Burning to a Memorex DVD-RW (4.7 GB)

Asked by Steve on 2008-03-29

I've had no problems burning to other DVD-RW's over the years, but I just bought some Memorex -RW's and it won't copy my video files to it. Are the disks that different from one manufacturer to another. Thx in advance.

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2008-03-30
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2008-04-04
Nicolas DERIVE (kalon33) said : #1

Hello Steve,

I got some problems with these discs some time ago...

Could you paste here the versions of Kubuntu (I suppose your are using it) and K3b you are using ? We could need your burning device model if you know it, and the results of the commands "wodim -atip" and "wodim -prcap".

Thanks by advance for providing this.

--kalon33.

Steve (steve-joseph) said : #2

I'm using Ubuntu Gutsy and K3B. The drive is a Memorex DVD16+/-DL4RWlD2. Is it your experience that these disks won't work w k3b

Steve (steve-joseph) said : #3

Also, the error message in k3b is 'write error, media unformatted or unsupported'. I know it's blank and formatted, so 'unsupported'? what does this mean.

Steve

Steve (steve-joseph) said : #4

Here is the other info you asked for. Thx...

wodim -atip
Device was not specified. Trying to find an appropriate drive...
Detected CD-R drive: /dev/cdrw
Using /dev/cdrom of unknown capabilities
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 5
Response Format: 2
Capabilities :
Vendor_info : 'Memorex '
Identification : 'DVD16+/-DL4RWlD2'
Revision : 'JWS5'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW.
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Driver flags : MMC-3 SWABAUDIO BURNFREE FORCESPEED
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96P SAO/R96R RAW/R16 RAW/R96P RAW/R96R
Errno: 5 (Input/output error), test unit ready scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB: 00 00 00 00 00 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: 70 00 02 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 3A 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x2 Not Ready, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x3A Qual 0x00 (medium not present) Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid)
cmd finished after 0.021s timeout 40s

wodim -prcap
Device was not specified. Trying to find an appropriate drive...
Detected CD-R drive: /dev/cdrw
Using /dev/cdrom of unknown capabilities
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 5
Response Format: 2
Capabilities :
Vendor_info : 'Memorex '
Identification : 'DVD16+/-DL4RWlD2'
Revision : 'JWS5'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW.

Drive capabilities, per MMC-3 page 2A:

  Does read CD-R media
  Does write CD-R media
  Does read CD-RW media
  Does write CD-RW media
  Does read DVD-ROM media
  Does read DVD-R media
  Does write DVD-R media
  Does not read DVD-RAM media
  Does not write DVD-RAM media
  Does support test writing

  Does read Mode 2 Form 1 blocks
  Does read Mode 2 Form 2 blocks
  Does read digital audio blocks
  Does restart non-streamed digital audio reads accurately
  Does support Buffer-Underrun-Free recording
  Does read multi-session CDs
  Does read fixed-packet CD media using Method 2
  Does not read CD bar code
  Does read R-W subcode information
  Does not return R-W subcode de-interleaved and error-corrected
  Does read raw P-W subcode data from lead in
  Does return CD media catalog number
  Does return CD ISRC information
  Does support C2 error pointers
  Does not deliver composite A/V data

  Does play audio CDs
  Number of volume control levels: 256
  Does support individual volume control setting for each channel
  Does support independent mute setting for each channel
  Does not support digital output on port 1
  Does support digital output on port 2
  Does not send digital data LSB-first
  Does not set LRCK high for left-channel data
  Does not have valid data on falling edge of clock
  Length of data in BCLKs: 16

  Loading mechanism type: tray
  Does support ejection of CD via START/STOP command
  Does not lock media on power up via prevent jumper
  Does allow media to be locked in the drive via PREVENT/ALLOW command
  Is not currently in a media-locked state
  Does not support changing side of disk
  Does not have load-empty-slot-in-changer feature
  Does not support Individual Disk Present feature

  Maximum read speed: 8467 kB/s (CD 48x, DVD 6x)
  Current read speed: 8467 kB/s (CD 48x, DVD 6x)
  Maximum write speed: 8467 kB/s (CD 48x, DVD 6x)
  Current write speed: 8467 kB/s (CD 48x, DVD 6x)
  Rotational control selected: CLV/PCAV
  Buffer size in KB: 2048
  Copy management revision supported: 1
  Number of supported write speeds: 9
  Write speed # 0: 8467 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD 48x, DVD 6x)
  Write speed # 1: 7056 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD 40x, DVD 5x)
  Write speed # 2: 5645 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD 32x, DVD 4x)
  Write speed # 3: 4234 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD 24x, DVD 3x)
  Write speed # 4: 2822 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD 16x, DVD 2x)
  Write speed # 5: 2112 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD 12x, DVD 1x)
  Write speed # 6: 1764 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD 10x, DVD 1x)
  Write speed # 7: 1411 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD 8x, DVD 1x)
  Write speed # 8: 706 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD 4x, DVD 0x)

Nicolas DERIVE (kalon33) said : #5

I had the same problem with the CD/DVD creator of Nautilus, so I think it comes more from wodim (the command line burning util which is used by both K3B and Nautilus Burner) than from the graphical apps.

It seems that your burning device is detected properly (as far as I know from wodim output), so I think you may consider to report a bug under wodim for this problem (check before that there is no similar bug report, and then click on the "Create a bug report" link on the upper left of this page).

Thanks for providing these infos.

--kalon33

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