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  1. dbminter

    Spitting Image

    Ah, an explanation of the Neil reference: https://spittingimage.fandom.com/wiki/Tomorrow_Belongs_To_Me I get it now that it's blatantly explained to a foreigner.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Well, that was unexpected. I got my new enclosure and put the refurbished WH16NS60 in it for testing both. I didn't notice it at first, but the model LG sent me has a firmware that ISN'T available for download! The firmware revision on the refurbished model is 1.02; the newest you can get from LG's web site is 1.01 from December 2017. I'm not entirely sure I like this turn of events. Are they using me as an unpaid, unwitting beta tester? What was changed? Is this firmware going to make things worse? 1.01 was working fine as far as I could tell. Most likely, this firmware update is an innocuous one designed simply to plug some hole that allows copying of UHD BD's. The last firmware update I installed for the WH16NS40 did that and only that as far as I could tell.
  3. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Ah, VSO intrigue! Sounds interesting. I did notice they put out a new beta for VSO Downloader. So, they are doing something, but it was unknown to me if they were ever going to work on ConvertXToDVD/Video ever again.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I refer to all slim models. If there are any good slim model drives, it's news to me based on what I read on these forums.
  5. You're going to need some kind of software where you can convert the audio input type and save a new kind of video file. Probably something like AVIDeMux would do the job. Just be sure not to use Copy under Audio but use a different audio output type. Otherwise, you'll just have the same problem.
  6. That's probably why it works. Unlike hard mods, soft mods can be updated to include more functions. Well, some hard mod chips could get firmware updates later on in development life of the PS2.
  7. It's not the PS2 system that matters. It was the modification method used to play discs. Back in 2002, when I last checked, mod chips didn't support DL copies. But, of course, that was 17 years ago, so things can have advanced since then, naturally.
  8. dbminter

    Spitting Image

    Came across this on YouTube Being American, I only ever saw 1 Spitting Image special that was made especially for the United States market around 1985, but I absolutely loved it. Even taped it on Betamax. Plus the same puppeteers did their work on that Genesis video that I got to see here in the States. I still miss Spitting Image, even though I only ever saw those little bits. The above video is satire that escapes a lot of me, of course, not being British or aware of 1987 British politics, but I do believe that's Margaret Thatcher at the end. Which would make perfect sense to end with her in a song quoting Tomorrow Belongs To Me. I get the feeling I'm missing a fantastic joke about "Still think you can control them, Neil?" I know that's referencing a Michael York line from the Cabaret movie that is inserted into the song number. But, I think it's making fun of something else that would go over my head.
  9. dbminter

    Create Image from Disk.... iso versus bin

    So, that was the problem. Whoever made those CD's apparently changed how they used to be made. From Mode 1 to Mode 2 because what you describe is a data CD, not an audio CD.
  10. If the Booktype wasn't successfully set, there would probably be a listing in the Log window that it tried but failed to do so. Usually some kind of warning like "Invalid operation code." At least, that's what it says on my LG WH16NS60 when it tries to set the Booktype, but fails. Since that drive apparently doesn't support setting Booktype. Most PS2 games aren't double layer DVD's. Very few were actually released. And, as far as I knew, very few mod chips supported DVD+R DL copies.
  11. dbminter

    Create Image from Disk.... iso versus bin

    Hm, that sounds like a data CD. Don't know about data CD's, but I thought they were saved as ISO's, not BIN/CUE. I thought BIN was reserved specifically for audio CD's. When you put the CD in a drive and open the drive in Windows/File Explorer, what happens? Does a folder open showing the contents or does an application open something from the CD? If it's the first, then it's a data CD. As a test, I created a small data CD image in Build mode. I then mounted that ISO as a virtual drive and had ImgBurn read an image of the virtual drive. It created an ISO from the data disc. So, it does use ISO for data CD's and BIN for audio CD's. What this means for you I can't say. If it's a data CD, it should be reading as an ISO. Unless they somehow changed the formats of the discs they sent you. However, I'd have thought that ImgBurn would check for actual audio tracks on an audio CD before selecting BIN/CUE for the output. If you really want an ISO and it is a data CD and not an audio CD, what you can do is start Build mode and drag and drop the contents from the disc you wanted to image. Then build a new image file that will be saved to ISO, unless you have file splitting turned on so that the image will be chopped up into smaller parts based on whatever threshold you set for splitting.
  12. Try Googling the model "name." Search for something like "Who makes" model name.
  13. dbminter

    Create Image from Disk.... iso versus bin

    BIN/CUE will always be used for audio CD's. I don't know about audio CD's that have a data track on them. But, pure audio CD's will use BIN/CUE, unless you have the option enabled to create .CCD (CloneCD) files. Then .IMG will be used. Unless it did it with older versions, I don't think ImgBurn ever saves audio CD's as ISO. And I don't think there's a way to save to ISO in ImgBurn.
  14. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    No, I never did any kind of tweaking to MPC-HC settings because I never found a reason to dislike the results I was getting. I have, though, found 2 LAV filter bugs that I let the K-Lite Codec Pack forum know of. Twice in a while, a bug would slip in in the LAV filter where no DVD Video input would play! After installing each update individually to find the culprit, it was the LAV filter updates. Thankfully, that hasn't happened in a while. Yes, by transfer, I mean popping in a disc into my slim model LG BD drive, opening File Explorer, and copying contents from discs to HDD. I rarely use it to write discs because, as a slim model, my tests bore out what was said on these forums that slim models are junk. I tried writing a small CD sized ISO to a DVD+RW and it failed Verify!
  15. dbminter

    Ripping to ISO & Layer Break Position

    If you never plan on burning these ISO's to a disc, I don't see why you couldn't just use Ignore Layer Break. As you say, though, you're probably better off just leaving the VIDEO_S folder on some media for opening. Otherwise, you'd need something like VLC that supports playing DVD Video ISO's natively or you'd have to take the extra steps to mount the ISO as a virtual drive each time you wanted to play it.

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