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G' Evening Forum,

 

I have a problem i'm hoping someone will have the answer to.

 

I used image burn to take an image file off my pc and burn it to disc. yet when i try to play it in my stand alone dvd player, i get a message saying " No audio data, No image data. So its blank? Yet image burn says the project completed successfully and it "verified".

 

I've been looking on this forum and elsewhere trying to find the actual problem to no avail yet.

 

Some info on my system

 

Incase it matters my OS is XP pro.

 

My external burner is PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D 1.06

 

The discs i'm trying to burn are

DVD+R

 

SONY-D21-00 ( i know this site recommends verbatim, yet i've heard elsewhere these discs are good quality? But i don't know myself.)

 

And my stand alone dvd player is a Sony that claims to be able to play dvd + r's.

 

 

So any ideas? Maybe i have a setting in image burn wrong? Maybe i am using the wrong type of disc (but shouldn't a sony be compatible with a sony)?

 

Like i mentioned at the start, image burn seems to completes the task with no problems, yet my stand alone player does not recognize any data on it.

 

Any advice you guys can give would be appreciated!!

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A log could prove useful.

 

Until then, your firmware is older than my granny. Current version is 1.29 and can be found here:

 

http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=2220

 

Also put the disc that your standalone claims is blank, but that Imgburn verified back in your burner and fire up Imgburn in Read or Write mode and copy/paste all the information contained there in this thread.

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Hi and welcome to the forum, bearsfan! :)

 

Have you tried to play the disc in you computer to see if it can be played there? If it can be played there - it sounds as you player don't like burned discs. You could also try the disc in another stand alone player.

 

Sometimes bitsetting can solve playback problems in stand alone players.

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Hello,

First off let me thank you 2 for the very quick reply.

 

Let me copy and paste one of the more recent log files (as i've tried this several times already)..

 

...................................................

 

;

; //****************************************\\

; ImgBurn Version 2.4.0.0 - Log

; Sunday, 17 February 2008, 14:51:04

; \\****************************************//

;

;

I 14:29:30 ImgBurn Version 2.4.0.0 started!

I 14:29:30 Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)

I 14:29:30 Total Physical Memory: 2,086,988 KB - Available: 1,537,024 KB

I 14:29:31 Initialising SPTI...

I 14:29:31 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 14:29:31 Found 1 DVD-ROM/CD-RW and 1 DVD±RW!

I 14:30:29 Operation Started!

I 14:30:29 Building Image Tree...

I 14:30:29 Checking Directory Depth...

I 14:30:29 Calculating Totals...

I 14:30:29 Preparing Image...

I 14:30:29 Checking Path Length...

I 14:30:29 Contents: 4 Files, 0 Folders

I 14:30:29 Size: 831,935,294 bytes

I 14:30:29 Sectors: 406,220

I 14:30:29 Image Size: 832,503,808 bytes

I 14:30:29 Image Sectors: 406,496

I 14:30:29 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00

I 14:30:39 Operation Started!

I 14:30:39 Building Image Tree...

I 14:30:39 Checking Directory Depth...

I 14:30:39 Calculating Totals...

I 14:30:39 Preparing Image...

I 14:30:39 Checking Path Length...

I 14:30:39 Contents: 12 Files, 0 Folders

I 14:30:39 Size: 2,300,483,388 bytes

I 14:30:39 Sectors: 1,123,286

I 14:30:39 Image Size: 2,301,100,032 bytes

I 14:30:39 Image Sectors: 1,123,584

I 14:30:39 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00

I 14:31:01 Operation Started!

I 14:31:01 Building Image Tree...

I 14:31:01 Checking Directory Depth...

I 14:31:01 Calculating Totals...

I 14:31:01 Preparing Image...

I 14:31:02 Checking Path Length...

I 14:31:02 Contents: 12 Files, 0 Folders

I 14:31:02 Size: 2,300,483,388 bytes

I 14:31:02 Sectors: 1,123,286

I 14:31:02 Image Size: 2,301,100,032 bytes

I 14:31:02 Image Sectors: 1,123,584

I 14:31:08 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:06

I 14:31:08 Operation Started!

I 14:31:08 Image Contents: 12 Files, 0 Folders

I 14:31:08 Image Sectors: 1,123,584

I 14:31:08 Image Size: 2,301,100,032 bytes

I 14:31:08 Image Single Layer Profile: DVD-R/RW (Media Capacity: 2,298,496)

I 14:31:08 Image Volume Identifier: Futurama

I 14:31:08 Image Volume Set Identifier: 385173E0001124EA

I 14:31:08 Image Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.4.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!

