7 Replies Latest reply on Dec 23, 2013 7:01 AM by A.T. Romano

    DVD+R burned but will not play.  What could be wrong?

    Gerald Couper

      DVD+R burned but will not play in my DVD player/TV or on my computer.  What could be wrong?

       

      My goal is to create DVDs with mostly raw footage on them, and not spend a lot of time editing titles, scene names, and transitions. I want to do the minimum amount necessary to allow the DVDs to play in a DVD player connected to a TV.

       

      I am using Premiere Elements 12.

      • I started a new project of type "NTSC/DV/Stadard-48KHz" .
      • I pulled in clips from several .AVI files.  These files were converted from SVHS tape to .AVI files.  The AVI files play on my computer.
      • The end of the timeline time is 1;49;51 .  This should fit on a DVD+R nicely.
      • I added one title for the DVD as a whole.
      • Then I burned it. 

       

      I told it to:

      • Publish/DVD
      • NTSC_Dolby DVD
      • Fit contents to available space

       

      There were no errors reported during or after the burn.

       

      It would not read on the DVD player hooked to my TV, or on my computer.  The DVD player paused for a long time while trying to load the disk.  Then it displayed an error like, "The disk could not be loaded.  Please assure that the medium is a DVD."

       

      To be sure it was not the disk itself, I burned a second one.  I got the same result.

       

      I did recently burn a bootable .ISO image file to a DVD using IMGBURN .  That worked okay.  So I think the burner is okay.

       

      I am thinking maybe I missed a step in the preparation of the project.

       

      What could be wrong?

       

      I burned the same project to a folder on my machine. Can I use IMGBURN or some other program burn the DVD using the folder-burn as input ?

       

       

      Thank you,

      Gerald

        • 1. Re: DVD+R burned but will not play.  What could be wrong?
          A.T. Romano Level 7

          Gerald Couper

           

           

          Please check the player manual, if you have not already, to assure that the player is spec'd for the DVD-VIDEO format on the type of DVD disc that you are using. These player are specific for disc types but also the format on a particular disc type. Did you try a DVD-R type disc?

           

          Let us explore deeper the DVD-VIDEO on DVD that you have produced and will not play on your TV DVD player or computer.

           

          If you put one of these end products in the DVD burner tray and explore the disc, do you see an OpenDVD Folder and VIDEO_TS Folder?

          If so, if you double click the VIDEO_TS Folder to open it, and select the VTS_01_1.VOB file, can you play that video file on your computer?

           

          Yes, you can take just the whole VIDEO_TS Folder from the burn to folder and get it to DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc with ImgBurn.

          http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/burn_dvd_folder_imgburn.cfm

          If you need any help with the Premiere Elements burn to folder and ImgBurn, do not hesitate to ask.

           

          We will be watching for your progress.

           

          ATR

          • 2. Re: DVD+R burned but will not play.  What could be wrong?
            Gerald Couper Level 1

            ATR,

             

            You wrote,

            • If you put one of these end products in the DVD burner tray and explore the disc, do you see an OpenDVD Folder and VIDEO_TS Folder?

            No.  After a pause, the drawer pops open again, and Windows Explorer asks me to "insert a disk".  It is as though it did not detect the disk at all.

             

            If I look at the medium on the end products, I can see the laser has been there.  There is about 1/8 of an inch left at the outer edge.

             

            I looked at a store bought video disk to see what it looks like on my computer.  I see the file structure.  The file structure on the manufactured disk is similar to the file paths created by PREL12 when I burned to disk folders.

             

            You wrote,

            • If so, if you double click the VIDEO_TS Folder to open it, and select the VTS_01_1.VOB file, can you play that video file on your computer?

            I can play the files that I burned to my hard drive folders.  I cannot access any files on the DVD at all.

             

            I am going to try to use IMGBURN to push the "burn to disk folders" end product over to DVD.

             

            I will let you know how it goes.

             

            Thanks,

            Gerald

            • 3. Re: DVD+R burned but will not play.  What could be wrong?
              Gerald Couper Level 1

              ATR,

               

              What am I doing wrong?

               

              Should I try another burn?

               

              I am walking through the steps provided in the link

              http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/burn_dvd_folder_imgburn.cfm

               

              • In ImgBurn,
              • On the "Change Book Type" screen, 
              • when I set the "Change for:" dropdown to "Drive (For DVD+R Media)"
              • And then click the "Change" button

              I get an error, "ImgBurn Failed! Invalid field in CDB."

