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Manny Pantz 03-13-2007 11:54 AM

iTunes is setting its own burn speeds... help!
 
Hi folks

I wasn't sure whether to post this here or in the Hardware section. I apologize if I'm in the wrong place!

I'm using a 6 year old G4 PowerPC - 466 Mhz - running 10.3.9 with 512 RAM.
I have a 30 gig HD with approx 10 gig free.

I burn a lot of CDs -some are music CDs that I make in iTunes 7.1 (59) while others are CDs of SHN or FLAC files (music compressed into a lossless file).

Sadly, in the last week I've made 13 "coasters" and I'm going crazy trying to nail down the problem.

In iTunes I get a "The speed setting is too high" error message. The fastest speed I use is 8X but I get this message when I drop the speed down to 6X or even 4X.

At the moment I'm using TDK discs 52X compatible so 8X shouldn't be a problem, right?

When I try to burn SHN or FLAC files I get a "Could not verify this disc" error message.

I copied portions of the log (see below) for a better understanding of the problem. I'm unclear as to why the Mac thinks I've requested a burn speed of 92X or 104X - I've never set the burn speed higher than 8X.

The problem is sporadic as indicated in the log... sometimes the discs work and sometimes they don't. Lately however it happens almost every time.

I didn't know what else to do so I tried repairing permissions but that hasn't helped and I'm about a paycheck away from purchasing TechTools.

Why does my Mac think I'm requesting higher burn speeds than I actually am and is there something I can do to remedy this?

Thanks in advance,

Manny


Mac OS X Version 10.3.9 (Build 7W98)
2007-03-11 13:50:08 -0700
iTunes: Burn started, Sun Mar 11 13:53:15 2007

iTunes: Burning to CD-R media with SAO strategy in SONY CD-RW CRX140E 1.2a via ATAPI.

iTunes: Requested CD burn speed was 8x, actual burn speed is 8x.

iTunes: Burn underrun protection is not supported.

iTunes: Write (10), block: 163466, count: 27 -> 3/0C/08 Medium Error, Write error, recovery failed

iTunes: Burn failed, Sun Mar 11 13:58:17 2007

iTunes: Burn sense: 3/0C/08 Medium Error, Write error, recovery failed

iTunes: Burn error: 0x80020060 The device drained its buffer without burn underrun protection.


iTunes: Burn started, Sun Mar 11 14:00:26 2007

iTunes: Burning to CD-R media with SAO strategy in SONY CD-RW CRX140E 1.2a via ATAPI.

iTunes: Requested CD burn speed was 92x, actual burn speed is 8x.

iTunes: Burn underrun protection is not supported.

iTunes: Burn finished, Sun Mar 11 14:09:13 2007


iTunes: Burn started, Sun Mar 11 14:14:53 2007

iTunes: Burning to CD-R media with SAO strategy in SONY CD-RW CRX140E 1.2a via ATAPI.

iTunes: Requested CD burn speed was 104x, actual burn speed is 8x.

iTunes: Burn underrun protection is not supported.

iTunes: Write (10), block: 163700, count: 27 -> 3/0C/08 Medium Error, Write error, recovery failed

iTunes: Burn failed, Sun Mar 11 14:19:53 2007

iTunes: Burn sense: 3/0C/08 Medium Error, Write error, recovery failed

iTunes: Burn error: 0x80020060 The device drained its buffer without burn underrun protection.

iTunes: Burn started, Sun Mar 11 14:21:41 2007

iTunes: Burning to CD-R media with SAO strategy in SONY CD-RW CRX140E 1.2a via ATAPI.

iTunes: Requested CD burn speed was 8x, actual burn speed is 8x.

iTunes: Burn underrun protection is not supported.

iTunes: Burn finished, Sun Mar 11 14:30:04 2007

OSXAccess v1.01 Load complete!

christm 03-13-2007 12:09 PM

have you made sure in the prefs that it is set to a 'certain speed' ?

Manny Pantz 03-13-2007 01:36 PM

Yes, I have the pref set to 8X for iTunes and 6x for burning files so I can't figure why the Mac thinks I'm requesting higher burn speeds.

XMARLTONX 03-14-2007 07:33 PM

http://www.opensourcemac.org/

^Burn (Program Name) and you dont have to deal with iTunes burning anymore.

Manny Pantz 03-15-2007 02:41 AM

Thanks for the link.

Unfortunately, when I read the FAQ for Burn I found this:

Q: Does Burn use the same basic burning software that Finder and other
Apple apps use? That is, if I'm having problems with burning from the
Finder or iTunes, will I always have the same issues burning with Burn?

A: Yes. Burn uses Apples DiscBurning.framework. But new engines might be added in the future.

I'm still hoping someone can tell me what's gone wrong and if there's anything I can do about it.

Somebody? Anybody?


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