20 Most Recent Pioneer DVR-111D (DVR111DBK) DVD RW Dual Layer Burner Questions & Answers

Sounds like it may have burned the movie file as a data DVD.

In other words, the file gets burned to the DVD just like a Word doc or spreadsheet would, rather than encoded as a movie.

You need to check what format you downloaded it in - it may need conversion before burning as a movie DVD.

You can run a quick web search for *** (your current file format - mpg, divx, etc.) to DVD and find a free utility for conversion.

Then your burning software should be able to burn it as a movie DVD, ready for your player.

Pioneer DVR-111D... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015


Pioneer DVR-111D... | Answered on Oct 03, 2014

you may need to get a firmware update you should find it http://www.pioneer-dvdasia.com/Download_Firmware-Download.asp
on this link

hope it works for you

Pioneer DVR-111D... | Answered on Oct 21, 2013

If the drive reads commercial CDs and DVDs and your software is configured correctly then I would suspect media or the drive itself. 1) Buy a good optical drive cleaning kit, clean and retest. 2) Buy some of the DVD media the manufacturer recommend and run tests with that since they will suspect the media as well. Also make sure you purchase media that is certified for the recording speed of your drive as well. Physically check both sides of the blank disk for gouges or scratches. When you run your test don?t assume every piece of media you have is good. I?ve had as many as three in a row fail to be recognized before I get a good one. Yep, this even happens with the top of the line brands on occasion. 3) Check your burning software and make sure you have the right drive set to be the target drive. If you have multiple optical drives on your PC don?t assume you know the correct drive letter, test it. Sometimes things change without you knowing?? 4) You can also try putting the drive in another PC (if you have that option) on the off chance something weird is going on with the cabling, power or controller. I also had a rash of users with this type of problem a few years ago. Most of the incidents were solved by using name brand media such as HP, Maxell or Fujifilm. They were buying the really cheap, no name brands from the campus store (paying premium prices to boot). Three other users actually had defective burners which took some time to isolate since the problems were sporadic. To be honest I actually had to fib to get the manufacturer to take them back but once the new drive was installed the problems never reappeared.

Pioneer DVR-111D... | Answered on Jul 15, 2011

Go into your system profiler. Make sure the DVD is showing up. Click the DVD and check what disks it can use and make sure the disks you are using are compatible.

Best of luck, Jim

Pioneer DVR-111D... | Answered on May 01, 2011

This is gonna be a bit complicated since were going to access your registry, but just follow all the steps and it will be much easier
>Click on START
>Type REGEDIT on the search bar on START Menu
>Expand SYSTEM
>Expand CurrentControlSet
>Expand Control
>Expand Class
>Click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
>Look for the Upper Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>Look for the Lower Filters / right click on it / click on Delete
>Restart PC
>Try you CD / DVD ROM
If nothing happens, click on this link then click on RUN and follow the steps, then restart computer and try to run a disc again, if still nothing happens, theres a possibility that the problem is with the hardware side or the media player that you are you using...

Hope this will help...Your response is very much appreciated...

Pioneer DVR-111D... | Answered on Feb 06, 2011

you won't never burn a dvd if the room doesn't say "dvd rom rewriteble"

Pioneer DVR-111D... | Answered on Oct 21, 2010

This could be the actual CD/DVD/DVDDL/RAY disc that you are using, try using an app called imgburn to see the medias fastest speeds.

Pioneer DVR-111D... | Answered on Jun 02, 2010

I advice you to remove one driver and look whether the other is working. Check both the drives this way. Once you find them working, you can get back to your old system, that is, how it is now. This is not based on any logic, but it may work as your problem may be that your newly upgraded system got confused with the two drivers.

Pioneer DVR-111D... | Answered on Apr 13, 2010

Install the sound driver :P check your sound card name and make a search on google like this one : <sound card name> driver

Pioneer DVR-111D... | Answered on Feb 25, 2010

If the drive is recognised then you do not have a problem with the drive. You might have a problem with the zone (Dvds films ).

Pioneer DVR-111D... | Answered on Dec 30, 2009

Hello there jeverts.

Here's your geek-steer ...

You're classically describing a very common trouble. In fact, common enough that Microsoft has published a KnowledgeBase (KB314060) article concerning it. Accomplishing the actions detailed there should "FixYa" up.

Good luck, and please do post back ...
  • to let me (and interested others with similar trouble) know how things worked out,
  • to provide clarification or feedback,
  • if you have ANY further questions.
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Pioneer DVR-111D... | Answered on Dec 20, 2009

Try burning a disk, and taking the burnt disk to another computer, to see if the other computer recognizes the media as being a DVD disk.

Pioneer DVR-111D... | Answered on Oct 28, 2009

Anyone still having this problem, I downloaded this link from a French troubleshooting site: http://docxp.mvps.org/b1n/DisparitionCD.inf save it to your desktop, right-click and select "Install" then lo and behold, the drive reappears. By far the simplest fix I've found.

Pioneer DVR-111D... | Answered on Aug 30, 2009

did you adjust the jumper settings for corresponding master or slave position?

Pioneer DVR-111D... | Answered on Mar 10, 2009

Yes you can when playing the DVD on a computer, there are softwares that switch your DVD-ROM region to suit your DVD and so you can play it, well before i give you links to the site providing such a software let me first check the legality of such softwares.

Pioneer DVR-111D... | Answered on Feb 11, 2009

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