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DVD double layer burning problem

by TONI H / January 19, 2007 2:50 AM PST

I'm able to use EZCD 6 Platinum with no problems with DVD-R/W or CDR-W disks, but this is the first time I've tried writing any data files to DVD+R DL single sided double capacity disks.

I have updated the Platinum DVD file to recognize the Plextor 740A drive (which is double layered able and also had the firmware updated on it).

XP (using its own burning program can't tell that I have a disk in the drive. EZCD Creator can see the drive (but sees the disk as only a 4.7GB capacity so I've tried going over that amount to 'disk 2' to load up the files. As soon as the files are ready to burn, and it loads up the title line with everything, I immediately get the following error:

E80070057: The parameter is incorrect

With no explanation when clicking on Help. I've done a google search and I find many of these type posts in various forums but they all seem to be pretty old posts with no results or resolutions.

Anybody got any clues as to what this message means and how I can get around it?

TONI

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Hi Tony H
by Daviddude / January 19, 2007 3:09 AM PST

Is the disc one of those new DVD-RAM discs? From what I know about them (and that isn't much) the drive has to be capable of burning on those discs...basically, it is the equivalent of having a CD burner and putting in a blank DVD and trying to burn on it. Also, the Windows XP burner program isn't and won't work with blank DVD's.
Lastly & I don't use EZCD but I use Power2Go 4.0 and there is an option there for CD's where you can change the disc amount for audio CD's...meaning if I have 85 minutes of music, I can change the disc size to 85 minutes and the burner will squeeze it on for me.
Does any of this help?
I hope so. Happy

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Reading small print chart
by TONI H / January 19, 2007 4:47 AM PST
In reply to: Hi Tony H

on the Memorex box...specifically states that DVD+R DL disks are not to be used for Data Storage. And that's what I was attempting to do. Evidently my mp3 and jpg files being burned as DATA files doesn't qualify for the use of the disks.

Crap......thought I could cram lots of data onto the disks instead of on two regular dvd disks.

I already use an external drive for this...just wanted to have a separate backup available.

TONI

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I found this yesterday
by Jherr201 / January 19, 2007 5:07 AM PST
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