Problems reported by CD manufacturer

ampstudio wrote on 11/18/2003, 5:01 PM
Using CD Architect 5.0, Windows 2000 Pro, Pentium3, 1GHz

I have two similar computer systems to burn my masters. Both with same type MoBo, Ram, CPU, OS etc. but different burners.

One system i have a Philips PCRW804 and have never had a return from any CD manufacturer. All masters seem to be 100% Red Book compliant.
The other system i have started using Sony DRU500A CD/DVD burner.

No problems burning any CDs with CDArchitect except that the two masters that i have sent to manufacturing plants were returned as they seemed not to be "closed". That is: the lead out wasn't burnt into them.
I can play those CDs in all the CD players that i usually have access to. At home, in the car, in the studio, friend's homes, they all can play the CDs i burned with the DRU500A system. But the manufacturing say they are not complete.

I have made some tests and noticed that the progress bar during lead-out jumps from around 27% to the end, whatever the burning speed i use (tested from 2X to 24X speeds) The CDs are ejected and work in all my CD players.
I test the exact same program with the PCRW804 and the lead-out goes all the way to 100%. The CDs are played in all systems as well, and are accepted by the CD plant.

Has anyone ever experienced a similar situation?



kbruff wrote on 11/18/2003, 9:36 PM
I have had similairly strange experience with CDA5 --

The program will burn a complete 74 min cd, without a single error, however the cd's are totally dysfunctional. The CD's have a partially available rank of songs that can be played. For example the first 13 songs may be great and then the last 8 are corrupt. This type of problem creates so much aggravation for me. Once I sent the cd to a professional duplicator and he indicated that the cd was not closed properly -- but I just dont know since the entire process and its discrete steps are totally hidden from the user.

During the burning process...
1) pre-render
2) test and burn
3) burn rate - 4X are selected.

My computer specs are P4 - 2.5 Ghz, 2 GB RAM - SOYO Dragon MoBo --

Please inform me regarding your progress on this problem.
Bye -
Geoff_Wood wrote on 11/25/2003, 6:45 PM
That lead-out meter behaviour is 'normal', and not the source of your problem.

Suggest you try different speeds and media (try Mitsui ~8x ), with the dodgy writer, or a different writer. You could try swapping drives to verify that it is the writer causing problems, and not some other factor.

ampstudio wrote on 11/26/2003, 11:25 AM
Yes, swapping drives and trying new media could really help.
The problem is that i can not detect the problem on the CDs. It has been reported twice by the replication plant. The CDs play regularly in all the CD players i have access to. In fact, the only difference i noticed between my two systems was in the progress bar during lead-out.
I will try to swap drives and see if the progress bar behaviour is system or CD-burner related.
The media i have been using is by Sony (from two different manufacturers), TDK, Philips and Intenso. Neither gave me any problems with replication, so far, when burned with the PCRW804.

If someone has some more experience with this SONY CD burner and CDA, i appreciate.
golli wrote on 11/27/2003, 7:06 PM
Could someone direct me to a link of supported burners.
I've been looking, without luck. Would'nt it be a safe bet that any Sony Burner will work or a Yamaha burner?