[clug-talk] CD burner not finalizing

Ralph Boland rpboland at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 08:41:47 PDT 2011


> That DVD age is only valid for pressed DVDs.  Burned CDs and DVDs last
> for much less.

> It might also be a bad batch of DVDs.  I have had the occasional
> defective spindle.

> With the cost of DVD drives these days, I can't imagine that the
> quality is there.  It would not surprise me if the drive itself has
> failed.

All the DVDs have been good until now so it is odd to have 3 fail in a row.
However the DVDS are several years old now.   Can DVDs start to fail as
they age before they have been burned?  I still mostly suspect the DVD drive.

Ralph (Rocky) Boland


On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 7:52 AM, John Jardine <john_e_jardine at spamcop.net> wrote:
> > I have not had the same problems burning CD/DVDs you've been having.
> > I've burned "lots" using my laptop and "many" using my desktop, other
> > than the odd coaster I haven't had any issues.



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