DVD burning - safe to run in background?

Hi Guys,
Is it safe to carry on using my computer while iDVD is running and encoding/burning something? I used to leave the DVD burning over night but now this isn't possible. Doesn't interfere with the encoding/burning process if I continue to use the computer while iDVD is doing it's thing?
Thanks in advance.

in my experience it has never been an issue, nonetheless its not something anyone would wisely recommend!
there is no definitive answer. make sure your preferences are set to abort capture on dropped frames (pointless continuing if theres a problem) and then suck it and see. chances are you will be just fine.

Similar Messages

  • What external dvd burner is compatible with my 2007 mac mini running OS X 10.5.8?

    What external dvd burner is compatible with my 2007 mac mini running OS X 10.5.8?

    I have an LG GE24LU20 and works great with either my iMac or Mac Mini.
    LG GE24LU20 Optical Drives - 24x External Super-Multi DVD Rewriter - LG Electronics US
    Heck' I can even open and close the tray from my menu bar icon,
    plus it is way faster and less finicky than the superdrives.

  • I have a HP pavilion G6 1247SA running windows7 64 bt.I have noticed that NO dvd burner is installed

    HP pavilion G6 1247SA os windows7 64bt.When i went to dvd maker,to my horror i found that NO dvd burner is installed on this product.CRAZY.I have tried cyberlink burner software,but the quality is not that great.Whats more,you can't add photos to your dvd project.At the moment i am making my movies,then putting them on a ur drive and dropping them into an old acer notebook i have.The old acer has a good dvd burner installed.How on earth can HP bring out a product without a dvd burner?.Any ideas folks on a decent solution to this problem.

    Hi:
    If you can't get the recovery disks to work (I can't help you there), and you can still read all 25 characters of your Vista product key on the bottom of your PC, you can make your own Vista installation disk and use the product key to activate it.
    Here's how:
    If you're up to a slight but rewarding challenge you can make your own if you can read your 25 character Vista product key on the PC.
    Just download the 3 files you need at the link below, and read all of the instructions to create a bootable DVD installation disk using imageburn.
    Disregard the part of the text under the first screen shot about "extract the files to the Vista folder."
    The files were already extracted to that folder when you ran the X14.exe file by reading the text on top of the first screen shot.
    The other thing I noticed is on the 4th screen shot, where it shows Developer ID Microsoft Corporation. I had to type Microsoft Corporation in myself, and then the other codes automatically populated.
    When I went to compile the ISO file, ImageBurn gave a message that about a WIM file and ISO, and if I wanted to burn it in a different format.
    I selected No, make the ISO file.
    It was not that hard to do. I burned both the 64 bit disk and the 32 bit disk in case I ever need them.
    I tested both of them on my hp dc7100 CMT desktop PC, they worked perfectly.
    When you enter the product key, it knows what version of Vista you have.
    http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/w/microsoft_os/3317.2-3-microsoft-windows-v....
    After you successfully install Vista, you can then install the drivers from your PC's support and driver page.
    Paul

  • V570, eSATAp port, run a 5.25 (internal) DVD burner? or too much current?

    V570 Ideapad, which has an eSATAp jack.
    I have an eSATAp (powered eSATA)cable that goes to a standard sata power+data connector which can be plugged to a stock 5.25 (internal) HD or DVD.  My question is about the power demands of a DVD burner to that connection.
    Thoughts?  (it ran a 2.5" WD HD fine, but now that one's inside the Lenovo where the DVD was...)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/290591004700?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
    Thanks!
    IdeaPad V570-1066A9U, Built 5-22-2011, BIOS 44CN36WW(2011-08-04)
    Win7 Pro x64 clean install. Sammy 840 Pro 128GB SSD. Fast! Used nice hardware manual to re-grease CPU and remove tiny bit of lint.
    Solved!
    Go to Solution.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/internal-5-25-inch-Sony-SATA-DVD-RW-burner-drive-writer-/270725020416?pt=PCC...
    An internal 5.25" DVD desktop drive requires 12 volts, if I'm not mistaken.  The Esata port only puts out 5 volts, right?
    The drive in the link has a picture of the back label on the drive and it says 12v.
    Dave 
    T430u, x301, x200T, x61T, x61, x32, x41T, x40, U160, ThinkPad Tablet 1838-22R, Z500 touch, Yoga Tab 2 Windows 8.1, Yoga Tablet 3 Pro
    Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!
    If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!
    If someone helped you today, pay it forward. Help Someone Else!
    English Community   Deutsche Community   Comunidad en Español   Русскоязычное Сообщество

  • Upgraded memory but still running slow and DVD burner ?

