Double layer DVD writer problems

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by DavidRW, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. DavidRW

    DavidRW Member

    :confused: :confused: I use Clone DVD2 ver 2.9.0.3 with AnyDVD ver 6.1.2.5 and a Sony DW-Q30A ver YYS4. BUT, even if I select DVD +/-R DL as the output size and using a DVD-R DL blank DVD, after the DVD reading session, I receive an error message that the "write to" media is not large enough to write to and I must restart and set to DVD 5. Kind of defeats the purpose of having e DL DVD writer. Anybody have any suggestions? OS is W2K SP4. Thanks
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2007
  2. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Here's the latest firmware upgrade for your drive. http://www.sonyisstorage.com/bv_downloads/cpce/dvd/YYS7_WIN_B.EXE
     
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    In addition to upgrading your firmware, I strongly recommend, in the the future you use +R DL media instead--especially Verbatim +R DL media, if your burner supports +R DL.

    While you can use Clonedvd2, if you would like to see my preferred method of backing up movies, visit
    http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=327
     
  4. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Media

    Also, what type (brand) media are you using, have you used this successfully before, and can the blank be recognized by AnyDVD or CDSpeed and give an actual manufacturer? And does your writer support dual layer (-DL)?
     
  5. DavidRW

    DavidRW Member

  6. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

  7. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

  8. DavidRW

    DavidRW Member

    Media Brand is Ridata (Ritek, USA) DVD-R DL. I've had good results previously with this brand (single layer). And yes, this Sony DVD writer is supposed to support dual-layer writing.
     
  9. DavidRW

    DavidRW Member

    Updating Firmware

    :( :( Thanks for the new URL. I was able to download the executable file, but I am experiencing problems trying to perform the update.....perhaps I'm doing something wrong???? Any suggestions????
     
  10. zebadee

    zebadee Well-Known Member

  11. Coaster

    Coaster Well-Known Member

    @ DavidRW,

    As of this date/time the only DL Media that consistently provides error free results is Verbatim +R DL MKM001/MKM003 Mitsubishi Kagaku Media. Suggest discontinuing the use of your Ridata (Ritek, USA) DVD-R DL because there have been numerous reports that this particular Media is problematic. Also any –R DL Media can prove to problematic because –R DL Media cannot be Book Type Bit Set to DVD-ROM, which can easily cause playback compatibility problems in many DVD playback devices. Stick with Verbatim +R DL MKM001/MKM003 Mitsubishi Kagaku Media and you should not have any problems caused by blank DL Media.

    Regards,
    Coaster
     
  12. DavidRW

    DavidRW Member

    Thanks,
    I tried that. What occurs is when I open the .exe file, nothing happens except my machine locks up and must be re-started. I don't get anything at all, much less the dialogue box your link shows. I wonder if it'll run under safe mode. Perhaps there is a software conflict.....
     
  13. DavidRW

    DavidRW Member

    Thanks for the info...I'll try that. It kind of hurts though because I have 25 Ridata -R DL blanks left over.
     
  14. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    /shudder

    Next time, give your money to me instead. It will go towards a better use. ;)

    If you're interested, here is my preferred method of backing up movies:

    http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=327
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2007
  15. DavidRW

    DavidRW Member

  16. DavidRW

    DavidRW Member

    :( Still didn't work...I'll try again when the new media (+R DL) arrives. Thanks to all!

    DavidRW