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  2. LIGHTNING UK!

    Delay between sectors in playback

    dbminter's post pretty much covered it. Your player probably stops and starts because it can't read the disc. You could try and see if setting the write speed to 8x helps, but ultimately, you could do with using better discs.
  3. todsweeney

    Delay between sectors in playback

    Further to last post, I forgot to mention my suprise at not receiving more comments or advice relating to my problem, the log of which I attached. Unless of course, dbminters's response was the probable reason for it.
  4. dbminter

    Delay between sectors in playback

    Be aware that the current Taiyo Yuden is not the same company of old. The old company used to make some of the best quality media out there, and then they decided to get out of the market. Their brand name was bought by CMC Magnetics, which makes the worst media on the market. So, it goes to reason that CMC probably just slapped a well known name on their junk media to mislead people.
  5. todsweeney

    Delay between sectors in playback

    Thank you, dbminter, for responding to my query and you recommendation. I have trawled the net and realise that purchasing good quality DVD discs can be a bit of a minefield. The Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden series being no exception when trying to ascertain country of manufacuture. However, I made a choice and will post results when I eventually complete a burn.
  6. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    USB enclosures have their own power supplies. Internally, there's a power cable to connect to the drive. Why crack open the case to add a card when connecting by USB is so much easier? And with USB 3.0, you've got enough speed to communicate with a BD drive's need for data.
  7. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I'm going to have to think of a new strategy for burning and backing up my collection. I'm just finishing up going nuts because I have a disc library and I was trying to do everything on the fly instead of putting everything in the library afterwards. I also don't need both the MP4 and DVD copy of the same flic for all. We do need to backup though, as twice I found cracks on my DVD. One I thought was a scratch and wouldn't go away. It was cracked. Luckily I just finished backing it up previously. Earlier one of those Shiny Verbatim fell and it started to peel, as if the coating was coming off! No more shiny Verbatim for me. The 8x DL are on their way. I don't know how they cost $100 bucks on Verbatim and just $47 something more or less on Amazon? How do you plug your drive in for power? Have you thought of putting a sata card in the back and hooking it up via SATA instead of USB? I got a glimpse of how cheap or delicate those Shiny Verbatim are. Garbage.
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  9. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Here's a quick clip of a burn just now. I 18:53:03 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 22,160 KB/s (16x) I 18:53:03 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM I 18:53:04 Filling Buffer... (80 MiB) I 18:53:06 Writing LeadIn... I 18:53:29 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2267679) I 18:53:29 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2267679) I 18:58:30 Synchronising Cache... I 18:58:32 Closing Track... I 18:58:34 Finalising Disc... I 18:58:50 Exporting Graph Data... I 18:58:50 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Noloc42\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GH24NSB0_LF00_SUNDAY-MARCH-17-2019_6-53_PM_MCC-004-00_16x.ibg I 18:58:50 Export Successfully Completed! I 18:58:50 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:05:40 I 18:58:50 Average Write Rate: 15,117 KiB/s (11.2x) - Maximum Write Rate: 21,829 KiB/s (16.1x) Ok so there's 2 things at work with the speed of a burn. 1. The physical Burner and what it can actually max out to. 2. The physical disc and what it can actually max out to. 3. Which is like an extra is what the blank will max out to with a particular burner. So what they try to do is state an average that has been tested between different blanks. 4. Which is a definite thing to look out for is the burning software. ImgBurn just went through this here disc in a tad over 5 minutes @11.2 avg. and tops at 16.1. Believe me that this other software I use says 16x is being used, though it doesn't finish until about 20 minutes give or take. There's too many factors to really see what's what. I'm doing as you suggested and if it plays it stays. Next one I'll hit Max on ImgBurn and see what the avg. is and what it tops out at. ImgBurn Rocks! Here's the burn stats. Pretty much blew right through this DVD file. Now I really know it hits 24x. I 19:24:25 Test Mode: No I 19:24:25 OPC: No I 19:24:25 BURN-Proof: Enabled I 19:24:25 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 33,240 KB/s (24x) I 19:24:25 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM I 19:24:26 Filling Buffer... (80 MiB) I 19:24:27 Writing LeadIn... I 19:25:05 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2204735) I 19:25:05 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2204735) I 19:28:31 Synchronising Cache... I 19:28:38 Closing Track... I 19:28:40 Finalising Disc... I 19:28:56 Exporting Graph Data... I 19:28:56 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Noloc42\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GH24NSB0_LF00_SUNDAY-MARCH-17-2019_7-24_PM_MCC-004-00_MAX.ibg I 19:28:56 Export Successfully Completed! I 19:28:56 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:04:23 I 19:28:56 Average Write Rate: 21,509 KiB/s (15.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 31,504 KiB/s (23.3x)