               

               

              Here is the data currently in ImgBurn:

               

              HL-DT-ST BD-RE  WH14NS40 1.00 (SATA)

              Current Profile: DVD+R

               

              Disc Information:

              Status: Empty

              State of Last Session: Empty

              Erasable: No

              Free Sectors: 2,295,104

              Free Space: 4,700,372,992 bytes

              Free Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

              Next Writable Address: 0

              MID: RITEK-R02-01

              Supported Write Speeds: 4x

               

              Physical Format Information (ADIP):

              Disc ID: RITEK-R02-01

              Book Type: DVD+R

              Part Version: 1

              Disc Size: 120 mm

              Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified

              Number of Layers: 1

              Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)

              Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit

              Track Density: 0.74 um/track

              First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608

              Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711

              Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

               

              Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):

              Disc ID: RITEK-R02-01

              Book Type: DVD+R

              Part Version: 1

              Disc Size: 120 mm

              Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified

              Number of Layers: 1

              Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)

              Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit

              Track Density: 0.74 um/track

              First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608

              Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711

              Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

               

              Performance (Write Speed):

              Descriptor 1...

              -> B0: 0x00, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00

              -> EL: 2295103 (0x0023053F)

              -> RS: 8,310 KB/s (6x) - WS: 5,540 KB/s (4x)

               

              Here is the ImgBurn log so far:

              I 02:34:53 ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 started!

              I 02:34:53 Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Edition (6.1, Build 7601 : Service Pack 1)

              I 02:34:53 Total Physical Memory: 33,449,536 KiB  -  Available: 27,287,924 KiB

              W 02:34:53 Duplex Secure's SPTD driver can have a detrimental effect on drive performance.

              I 02:34:53 Initialising SPTI...

              I 02:34:53 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

              I 02:34:53 -> Drive 1 - Info: HL-DT-ST BD-RE  WH14NS40 1.00-A2 (D:) (SATA)

              I 02:34:53 Found 1 BD-RE XL!

               

               

              What am I doing wrong?

               

              Should I try another burn?

               

              Thank you,

              Gerald

              • 4. Re: DVD+R burned but will not play.  What could be wrong?
                Gerald Couper Level 1

                ATR,

                 

                I found a problem.  The calulator was not working when I dropped in the VIDEO_TS\ .  So all the numbers were blank.

                 

                I just created and added an empty AUDIO_TS\ folder (according to the instructions).

                When I did this, the calculator went up to 140%.

                So I need to compress this a little to get it to fit.

                I am looking for a way to get compression in a burn to folders on my HDD.

                 

                I hope there is one.

                Is there?

                 

                Thanks,

                Gerald

                • 5. Re: DVD+R burned but will not play.  What could be wrong?
                  A.T. Romano Level 7

                  Gerald Couper

                   

                  When you do not see the VIDEO_TS Folder included on that DVD disc that you have used for the burn to DVD-VIDEO, the burn to disc has not taken place. So, we need to focus here. Can you get another brand/type DVD disc?

                   

                  I do not have any DVD+R disc right now to double check it in Premiere Elements 12 burn to disc DVD process. I will see if I can find some today to rule out any incompatibility problems with DVD+R in the Premiere Elements 12 situation.

                   

                  Do you have any external DVD burner that you could use in the Premiere Elements 12 burn to disc DVD process.

                   

                  But let us see if you can take the VIDEO_TS Folder from the Premiere Elements 12 burn to folder (4.7 GB) and get it to DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc with ImgBurn so that we can take the burn to disc and the actual disc out of the problem equation.

                   

                  More later. I am heading to your next post on ImgBurn.

                   

                  ATR

                  • 6. Re: DVD+R burned but will not play.  What could be wrong?
                    Gerald Couper Level 1

                    ATR,

                     

                    I found and resolved a data volume problem. 

                    I used options in PREL12 to reduce the size of the HDD burn. 

                    Now it fits on the DVD according to the ImgBurn calulator.

                     

                    I am still unable to set the "Book Type".

                     

                    I am not sure why.

                     

                    I am going to try a burn.

                     

                    Thanks,

                    Gerald

                    • 7. Re: DVD+R burned but will not play.  What could be wrong?
                      A.T. Romano Level 7

                      Gerald Couper

                       

                      Do not bother with an Audio_TS Folder in the ImgBurn.

                       

                      Here is what you do.

                       

                      Open ImgBurn.

                       

                      Select "Write files/folders to disc"

                       

                      In the next phase that opens, go to File Menu/Browse for a source folder. And, then navigate to your VIDEO_TS Folder, nothing else. Hit Select Folder. Hit the Build button at the bottom of the dialog. Then follow the instructions. If the program asks about Volume Name, select yes.

                       

                      Before you hit the Build button, go to Options Tab, and verify/set

                      Data Type = MODE1/2048

                      File System = ISO9660+UDF

                      UDF Revision = 1.02

                       

                      We will be watching for the results. If there is a problem in the Premiere Elements burn to folder as well as burn to disc, this will not work.

                       

                      ATR