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Help with Burning DVD on Pioneer DVR-A05U

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by arends, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. arends

    arends Guest

    I just bought and installed a DVR-A05U but is doesn't read or write dvd movies. It only works in the CD mode. Can someone help me out?
     
  2. HomerJ

    HomerJ Moderator Staff Member

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    A little more information might help.

    What software are you using to read the discs ?

    HomerJ
     
  3. arends

    arends Guest

    Thank you for your prompt reply. I am using the software that came with the drive:
    -Easy Cd Creator BASIC
    -My DVD
    -ArcSoft SHowbiz(authoring and burning tool)
    -Pinnacle Instant Write

    It is installed using the existing Ultra IDE cable from the compaq computer as a secondary master drive. I have the HD installed as the primary master drive with a cd-rom drive attached as slave.
    Like I stated before at the moment the drive only works in the read mode. It does read a cdrom and a dvd-rom disk, but it doesn't burn cd or dvd and nor does it play a dvd movie.
     
  4. HomerJ

    HomerJ Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok,

    When you go into Windows device manager does the drive show up as an A05U ?

    Does it show at all ?

    I,m not familiar with Easy CD Creator, (I use Nero).

    Does CD creator give you the opportunity to define the type of burning ? i.e. CD / DVD.

    One more point, I note you have the "BASIC" version. Does this suport DVD (I know it came supplied with your drive, but sometimes you need to upgrade it to get the latest version.

    Try a few of those things, and report back.

    HomerJ
     
  5. malum

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    I'd be tempted to ditch it anyway and get Prassi or Record Now Max.
    Easy CD is bloody awful.
     
  6. riteaider

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    I am using same DVD drive using default burner that came with program. It asks for movie, prepares disk 1 of 2, and then after 30 to 40 minutes gives me an error msg. "disc not compatable with DVD X Copy". It will not prepare disk 2 nor take me to a dialog box where I can burn a new coaster. What's wrong with this picture?
     
  7. riteaider

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    Forgot to mention: XP Pro OS and have latest version of Nero which burns CD backups to Pioneer with no problem.
     
  8. HomerJ

    HomerJ Moderator Staff Member

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    What are you calling the "latest version".

    Latest version I am aware of is 5.5.10.14

    HomerJ
     
  9. riteaider

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    Latest version is 5.5.10.15
     
  10. HomerJ

    HomerJ Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah well there you go you see, Nero has had so many "upgrades" in the past 12 months, it's hard to keep up.

    They worrying thing is, the vast majority seem to be DVD burning issues as well.

    HomerJ
     
  11. mnmeater

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    that's the error I get when dvdxcopy is done splitting the movie and trys to automatically write the first disc, using the same drive the movie is in. I then remove the movie disc and insert a blank one, minimize dvdxcopy, and use nero to burn the disc (I also do some special editing before burning), when it finishes burning I maximize dvdxcopy and select skip this disc and it starts assembling disc 2.
     

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