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  1. It would be nice if you could specify verify in the ibq file. My reasoning for this is that we are now burning update disks for our clients every month, and at the same time we burn backups copies for our archives (Not totally necessary, but falls in the can't hurt department) They are burnt alternating (Client/Backup/Client/Backup...) and in order to speed up the process slightly it would be nice if the backup copies didn't get verified (we can rebuild any of them if we had too) but I want to leave the verify enabled for the client copies. There are two ways this could be handled, the easiest (from my point of view) is an additional flag at the end of the line in the IBQ file, a second but not as definite method would be to be able to set a "Force Verify" option for different media id's the same way a speed can be set (thank you for that option by the way, my suggestion and the quick response to it was a part of the reason we donated) Some would say just burn all the clients copies first then the turn off verify and burn all the backup copies, but the backup copies are also a bit of an audit process, if we have X backup copies to file, we know that X client copies were burned (they may not get sent out (it's happened) but they did get burned.) -- Oops, just saw I asked for this same thing (verify in IBQ) back in 2006 and was rebuffed, so expect no change now, oh well.
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    Google Ads

    No argument there, but why confuse the issue, the banner add on the download page has a huge 'Download Here' button, hey it almost got me to the other site and I'd like to think I'm somewhat computer savy.... I do realize ads pay the bills. I have no idea what the current rates are like, ad revenue in the late 90's contributed a good chunk to the downpayment on my house, but even back then I had the ability to opt out of certain ads (Of course I had to see the ad before I knew it was in the rotation...)
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    Need advice for a pc

    Personally if I'm doing a lot of encoding on a machine I prefer to have more than one hard drive, then encode from one drive to the other, putting together a new machine I'd put in three drives, one for the OS and normal documents and two for working...
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    Google Ads

    I was setting up a new system today and popped into the imgburn site to grab the program and if I hadn't been here before I probably would have ended up on a competitors site because the most prominent download button on the page was in a not necessarily obvious Google Ad for NCH software... and that's a bad thing... I'd think there should be some way to exclude certain ads or ad categories, I'd be checking my agreement with google, you really shouldn' be forced to advertise for you competitors.
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    Next Update

    Please Please DON'T give in to the eye candy requests. I hate programs that figure they know better than I do what i want my desktop to look like, I have three of four of these ugly things that totally ignore the 'standard' windows interface rules and as a result are a pain to use, and look horrid to boot. The program should accept windows 'themes' but other than that don't mess up a good thing. (Microsoft is and always has been one of the worst offenders for ignoring their own guidelines.) An besides Eye Candy = Bloat and one of the best things about ImgBurn is the lack of bloat.
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    Queue Window Questions

    Not sure this is a bug or just a complaint on my part... I can't seem to find any setting to allow me to save the position of the queue window I was sure it saved it before (but I may be confused), now it always opens about 80 pixels higher than the main window centered over the main window. I've looked through all the settings tabs and don't see a setting to save the window positions, I've tried turning on and off the always on top for the queue window, closing the windows in different orders and it always comes back in the same position (even off the top of current screen if the main window is at the top of that screen) This may have something to do with my 4 monitor setup (I figure the negative position may have been saved at some point when I had the queue window at the top of one of the monitors that has a negative Y origin, although I don't see any settings for the queue window in the registry other than stay on top) It would be nice if the queue could snap to the main window like the log window does.
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    Show Queue at Startup?