    Hi guys.
    I just got the new iBook g4 12' laptop in August with 512 MB. I just added another 512 MB today and system profiler recognizes it. However, I don't see any improvements in my speed. In fact, start up is slower since I added the memory and I have seen the beach ball numerous times.
    Is there something I need to do?
    Also, I just got an external DVD burner (a Pioneer R-110 Dual Layer burner and is recognized by my system. I have Toast (6.1.1.) however, I cannot seem to burn Dual Layer DVDs on it. Do I need to upgrade to the 7.0 version or is there a better software I should get for burning Dual Layer DVDs?
    Thanks for your help.

    Hello,
    Although the profiler recognizes the memory, it may not still agree with the system. Have you tried removing the ram and see if there is a speed increase?
    If not, memory is a user serviceable repair and you may do it without voiding your applecare coverage. Now, here are instructions from Apple on how to do it. Please be sure you touch some metal surface before touching the memory. Do not touch any of the metal in the computer unless instructed to do so. Touching the metal will omit any static electricity in your body. Here is the link:
    Click Here
    That should tell you weather or not your problem is the memory.
    Good Luck,
    Grant

  • ITunes Seem to Have Suddenly Stopped Communicating With the CD/DVD Burner

    Hello, I wonder if anybody can help - my itunes application seems to have suddenly stopped communicating with my laptop's cd/dvd burner
    (Generic Name (E: H - T-S D D A S - 20N ATA Device)).
    About 2 years ago, I have experienced a similar problem, but was able to resolve it by downloading 64-bit compatible GEAR drivers to my system. However, the problem has re-appeared when I have updated to iTunes Version 10.1. Funny enough, the cd/dvd burner started getting recognized again when I updated to iTunes Version 10.2, but halfway through me burning a large playlist to multiple cds has suddenly stopped recognizing the cd/dvd burner again, and has never "resolved itself" ever since.
    I have tried multiple approaches to solving this issue, including completely re-installing itunes software and completely re-installing GEAR drivers, but nothing works. I have even tried uninstalling GEAR drivers completely, as I read that it worked for someone on one of the similar forums, but that didn't work either.
    My itunes diagnostics runs all the points of the cd/dvd drive check successfully, except for the last point (Can Not Read Audio CD). Here's what the diagnostics summary looks like:
    Microsoft Windows Vista x64 x64 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 6002)
    Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebook PC
    iTunes 10.2.1.1
    QuickTime 7.6.9
    FairPlay 1.11.16
    Apple Application Support 1.5
    iPod Updater Library 10.0d2
    CD Driver 2.2.0.1
    CD Driver DLL 2.1.1.1
    Apple Mobile Device 3.4.0.25
    Apple Mobile Device Driver not found.
    Bonjour 2.0.4.0 (214.3)
    Gracenote SDK 1.8.2.457
    Gracenote MusicID 1.8.2.89
    Gracenote Submit 1.8.2.123
    Gracenote DSP 1.8.2.34
    iTunes Serial Number 0016AB580A7B0C28
    Current user is not an administrator.
    The current local date and time is 2011-04-14 17:52:25.
    iTunes is not running in safe mode.
    WebKit accelerated compositing is enabled.
    HDCP is not supported.
    Core Media is supported.
    Video Display Information
    NVIDIA, NVIDIA GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M
    ** External Plug-ins Information **
    No external plug-ins installed.
    The drive F: Motorola MB810 Rev 0001 is a USB 2 device.
    iPodService 10.2.1.1 (x64) is currently running.
    iTunesHelper 10.2.1.1 is currently running.
    Apple Mobile Device service 3.3.0.0 is currently running.
    ** CD/DVD Drive Tests **
    No drivers in LowerFilters.
    UpperFilters: GEARAspiWDM (2.2.0.1),
    E: H-T-S DDA
    S_-20N, Rev W_05
    Audio CD in drive.
    Found 1 songs on CD, playing time 255:08 on Audio CD.
    Track 1, start time 00:02:00
    Audio CD reading failed. Error Code: 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 0 0 0 0.
    iTunes cannot play or import music from a CD in this drive. The drive may need a firmware update. Check with the manufacturer.
    Get drive speed succeeded.
    The drive CDR speeds are: 3 9 16 24.
    The drive CDRW speeds are: 3.
    The drive DVDR speeds are: 3.
    The drive DVDRW speeds are: 3.
    Error Correction is turned on for importing audio CDs.
    I have noticed that the diagnostics summary containes a suggestion to update firmware of my laptop's cd/dvd drive, but currently there are no such firmware updates available.
    Another frustrating issue that I ran into was trying to convey this issue to Apple Technical Support via e-mail using the Express Lane for the troubleshooting issues. I really fail to understand why I am being asked for the "hardware serial number" when I'm clearly choosing the categories for "iTunes/CD-DVD Import Issues" which are software, not hardware, categories! This prevents me from being able to simply send the description of my problem to the correct Apple Support department, and does not let me do that even when I enter my itunes' Serial Number, which can be found in the diagnostics summary provided above.
    Much Thanks to anyone who can provide any kind of helpful advice, even if it's just on how to be able to convey this problem to Apple Support via e-mail!

