to burn just 1 image has wasted 4 discs and I was wondering if ther was a way to get that session to close so I can salvage some space.

    Any Ideas?? Anyone


     
  2. herbsman

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    no

    (Idea on not making coasters...buy some Datasafe DVD-RW @ about £1 each)
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    Whatever I burn with normally tells me there is going to be read problems after write & would I like to continue...
    At that point I usually say no (although it doesnt often happen)
    What are you using to burn for starters ?
     
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  4. overseas

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    To burn I use Nero 5.5.2.9 (i think that is the ver no.. one of the latest ones..). Also have tried the new Adaptec Easy CD Creator.

    As I said, I normally don't have problems with this brand, it has only happened with this one damb iso and it's driving me nuts...

    Still can't get it burned, it's small enough to fit on a disc but when i try burn it crashes out after burning the TOC... but if i immediately afterwards try anon iso or bunch of files, they all work fine..

    I know i know.. i must be doing something wrong but i can't figure it out.
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    Is it a DVD Movie or Game back up perhaps ?

    If it's a movie your looking to do then I'd suggest VOB format...

    If it's a game I would imagine you might wanna try ISO Read then ISO Write in DVD Decrypter 3.1.6

     
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    Sort of off-topic, but when you get bad burns, can you return your DVD blanks to the company for a replacement? I read stories about making 10+ coasters, and to me, that's at least $13-$15 worth of garbage. I try to buy only brand media, and I know Verbatim, Fuji, TDK, etc. will replace DVDs, but what about Bulkpaq, Princo, Optodisc? Just curious if anyone has ever tried.
     
  7. Tosca

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    Dog Bomb, That is an interesting thought, however I highly doubt that they would give you your money back for the discs that got coastered.

    I look at coasters as an expensive lesson learned. Although if anyone knows of a place that takes back coasters tell us so I can buy from them in the future...

    :)
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    Thats one crazy idea , what would be the point in selling DVD-R's to niave ppl [which most are when 1st starting back up learning procedure]
    And then replacing them if ppl burnt the files wrong so it didnt play on a certain stand alone DVD player...

    I cannot see any company taking back media unless you've tried to burn on 5 discs & all fail , then sending them back & hoping to get replacements !!

     
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    Well, it's off my original topic but about returning the dvds... I was on aria.co.uk today and they mention with the datawrite cd's (reitek go4s) that they will accept dud burns... don't know if they are just pullin ur leg to get you to buy a spindle...

    Also, you try and explain, if there is a way (we might not know off.. *shrug*) that they can see what you have tried to burn, and then knock on ur door.... i know Mr Paranoia ...
     
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    DogBomb, as Herbsman says, you need to be sure that you aren't doing anything wrong before taking discs back to the supplier. If you do get a particluarly bad batch of media you can send it back for review, and if the supplier feels it was a bad batch, they may replace it for you.

    Chris
     
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    Like I said, I have yet to try returning media to Verbatim, Fuji, Memorex, etc. but most indicate a lifetime warranty, and rather than fight with you about who screwed up the blank, I figure they would replace it to gain your loyalty. I just can't imagine Verbatim sending me a letter saying it was my fault and therefore, they would not be replacing them. :0) Fortunately, I haven't had one bad burn yet. At nearly 2 bucks a piece, I can't afford it. About revealing what I copy to them just to get a replacement - yeah, I have nightmares of them saying "It must be your player because we viewed your copy of Teens and Younger on our system without a problem. BTW, we will be sending this copy to the FBI. Have a nice day." ARRRRGGHH!!! :0)
     

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