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Comstar DVD/CD Writer, Model DVR-S111B. I have used this external burner to burn Pinnacle Studio 11 generated movies on to DVD's. Until, yesterday I have successfully burned these movies onto DVD-R disks. Suddenly, today, I get the message that the DVD-R disks are not compatible with the burner. I have also tried DVD R and DVD RW, with the same result.

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  • hwwolpert Jul 23, 2008

    The Pinncale Studio "Set Up" page lists the DVD-R as compatible with the Pioneer burner

  • hwwolpert Jul 23, 2008

    I have used two different packages. First, another DVD-R from the package I have used successfully yesterday, the also a DVD from a new package I bought today. Same negative results.

  • hwwolpert Jul 23, 2008

    I have used DVD's from tow different packages (1) Thee package from which I used the DVD-R that workd yesterday and a from anew package I bought today. Same negative results

  • hwwolpert Jul 23, 2008

    Looks like by just "threatening" the burner by spending $10.00 with you guys scredit eneough to function again on my 10th try. Ahhhh, electronics!

    In retrospect, I think the problem may have been s with Pinnacle. Whatever, it seems to work. Thank you.

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Is this a new package of discs or a package you've been using?

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

  • Ryan Rogers
    Ryan Rogers Jul 23, 2008

    I was going to say the difference between - & +, but since you've used these discs before it rules that out. I'm going to say that the optical eye has malfunctined or the reader board has failed. This is going to be a hardware issue, so, depending on the age, warranty or exchange may be the way to go with this.

  • Ryan Rogers
    Ryan Rogers Jul 23, 2008

    This could have been a simple glitch with the software or driver. If it happens again, try removing and reinstalling the software or driver.

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My guess is the Pinnacle software isn't writing correctly. Read this from the Pinnacle support site.

Use this FAQ to troubleshoot any problems where Studio is failing during the process of burning the DVD.


  1. INSTALL THE LASTEST PATCH:

If you have Studio version 12, download the latest version here.

If you have Studio version 11, download the latest version here.


Note: Studio 11 patches will only patch a previous install of Studio 11.


If you have an older version of Studio (Studio 9, 10, or 11 etc), it is advised for you to update to the current Studio software. The current version is Studio 12. Click Here to go to the Studio 12 Upgrade page.


How to download and install a patch:

  • When downloading the patch make a note of where it is being saved to. We recommend saving the patch to the desktop.
  • Before installing the patch, make sure that you do not have any other programs running. Studio must not be running.
  • Once it is fully downloaded, double-click on the patch to begin the installation.
  • Follow any on-screen prompts to complete the installation. Reboot the computer after applying the patch.


  1. MAKE DISC SETTING, SAFE MODE BURN OPTION: In Studio, click on Setup -> Make Disc. Under the box marked Burn Options, select "Safe Mode: create disc content and then burn" by clicking on the radio button in front of the setting and then click OK. While troubleshooting this problem, always use this setting.


  1. RESTART STUDIO: Shut down Studio, then relaunch it. Try to create the DVD again using the safe mode setting above.


  1. RESTART THE COMPUTER: Try opening the door of the DVD burner. If it won't open, then shut down Studio, then restart the computer. Launch Studio and try to create the DVD again using the safe mode setting.


  1. MEDIA:


BLANK MEDIA IN THE DRIVE: Make sure that there is a blank, write-once media or rewriteable media in the DVD burner.

TYPE OF DVD: Make sure that your DVD burner supports the media you use. As for any problem with burning a DVD, we recommend customer use rewriteable media to reduce the number of wasted DVDs when they have to troubleshoot a failure while burning DVDs. In this case, if you have only used rewriteable media, (RW) we would also recommend trying to use a write once (-/+ R) DVD and erasing the RW media.

BRAND OF DVD: Pinnacle recommends using a name brand of DVD, i.e. Sony, Apple, Memorex, etc. Also we recommend trying a DVD from a different manufacturer to see if the problem is related to the brand of DVD that is being used.

NOTE: Check with the following site to find information on the media being used.


http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia


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  1. GET THE LATEST FIRMWARE: Ensure that the DVD burner being used has the latest firmware update from the burner manufacturer.


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  1. CREATE A DISC IMAGE: In Studio, click on Setup -> Make Disc. Under the box marked Burn Options, select "Create disc content but don't burn" by clicking on the radio button in front of the setting and then click OK. Then click the Create disc button in the Make Movie section to begin the image creation process.

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