I 14:31:08 Image Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn

I 14:31:08 Image File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)

I 14:31:08 Destination File: C:\Documents and Settings\Alex\My Documents\Image files for futurama.iso

I 14:31:08 Destination Free Space: 32,391,430,144 bytes (31,632,256 KB) (30,890 MB) (30 GB)

I 14:31:08 Destination File System: NTFS

I 14:31:08 File Splitting: Auto

I 14:31:08 Writing Image...

I 14:33:09 Image MD5: a59d3ccb507ed19693729ffd36613b66

I 14:33:09 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:02:01

I 14:33:09 Average Write Rate: 18,571 KB/s (13.4x) - Maximum Write Rate: 26,072 KB/s (18.8x)

I 14:34:43 Operation Started!

I 14:34:43 Source File: C:\Documents and Settings\Alex\My Documents\Image files for futurama.iso

I 14:34:43 Source File Sectors: 1,123,584 (MODE1/2048)

I 14:34:43 Source File Size: 2,301,100,032 bytes

I 14:34:43 Source File Volume Identifier: Futurama

I 14:34:43 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 385173E0001124EA

I 14:34:43 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.4.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!

I 14:34:43 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn

I 14:34:43 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)

I 14:34:43 Destination Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D 1.06 (E:) (USB)

I 14:34:43 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: SONY-D21-00) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x)

I 14:34:43 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104

I 14:34:43 Write Mode: DVD

I 14:34:43 Write Type: DAO

I 14:34:43 Write Speed: 3x

I 14:34:43 Link Size: Auto

I 14:34:43 Test Mode: No

I 14:34:43 OPC: Yes

I 14:34:43 BURN-Proof: Enabled

I 14:35:01 Filling Buffer... (20 MB)

I 14:35:02 Writing LeadIn...

I 14:35:03 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 1123583)

I 14:35:03 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 1123583)

I 14:42:01 Synchronising Cache...

I 14:42:02 Closing Track...

I 14:42:04 Finalising Disc...

I 14:42:50 Image MD5: a59d3ccb507ed19693729ffd36613b66

I 14:42:50 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:08:06

I 14:42:50 Average Write Rate: 5,388 KB/s (3.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 5,566 KB/s (4.0x)

I 14:42:50 Cycling Tray before Verify...

I 14:43:09 Device Ready!

I 14:43:10 Operation Started!

I 14:43:10 Source Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D 1.06 (E:) (USB)

I 14:43:10 Source Media Type: DVD+R (Book Type: DVD+R) (Disc ID: SONY-D21-00) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x)

I 14:43:10 Image File: C:\Documents and Settings\Alex\My Documents\Image files for futurama.iso

I 14:43:10 Image File Sectors: 1,123,584 (MODE1/2048)

I 14:43:10 Image File Size: 2,301,100,032 bytes

I 14:43:10 Image File Volume Identifier: Futurama

I 14:43:10 Image File Volume Set Identifier: 385173E0001124EA

I 14:43:10 Image File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.4.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!

I 14:43:10 Image File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn

I 14:43:10 Image File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)

I 14:43:10 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX

I 14:43:10 Verifying Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 1123583)

I 14:43:10 Verifying Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 1123583)

I 14:47:01 Device MD5: a59d3ccb507ed19693729ffd36613b66

I 14:47:01 Image MD5: a59d3ccb507ed19693729ffd36613b66

I 14:47:01 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:03:51

I 14:47:01 Average Verify Rate: 9,728 KB/s (7.0x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 13,149 KB/s (9.5x)

I 14:51:03 Close Request Acknowledged

I 14:51:03 Closing Down...

I 14:51:03 Shutting down SPTI...

I 14:51:03 ImgBurn closed!

 

.................................................

 

 

 

"Sometimes bitsetting can solve playback problems in stand alone players."

 

I'm not sure how that is done? I'm pretty much a noob to burning. If you can tell me how to access that setting that would be great.

 

 

Also, thanks for the download link. I wasn't aware of an upgrade. I'm gonna look into it.

 

 

Finally after re-inserting this "blank" disc into my burner and opening Imgburn i get this in the window on the right in write mode

 

......................................

 

PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D 1.06 (USB)

Current Profile: DVD+R

 

Disc Information:

Status: Complete

Erasable: No

Sessions: 1

Sectors: 1,123,584

Size: 2,301,100,032 bytes

Time: 249:43:09 (MM:SS:FF)

Supported Write Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x

 

TOC Information:

Session 1...

