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I have no problem burning DVDs at higher speed but K3B automatically switches down to 4x every time I try to burn a cd. I have a Pioneer 109 DVD/CD ...
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    K3B only burns cd at 4x


    I have no problem burning DVDs at higher speed but K3B automatically switches down to 4x every time I try to burn a cd.
    I have a Pioneer 109 DVD/CD burner

    Any help greatly appreciated

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    Have you configured K3b and set the max write speed for cd's?
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    Yes. Maximum write speed is set at 40x. Burning tries to start at that speed and then switches down to 4x with the message that the Media or burner does not support higher speeds.
    But of course I am using high speed capable CDRs and the burner is capable of higher speeds.
    It burns DVDs at 10x.

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    I used to have that trouble before myself. I think it was the version of cdrecord I was using, because when I changed distro the problem went away - same version of K3b but different cdrecord version. (Sorry no details of release numbers).

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    It also maybe something that is fixed with a firmware update.
    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn...803982,00.html

    Disclaimer: Don't change the firmware unless you know what you're doing as a bad flash will render the drive useless.

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    Many Thanks Guys

    The firmware upgrade fixed the problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craign
    Many Thanks Guys

    The firmware upgrade fixed the problem!
    Good deal, glad to hear you got it worked out

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