    Okay ... checking something else:
    Current user is not an administrator
    Is that true? Or do you in fact have a Windows user account with full administrative rights?
    (It's possible that a permission may have gone astray in your usual user account, which might be causing the burning issues.)

  • DVD burned on iDVD stutters on DVD player. Am I doing something wrong?

    Hi there, i'm new to burning DVD's and using this Apple Disscusion, so please bare with me!
    So, I tried to use iDVD to burn a home movie onto my disk which is:
    Aone
    8X
    DVD-R
    120 Minutes
    4.7GB
    Everything seemed to burn fine onto my disk and played back perfectly on my Macbook, however when I put the disk into my Samsung DVD player, the movie is unwatchable. The audio and video stutters, pauses, skips; even on the menu screen and then at about 3:50, the movie flicks back to the start.
    I don't think it is the DVD player or the disk as it plays other DVD's perfectly, even one from a friend with home movies on using the exactly the same disk.
    Therefore I was wondering if is iDVD doing this? If so, is there any way of solving this problem? I am currently burning at a speed of 8X, does this need to be different? Also in Project Info, the encoding is set to professional quality. Other options in Project Info include:
    Video Mode - PAL
    Aspect Ratio - Widescreen (16:9)
    DVD Type - Single-Layer (SL) - 4.2 GB
    I hope I have given all the information needed,
    Any help would be greatly appricated!
    Thankyou!

