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leedownen123

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Hi,

I bought an Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170A drive off Tigerdirect.com. (It's a NEC-brand drive) I plugged the power cable in and the connected the big slot on the back to the motherboard. (It's an IDE-type drive) This is how the previous CD RW drive was set up. I'm having problems transcoding in Nero and I was wondering if my physical settings on the drive are correct, because there are 2-3 more places for smaller cords on the drive that I don't have connected.

Edited by leedownen123, 17 March 2007 - 09:35 AM.

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AnthonyJ

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those are analog, digital sound outputs. you can hook them to your sound card.
let me get your problem straight, your trying to burn discs and are getting coasters(failed discs)?
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Is it necessary for the analog or digital outputs to be connected to my sound card? (Because if so, I do not believe I have the cords to connect the outputs to my sound card.) Well I'm not even getting coasters. When I put an AVI file in Nero Vision and add a fancy menu and then I try to began the process to transcode and burn to a DVD+RW disk, I get this message "Unable to prepare data for recording: Prepare session failed: transcoding of videos failed" I use the default burning settings and the right drive is selected. What could it be? Could this article be of any help: http://www.cdr-zone....opic.php?t=2763

Edited by leedownen123, 17 March 2007 - 10:17 AM.

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you dont need the extra hook ups, as for your avi burning, i think nero doesnt have the right codecs to convert an avi
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Well I've had codec problems before, so I have K-Lite Codecs Pack Installed
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there is a dvd burning program that converts avi to dvd and burns it if want to try that. if so let me know
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yes I am definitely interested. I am willing to try about anything.
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yes I am definitely interested. I am willing to try about anything.

checks your pms, i sent it to you earlier
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ah ha! It worked and the quality is 10 out of 10! Thanks
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np :whistling:
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