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Nero + Dual Layer = Problems?

Discussion in 'Nero discussion' started by steveh131, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. steveh131

    steveh131 Member

    Sep 8, 2005
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    Hello, everyone. I've been struggling with this for a few days now, so I thank you in advance for any help you can give me. I have burned a lot of movies using DVD Fab to rip the movie and Nero 7 to recode and burn it. I've had very few problems with it, until I tried to do some on dual layer discs. I have Memorex DVD+R dual layer media (I realized after reading some forums that these are crap! However, I've tried many of them, and it seems like at least some should work! I have three logs for three different attempts.

    First attempt, on a Pentium 4 with 2GB of memory, Plextor PX-716A with the latest firmware, and Nero 6. I created an image file using Nero Recode, then I burned the image to the disc using Nero Express. Here is the log:

    After that, I realized that it was trying to burn at 4X while the media was rated at 2.4X, so lowered the write speed. I also uninstalled the older version of Nero6 and installed Nero 7. I got this:

    After that, I went to a completely different computer with a Pioneer Burner, and I tried the same process on a different movie:

  2. binkie7

    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 12, 2005
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    Hi steveh131
    The Pioneer can use a firmware update. Latest is 1.23. Here's a link.

    Both pc's have Roxio installed (File 'Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS') which doesn't always play well w/ Nero.
    You can uninstall it and run the zap tool.

    Update Nero too - 7 handles dual layer better than 6 but the version of 7 you are using is the original. The latest is Quite a few fixes since the original version.

    Another good free burner program to try would be ImgBurn.

    Give those a go and let us know.

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