    If You keep frame rate from start to end. Then my next thought is about material used. That this might create a problem for iDVD and resulting DVD-disk.
    My collection of thoughts (mine and others)
    DVD quality
    1. iDVD 08, 09 & 11 has three levels of qualities. (version 7.0.1, 7,0.4 & 7.1.1) and iDVD 6 has the two last ones
    • Professional Quality
    (movies + menus up to 120 min.) - BEST (but not always for short movies e.g. up to 45 minutes in total)
    • Best Performances
    (movies + menus  less than 60 min.) - High quality on final DVD (Can be best for short movies)
    • High Quality (in iDVD08 or 09) / Best Quality (in iDVD6)
    (movies + menus up to 120 min.) - slightly lower quality than above
    Menu can take 15 minutes or even more - I use a very simple one with no audio or animation like ”Brushed Metal” in old Themes.
    About double on DL DVDs.
    2. Video from
    • FCE/P - Export out as full quality QuickTime.mov (not self-containing, no conversion)
    • iMovie x-6 - Don't use ”Share/Export to iDVD” = destructive even to movie project and especially so
    when the movie includes photos and the Ken Burns effect NOT is used. Instead just drop or import the iMovie movie project icon (with a Star on it) into iDVD theme window.
    • iMovie’08 or 09 or 11 are not meant to go to iDVD. Go via Media Browser or rather use iMovie HD 6 from start.
    3. I use Roxio Toast™ to make an as slow burn as possibly e.g. x4 or x1 (in iDVD’08 or 09  this can also be set)
    This can also be done with Apple’s Disk Utilities application when burning from a DiskImage.
    4. There has to be about or more than 25Gb free space on internal (start-up) hard disk. iDVD can't
    use an external one as scratch disk (if it is not start-up disc). For SD-Video - if HD-material is used I guess that 4 to 5 times more would do.
    5. I use Verbatim ( also recommended by many - Taiyo Yuden DVDs - I can’t get hold of it to test )
    6. I use DVD-R (no +R or +/-RW) - DVD-R play’s on more and older DVD-Players
    7. Keep NTSC to NTSC - or - PAL to PAL when going from iMovie to iDVD
    (I use JES_Deinterlacer to keep frame per sec. same from editing to the Video-DVD result.)
    8. Don’t burn more than three DVDs at a time - but let the laser cool off for a while before next batch.
    iDVD quality also depends on.
    • DVD is a standard in it self. It is Standard Definition Quality = Same as on old CRT-TV sets and can not
    deliver anything better that this.
    HD-DVD was a short-lived standard and it was only a few Toshiba DVD-players that could playback.
    These DVDs could be made in DVD-Studio Pro. But they don’t playback on any other standard DVD-Player.
    Blu-Ray / BD can be coded onto DVDs but limited in time to - about 20-30 minutes and then need
    _ Roxio Toast™ 10 Pro incl. BD-component
    _ BD disks and burner if full length movies are to be stored
    _ BD-Player or PlayStation3 - to be able to playback
    The BD-encoded DVDs can be play-backed IF Mac also have Roxio DVD-player tool. Not on any standard Mac or DVD-player
    Full BD-disks needs a BD-player (in Mac) as they need blue-laser to be read. No red-laser can do this.
    • HOW much free space is there on Your internal (start-up) hard disk. Go for approx. 25Gb.
    less than 5Gb and Your result will most probably not play.
    • How it was recorded - Tripod vs Handheld Camera. A stable picture will give a much higher quality
    • Audio is most often more critical than picture. Bad audio and with dropouts usually results in a non-viewed movie.
    • Use of Video-editor. iMovie’08 or 09 or 11 are not the tools for DVD-production. They discard every second line resulting in a close to VHS-tape quality.
    iMovie 1 to HD6 and FinalCut any version delivers same quality as Camera record in = 100% to iDVD
    • What kind of movie project You drop into it. MPEG4 seems to be a bad choice.
    other strange formats are .avi, .wmv, .flash etc. Convert to streamingDV first
    Also audio formats matters. I use only .aiff or from miniDV tape Camera 16-bit
    strange formats often problematic are .avi, .wmv, audio from iTunes, .mp3 etc
    Convert to .aiff first and use this in movie project
    • What kind of standard - NTSC movie and NTSC DVD or PAL to PAL - no mix.
    (If You need to change to do a NTSC DVD from PAL material let JES_Deinterlacer_3.2.2 do the conversion)
    (Dropping a PAL movie into a NTSC iDVD project
    (US) NTSC DVDs most often are playable in EU
    (EU) PAL DVDs most often needs to be converted to play in US
    UNLESS. They are play-backed by a Mac - then You need not to care
    • What kind of DVDs You are using. I use Verbatim DVD-R (this brand AND no +R or +/-RW)
    • How You encode and burn it. Two settings prior iDVD’08 or 09
    Pro Quality (only in iDVD 08 & 09)
    Best / High Quality (not always - most often not)
    Best / High Performances (most often my choice before Pro Quality)
    1. go to iDVD pref. menu and select tab far right and set burn speed to x1 (less errors = plays better) - only in iDVD 08 & 09
    (x4 by some and may be even better)
    2. Project info. Select Professional Encoding - only in iDVD 08 & 09.
    Region codes.
    iDVD - only burn Region = 0 - meaning - DVDs are playable everywhere
    DVD Studio pro can set Region codes.
    1 = US
    2 = EU
    unclemano wrote
    What it turned out to be was the "quality" settings in iDVD. The total clip time was NOT over 2 hours or 4.7GB, yet iDVD created massive visual artifacts on the "professional quality" setting.
    I switched the settings to "high quality" which solved the problem. According iDVD help, "high quality" determines the best bit rate for the clips you have.
    I have NEVER seen iDVD do this before, especially when I was under the 2 hour and 4.7GB limits.
    For anyone else, there seem to be 2 places in iDVD to set quality settings, the first is under "preferences" and the second under "project info." They do NOT seem to be linked (i.e. if you change one, the other is NOT changed). take care, Mario
    TO GET IT TO WORK SLIGHTLY FASTER
    • Minimum of 25Gb free space on Start-Up hard disk
    • No other programs running in BackGround e.g. Energy-Saver
    • Don’t let HD spin down or be turned off (in Energy-Save)
    • Move hard disks that are not to be used to Trash - To be disconnected/turned off
    • Goto Spotlight and set the rest of them under Integrity (not to be scanned)
    • Set screen-saver to a folder without any photo - then make an active corner (up right for me) and set
    pointer to this - turns on screen saver - to show that it has nothing to show
    Yours Bengt W

  • Qosmio G10 DVD Burner replacement

    My DVD Burner failed out and needs to be replaced. It's a UJ-831S. I bought the same one but I got a CD-ROM Error at start up. I tried this new CD-ROM on another laptop (Toshiba Satellite 2800-300) and it worked fine. I think I have a problem with the configuration of my DVD Burner (c-select, master....). Do you know if can change the firmware of my DVD Burner ?
    Thanks in advance,
    Alain

