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Trouble with DVD-Rom and burning medias

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by boyserk84, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. boyserk84

    boyserk84 Member

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    I have 2 dvd drives. One is a burner (Lite-ON ,Max. 20xRw). Another one is just a DVD-Rom drive(Read at 24x).

    The problem is.....
    When I burn a movie into 16x DVD+/-R media, my dvd-rom drive won't recognize it (playback). Although I reduce the writing speed of my burner to 8x or even 4x on 16x DVD+/-R media.
    However, it works on my dvd-player (the one that burns with 8x and 4x), but somehow not on my dvd-rom drive.
    So I tried different dvd+/-r media, which is 8x DVD+R media. It works on both my dvd-player and dvd-rom drive.

    Is there any way to fix the problem? What's wrong with my dvd-rom drive?
    Any suggestion?
    Since on the market today, 16x DVD+/-R media is everywhere. It's hard to find 8x DVD+/-R media on bestbuy, officemax..etc.
     
  2. dvdchick

    dvdchick Regular member

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    some drives only read i type of media like dvd+r or dvd-r if that is the case there is noway to fix this , you will have to buy a drive thats reads +r's and -r's.. hope this helps:)
     
  3. boyserk84

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    My dvd-rom drive reads 8x DVD+/-R media, but however, it doesn't recognize 16x DVD+/-R media with 16x writing speed (a burnt movie with 16x speed).
    It rarely reads 16x DVD+/-R media with 8x or below writing speed.

    I don't know what's wrong. It reads 8x DVD+/-R but not 16x even though their reading speed is 24x speed.
     
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    dvdchick Regular member

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    ok sorry i read that wrong,,lol how old is your drive??
     
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    My burner, I just bought it recently. Lite-On LH-20A1H

    My dvd-rom drive is about 3 years old.

    Here is some info... I run through Nero Info
    DVD-Rom Drive
    Firmware: DS19
    Buffer Size: 512 Kb
     
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    fasfrank Active member

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    Have you tried updating the firmware? Firmware updates help your drive recognize media that has been released after your drive was manufactured.
    Both Decrypter and ImgBurn have a neat tool to help you find the firmware.

    To check your drive firmware with DVD Decrypter:

    Open Decrypter,Select Mode > ISO > Read.

    Select the drive you want to check in the "Source" menu.

    Click "Tools" > "Drive" and then select "Check for Firmware Updates" at the bottom of the list.

    A window will open and tell you what the current firmware is and then automate the search at http://www.rpc1.org . You will need an internet connection.

    Edit:
    I saw you listed your drive so I went to rpc1 and found it:
    http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=2341

    The odd thing is that they do not list the firmware you have currently (DS19) as a previous version. Are you sure the firmware you mentioned is for this drive?
    That sounds like the firmware I used in My JLMS XJ-HD166S DVD-ROM.
     
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    boyserk84 Member

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    Fastfrank

    I don't have a problem with my burner.
    The problem is my dvd-rom drive. It doesn't read any dvd+/-R media that is above 8x.

     
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    My dvd rom drive (not the burner) is JLMS XJ-HD166S DVD-ROM. (DS19)
     
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    I didn't mention your burner at all. I don't know where you saw that I did. The method I mentioned will let Decrypter check your ROM's firmware.

    Thats why I mentioned using "Read" rather than "Write".
    From my reply:
    Edit again!
    So the current firmware for your ROM is DS1E.
    http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=99
    This has been an excellent drive for me. New firmware will improve this drive.
     
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    For somehow,
    I couldn't find " Tools > "Drive" and then select "Check for Firmware Updates" at the bottom of the list" in DVD-Decrypter after
    "..Decrypter,Select Mode > ISO > Read...."
    Maybe I have the old version ( I have dvd-decrypter version 3.5.1)

    Here is info of DVD-Rom through Nero
    JLMS Xj-HD166s
    Firmware Version: DS19
    Buffer Size: 512 KB

    Here is DVD+R media I used (that has a problem)
    Type: Blank DVD+R
    Layers:1
    Supported Speeds: 16x 12x 8x 6x 4x 2.4x
    Capcity: 4.38 GB
    Manufacturer ID: MCC004
     
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    I think it's just in the latest or so vesion. I have it here if you want to update:
    http://www.dvdplusvideo.com/DVDdecrypter.zip

    I was confused a bit but now I think I have it sorted...finally!

    I did put the link in for the firmware on my last reply so that should get you there.
     
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    Thank you I'll try.
    But If there is a problem after update a firmware, Can I reverse it back by downloading and installing the old one?
     

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