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  1. dbminter

    DVD+R DL help

    I hope it's okay to recommend DVDShrink to test with in this case; I already did that earlier! I didn't think to ask. VLC would also work; I also recommended Media Player Classic Home Cinema since that's what I use.
  2. dbminter

    DVD+R DL help

    You should still check the VIDEO_TS output and make sure it actually plays. There's no guarantee DVD Flick made the contents right. If the VIDEO_TS folder isn't DVD Video compliant, using Nero won't make a difference.
  3. dbminter

    I/O Error while varifying

    I agree. Try something better than Riteks. I know on my PS3, Ritek BD media causes skips during playback. Verbatim BD-R don't. So, try some Verbatim BD-R and see if your drive likes those better.
  4. dbminter

    DVD+R DL help

    It depends on what you're looking at that says this. I looked it up and that drive supports DVD DL media writing. And you wrote with it already, so it's writing the media. Your problem is probably either a VIDEO_TS folder that is not DVD Video compliant or the CMC MAG discs you're using.
  5. dbminter

    DVD+R DL help

    First off, you need to make sure your VIDEO_TS contents are actual playable DVD Video. Is there a file called VIDEO_TS.IFO in the VIDEO_TS folder? Then, you need to make sure it plays. Probably the easiest way is to install DVDShrink and try to read the VIDEO_TS folder into it. If the contents load without error, you've got a VIDEO_TS folder that is a DVD Video. Alternatively, you can install Media Player Classic Home Cinema, which can play DVD's by loading VIDEO_TS.IFO files. Or if you have some DVD player software on your PC that loads VIDEO_TS or VIDEO_TS.IFO, do that. You need to first establish that your VIDEO_TS is actually a compliant DVD Video folder. After that, when you created the DVD in ImgBurn, when you added VIDEO_TS to the root directory of the Build job, did ImgBurn say it would change the appropriate settings for you? If it didn't, you either didn't import a VIDEO_TS folder into the root directory of the job or the VIDEO_TS folder is not compliant. CMC MAG media could be the cause of this. As I said, incompatibilities with CMC media are common. From things ranging from the disc simply not being recognized as being inserted to improper playback.
  6. dbminter

    DVD+R DL help

    If one of your DVD players play it but not the XBox, then you have a compliant VIDEO_TS structure. So, the most likely cause is the XBox has a problem with that disc. Since one DVD player plays the disc, you know it's a working DVD, so it's down to the XBox being picky about the disc. And the culprit is probably the CMC MAG discs you're using. Have you used these before to get a DVD that plays in XBox? CMC MAG is the worst quality DVD blank you can get. Incompatibility with DVD players is not uncommon. I'd recommend trying a better quality blank. Verbatim DataLife Plus, NOT Life Series, which is CMC MAG, is the only really reliable DVD DL blank that is out there. You can only find DataLife Plus media in online stores.
  7. dbminter

    DVD+R DL help

    There's no difference between a data DVD and a DVD Video disc, per se. Both are actually data discs. DVD Video is just a collection of data. It's just had certain DVD attributes set to match the book standard for DVD Video and has a compliant VIDEO_TS folder in the root directory. If it can't detect a DVD Video, make sure there's a compliant VIDEO_TS in the root directory. And post a log of a burn of one of these images you burned that doesn't play. Your creation of the image file log doesn't help much. It could be something as simple as a Disc ID of a type of DVD DL disc, e.g. cheap media, that the Xbox can't read. What it seems to be doing is finding the VIDEO_TS but not a compliant DVD Video structure. You need to make sure your VIDEO_TS is actually playable, too. And it could be the XBox needs a Booktype set to DVD-ROM before it can detect a recordable DVD DL disc as a DVD Video.
  8. dbminter

    2 brand new Blu-ray burners burn speed fluctuating...

    I remember that drunk driving commercial!
  9. dbminter

    2 brand new Blu-ray burners burn speed fluctuating...

    Development of ImgBurn still proceeds. It's just at a slower pace as the author does have a life. And, yeah, we're just users turned helpers. Well, some, like myself, started off as beta testers, but we still use the software. And we help where we can. LUK provides the vast majority of help, though, as he wrote the thing so he knows it better than we do.
  10. dbminter

    2 brand new Blu-ray burners burn speed fluctuating...

    Yeah, I mean there's always a slim chance, very slim, that the parts of the disc that contain what you Verified wrote fine but the finer details might not be correct. However, you're just being paranoid at that point, probably. A Verify that completes successfully and COMP's that compare contents successfully are like a 99% certification the disc burned okay.
  11. dbminter

    DVD+R DL help

    It depends on what you're doing. It will only be a "DVD" if it fits on a DVD and you burn it to a DVD. Since you're talking about a Booktype, I'm guessing you're trying to make a movie DVD, a DVD Video. Are you saying you're burning a VIDEO_TS folder that your DVD player isn't recognizing? That your player only recognizes DL DVD recordable media as a DVD Video if you set the Booktype to DVD-ROM? And that your drive isn't allowing it, thus your DVD Video doesn't play in your player?
  12. dbminter

    2 brand new Blu-ray burners burn speed fluctuating...

    While there are fundamental differences in the process of how each media is written, there's no difference in reading. A bad read is a bad read, regardless of the media. I once had a DVD+R DL that passed both Write and Verify, but failed to play back correctly for one sector. In fact, that disc was the ONLY failure I ever had on a DVD+R DL that didn't immediately make itself manifest, e.g. with a failed Write or Verify. e.g. a problem that wasn't directly related to media or a dying drive. If you're just burning MKV files, there's no need to actually play the files to test them. You can open a Command Prompt and use a command called COMP to compare the contents of the MKV files from their source folder against the contents on the disc you burned. While it's more complicated, it takes less time than actually playing all the files.
  13. dbminter

    2 brand new Blu-ray burners burn speed fluctuating...

    Unfortunately, the sad fact of the matter is a Verify is not a perfect condition for determining if a disc burned okay. I just had a DVD+RW that burned and Verified okay, but would not play at all. I burned the same image again to the same disc and the Verify failed that time, meaning the disc had reached the end of its write life. It had reached the end of its write life on the previous burn but still completed Verify. Some drives like the LG BD NS40 would complete Verifies okay but fail to play properly. They'd reach a bad sector on a DVD+RW and immediately stop playing back. So, as much as it may be inconvenient, the only way you can really determine a good burn is to actually play all the contents.
  14. dbminter

    2 brand new Blu-ray burners burn speed fluctuating...

    As for the firmware update, you might want to check Pioneer's web site for a 1.51 firmware. That web site ImgBurn checks does not list 1.51 firmware for my Pioneer BDR-2209/209M. But, I did find newer firmware on Pioneer's website. Look here: https://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00001r_e.html I think you'll want the firmware package for the BDR-209DBK listing for your drive.
  15. dbminter

    Endless synchronising cache

    How long did you wait for the synchronizing cache operation to complete? Depending on the drive, media, and image, it can take anywhere between 15 to 20 minutes to complete. If you haven't, try waiting for half an hour the next time this seems to happen. If it hasn't completed by then, then something is up.

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