Don February 5, 2009 at 13:58:59
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Athlon 64 1g ram

I'm having some issues trying to burn DVD's.
My DVD Burner is a HP DVD Writer 630c.it is supposed tosupport both -R and +R DVD's @16x for the +R's and 8x for the -R's.I'm trying to burn video taken with a Sony Handycam on Sony 1.4 GB DVD+RW mini disks.After getting everthing into the computer and editing with Picture motion browser or Windows movie maker software, I can burn to Sony DVD-R but it takes about 24 hrs to burn about 2.5gb...I thought that if the burner is supposed to burn +R's faster I would try them however when trying to burn +r's after 50% ( converting and stuff) I get an error that it cant write to the DVD!the window that the error pops up on is titled Authering tool.Any Ideas ??? Also all software,firmware and drivers have been updated... Hardware issue????? software??? Thanx for any help

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February 5, 2009 at 14:04:04
24 hours? Something is definitely wrong. have you tried burning anything else to a DVD?

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February 5, 2009 at 15:51:37
24 hours; definately something wrong. I would have given up after one hour.

I would start suspecting the DVD drive itself. They do wear out.


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February 5, 2009 at 21:30:00
Does the 24 hours include the time it takes to convert the video to a proper format?

How are you getting the video from the camcorder to the hard drive?

What is the file extension of the video file, before burning?

What burning/converting software are you using?

If your video files are in a format other than .VOB, your burning software will attempt to convert the file, prior to writing to DVD. Conversion times vary, from one program to the next.

Try using a third-party conversion program to produce compliant .VOB files (the specs can be found on the net) and place them into their standard folder structure (TS_VIDEO & TS_AUDIO folders). Burn these two folders to a DVD, and I think you"ll find that the burn goes much quicker.

The freeware program "SUPER", doesn't make compliant .VOB files (maximum file size = 1,048,574 KB). Super will convert the file to a single .VOB file. Most burning software will reject these non-compliant files.

That's not to say that there isn't a problem with your burner. The error you get, when using DVD+R, seems to indicate a problem (assuming the burner actually supports both +R and -R).

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.

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February 6, 2009 at 13:20:05
Sounds to me like some program like pinnacle where everything takes forever to render and burn.
If it is a hi-def vid you may want to D/L the correct codec and then reboot:
DGMPGDec 1.5.0 RC2 (Dec'07)

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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