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4X toast buffer underrun?

Discussion in 'Video problems with Mac' started by macburner, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. macburner

    macburner Guest

    Whenever I burn at 4X in toast 6 titanium I get the same message half the way through, BUFFER UNDERRUN! Why? How can I fix this without burning slower?
  2. Londor

    Londor Guest

    What computer and burner do you have? What media are you using?
  3. macburner

    macburner Guest

    I have a 17 inch iMac G4 with a pioneer dvr-106D. I am using
    TDK with a media code of TTG01.
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  4. Londor

    Londor Guest

    I would say it is a media problem because many people have reported problems with TDK. I personally only use Traxdata (Ritek's premium brand) and Taiyo Yuden and have never had a bad burn.

    Other possibility is an almost full HD.

    Anyway check this Apple document that explains why the Buffer Underrun error can occur:


  5. Trier

    Trier Member

    Jan 2, 2005
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    TDK sucks.
  6. AAiek

    AAiek Guest

    Hey Macburner,

    I had this exact problem. I operate the same computer and dvd combo. My dvd como all of a sudden started to malfunction and would not burn 60% of the time.

    End result was a new DVD combo and whilst the computer was in the shop toast 6 was updated with all the latest. I had always had toast set to burn at fastest speed and the guys in the shop advised me to change to 4X. Bad mistake; all i burnt after that was drink coasters.

    I changed it back to fastest speed and have not a failure in six months/60 burns.

    Good luck
  7. mediaguru

    mediaguru Regular member

    Aug 27, 2002
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    Make sure you've selected "buffer underrun protection" in the dvd-r preferences of toast too.

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