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Burning to DVD-R

I have a brand new DVD burner that is suppose to be able to work with the popular blank DVD disc formats.
Using downloaded DVD movie files and converted files from my mini-dv camcorder, I am able to burn these files to both DVD-RW and DVD+R dics.
I can't burn these same files using the same methods, to a DVD-R disc.
I've tried different brands of DVD-R but, get the same results.
Everything seems to go right, up until the "writing lead in" point of the burn process.
Sometimes the green bars start to fill in during the lead in process, then stop. Other times the bars don't even appear. Either way, at this point, things come to a stop. I usually then have to completely shut off the computer and restart it to get the DVD Rom tray door open to remove the disc.
The two programs I'm using to burn are, Nero Ultra Edition 7 and a VOS copy DVD program. They are both trial versions.
Any suggestions or tips as to what is causing this problem?
It could be something that I'm doing to cause the problem but, if I'm able to burn to some of the DVD's, I should be able to burn to DVD-R using the same process shouldn't I?

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While that does seem odd

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There are DVD writers that will not write to all forms of blank DVD's. While you do not say the writer you have, check the box or the manufacturer's website to see what your writer is supposed to be able to do. Then check the firmware for updates. If the writer is brand new and is capable of writing to the blanks you have and will not, talk to the manufacturer or the place you purchased it and get an exchange.

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The long way around.

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Put it on DVD-RW then duplicate it to DVD-R.

I know that Nero may have issues rendering and such and once we get an image, this long way around can sidestep bugs in Nero.

This will only work if Nero, your drive and media are all compatible. No one can tell if they are given the lack of details but I thought I'd toss out a workaround.

Bob

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