    A released firmware that is BRAND specific (like the one I have attached... (TOSHIBA OEM)) is made to run on a Toshiba model and has been configured with the correct Cable/Master/Slave settings. As you might already know, notebook CD-drives control the required CSM settings through the Firmware that is programmed on them rather than through a "jumper setting" like on desktop versions.
    (The other improvements that are mentioned in the firmware documentary are irrelevant for us,... the important note that was meant to be read is the COMPATIBILITY statement to the G10 requirements)
    I made several drives work on different notebooks after applying similar firmware upgrades like this one, and (to me) this would be the normal way to go in case I bought a drive with different settings than my notebook's requirements.
    The only difficult part in the whole procedure is "WHERE to find a notebook?" that has access to the CD-drive BEFORE you apply the new firmware with the changing CSM setting. In our case, he does have access to the drive on a friends notebook, so he could easily apply the upgrade on his own.
    I don't want to encourage anybody to do something he is not familiar with, therefore (for the sake of remaining in safe territories and keep the adrenalin levels normal during the flashing process) the best would be exchanging the drive with a "compatible manufacturer pre-flashed with correct settings" drive.
    The procedure I describe should work, but is only meant to be followed by a person, who is taking up ALL RESPONSIBILITIES ON HIS OWN to proceed with this. My part in this thread is only to discuss and explain the process (and concept) of using this specific firmware upgrade that also changes the CSM.
    Regards,
    electrochain

  • Macbook pro dock - with ext hd and ext dvd burner and cooling fans needed??

    why doesn't anybody make these? I could have a 1 terabyte HD, dvd burner and cooling fans to keep the macbook pro cool enough to touch while playing wow, or editing video. It could also be made of aluminum and look great. Oh and it has to be configurable to allow use of any 15" macbook pro(ie, bookends units are different because new models include firewire 800)

    Welcome to Apple Discussions!
    Do you have iStatPro? You can download it from the Apple site and see what it is that is running so hot. Under the low usage you describe, the fans should be idling silently. And you might be able to tell what is getting so hot.
    If Activity Monitor doesn't show anything, then you might want to run the extended version of the Apple Hardware Test. It sounds like something is getting very hot. If there is a hardware problem, then you should get one or more error codes. The Apple Hardware Test is on Install Disc #1 of the gray discs that came with your Mac--you boot to it by holding down "D". Instructions are on the disc and on the screen.
    Also, be sure you have "All Processes" selected on the Activity Monitor. And the boxes at the bottom should be mostly black with very little red or green at 3.5% CPU usage. Given all the symptoms, I am surprised that there is not some process running amok in the background.
    Good luck!

  • DVD Burn problem. "Device error - the target device isn't suitable for use"

    Hello everyone,
    I initially had a lot of problems with PE8. However the nVidia driver update solved most of them.
    Just thought it was important to report success as well as failure!
    However one problem remains. I get the following error at the 96% mark while burning. "Device error - the target device isn't suitable for use". It is always at the 96% mark and the program is "compiling [something]" when this happens.
    Having searched this site I notice that user rgferg posted a similar problem 13 days ago but was redirected to repost in a different place, but never did.
    I have tried to burn a 1hr clip 4 times and every time I have selected the slower burn speed (8MB/s) as has been suggested. It seems that inferior media is a culprit, so I have bought some [quality] Verbatim DVD-R media to try in my Phillips SATA optical drive. I am sceptical this will work, but open minded nonetheless. I will give it a whirl when my computer has stopped capturing the VHS I am working on.
    Each time the burn failed the disk was automatically ejected and the burn process had actually started and progressed perhaps ~40% or so.
    This indicates to me that it is a drive sharing issue, rather than a media issue. Somewhere on this forum it suggests that I go through a 20+ step process and delete/disable every piece of software that can compete with Premiere among other things. IF I do this what do I burn with outside of Adobe? Do I have to get imgburn or whatever it was called? What if I like Nero? Nero 6 has worked great for me for 3 years.
    So given I am willing to uninstall my old optical drive burning software, who out there can recommened commercial software that for them creates a painless Adobe burning experience with no errors or conflicts? Perhaps there is another solution that I did not see on this forum?
    I am running Windows XP SP3. I have the latest nVidia drivers for my SLI GeForce 7600 GS cards. I have 3 monitors. RAID 0 SATA, 2GB RAM, Athlon X2 5400.
    Justin.