-> Track 01 (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 1123583)

-> LeadOut (LBA: 1123584)

 

Physical Format Information (ADIP):

Disc ID: SONY-D21-00

Book Type: DVD+R

Part Version: 1

Disc Size: 120mm

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: SONY-D21-00

Book Type: DVD+R

Part Version: 1

Disc Size: 120mm

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: 1,320,191

Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

 

....................................................

 

Thanks for your time and insight guys, its appreciated.

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Deffo start with the firmware update - they're VERY important.

 

You might have more luck if you burn at a speed closer to the one the media is rated at.

 

8x or 12x really.

 

8x on 8x media is normally fine.

I tend to use 8x or 12x on 16x media - but every drive / media id is different.

 

The burn went fine and the verify proves your pc drive can read it ok. As such, playback on the PC should work fine. Your standalone might just be fussy - or require bitsetting as mentioned earlier. Problem is, Pioneers don't support that by default on DVD+R media, only DVD+R DL. You'll have to patch the firmware to make it work.

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Thanks for the reply Lightning

 

I was under the impression the slower the write speed i used to better chance of compatibility with other players. Which is why i selected 2.4 , 3, ect.

 

But i got the 1.29 firmware update and installed and i'm gonna try this higher setting (8x) and see if that remedies my problem.

 

Until it works I've basically got about 45 more "coasters" i can waste so i've got some room for trial and error. :rolleyes:

 

About this patch you mentioned? Is that another download and install? Any idea where i can find it? Assuming the firmware update and speed setting don't fix it, cause if they do i'm just gonna leave it alone. I'd perfer not to fix something that ain't broken.

 

 

Once again your guys time is appreciated!

 

If you guys need electrical advice pay me a visit over on allexperts in the electrical forum so i can return the favor.

 

~Alex N.

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Hmm,

the 1.29 firmware update and changing speed setting didn't work. So i looked into this patch.

 

 

"You need the v8.29 firmware from "The Dangerous Brothers"

 

www.rpc1.org is your friend"

 

 

 

Went to the site, Had to "download search" for 8.29. When i found it, i clicked on the link and it took me to a page in another language.. Chinese? Anyway, does anyone know where i can find v8.29 for my pioneer dvr-111d ? Preferably in english so i know what I'm getting.

 

Thanks guys, any and all help is welcome!

 

 

btw..

If i can't find this "plug in". Do you guys recommend i get different discs? Or a different stand alone dvd player.

 

The dvd player is practically new and claims to be able to play the dvd +r.

 

And the dvd's are actual sonys, not fakes... so?

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Personally I'd go for the real Pioneer one and use MediaSpeedCodeEdit to patch in the bitsetting stuff.

 

 

Ok, let assume I'm an idiot (which isn't far from the truth when it comes to this) And tell me how I go about doing that?

 

Thanks Lightening

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  • 1 year later...
You get the real pioneer firmware from the pioneer website.

 

Extract the zip and you'll see 2 files.

 

Load up the non exe one into MSCE

 

Being dim here, probably, but I downloaded the 1.09 firmware from the Pioneer website and unzipped it. That gave me a pdf file and an exe. MCSE doesn't like the pdf as "the non-exe one" and says that the exe (DVR116D_FW109EU2.EXE) is a RAR archive and doesn't want to even load it as is.

 

Double-clicking on the exe RAN the firmware upgrade to 1.09. Which is nice, as they say, but I don't see the two files mentioned that can be loaded into MCSE to enable bitsetting? ( I have a Pioneer DVR-116D and want to burn single layer Video ISOs that will run on an Xbox as a DVD player. It seems I need the bitsetting capability to fool the disk into pretending to be a DVD-ROM for the Xbox.)

 

Do I need to further unpack the exe before loading into MCSE? How then do I run it after the hack's been applied?

 

Thanks

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When you run the exe that's on firmwarehq you get 2 files in the 'C:\DVR116D\FW109EU' folder.

 

The one to load is the 'A0815001.109' one.

 

http://www.firmwarehq.com/download_109-fil...109EU2.EXE.html

 

OK, the firmwarehq and Pioneer website files appear to be, and behave, identically for me. That is, both unpack and automatically RUN the firmware upgrade to 1.09.

 

Nevertheless, I have found and patched the unpacked file as you describe. However, as it also automatically RAN the upgrade to 1.09 in the first place, as I mentioned earlier, it's telling me - correctly - that I already HAVE the latest firmware version, and refuses to proceed any further. And, as the Pioneer site tells me I cannot revert to 1.06, does that mean I am now b*ggered for applying the MCSE patched version of 109?

 

And, assuming I can, how do I apply the patched version? Do I rename A0815001_speedpatched.109 back to A0815001.109 and then run R116D.exe?

 

:'(

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