4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2013 9:38 AM by auntbert
auntbert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

First time trying to burn a 12 minute DVD from Compressor. I got an error that says use a different brand DVD (i have used memorex dvd's before with no problem) or burn at a slower speed. How do I adjust the burn speed?


MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (18,135 points)

    Make a disk image by selecting Hard Drive as Output Device in the Job Action window.

     

    Take the .img file and drag it into the devices pane in Disk Utility. When you click the Burn button, it will offer a choice of burn speeds.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ

  • auntbert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey Russ thank you for your quick response. Actually Disk Utility gave me the same error. I burned disk at 2.4x speed and it still tells me to try a lower speed. I did test out the img. file through my DVD player and it played fine. Also tried burning through iDVD, (which has worked in the past also) but that freezes just before finishing while multiplexing. I did read through some old posts from you regarding that specific error, but that disk utility route didnt work for me. Any other thoughts?

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (18,135 points)

    Well, given that you can write an img, I'd guess the most likely culprits to be the media (hopefully) or the optical drive. Easiest step is to try a different brand. Bad batches are occasionally manufactured. FWIW, I am a long-time user of Verbatim and have rarely had a problem.

     

    So try another brand and see whether it will burn from the disk image.

     

    If it does not, try a short section of a different movie. And if that failed, it would point strongly toward the drive.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ

  • auntbert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dang I just paid $30 for a 50 pack of these dvd's! I will try Verbatim this weekend thanks again for your help.