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Burning speed I used to be able to burn a DVD movie at 6X speed in about 10-12 minutes. However, now, no matter what speed I choose, it takes about 30 minutes. What is wrong?

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Re: Burning speed

Whats wrong is that most probably the "Error Correction" circuitry is having huge trouble "Correcting" the "Errors" probably caused by a failing Laser Diode, & OR a faulting "Quadrant detector" inside ya DVD. This is the usual cause I have found with this type of thing. These are very common problems that seem to occur all to frequently if you ask me...

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I try to burn dvd using nero 7 but i get power calibration error (F:optiarc DVD RW AD-7700S) writing lead-out..... burning faild

Possible solution to your issue:

  1. on Desktop click Start
  2. select Control Panel
  3. click on Administrative Tools
  4. click on Services
  5. browse your way down to IMAPI CD BURNING COM SERVICE
  6. right click (on IMAPI) then select properties
  7. in the middle of the window, it will say start up type. Click on the arrow to the right and select disabled.
  8. make sure you click APPLY

That should take care of it.

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Can this model of my Dvd reader : "LG GSA-H42N" burn dual layered dvds ?


Review: LG GSA-H42N
Reviewed by: MegaDETH
Provided by: LG - USA
Firmware: RL00 and RL02
Manufactured: December 2006

The LG GSA-H42N internal IDE drive. LG's newest DVD burner incorporates DVD-RAM recording, creating a true DVD Multi drive. Single layer 4.7GB DVD burning is supported at 18X max. Double Layer and Dual Layer Recording speed is 10X max. DVD Rewriteable speeds are 8X max for DVD+RW and 6X max for DVD-RW respectively. DVD-RAM recording is supported at 12X max. Very fast 48X max CD-R burning and 32X max CD-RW.

Hope this answers your question.
Have a great day!

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Dvd is not working, burning or copy is not working

Set your properties to a slower speed for the drive, also try to avoid NERO and programs which add some loss of CPU during the burn, or yet, let the burn happen and not be present on the pc which you are burning from, loss of CACHE and loss of RAM could be the issue. Make sure your PC is scanned for viruses, and spamware which could cause loss of RAM, go into your properties for the burn program and set the speed from BEST to the current speed listed on the drive. Look at the TOP of the drive(if you have access) look for the speed like 8x, 10x, 24x, and set your burn speed from FAST or BEST to the speed listed -1x or -2x. If your drive says 24x, burn at 20x, if your drive says 8x, burn at 6x, this helps the motor, laser, your pc, operate and burn at optimum properties without worry of a crash n burn and having coaster DVD's all over the house...

Good luck!

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How long does it take to burn a 2 hour movie? I have 512 MG DDR SDRAM with 3200+ AMD Athlon XP Processor.

That will depend a bit on the speed of the dvd drive and the media speed. Basically should take about 30-40 minutes. On a faster drive it should take about 25. A 2 hour movie should almost fill a dvd 4.7gb in size. Those times are for a internal burner not a external usb burner.

A dual layer dvd should take twice as long but from my experience it doesn;t seemt to take more than a few minutes longer than a normal dvd which is strange but nice.

Make sure you have lots of space on C and try not to be running anything other than the burner software to max out on the speed. And don't worry if you toast a few dvd's at first. They are cheap.

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I get an error message to use a blank or erasable DVD

I would try simply copying one of the already completed discs using a stable and well known burning program like Nero. Programs like Pinnacle can be very temperamental when exporting their projects to disc.

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I am trying to burn a dvd

1) Try this freeware program to burn the movie with:
I've had great success with it.

2) If the external one, try taking the case off and making sure that the connectors from the case to the drive are all in properly.

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Burning 8x DVD but appears 3x and 6x

Use a different burning software - this is where the burning speed is selected.
I use
It's free and doesn't need installation.

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Dvd burning problem

i experience to your problem, this your burning a VOB is very fine but it your going to open at the same dvd burner you cannot see the files inside and also if you play that to your dvd-player,.. you know this type of burning speed is the matter, maybe you burn at maximum, keep burning your files at low speed for recognizing its buffer in good result..

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Burning dvd's faster

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Writing to DVD takes excessive amount of time

The problem is that you might not have sufficient memory. Try burning @ 8x. Burning DVDs at 16x is a speed higher than the speed @ which file transfer takes place within the pc. So the lack of availability of memory slows down the proces. I once had the same problem.

I hope u find it helpful sir...

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