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Windows 7: DVD burn problem

26 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
DVD burn problem

Hi, not sure if this is software, hardware or whatever but when I try to burn a DVD on my HP Pavilion Slimline system (win 7 home premium 64-bit) after converting to DVD format from a .avi file using ConvertXtoDVD, I get the following error as it starts to burn then spits it out as "operation completed" when clearly it has not even started.....
BURN : Init DVD-R DAO: Can't set write parameters code page Code 05 26 00 [Illegal request, Invalid field in parameter list]
If I take the encoded files (i.e. video TS and audio TS folders) to another machine and select "burn a project already converted" again using ConvertXtoDVD software, it burns the DVD without a problem ?
Any ideas what I am doing wrong - hopefully not a duff DVD drive on a relatively new machine ?

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26 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

If you have VIDEO_TS all ready to go, try burning with Imgburn

I never go from conversion directly into a burn no matter what converter I use. I like to get the VIDEO_TS folder first. Even good converters like DVD Flick can have problems if you go directly to a burn. Plus Imgburn is pretty much the standard unless you have some wacho unsupported drive.

Not likely. I've had a bunch of HP PCs and Imgburn only had problems with one burner. And that was fixed when I did a Firmware Update on the burner. Even with the problem burner an old version of Imgburn worked. I just couldn't update to a newer version until I did the firmware update.

It sounds like what you are getting is Power Calibration Error, only it reports it succeeded. Weird!

edit: when I wrote "even good converters like DVD Flick" I wasn't implying ConvertX was bad. I just meant it's a good idea to burn as a separate last step generally. Last time I used ConvertX is was freeware. But I've heard good things about it.

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26 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I agree Imgburn would be the way to go if not the firmware on your drive may need to be updated...
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26 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

I go with the suggestion of MilesAhead.

More specific to ConvertXtoDVD, I have seen many people reporting this problem with version 4.The solution suggested was to use version 3 for burning.

Rather than doing all these, I woulld prefer to burn the VIDEO_TS with a standalone burner software.

Even if this does not relate to this problem, keep your optical drive firmware updated plus always burn at a lower speed rather than the maximum speed.
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27 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Hi guys, thanks for all your replies. The reason I posted the problem was because it used to work on the PC, i.e. conversion straight to burn using ConvertXtoDVD now for some reason I started getting this error. I will certainly try your suggestions and report back. Thanks again - it is much appreciated.
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27 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

What now works is if I don't burn the DVD immediately after conversion using ConvertXtoDVD but close it then open again and chose "burn a project already converted", select the location of the VIDEO_TS folder and the original error is no longer there and it completes the burn successfully on the same drive (I also did take note of your comments re the slower speed). A slight inconvenience from when it previously worked and its good to know it wasn't anything serious.

If it works I'm happy.

Thanks again to all who replied, this Forum is the biz !!!!
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