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Re: burning a dvd
You could have a variety of problems but these are the most likely...a) you are missing a driver, b) your software is corrupt, c) it may not be compatible (without an update) with your operating system. Personally I would simply try another burner....Freewarefiles.com and many other sites have them...if you filter your results by "free" on cnet downloads you can find one that thousands of folks....if not millions....are happy with. Try that....why...BECAUSE it's a lot less hassle and more than likely you will find something that works...by the way if you are running XP or later you have burn capability built in. Hope this helps..Tango
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first, i wonder what you are trying to watch? a dvd player? a cable box? do you have your cable directly to the tv? if you try a different source, do you get sound?
on the tv, if you go into menu and sound options, did the speakers somehow get turned off?
or, is there a switch at the rear of the tv to allow your tv speakers to act as a center channel? if so it may have been hit and switched off the speaker output. my tv has one located right where all the connections are and i've hit it accidentally a couple times.
Generally, defragmenting your hard disk will resolve this issue. To defragment your computer:
Go to Start--> Programs --> Accessories --> System Tools --> Disk Defragmenter.
When the Disk Defragmenter window opens, choose Defragment.
If defragmentation doesn't resolve the issue, burn your project as a
data file, and then burn your project as a data disc using Disc Copier
or Creator Classic. To create a disc image/data file:
After clicking the Burn button, the Burn Project window opens.
You have two data burning options:
Image file - this option will save your project as an .ISO file. To burn this file you will need to use the Burn Image option in Creator's Copy section.
Set - burning a folder set will create a Video_TS folder that you can
burn using Creator Classic. Burning a folder set to DVD will create a
fully functional DVD. Do NOT rename the Video_TS folder other wise it
will not play! Simply place it in a folder that is the name of your
project if you need to keep track.
Either of the above options are a great way to not only back up your
projects, but make multiple copies to reduce encoding time!
no OS stated
no burn software stated (use imgburn (free it is)
the drive must be clean, (optics)
the media needs to be good, dvd-r (top brands best) others not.
OS not infected, with virus is this XP the virus magnet?
the burn-software needs to be top quality, imgburn is that.
ive never ever burned a coaster with imgburn , 100's of time, more really. been burning since the First DVD-r was sold, for sure.
no the things that chager or corrupting of the OS
or dirty optics in the DRIVE.
even dust, simple dust.
It happens to me also ALL the time with mine. I have a 7 disc duplicator machine I do for weddings and special events. And it's a real pain and costly to have that come up when you need the project done soon. My solution is to change the brand on the master disc. Burn another copy of the master disc on your computer to another brand and then use that brand as the new "master" in the duplicator. (1 sollution)
"Target Overflow" basically means that either sometimes the master disc has too much information on it to burn than the disc you want to copy can hold, or sometimes a CD may be in by mistake instead of DVD. If you have a Dual layer DVD disc you want to make copies of and you only have the basic 4.7GB standard DVD blank disc..it's not enough storage space on the disc to burn so you will see that error also. It should really say "not enough space to burn) lol..but I guess that's asking too much.
Sometimes all is correct with the DVD size and it'll come up for no reason (usually the master disc is still spinning and hasn't stopped but you've already pressed the "Copy" button, it's not "ready" so an error of "target overflow" will come up)
I've had mine for 6 years so I've done alot of testing and trial and error to come to the above conclusions.
I find that these brands work for the best "thorough" burns.
Go click on the apple logo at the top left of the screen. Then click on About this mac. Then click on More info. Then click on Disc Burning.
It will tell you what DVDs the optical drive will burn. If no info shows up, then you got a bad connection or need to clean the optical drive laser lens or your optical drive is about dead so you may have to buy a new optical drive.
for DVD backups I would recommend DVD Shrink. Just google it to get the download (free) and use it to creat an ISO image backup. You can then burn it to DVD with any burning software that recognizes ISO (most).