Re: on Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K12RA
my DVD burner (Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K12RA) seems to have some problems
when burning dvd-rw discs, although it burns CDs fine (my distribution
is MDK 9.2 with kernel 2.4.22, scsi emulation, cdrecord-clone
2.01a38-dvd, k3b 0.10.3 and dvd+rw-tools 22.214.171.124.6). Since I have
burned dvd-rw discs sucessfully before, I'm even afraid that the unit is
somehow physically damaged. Is it possible that dvd burning part is
damaged and the cd burning part works perfect?
As far as I understand yes, it's possible that circuitry engaged in DVD
recording is broken, but not one engaged when you record CD. But "worked
before, but not now" might as well turn out to be media brand/firmware
problem. I mean it might as well be "it worked before with that media
brand, but not now with this one," which would not in any way indicate a
Although the laptop
manufacturer (Acer) claims that the Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K12RA only burns
DVD-R(s), reading the document it seems that this burner is able to burn
DVD+R(W)s also, isn't it?
The k3b 0.11.4 version which comes with MDK 10.1 RC1 provides in the
device info that my dvd drive can burn DVD-R(W) and DVD+R(W) discs.
The fact that K3b shows your unit as DVD+ capable means that your unit
firmware reported that it's capable of DVD+recording. I mean K3b doesn't
maintain a table which would say DVR-K12 is capable or is not capable of
DVD+burning, it just pull a list of profiles from unit and expects it to
Does the Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K12RA burn +R(W) discs?
Authentic Pioneer DVR-K12 can record DVD+media. But is it possible that
Acer has requested modified firmware from Pioneer with stripped DVD+?
Even though it's *highly* unlikely, but yes, there is a *remote*
possibility that *your* unit doesn't burn DVD+. You just have to try,
it's the only way... A.