    OK been working through the list of 20 things Adobe recommends to fix DVD burn error. No luck yet:
    system meets minimum requirements
    Project size does not exceed disk capacity
    successfully burned project to DVD folder -thus skip to step 8.
      8.   Using new blank media for burning
      9.   Try different media and DVD burners. Bought Verbatim DVD-R. Don't have another DVD burner. Adobe's supported burner list is VERY short, so of course mine is not on it.
      10.  Uninstalled Nero 6. Did NOT uninstall Acronis True Image workstation or Lightscribe. These do not access the drive unless I say so!
      11.  Have not yet disabled startup items and services. This will take a lot of work and will leave to last. Deactivated Spybot thus far.....
      12.  Disabled IMAPI CD burning COM
      13.  DMA if available already set. Haven't set this in BIOS yet. I already think it is, but will check next boot.
      14.  Updated DVD firmware
      15.  Already updated nVidia drivers
      16.  Don't have any other DVD drives to disconnect.
      17.  MPEG workaround. Will resort to if required.
      18.  Disable Autoplay? XP only has "prompt me each time to choose an action". I have set this for ALL file types.
      19.  Have NOT refreshed the DVD drivers in the registry. This step involves uninstalling PE8. Will leave this as last resort.
      20.  Visit forums to see if other have the same problem. Hi guys
    So still working through some of the items above.
    Can anyone direct me to advice on how to write the encoded files sent to the hard drive, or the VOB files that PE8 failed to burn to a disk? Will the former work with DVD menus?
    What a process.
    Stay tuned.
    Justin.

  • My DVD burning problems solved....here's what I did.

    Like some of you, I was having MAJOR problems burning DVDs. My initial setup was a dual 2.0 ghz G5 purchased in July of last year, so it came with a 8x burner and iLife '04 (iMovie 4.0.1 and iDVD 4.0.1). Seeing as how I have 1.5gigs RAM and a fairly new system running 10.4.3, I didn't think I was going to have any problems burning DVDs....
    HA.
    Nothing worked right......a 1-hour long project burned for more than 8 hours without finishing, or iDVD would quit for no reason, or the burn would fail. I noticed that Terminal said that during these burns it was only burning at 4x even though 47x was requested. Chapters were not working. Applecare was not helpful, only suggesting that I try to burn under a new user, and then call them back. That didn't work either.
    I probably took the lazy man's way out, but I decided this waste of time was unacceptable. I went out and purchased a 16x SuperDrive Pioneer DVR-110D replacement from MCE for $92, and upgraded to iLife '05 for another $79. I installed the drive myself (VERY easy with the included instructions), and tried the new setup under a newly created user.....
    PERFECT burning every time. Not only that, but Terminal showed a requested burn speed of 16x and a burn speed of 16x. A two-hour project is now burning in less than 8 minutes. Multiplexing still takes time, but it's less than 1 hour!
    On an interesting side note: when I try to burn under my regular user name, I STILL get an burning error (says image not complete, or incomplete....something like that). But under the user name created just for burning I have no problems. The chapter problem was solved when I stopped putting a chapter marker at the very beginning of my iMovie projects, since iDVD automatically puts one in called "Beginning," which you can change to anything you want.
    Maybe this will help others.....
    Dual 2Ghz G5   Mac OS X (10.4.3)   1.5 gigs RAM, iMovie 5.0.1, iDVD 5.0.1

    it was only burning at 4x even though 47x was requested.
    That's a issue discussed in the past.
    It turns out that 8X DVD burning means about 47X CD burning - you were requesting 8X DVD but only got 4X DVD burning.
    I haven't seen it discussed anymore so maybe Apple got around to eliminating that 'quirk' in terminology.
    I suspect some of the early 8x DVD burners didn't perform as advertised. I'm glad your new 16X burner is working for you.

  • ITunes Backup trying to burn to wrong DVD burner

    My MacBook Pro has a built-in DVD writer (which I have not had success using lately) and I also just purchased a Samsung SE-S084D External USB DVD Writer, because of my trouble burning DVDs with the internal drive.
    I've got the Samsung burner connected and when I insert a blank disc, I get the pop-up from the OS that asks if I want to launch Finder, iTunes, etc. I can burn files to the drive from Finder (at 6X) just fine. iTunes however...
    I have iTunes 10.1.1 (4). I go to File | Library | Back Up to Disc... In the window that comes up, it lets me choose one of the two DVD burners:
    MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857E
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW SE-S084D
    Clearly the first is the internal drive and the second is the Samsung USB external drive.
    If I set it to the second one (the external drive), then iTunes gets stuck on "Please insert a blank disc...". I've tried ejecting and reinserting the disc, inserting the disc before starting iTunes, etc. Nothing works. Then on a whim I wondered if it was really using the drive that I told it to use. So I tried to do another burn to the EXTERNAL drive and when it said "Please insert a blank disc...", I put a disc in the INTERNAL drive. Voila! The message went away and iTunes proceeded to attempt to burn using the internal drive, which failed in a minute or two (which is the reason why I bought the external DVD writer in the first place!).
    I tried many times and even though I choose "TSSTcorp CDDVDW SE-S084D", iTunes keeps trying to use the internal drive. Then I wondered if iTunes perhaps was displaying the wrong labels for the drives, so I tried to instead selecting "MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857E", hoping that iTunes would use the external drive. No dice. iTunes still used the internal drive. By the way, the Samsung shipped with the TS00 version of the firmware - I upgraded the firmware to version TS01 (the latest), but that didn't help with my iTunes problem.
    So it seems to me that I have stumbled on a bug where iTunes DVD burning doesn't work properly on a system with multiple DVD writers. In the GUI, it offers a choice of DVD writers, but this seems to have no effect.
    Can anyone verify this?
    I suppose if I get desperate, I could try opening up the MacBook Pro and disconnecting the cable from the internal drive, on the hope that iTunes would then only one see DVD writer and would hopefully not get confused. That's pretty extreme though and I'd rather not open up the computer just to test out a theory.
    Known issue? Can anyone verify this? Any other ideas for a software method for convincing iTunes to use the external DVD writer?
    Thanks in advance!
    -Marc

