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Old 25 Jan 2007, 12:20 PM   #1
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"Cannot write medium- incompatable format"

This is the error I get when I try and burn with IMGBURN after using DVD shrink...it goes thru all the sectors and finally says this

I have an AOPEN DVD Burner and have used it before when I had the old version of DVD Shrink,,,it all started when I downloaded and updated to the new version

Is it my burner or is it the disc's ??
OR HELP !!!!!!!!

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Old 25 Jan 2007, 02:00 PM   #2
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stick a blank in and copy the right window from imgburn and paste it into a reply, it should show your burner, it's firmware, the mid code of the blank and
allowed write speeds

an imgburn burn log would even be better
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Old 26 Jan 2007, 05:46 AM   #3
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Heres what it says in the right hand pane of IMGBURN:
DVDRW 16X16X YTS1 (ATA)
Current Profile: DVD-R
Disc Information:
Status: Empty
Erasable: No
Free Sectors: 2,297,888
Free Space: 4,706,074,624 bytes
Free Time: 510:40:38 (MM:SS:FF)
Supported Write Speeds: 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x
Pre-recorded Information:
Manufacturer ID: CMC MAG. AM3
Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: 0@P-!-00
Book Type: DVD-R
Part Version: 5
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: 2,495,103
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0
Also heres the IMGBURN log
I 10:31:15 ImgBurn Version 2.1.0.0 started!
I 10:31:15 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 10:31:15 Initialising SPTI...
I 10:31:15 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 10:31:16 Found 1 CD-RW, 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD▒RW!
I 10:32:19 Operation Started!
I 10:32:19 Source File: G:\DVD\ACOUSTIC_ALCHEMY_DVD.ISO
I 10:32:19 Source File Sectors: 1,548,937 (MODE1/2048)
I 10:32:19 Source File Size: 3,172,222,976 bytes
I 10:32:19 Source File Volume Identifier: ACOUSTIC_ALCHEMY_DVD
I 10:32:19 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
I 10:32:19 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 10:32:19 Destination Device: [2:0:0] DVDRW 16X16X YTS1 (D (ATA)
I 10:32:19 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3) (Speeds: 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x)
I 10:32:19 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 10:32:19 Write Mode: DVD
I 10:32:19 Write Type: DAO
I 10:32:19 Write Speed: 4x
I 10:32:19 Link Size: Auto
I 10:32:19 Test Mode: No
I 10:32:19 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 10:32:19 Filling Buffer...
I 10:32:20 Writing LeadIn...
I 10:32:52 Writing Image...
W 10:35:10 Failed to Write Sectors 1088 - 1119 - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:10 Retrying (1 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (2 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (3 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (4 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (5 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (6 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (7 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (8 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (9 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (10 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (11 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (12 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (13 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (14 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (15 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (16 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (17 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (18 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (19 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 10:35:11 Retrying (20 of 20)...
W 10:35:11 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
E 10:35:35 Failed to Write Sectors 1088 - 1119 - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
I 10:35:35 Synchronising Cache...
E 10:35:36 Failed to Write Image!
E 10:35:36 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:03:16
I 10:35:36 Average Write Rate: 13 KB/s (0.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 13 KB/s (0.0x)
Also it came up with a screen that says
IO error
Check condition blah blah blah !
IS it the burner thats hooped ??
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Old 26 Jan 2007, 06:27 AM   #4
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well that media is pretty bad, if it quit burning when you switched batches?

but if it was working with those same blanks before, same package/spindle I would suspect the burner is going out

googled that burner again, never could find for sure who made it for aopen
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Old 26 Jan 2007, 09:30 AM   #5
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I bought different DVD's by HP DVD-R 16x
Heres what it says in the left hand pane of IMGBURN:

DVDRW 16X16X YTS1 (ATA)
Current Profile: DVD-R

Disc Information:
Status: Empty
Erasable: No
Free Sectors: 2,298,496
Free Space: 4,707,319,808 bytes
Free Time: 510:48:46 (MM:SS:FF)
Supported Write Speeds: 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x

Pre-recorded Information:
Manufacturer ID: CMC MAG. AM3

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: 0@P-!-00
Book Type: DVD-R
Part Version: 5
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: 2,495,103
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0




Heres the log from a sucessful burn in Test Mode only,,but when I uncheck test mode, it doesn't burn, it gives me that
incompatible format error??
What gives,,,is there something I haven't checked that should be??


