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31-10-2007, 05:45 PM
Well i just installed a DVD Multi Drive (LG GSA-4160B)
And whenever i put a blank DVD-R in there, its just recognizes the Drive as a CD Drive.
Please help asap.

Speedy Gonzales
31-10-2007, 06:01 PM
Thats normal. It will show cd drive with a blank DVD. Or blank CD.

Until you burn something to it, and change the name of the DVD / finalise it.

Then it'll show the name of the DVD / CD.

31-10-2007, 07:51 PM
But i am unable to burn anything on it.

31-10-2007, 08:19 PM
Before i put a DVD in it. It shows the drive as DVD-RAM. Is this normal?

Speedy Gonzales
31-10-2007, 08:59 PM
Yer like I said its normal.

This burner shows DVD-RAM by default too, and changes to cd rom when I put a blank CD or DVD in it.

WHAT are you using to burn whatever to DVD??

If XP's burning it doesnt support burning to DVD by default.

There is an update, I think this is it (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=B5F726F1-4ACE-455D-BAD7-ABC4DD2F147B&displaylang=en)

31-10-2007, 09:09 PM
Uh ive tried everything to put something on it. But nothing seems to work.
The methods ive tried are: Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, Nero Vision, etc

Speedy Gonzales
31-10-2007, 09:14 PM
Well I dont think WMP or Moviemaker can write to DVD (by default)

Altho I think Vista can, XP cant.

Nerovision SHOULD (well it might, depending on WHAT option you selected).

As some plugins for Nerovision arent free (you have to pay for them).

You didnt format the DVD BEFORE you burned to it, did you??

Because you DONT format it.

What else is on the same ide connection as this burner??? Anything??

31-10-2007, 09:19 PM
Okay ill try NeroVision again.
No i didnt format the dvd
And nothing else is ont he same ide cable

Speedy Gonzales
31-10-2007, 09:23 PM
Make sure before you burn, the burner is selected, and its not on image recorder.

Which burns an image to the hdd. It doesnt burn whatever to the DVD.

31-10-2007, 09:27 PM
I got a .avi file i want to burn on a blank DVD.

How would i go about doing it?

Speedy Gonzales
31-10-2007, 09:39 PM
Well, if you want it to play on a standalone DVD player, you have to run Nerovision and select Make DVD / DVD video.

And on the right, it'll tell you if the plugin has been detected.

Does it say this on yours? If not, then you cant select this option without the plugin.

Also in Nero (not Nerovision) select recorder / choose recorder.

Select the burner, then options, if it gives you a DVD option, select it.

It may make it more compatible with normal DVD players.

Then burn that file (thatsa if it tells you the plugi has been detected.

If it doesnt give you this option, then you cant use Nerovision.

You'll have to try something like this (http://www.cdburnerxp.se/)

I dont know how good this is, I've never used it.