    I use the console to watch for errors when burning CDs. The console can be found in the utilities directory under applications. I also use the system profiler to see if it reports the second drive seeing the empty disk, however your comment about being able to write playlist info says its seeing it and writing to the usb disk.
    It maybe that iTunes doesn't support the USB DVD drive you have, or try moving to another USB port, preferable a high speed port, usb2. Again watch the console for messages being reported during the burn, buffer under or over runs, or read/write errors.
    For the internal drive issue, either a bad or broken drive. One last thing to check is disk space, make sure it has more than 10% of free space left. If the drive is close to full, it could cause similar issues as you report.
    Good luck

  • Intel iMac SuperDrive (Matshita DVD-R UJ-846) DVD Burning Problems

    Hi there:
    Having a strange problem burning DVD's now. I have a January '06 intel iMac Core Duo 2ghz, 2GB RAM. My DVD burner suddenly no longer will burn DVD's. When I put in a blank DVD-R, it just spins for a bit then spits it out, no prompt or error message. When I put in a blank DVD+R or DVD-RW, it gives me the usual prompt that a blank DVD has been inserted and asks how to handle it. But when I try to burn, it opens the session, then quickly finishes the session (without any burning) and spits the disc out with an error that burning failed because of an inability to calibrate laser power level for the media. Sometimes it says due to a media error. It also will not read a previously burned DVD data disc, including the OS install DVD that came with the computer. It will however, read and play movie DVD's, and also reads and burns CD-R's with no issues.
    I've tried the following fixes with the following results:
    1) Change media. Have tried several different types and different brands. No success.
    2) Burn DVD's from an external firewire DVD burner. Works fine.
    3) Hardware Test via the install DVD (on the external firewire burner). No problems found.
    4) Did a fresh install of the Tiger OS onto an external firewire hard drive, booted from that, and tried to burn. No success.
    5) Tried burning from Disk Utility and Finder. No success.
    6) Put a cleaning CD into the drive and let it run. Still no success after.
    System profiler says the drive is ready to burn CDs and DVDs. CDs work, DVDs don't.
    Any ideas as to what could be causing this and how to fix?
    Thanks!
    --Equus

    If you guys did a search on the optical drives you'll discover that they have a rather extensive
    history for failure. the failing optical drive process starts off rather slowly and worsens over time.
    You could replace the internal optical drive but rather than performing surgery on your Imac
    you would be better off going with an external optical drive.
    If your IMac is still under warranty you can have it replace but I would still pick up an external
    as well, I have read a couple of threads where even after having the internal replace the same issue
    happened yet again.
    I ordered a LaCie that does rather well.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001P5C9S0/ref=oss_product
    I did however discover a couple of minor issues with my LaCie...
    1) When the mounts a disc , for some reason the mechanical ejection button
    on the face of the enclosure is disabled. This is not a major issue right click and eject or, drag the
    icon into the trash
    2) if you are wanting to lightscribe be sure to go to the LaCie website and download the latest
    lightscribe app, the one that came with mine was out of date and did not work in Mac OSX 10.6
    3) My lightscribed DVD's had a problem , the images where filled with rings from the center of the
    disc out, I have discovered this is due to calibration , Amazon has shipped me a new Lacie that
    I have sitting in a box next to me, I have not had a chance to test out the new unit yet.
    You may also look at OWC's optical drives
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/optical-drives/
    Either way make sure that you go with an optical drive with Firewire.
    James

  • B&W G3 expansion - G4/acard66/radion 7000/dvd burner/ilife

    I picked up a 350 for $9 on ebay, no hd, so I put a hd and running 10.3.9. Several questions
    1. having a tougth time upgrading to a 466G4 as I need 9 so I can run update to firmware, loaded 9.1 did clean install, it will not reboot, has happy mac and sits there.
    Should I prom reset (which one is prom reset switch on mb)
    2. Acard 66 (same as sonnet), which slot should I put it in and how big a drive will it see?
    3. Radion 7000 - which drivers?
    4. Can I use any dvd burner to install tiger, or do I need the 4 disk set.
    5. Will ilife 6 install wit the g4 or does it check model?
    g3 350 Mac OS X (10.3.9)

    "Should I prom reset (which one is prom reset switch on mb)"
    If you mean the PRAM, you can reset that with the keyboard, as long as you get as far as the startup chime when you try to start up.
    To reset the PRAM, as soon as you hear the startup chime, press and hold the Command, Option, P and R keys until you hear three more chimes.
    "Acard 66 (same as sonnet), which slot should I put it in and how big a drive will it see?"
    128GB. It can go in any of the three long slots (don't put it in the short one).