    OK so maybe I'm missing something, but is there a cmd line option to show the queue on startup when loading an IBQ file. And along the same lines is there any way to get the program to not hide the Queue window when waiting for media? Just a minor annoyance, but I get (easily) confused when I'm burning a batch of prelabeled multiple copy backup disks and arrive at the machine when all the trays are out, and seeing the queue would be easier than examining the write surface of the disk in the drive to see if it has been written, or if I forgot to push the tray in when I dropping that disk in... And I apologize for putting this post in this category, I thought I was in Support (that was the other tab)
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    Print Disc Option

    This would be a pretty major deal, where does the image line up on this printer, does this printer support color, and what about those with (I can't remember the name at the moment, but those silly drives that burn the image onto the back of the cd), about the only way I can see this one making sense if it was an option added to run another program passing the iso image name either before or after the burn, then you could parse the name and pass it on to your own printing app. (I can see a few other uses for that kind of an addition.)
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    Rock Ridge

    It could be useful, right now if i'm burning a disc that targets unix I use mkisofs to build the iso so I get RR support, then burn using ImgBurn
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    Portable Usage

    OK, I know this has been brought up before, but I'm starting to use ImgBurn in a portable fashion (off a USB stick) and it works quite well, and once the settings are set correctly in the INI file it leaves very little footprint on the host machine. HOWEVER, even with all the REGISTRY_* options in the INI file turned off I still get the following keys showing up in the registry HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ImgBurn.AutoPlay.1 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ImgBurn.Build.1 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ImgBurn.Write.1 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ImgBURN HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ImgBurn.AutoPlay.1 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ImgBurn.Build.1 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ImgBurn.Write.1 This isn't really an issue for any of my machines, but when I'm doing something at a friends (the dumbs ones, because the smart ones would already have imgburn on their system) I like to leave the system "as i found it" which means no extraneous keys... I've written a wrapper to save the current keys if they're there, and either remove them or restore them when ImgBurn exits, but it would be nice if there was a cmd line option to keep it from writing anything to the registry.
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    Disc-ID Based Speed Table

    Doh!, I missed that. I was concentrating on part Numbers etc. And that's much easier to read than the black on blue number I was talking about and far easier to remember. So here's a dumb question, (prompted by the 'Fabrique a Taiwan' on the label I'm looking at), do sony dvd's in the US have French labeling on them like in Canada or is this just another stupid example of the extra expense forced on Mfgrs by our official languages act?
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    Disc-ID Based Speed Table

    Precisely what I had in mind, I wouldn't want a prebuilt database as spinningwheel mentioned as I've had media that other people swear by fail miserably in my drives.
  13. OK, here's an odd suggestion, for well over a year now I've been using Sony DVD+R's without a problem, they've had a Disk IDs of YUDEN000 something, and I think I've had one coaster. Running backups this month I had 3 disks in a row fail with "No Seek Complete" errors, it turns out the latest spindle of Sony DVD have a different manufacturer, and have a disk ID of SONY-D21-00. I tried a different spindle and they are the YUDEN disks and work fine. If I fix the speed at lower value the SONY-D21-00 seem to be fine and verify correctly even in a different drive. So here is the suggestion, would it be possible to have a table somewhere that I could specify that if the disc id of the blank I'm writing is XXXXX* to use a max speed of X. Or perhaps the opposite, as in this disk ID is a known good variety so use the best possible speed. I know, I know, buy good disks, until now I've had phenominal results with the Sony's, but they were YUDEN disks, I've put the package labels side by side, but other than an almost unreadable number beside the UPC code there is no difference on the labels, and other than the etched? number on the center hub which is not visible in the sealed package there is no visible difference between the disc themselves. So what's a poor defenseless consumer to do? I've returned two unopened packages with the same number by the UPC code as the bad one, and I guess I'm going to Verbatim for all my disks, but untill I've used these up I've got to remember to drop the speed when using them.
  14. Does ImgBurn support burning the same image to multiple drives concurrently? I'm thinking of picking up a second burner as most of the burning I do is backups that HAVE to have 2 copies (one stored on site and one off site) And if it does what kind of limitations are there as far as IDE channels? Do both drives need to be Master on their own channel, can one be a master on one channel and the other a slave on another channel, can they share a channel as Master/Slave. etc. etc.
  15. Ah yes, the joys of event driven code, half the events seem to end up with conditional code. ( If User = Idiot Then Exit; ) Sorry, I tend to notice the quirks as I have to deal with them myself. I'm sure I've spent more time on the interface in my current project than the actual guts of the thing.
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