DVD-R help

#1
I have been trying several times now to record to DVD-R with not much luck and just given up.
I have tried 2 different makes of DVD-R and both when i have inserted them into the drive to start burning a message appears saying the media isnt blank and to insert a blank disk.

Anyone any ideas?

And Yes i do have a DVD-RW drive before anyone asks haha.
 
#2
What software are you using to burn them?
 
#5
Try a slower burn speed, Nero or buy a new DVD burner. worked for me.

SK
 
#7
tank6275 said:
just tried that. its still saying theres no free space on the disks at all
Have you tried formatting the disc, may need this prior to writing.

Jim
 

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#8
try Nero and let me know - I've never had that message with it before now with a blank disc.
 
#11
yea i think so, looked in properties but the box selected was for to "enable recording on cd" rather than dvd not sure if that means anything,
When ive put the blank disk in and looked at properties the pie chart shows theres no available space on the disk.
 

maguire

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#12
you've got pm.
 
#13
tank6275 said:
yea i think so, looked in properties but the box selected was for to "enable recording on cd" rather than dvd not sure if that means anything,
When ive put the blank disk in and looked at properties the pie chart shows theres no available space on the disk.
As I asked before about formatting and got no reply, if you have right clicked to get to properties does it have "format" on the list, if so give that a try, maybe, just maybe that is what is required. :)

Jim
 
#14
sorry read your post and apologies i didnt reply but yes i tried looking for a formatting option but no sign of that under the driver properties. guess the whole thing may be fooked. but the drive reads cd's/ dvd's ok which is strange
 
#15
tank6275 said:
sorry read your post and apologies i didnt reply but yes i tried looking for a formatting option but no sign of that under the driver properties. guess the whole thing may be fooked. but the drive reads cd's/ dvd's ok which is strange
Ok, thanks for that, the only other thing is that your recorder is only set to record on DVD+R, have you checked this? Have you done any recording on the drive before?

Jim
 
#16
no never tried to record dvd's before have recorded cd's backing up itunes in the past so i guess the recorder works but never tried dvds until now
 

maguire

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
do you know the make/model of the drive?
 
#18
tank6275 said:
no never tried to record dvd's before have recorded cd's backing up itunes in the past so i guess the recorder works but never tried dvds until now
Here is a link to a programme which will identify your discs for you, but most inportantly it will tell you what you can burn on the recorder:

http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/

Jim
 

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