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  1. dbminter

    Win10 and image burn, fails to erase disk

    Are you using a different Blu-Ray combo drive on the Windows 7 PC versus the burner you're using on the Windows 10 PC? I still say your problem is that drive on the Windows 7 PC is the problem. Either it's reached the end of its life or it is just a lousy drive. Now, if you're using the same model burner in both PC's, that would say that the only problem could be the Windows 7 PC copy of that model has a problem with it. The only way you'd know for sure is to install the Windows 7 PC burner in the Windows 10 PC and see if you still get failed burns. If you do, then the problem is that drive.
  2. Every year I pass along the lyrics from cynical Christmas song I like. I forget if I did this one or not already: The Night Santa Went Crazy (Extra Gory Version) by "Weird Al" Yankovic: Down in the workshop all the elves were making toys For the good Gentile girls and the good Gentile boys When the boss busted in, nearly scared 'em half to death Had a rifle in his hands and cheap whiskey on his breath From his beard to his boots he was covered with ammo Like a big fat drunk disgruntled Yuletide Rambo And he smiled as he said, with a twinkle in his eye, "Merry Christmas to all, now you're all gonna die!" The night Santa went crazy The night St. Nick went insane Realized he'd been gettin' the raw deal Something finally must have snapped in his brain Well, the workshop is gone now, he decided to bomb it Everywhere you'll find pieces of Cupid and Comet And he tied up his helpers and he held the elves hostage And he ground up poor Rudolph into reindeer sausage He got Dancer and Prancer with an old German Luger And he slashed up Dasher just like Freddie Krueger And he picked up a flamethrower and he barbecued Blitzen And he took a big bite and said, "It tastes just like chicken!" The night Santa went crazy The night Kris Kringle went nuts Now you can hardly walk around the North Pole Without stepping in reindeer guts There's the National Guard and the F. B. I. There's a van from the Eyewitness News And helicopters circling around in the sky And the bullets are flying, the body count's rising And everyone's dyin' to know, oh Santa, why? My my my my my my You used to be such a jolly guy Yes, Virginia, now Santa's doing time In a federal prison for his infamous crime Hey, little friend, now don't you cry no more tears He'll be out with good behavior in seven hundred more years But now Vixen's in therapy and Donner's still nervous And the elves all got jobs working for the postal service And they say Mrs. Claus, she's on the phone every night With her lawyer negotiating the movie rights They're talkin' 'bout The night Santa went crazy The night St. Nicholas flipped Broke his back for some milk and cookies Sounds to me like he was tired of getting gypped Wo-oh, the night Santa went crazy The night St. Nick went insane Realized he'd been gettin' a raw deal Something finally must have snapped in his brain Wo-oh, something finally must have snapped in his brain Tell ya, something finally must have snapped, in his brain
  3. dbminter

    Win10 and image burn, fails to erase disk

    Yeah, it doesn't take 2 hours to complete an erase operation, even a Full erase on a 1x DVD-RW disc takes only 1 hour. Are you able to complete a Format operation in File Explorer? If you got this to work an a different PC with Windows 7, did you use the SAME kind of DVD writer? A TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182M SB04? If so, that might explain why it worked on one PC but not another. It's probably not the Windows 7 installation that's the problem, but a combination of drive and media combination not liking each other. That drive may not simply like that Ricoh kind of DVD+RW. You may have better luck trying a better quality disc, like a Verbatim DataLife Plus DVD+RW. NOT a Life Series one. DataLife Plus you can only find in online stores or from Verbatim's online store. Many posters have compatibility issues with their drives and Ricoh media. Ricoh media can be anywhere in quality between a good 2nd tier media and a lower quality one.
  4. dbminter

    Win10 and image burn, fails to erase disk

    I don't see the problem here. Other than you can't format DVD-R and CD-R except as giant floppies in Windows/File Explorer. Is ImgBurn actually returning an error in the log when you're trying to write an image to a disc? Or are you saying it never gets past Erasing Disc when you use a DVD+RW that you're trying to write an image to? If so, how long did you wait for the Erase to complete before giving up?
  5. dbminter

    DVD+R DL help

    DVD Audio might use AUDIO_TS but it's generally a series of menus that are contained in VIDEO_TS. Very few DVD's ever actually took advantage of AUDIO_TS. I've never seen one that didn't have an empty AUDIO_TS. Nowadays, most new DVD's don't even have the folder in the root directory. Which, as you said, can be problematic with older DVD players. I guess their thinking is that, by now, you've already cycled out old DVD players by now.
  6. dbminter

    DVD+R DL help

    AUDIO_TS is not the reason. As long as you import a VIDEO_TS folder, regardless of whatever else you add, ImgBurn always asks you if you want to make a DVD Video disc and if it should make the appropriate changes for you. As long as the VIDEO_TS folder contains compliant content. Well, ImgBurn SHOULD. If it's not, then the VIDEO_TS folder must not be compliant. Even if you add an AUDIO_TS with a compliant VIDEO_TS, it will work. The only important thing is the VIDEO_TS folder. Anything else you add will not make a compliant VIDEO_TS not a DVD Video disc.
  7. dbminter

    DVD+R DL help

    Actually, it doesn't matter if you have other folders besides VIDEO_TS. In fact, the DVD Video standard also generally includes an AUDIO_TS folder. However, 99% of the time, AUDIO_TS is empty, so you can get by without using it. But, DVD's often times have extra files and folders in the root directory as extra features. Generally referred to as DVD-ROM Features.
  8. dbminter

    DVD+R DL help

    Well, I did mention the VIDEO_TS folder in my first reply.
  9. dbminter

    DVD+R DL help

    Eh, it happens. I was mostly being facetious. As I said before, before you proceed, you need to test that your source MKV plays okay and that the VIDEO_TS you're trying to burn is DVD Video compliant. Before going on, if they are corrupt somehow, no number of burns you make will make a difference. However, your new errors with a new drive are something entirely different, it seems.
  10. I always used WinImage to make images of my floppies, particularly bootable ones. So, why you can't get it to work is beyond me.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. dbminter

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

    I remember that drunk driving commercial!
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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?
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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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