  10. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    What I do since it's hard to find actual prefabricated USB BD burners anymore that are of quality that aren't slim line models is I buy an internal BD drive and put it in an enclosure. You can't always go by what it says on the box as for the maximum write rate. Pioneer and LG drives say BD-R is rated at 6x max but you put in a Verbatim BD-R and you will generally get 12x in the Pioneer BDR-2209 and LG's WH1xNSx0 models. DVD Video discs are just data discs. In fact, everything but an Audio CD and some Playstation 1/2 game CD's (PS2 DVD games are data discs.) are data discs. DVD Video has just had some file system specifications particularly set for the DVD standard. So, there's really no way to burn a DVD Video disc as anything other than a DVD Video disc and expect it to play in a standalone DVD player. It's already a data disc.
  11. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I forgot that you had mentioned about Dell not installing half height Bay's anymore. Yes the limitation is on the external burners after all! They will not go a certain speed I guess unless it said on the box when you bought it that it was 24x capable. if it didn'tsay that on the box when you bought it they will not go that speed at all the drive when it comes out the manufacturer has to have the ability to go that speed and then coupled with the blank they'll both figure out if they'll go up to that speed together that's why I mentioned that they must have a contract with verbatim because they suggested using their brand with the writer that I bought and also it came with that burning suite that I mentioned before. I've used the suite and that's the one way I say it sounds like it's ready to take off from an airline ramp! LOL! Image burn shows me the speed as it's going in progress though and that's a big big plus! so that's why I could look at the speeds when reading and like I said yesterday it went up to 19 on the read rate so I wouldn't be surprised that it went more or less to 24 on the write rate. I will check that out with some Data. You know that I'm trying to burn DVDs as data, how would I go along doing that? I don't think it takes away from the structure does it? Imgburn will automatically see it's a DVD and create an image during build mode then burn it. I used to be able to burn as data and still be playable.
  12. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Yeah, the dual lasers being a reason why my BD writers never got to 24x even though they're LG's was my possible explanation. I don't know that, of course. Just a shot in the dark. All my drives are external so I can't really "stack" them inside a case like I used to since Dell removed half height bays from their cases. And I just barely have room on my desktop for the external BD I've set up. Even then, that writer has to sit on its side. So, I've pretty much limited to just one and I don't want to have to swap in and out a drive just to get some possible faster writes. I've used both the inkjet printable and branded DVD+R DL just fine. I always use the inkjet just in case some day I get a label capable printer someday and can print labels to them. And, if I don't, I can write to the surface with a CD marker. If you never plan on using a CD label printer, you can save a good amount of money going for the branded surface. Or, if they make them, I don't know, you can get the silver shiny surface kind to use a CD marker on. You'll have the entire surface area to write a note on instead of the relatively useless little amount of space on the branded surface ones.
  13. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    When you mentioned the 2 lasers with the BD Writers did you suggest that's why they don't go to 24x? They make either a DVD or Blu-ray writer according to what specifications the formats allow and they also will choose certain brands of discs to fully support and be compatible with. So when LG put out that 24x Multi DVD Writer they already tested and even more likely spoke to the manufacturer to see what could be actually accomplished. They wouldn't put out something that couldn't perform the advertised specs, at least I don't think LG would. They also partner with burning apps. Lot of stuff goes on before they pull the trigger. You might be correct thinking about that cap only because of the dual lasers. I try not to buy all in one of anything. With DVD and CD burners it's a bit different because they have been doing it for a while now. Try having one drive for Blu-ray and one for DVD? Just posted and missed your post. Remember the miscompares came with discs branded for up to 16x with a Writer that can go 24x, so the slower branded media will dictate how the burner goes I would think not sure. Which Verbatim the printable, branded, white top? Which one have you worked with? Would the branded Verbatim DVD+R DL 8x do? Huge difference in price so I would start with the better known and maybe 50pk. or less.
  14. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I use the 8x Verbatim DVD+R DL myself. But, I don't do things like disc scans to see how they turn out. As long as they burn and play all the way through, it doesn't really matter to me. Of course, if you get the slower media, it should burn "better" but you had been getting miscompares on slower burns with other types of media. So, it's sort of a toss up.
  15. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I think LG makes one of the more better BD drives lately, though I'm not sure if it'll top out at 24x DVD. I'm trying to find which Dual layer you guys recommend. Is it the 2.4 DVD+R DL Verbatim, or the 8x DVD+R Verbatim? Let me know I definitely need at least 50. Thanks.
  16. Last week
  17. dbminter

    CREATE files

    Yes, I should have been clearer before about the Create CUE File function. That won't create BIN/CUE files, just CUE files that write the converted audio files directly to a CD-R as an Audio CD.
  18. LIGHTNING UK!