  • My Macbook Pro has a black screen when running in Bootcamp Windows 7. Since I updated the mac side my windows side now starts up with completely black screen - no prompt, nothing, Cap keys still light up as does mouse and DVD drive seems to run.

    My Macbook Pro has a black screen when running in Bootcamp Windows 7. Since I updated the mac side my windows side now starts up with completely black screen - no prompt, nothing, Cap keys still light up as does mouse and DVD drive seems to run.
    Will not show up in safe mode, will not show when started from Windows 7 DVD.
    I suspect the Mac update wiped out my PC video drivers but can not think of a way to re-install?
    Can see the PC volume from Mac side with files.
    I've looked at all the online solutions so far and have tried most of them without success. Please help!
    Specs:
    2009 Macbook Pro, 3.06 GHz Intel 2 core, Max 10.6.8.
      Model Name:          MacBook Pro
      Model Identifier:          MacBookPro5,2
      Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo
      Processor Speed:          3.06 GHz
      Number Of Processors:          1
      Total Number Of Cores:          2
      L2 Cache:          6 MB
      Memory:          4 GB
      Bus Speed:          1.07 GHz
      Boot ROM Version:          MBP52.008E.B05
      SMC Version (system):          1.42f4
      Serial Number (system):          7302300GANE
      Hardware UUID:          B2D4B4B4-CD92-5C7A-BDC2-527D30DD8DF3
      Sudden Motion Sensor:
      State:          Enabled

    EDIT: RESOLVED
    For anyone else who finds their way here like I did, this link did it for me: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/527599/windows-8-issues-solved-please-r ead-if-you-39-re-having-black-screen-and-or-flickering-/
    Specifically, the posts by Dunsany and valkyr did the trick.  I booted in safe mode, uninstalled and deleted the Nvidia driver, disabled automatic driver installation, and restarted normally.  I then manually downloaded and installed the previous Nvidia driver for my graphics card (which at the time of this writing was 335.23, rather than the latest which was 337.88), and everything is now bueno!
    Two hiccoughs along the way: First, when I tried to uninstall the Nvidia driver the first time, when I restarted I got the login screen (which was a good sign), but it quickly went black again.  I powered down, restarted in safe mode again, and repeated the uninstallation process, and it worked the second time.  Second, when I started the manual install of the 335.23 driver, the computer played a sound similar to the one for disconnecting a USB device, and the screen went black.  I'd seen a lot about trying to increase the brightness (though it hadn't worked up to this point; but if you haven't tried it yet, might as well); I tried it, and it worked! So far I'm back up and running. [/fingers crossed]
    Hope this helps someone else!

Maybe you are looking for

  • Add custom fields in VL02N under Item overview tab

    Hi, In VL02N, I need to add two input fields under the tab "Item Overview"... I found the BADI  LE_SHP_TAB_CUST_ITEM but it is for adding a new tab i guess.... Is there any way to add fields under item overview only ??

  • Audit Log persistence

    Hi Everybody, I am using Message monitoring to see the processing of the messages. When I click on the details of the message I see Audit Log is deleted but I can see the message payload.However I could see the audit log for new messages trigerred no

  • RH HTML search tab results

    Hello, We're using TCS, RH7 and FM8 with all updates and patches. We compile a CHM file with RH from a FM project Imported by Reference into RH. We select Search Tab in the Windo Properties dialog box. Tri-pane Tabs and Windows area. When we generate

  • Solaris tftp server (tftpd) to handle 32MB files

    Assuming it's not legally allowed to separately install the Cisco tftpd shipped with LMS on a non-LMS server, can anyone verify the following Sun patches address the same >32MB file handling problem for the tftpd shipped with Solaris 10? http://sunso

  • Ruby 1.9 upgrade

    hello, the todays update broke my ruby 1.8 installation. when i saw there were ruby-1.9 packages, i thought it will install the binary to /usr/bin/ruby-1.9 like the (former?) AUR package did but it just replaced /usr/bin/ruby anybody else haveing thi