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Media center dvd failure

by WGSF / March 18, 2009 7:52 AM PDT

When I try to burn either a recorded TV program or an internet video
I receive 'error' and burn failure message. I checked device manager
and everything in the black(OK)

Bob Tiber

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We Simply Replace The Drive Here..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 19, 2009 4:58 AM PDT

Unfortunately, you've not told us much about your computer and the suggestion above may work best if you can not provide us further information about the problem.. Operating system?, age of the computer and DVD drive?, how much you've used the DVD drive?, or any other items which could be used as clues.? Is the problem ONLY associated to TV programs and internet video and all other items burn correctly?

Still, if the drive has been used much at all, and IF it burned these items before but won't burn them now, then it's time for a new drive..

On the other hand, if you're asking how to burn recorded video programs to your DVD media and why you're receiving the error, then you'll need to tell us what steps you are currently taking to perform the burn.. Are you simply burning a file type to a disc making it a "data disc"? Or are you trying to create a DVD format which can be viewed on any standard DVD player?

Hope this helps and let us know more.


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More information
by WGSF / March 19, 2009 6:17 PM PDT

Its Windows XP Media center.Very few attempts to burn anything.Tried to burn this week a recorded TV program from the HDD(failure).Tried to burn
a video file(failure)In both instances I used a DVD video disc.
The computer is 3 years old with no problems except it won't burn.
I used the standard burn procedure in media center.It starts like it was in a burning mode with the white "powered by Sonic Solutions"bar
for all intent and purposes burning the DVD.Was told to do other
things while waiting for completion of the disc.After about 10 minutes
the bar shot up to 80% and the dreaded "error in creating disc"appeared.
That's it no explaination.
You mention replace the drive,not being geeky guy,how and how much?
Thanks for any help.

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After Your Explanation...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 20, 2009 6:06 AM PDT
In reply to: More information didn't mention which the specific program you're using the burn the disc, except that it appears to be Sonic.. You also didn't mention exactly which file type you were burning to the disc.. Just a guess here, but if the recorded TV program/file type is covered under DRM and copyright laws, Sonic may not allow such a burn to occur.

On the other hand, if you attempted to burn a legitimate file type, of which you haven't told us the type yet, maybe you simply need to try a different burning program such as IMGBurn, or such..

And asked before,are you attempting to make a DVD video out of the disc or are you simply trying to burn the video file to the disc as a data disc? The procedures and the programs to perform them are different.

At this point, it's a tough call whether it's the burner or the burning software causing the problem.. More clues are needed.

Hope this helps.


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