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Taiyo Yuden DVD-R DL discs not burning in Nero 6


I'm using Nero

I have a couple of DVD burners - Sony DVD RW DRU-800A and the HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW.

They burn Memorex DVD+R DL perfectly, but when I insert a Taiyo Yuden DVD-R DL disc, the Nero 'Allow files to be added later (multisession disc) box gets automatically greyed out. Then, after ignoring that and clicking on burn, a warning says 'Cannot burn multisession disc' and I have to eject the disc.

I don't even want to burn the disc as multisession!

Appreciate any ideas!

Seamus Byrne.

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  • SeamusC Dec 26, 2007

    Hi otacon.

    Yes the box is greyed out without being selected. And I've tried several Taiyo Yuden DL-Rs all blank.

    I haven't tried other burning software.


  • SeamusC Dec 26, 2007

    Interestingly, in Nero, when I click on Disc Info, for the Memorex DLs it says BOOK TYPE DVD+R DL, but for the TYs it says DVD-R (even though it says empty with 8,148MB of space available) which is clearly all a bit strange.

    I'm going to try ISOBUSTER now!

  • SeamusC Dec 26, 2007

    Isobuster says the discs are DVD-R DL and blank.

    I'm trying Plextor Professional to burn a disc (which Nero couldn't). I'll let you know!

    What about new drivers/firmware?


  • SeamusC Dec 26, 2007

    Hi otacon,

    Plextor Professional saw the disc as a DVD-R DL, even went through the motions of burning it! But there was no light flickering on the burner during the process and, of course, a blank disc at the end.

    I've also tried a TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L532A drive. Same scenario.

    What is it about these discs? Maybe they're brand new on the market?


  • SeamusC Dec 26, 2007

    Just reading around on the net, DVD-R DL is supposed to be not a great format. Very few drives seem to support it. Maybe that's the problem. I've bought 50 of those discs. Maybe they'll take them back!

  • SeamusC Dec 26, 2007

    Okay, will do.





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Does this happen only with one disc or with all the Taiyo Yuden discs? When you say greyed it greyed out with it being selected or unselected? Use isobuster to check and see if the disc is really blank.

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    Damen Wong Dec 26, 2007

    Did you try other burning software?

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    Damen Wong Dec 26, 2007

    I would advise trying another burning software to eliminate the possibility that it's a software problem. If it's the same with other software, then something could be wrong with the discs (they could be defective). I would advise using isobuster (it's free) to check and make 100% sure the discs are blank. There is a third possibility, the discs are simply not compatible with your DVD burners (I have bought in the past discs that simply didn't work with my burners...).

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Dec 26, 2007

    New drivers and firmware for your burners may solve this peculiar situation. Let's see if the other software manages to burn...

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Dec 26, 2007

    I also think you should return them to the shop. Change them for other discs preferably from a more known company. That would make life a lot easier for you. You shouldn't have to work so hard just to burn something...


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Are you sure that you are putting in a blank disc? What happens when you put the disc inside the DVD writer? does it show up as a blank disc? This could be one of the reason for the multi session disc box getting greyed out.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

  • digitalebola Dec 26, 2007

    Have u also tried burning with another CD burning software? you can find a couple of them from

    Use CDBurnerXP is a good solution. Do u face the same problem with this software as well? lemme know.



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