DVD Burn problem

Bella-Bud wrote on 8/30/2020, 11:57 PM

I have Vegas Pro 15, Vegas DVD Architect. I am trying to burn a movie to a blank disc. My movie has a menu, scene selections, the whole thing. It's an hour and forty minutes long. Every time I try to burn my movie, the burn will start. I will get a "making disc" bar which will load to 66%.There is also a Burning lead-in box which never progresses at all. It's just blank with the words "Burning lead-in.". Then, after a few minutes my disc is ejected and a message appears on the screen. "The drive couldn't determine the correct power for writing this disc. To fix this you need to use a different writing speed, or different brand of media." Now, I've tried writing the disc with both 4x and 8x speed - the only two speeds available. It never works. I've looked all over for an answer to this particular error, but I get nothing. Does anyone know what's going on? I've burned CD's before with this same computer. I know CD's and DVD's are different. I'm using a Dell, i7 core, 64 bit. I have a DVD port built into the laptop. I have used this drive to burn videos onto discs - 1/2hr long videos - and also to burn CD's. However, I've never used DVD Architect before now, this is my first project with the program.

Thank you for your help.

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EricLNZ wrote on 8/31/2020, 3:00 AM

Which version of DVDA?

Check Options/Preferences and the Burning Tab. If at bottom you have 'Use legacy disc drivers' tick if unticked or untick if ticked to see if it makes any difference.

Or burn to a folder image and burn this to disc using any other burning software that you have. Some users use free ImgBurn.

Steve Grisetti wrote on 8/31/2020, 7:07 AM

+1 to the suggestion to burn a "Prepared File" to your hard drive. This is a good test to see if the issue is with the software. If you can create a Prepared File (which creates the DVD files to your hard drive rather than burning directly to a disc) then you know the problem is with the interface with your disc drive -- and then we can help you fix it or use a workaround.

Bella-Bud wrote on 8/31/2020, 3:12 PM

+1 to the suggestion to burn a "Prepared File" to your hard drive. This is a good test to see if the issue is with the software. If you can create a Prepared File (which creates the DVD files to your hard drive rather than burning directly to a disc) then you know the problem is with the interface with your disc drive -- and then we can help you fix it or use a workaround.

Hi. "Prepare File" works. It is successful every time. Should I still try the "tick/untick" thing that EricLNZ mentioned, or do I need to do something else?

Jack S wrote on 8/31/2020, 4:35 PM

@Bella-Bud For what its worth, I always prepare the iso file (if Blu-Ray) then burn it using my proprietary disc burning application. It's a lot less trouble than doing it in DVDAS.

EricLNZ wrote on 8/31/2020, 10:34 PM

Hi. "Prepare File" works. It is successful every time. Should I still try the "tick/untick" thing that EricLNZ mentioned, or do I need to do something else?

If you are going to try burning your "Prepared File" using DVDA then Yes try the tick/untick.

But if you are going to burn your "Prepared File" outside of DVDA using other burning software then there is no point in ticking/unticking.

Bella-Bud wrote on 9/1/2020, 4:08 PM

Hi. "Prepare File" works. It is successful every time. Should I still try the "tick/untick" thing that EricLNZ mentioned, or do I need to do something else?

If you are going to try burning your "Prepared File" using DVDA then Yes try the tick/untick.

But if you are going to burn your "Prepared File" outside of DVDA using other burning software then there is no point in ticking/unticking.

Hey, so I tried what you suggested. my box was clicked, and I un-clicked it. Now there is a new error message: "The media's speed is incompatible with the device. This may be caused by using higher or lower speed media than the range of speeds supported by the device'' Does this mean the video I'm using for my movie is the wrong format or something? Or is it something else. Thanks for the help!

DougT wrote on 9/1/2020, 6:03 PM

It is referring to the Disk burn speed.

Teagan wrote on 9/2/2020, 7:53 PM

 

Hey, so I tried what you suggested. my box was clicked, and I un-clicked it. Now there is a new error message: "The media's speed is incompatible with the device. This may be caused by using higher or lower speed media than the range of speeds supported by the device'' Does this mean the video I'm using for my movie is the wrong format or something? Or is it something else. Thanks for the help!

Have you tried burning at a slower speed like 2.4x (or lowest you can)? That error may mean your drive or disc media doesn't support burning at a speed you are choosing.

If you are using an external program like ImgBurn please try the slowest you can as 4x may be too fast for your drive or disc media.

Also, I'd suggest looking up your drive model and seeing the specs of it, to see which speeds it can do. Check the specs of the DVDs you are using as well.

Also try another brand of DVD to see if it's just this brand, if you have access to another brand.

Otherwise I'd suggest updating drivers or reinstalling existing drivers and, then, finally, getting a USB DVD burner as a last resort.