I 11:41:50 ImgBurn Version 2.1.0.0 started!
I 11:41:50 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 11:41:50 Initialising SPTI...
I 11:41:50 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 11:41:50 Found 1 CD-RW, 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD▒RW!
I 11:42:03 Operation Started!
I 11:42:03 Source File: G:\DVD\ACOUSTIC_ALCHEMY_DVD.ISO
I 11:42:03 Source File Sectors: 1,548,937 (MODE1/2048)
I 11:42:03 Source File Size: 3,172,222,976 bytes
I 11:42:03 Source File Volume Identifier: ACOUSTIC_ALCHEMY_DVD
I 11:42:03 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
I 11:42:03 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 11:42:03 Destination Device: [2:0:0] DVDRW 16X16X YTS1 (D (ATA)
I 11:42:03 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3) (Speeds: 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x)
I 11:42:03 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496
I 11:42:03 Write Mode: DVD
I 11:42:03 Write Type: DAO
I 11:42:03 Write Speed: 4x
I 11:42:03 Link Size: Auto
I 11:42:03 Test Mode: Yes
I 11:42:03 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 11:42:03 Filling Buffer...
I 11:42:03 Writing LeadIn...
I 11:42:10 Writing Image...
I 11:48:31 Synchronising Cache...
I 11:48:49 Cycling Tray after Test Write...
I 11:48:54 Image MD5: 932180350d2db79f1a8f80c645f5be15
I 11:48:55 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:06:51
I 11:48:55 Average Write Rate: 8,130 KB/s (5.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 8,349 KB/s (6.0x)
I 14:16:23 Operation Started!
I 14:16:23 Source File: G:\DVD\ACOUSTIC_ALCHEMY_DVD.ISO
I 14:16:23 Source File Sectors: 1,548,937 (MODE1/2048)
I 14:16:23 Source File Size: 3,172,222,976 bytes
I 14:16:23 Source File Volume Identifier: ACOUSTIC_ALCHEMY_DVD
I 14:16:23 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
I 14:16:23 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 14:16:23 Destination Device: [2:0:0] DVDRW 16X16X YTS1 (D (ATA)
I 14:16:23 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3) (Speeds: 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x)
I 14:16:23 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496
I 14:16:23 Write Mode: DVD
I 14:16:23 Write Type: DAO
I 14:16:23 Write Speed: 4x
I 14:16:23 Link Size: Auto
I 14:16:23 Test Mode: Yes
I 14:16:23 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 14:16:23 Filling Buffer...
I 14:16:23 Writing LeadIn...
I 14:16:30 Writing Image...
I 14:22:52 Synchronising Cache...
I 14:23:09 Cycling Tray after Test Write...
I 14:23:14 Image MD5: 932180350d2db79f1a8f80c645f5be15
I 14:23:16 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:06:51
I 14:23:16 Average Write Rate: 8,130 KB/s (5.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 8,400 KB/s (6.1x)


Thanks for all your help so far


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Old 26 Jan 2007, 10:06 AM   #6
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Default successful runs using test mode with verify checked

HELPP!!!!!!!
Okay so it works when i check test mode,,,everything seems to work fine.
Then when I do the real thing and uncheck test and leave verify checked,,,,,NADA !
Cannot write medium........incompatible format again!

I am stumped........IS it my burner,,how can I tell ?

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Old 26 Jan 2007, 10:14 AM   #7
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try some good media

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Old 26 Jan 2007, 11:12 AM   #8
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Default IMGBURN Writes fine in Test mode, no go in real run

I have DVD Shrink working okay with IMGBURN, al latest versions.
I have a 16x16 AOPEN DVD burner,,,,,,I have tried two kinds of blank disc's,,,,HP and Dataware,,,,
Shrink worked fine.....IMGBURN came up as its supposed to, did the burn first auto. and it failed. Says incompatible format ???
on all sectors
IF I do a test burn.......it works fine,,,all successful

SO whats up,,,Have i got something checked thats not supposed to or need something checked orrrrrrr is it my burner thats hooped!
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Old 26 Jan 2007, 11:36 AM   #9
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Post a burning log please (Help menu). That's not the best burner around.

In the meantime, read and implement the Golden Rules of Burning.

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let's keep this all in one thread, so someone can help you, without wasting their time missing previous progress made?

threads merged

both logs show you using the same blanks(type/mid)
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CMC MAG. AM3

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Damn it, how did that happen?! One second my post was in the thread, the next second (after you merged them), it vanished! That must have been split second timing

anyway, here's roughly what I replied with...

Your new discs use the same MID/dye (CMC MAG. AM3) as the old ones. Never go by just the manufacturer name, it's the dye they use that's important and several manufacturers use the same dye.

Get some Verbatim (MCC dye) or Taiyo Yuden discs and try again.

Oh and 'Test Mode' works because it's not actually burning anything to the disc.
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Lightning UK said

"Your new discs use the same MID/dye (CMC MAG. AM3) as the old ones. Never go by just the manufacturer name, it's the dye they use that's important and several manufacturers use the same dye."



where can i find more info on this??
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Pop a disk in the writer. Open ImgBurn, switch to write mode and see the top right hand panel.

If you wanna buy brand name stuff, use only Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden blanks. More expense but much better!

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