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Is there a way to re-burn a DVD-R that has somehow been written to?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by LZBDALLAS, May 26, 2007.


    LZBDALLAS Member

    May 26, 2007
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    I have burned approx 50-60 movies on DVD-R media using "DVD Shrink 3.2" and "DVD Decrypter ver." and on two occasions have run into a problem where I have inadvertently caused a blank DVD-R to become unusable (non-writeable) thru a process that shouldn't of cause this to happen. Now these disk are 99% EMPTY and can not be used!
    The process that has caused this is as follows:

    1. After I created my ISO movie file using "DVD Shrink 3.2",
    2. I start up the "DVD Decrypter" program and choose my ISO movie file to burn.
    3. Once I've choosen the ISO movie file I load a blank DVD-R into my DVD+-R Drive.
    4. With the blank DVD-R loaded, "DVD Decrypter" indicates it's ready to burn by showing the green arrow.
    5. The problem is caused when I choose NOT to proceed with the burn (with the green arrow still up) and close the program.
    6. When I run "DVD Decrypter" again and load that SAME blank DVD-R disk into the drive, I get the "Disk Not Empty" message in "DVD Decrypter".

    I know that somehow in step 3 a small amount of data must of been burned to the media (possible to intialize it or something) causing the "Disk Not Empty" message.

    Does anyone know if there is any software on the market that can trick or create a new starting point and make an almost blank (which can't be burned) DVD-R burnable again?

    It would be nice to know if I can restore these DVD-R disk burnable again.

    I don't have any problems with my DVD drive or the DVD-R media. My only problem is getting those two DVD-R disks (that got a small amount of data burned to them) usable again in "DVD Decrypter".

    Appreciate anyone's help they can offer.

    Here is my DVD-R media info on "DVD Decrypter":

    PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D 1.23 (ATA)
    Current Profile: DVD-ROM

    Disc Information:
    Status: Complete
    Erasable: No
    Sessions: 1
    Sectors: 2,232,620
    Size: 4,572,405,760 bytes
    Time: 496:10:20 (MM:SS:FF)
    Supported Write Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x

    Pre-recorded Information:
    Manufacturer ID: MCC 03RG20

    Recording Management Area Information:

    Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
    Disc ID: 0@P-!-00
    Book Type: DVD-R
    Part Version: 5
    Disc Size: 120mm
    Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
    Number of Layers: 1
    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
    Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
    Track Density: 0.74 um/track
    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,429,227
    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

    Here is the DVD-R media info using DVDInfoPro:

    Media Information
    Disc Regions are 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
    CSS Protected No
    Media code/Manufacturer ID MCC 03RG20
    UDF Format Type V1.02
    UDF Volume Name DEJA_VU_US_16X9
    UDF Application id
    UDF Implementation id DVD Shrink
    UDF Recording Date/Time (mm/dd/yyyy) 5/25/2007 17:43:40
    Format Capacity 4.26GB(4.57GB)
    Book Type DVD-R
    Media Type DVD-R
    Manufacturer Rated Speed 16.0x 22160KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 16.0x 22160KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 12.0x 16620KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 8.0x 11080KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 6.0x 8310KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps
    Write Strategy Speed 4.0x 5540KBps
    2x Speed OPC beta 09
    2x Speed OPC power 0B
    2x Write Strategy field 1 14 87 78 90
    2x Write Strategy field 2 88 80 00 00 00 00
    4x Speed OPC beta 08
    4x Speed OPC power 13
    4x Write Strategy field 1 0D 11 0C 08
    4x Write Strategy field 2 95 07 0E 0B
    4x Write Strategy field 3 A0 00 20 00
    4x Speed OPC beta multi-pulse 06
    4x Speed OPC power multi-pulse 1A
    4x Write Strategy field 4 17 86 67 85
    4x Write Strategy field 5 99 AB 3A 83 20 32
    4x Write Strategy field 6 00 00 D0 00 00
    Data area starting sector 30000h
    Data area end sector 22112Bh
    Linear Density 0.267um/bit
    Track Density 0.74um/track
    Number of Layers 1

    Complete Media Code
    00000000 00 6C 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 85 0D 0E .l...@....R.....
    00000010 88 9A 80 00 03 4D 43 43 20 30 33 00 04 52 47 32 .....MCC 03..RG2
    00000020 30 20 20 00 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 06 09 0B 14 0 .............
  2. Indochine

    Indochine Regular member

    Dec 21, 2006
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    DVD-R media are "Write-Once" media, and you "Wrote Once", so they are coasters.
  3. aabbccdd

    aabbccdd Guest

    or the short anwser is NO
  4. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Regular member

    Feb 24, 2005
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    The long answer is also NO.

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