    CREATE files

    Yes... what he said ^^ The only way to make a BIN/CUE in the program is to Read a disc to an image file. You can't make one from a bunch of audio files (wav files or whatever).
  19. dbminter

    CREATE files

    Depends on what you're intending to do. Are you trying to create BIN/CUE from discs with WAV files on them or are you trying to create audio CD's from the WAV files on these discs? If you're trying to create BIN/CUE from discs, use the Read mode in ImgBurn. (If you select in the settings to create .CCD files for Virtual CloneDrive/CloneCD, then you won't get BIN/CUE but IMG files.) If you're in the EZ Mode Picker, you'll want the Create image file from disc option. If you're trying to create audio CD's from the WAV files, you'll want the Create CUE File option under Tools.
  20. rnrkeeper

    CREATE files

    I have downloaded the manual, and it covers a lot. What is doesn't cover is how you create files, like BIN and CUE. What I would like to do is create those files in a storage place and then create a CD. I have as I said 150 CDs with .WAV files. I am hoping I can create a BIN and CUE, then create a CD.
  21. I really couldn't say. Here in the US, we only have the one kind of Verbatim BD-R, which doesn't say anything about being AZO like some of their higher quality CD-R and DVD-/+R/R DL. However, they seem to be of high quality because I rarely have write errors that aren't the result of bad/dying hardware. At Office Depot here, they sell 10 packs of Verbatim BD-R for about $17. At the current exchange rate, that's about 13 Pounds. So, you're getting better deals. But, I get a better deal from Amazon.com ordering 25 of the same thing for $20. I only get the Office Depot ones when I need some right away.
  22. Neil Sherin

    Errors during verification stage when writing to a BD-R

    Thanks again for the reply! Some good progress made - I had to go to town today, so picked up a spindle of Verbatim AZO BD-Rs from WH Smith - only £10.04, which I was very surprised, for 10 discs. Did another burn of the ISO and verify and all went successfully - so it was down to suspect media! The discs that have been giving trouble are now in the bin where they belong! I had cancelled the other discs after getting the ones today but have now reordered them as they are the non AZO type, so am interested to see how they perform.
  23. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    LG made the slim model BD in the Dell XPS 8930 I got last year. But, it's a real stinker. Only writes at about half the speed of my half height LG WH16NS60. If it's just a DVD writer, then I wouldn't be interested in it, probably. I need BD writing now, too, as a lot of my backups go to BD-R. BD writers may be capped at 16x because they use 2 lasers, one for CD and DVD and one for the wavelength of BD. Maybe having 2 lasers would cap the ultimate write speed of the DVD laser? Don't know.
  24. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I could be mistaken and it's that their better at recognising errors and picky about letting them through even if harmless. Remember even though one reader can pickup or let go certain reads doesn't mean their actually better. Now the Hitachi OEM burners were the ones I mentioned Dell used and I forget if LG was behind them. I'll put some stuff in my LITEON that'll give me errors and the same file will buzz through my LG. I guarantee you will not be unhappy with that 24x Super Multi Writer as it's actually conducive to Verbatim media. You're going to get 8, 16, 24, times options with ImgBurn and others.
  25. To be honest, I wasn't sold on the firmware being the problem. BD media has never been problematic over the firmware releases over the years. It was DVD-/+RW. So, don't worry about regressing the firmware as that won't help. As I said, I'm more betting on the Verbatim BD-R media fixing the issue.
  26. Neil Sherin

    Errors during verification stage when writing to a BD-R

    I probably didn't mention clearly either that the problem with PHILIP -R04-00 discs occurs on both 1.50 and 1.52 firmware versions
  27. Neil Sherin

    Errors during verification stage when writing to a BD-R

    Thanks for your detailed reply - I think before trying any reverting to firmware revisions, I'll wait for the Verbatim discs to show up. Might see if WH Smith have a single disc to try in town today - they'll be pricey enough for any more! I'm suspecting it,'s the media as I left it writing to a BR-RE overnight and that write and verified fine. I'll update when I have more progress!
  28. I'd wait and see what your results are with the Verbatim BD-R first before I'd be worried about anything else. I've never used nothing but Verbatim BD-R in many Pioneer BDR-2209 units and the 1 BD-209 that I had with very few issues. However, it has to be said that Pioneer keeps borking their firmware releases for the BDR-2209. That's why I no longer recommend their BD burners. The latest 1.52 firmware destroys 6x Ritek DVD-RW and 8x Ritek DVD+RW will always fail Verify until the first write of these discs in another non Pioneer drive (Or a Pioneer with firmware 1.50.) is performed on them. If you're adventurous and don't want to wait for those Verbatim to arrive, you can always try regressing the firmware back to 1.50 and see if you get better results. 1.50 was the last working firmware for that drive, IMO. You'd have to snag the 1.50 firmware from firmwarehq, extract it with 7-Zip, and find online the tool to reflash older firmware to the Pioneer BDR-209. It's some work, but there's information out there. And, if you look around on this forum, I posted somewhere else how to regress firmware on a Pioneer BDR-2209. I've done it a few times regressing borked firmware 1.32 and 1.33 back to 1.31 before 1.50 fixed all outstanding issues I had found. Also, I've never used an SATA to USB adapter with a BDR-2209 before. I've used VanTech and Other World Computing Mercury Pro ODD enclosures. The VanTech is junk, but the Mercury Pro does the trick with one issue I encountered. But, that's somewhat technical to get into. It's definitely better than the VanTech, which drops communication randomly with the drive!
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