trrying but failing to burn dvd movie

  phizzle 11:05 29 Sep 2006
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I am trying to burn this video that i caputured from my camcorder onto the computer but i have met with failure. An error message comes up in both nero and ULead. The error message in Ulead is "The targer device might have some problems. Please try again or reboot. (5213)." I have updated the firmware on the emprex dvd burner but this has not helped. I am thinking that maybe i should use +R/ RW discs as i am using -RW. Please help.

  stephen0205 11:44 29 Sep 2006

is the video clip on u r pc and what kind of file type is it

  David4637 12:49 29 Sep 2006

Try using a good named brand of DVD + RW, then try a good brand of DVD - RW, otherwise you will be creating coasters. Can you use it to play a CD/DVD? Does the manual say whether it can record to +rw or -rw? David

  David4637 12:52 29 Sep 2006

Try using a good named brand of DVD + RW, then try a good brand of DVD - RW, otherwise you will be creating coasters. Can you use it to play a CD/DVD? Does the manual say whether it can record to +rw or -rw or both?
David

  phizzle 18:29 29 Sep 2006

I have tried using a phiulips +R disc and it has failed also. There is the same error message plus a new one saying that something went wrong with the power calibration. Could it be that it's a software problem or should i start thinking about a new rewriter.

  stephen0205 20:06 29 Sep 2006

does u r writer burn anything ealse....like cds or data dvds........also it could be the software ..... i use -r disks and use nero 7 or dvdsanta to burn them..... dvd santa would be the easiest to use. try that.

  De Marcus™ 20:08 29 Sep 2006

Power calibration errors generally refer to 'bad' or poor media, not enough juice getting to the drive or ultimately a knackered drive.

  De Marcus™ 20:10 29 Sep 2006

Power Calibration is controlled by the recorder.

Before any write operation, all recorders must do a 15 step power test to determine the optimum power for writing to the CD; this is called "Optimum Power Calibration"(OPC). During the write, it continues to do this test to get the best write throughout the whole CD; this is called "Running Optimum Power Calibration" (ROPC).
This whole process is controlled by the recorder, though initiated by programs such as Nero. There is an area on the inner part of the CD for the test and test data info to be stored. You can use this area up to 999 times.

If you receive the "Power calibration error" or "Power calibration area is (amost) full" error message, the cause will be either poor media, poor power, or a defective recorder.

Please try the following solutions:

* Update the firmware of your recorder. Please check the manufacturer's website for the latest version.
* Try another brand of CD-R or CD-RW media.
* Try different power connectors, and for recorders, do not share power with other devices. It needs its own power connector. If the error occurs with an external recorder, the power source in the chassis could be the cause. As a test, try to take the recorder out of the external chassis and connect it internal.
* Try different configurations, such as taking the CD-ROM to the primary IDE bus as slave and have only the recorder connected to the secondary IDE bus as master.
* Send the recorder in for service.

  phizzle 20:16 30 Sep 2006

I have tried to change the way the drive is set up ; made it master instead of slave, tried using +R discs instead of -RW. But still the power calibration error shows up. Updating the firmware did not help so i can
only conclude that the drive is dead. SO does anyone have any suggestions on what drive i should buy and what software i should use that would not lead me down such a path of distress.

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