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  1. I understand the needs and wants of generating revenue but this is not a good solution. I've been very grateful and happily using Imgburn for many, many years but no longer will I use it or recommend it. There are a few good alternatives that do not use the OpenCandy garbage. Sad to see it go, but regardless of how well opting out works, I will not download anything that contains OpenCandy onto my workstation and I'm not alone. Imgburn is now rated as adware on videohelp.com (http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/356775-What-s-Happened-To-Imgburn?p=2252576&viewfull=1#post2252576). If you must use the OpenCandy crap, you should offer a downloadable executable that does not contain OpenCandy. I'll bet you loose quite a few users and piss off some longtime users who don't pay attention when they update and unwittingly install the OpenCandy crapware.
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    ImgBurn discs will not play in Samsung SN-324B

    Thanks for peeing on me! I guess I will start transfering. I have never had an issue with TY's, but since I'm going to back most everything up, is there any other brand that is superior?
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    ImgBurn discs will not play in Samsung SN-324B

    The discs are visible within explorer sometimes. I do not get any errors. The drive just keeps trying to read the discs. Sometimes the movie will play and then freeze, play for a couple seconds, freeze, play... Here is a log file: I 10:22:55 ImgBurn Version 1.3.0.0 started! I 10:22:55 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2) I 10:22:55 Initialising SPTI... I 10:22:55 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 10:22:55 Found 2 DVD?RWs! I 10:23:12 Operation Started! I 10:23:12 Source File: E:\STORM_OF_THE_CENTURY_SIDE_TWO.ISO I 10:23:12 Source File Sectors: 2,081,254 (MODE1/2048) I 10:23:12 Source File Size: 4,262,408,192 bytes I 10:23:12 Source File Volume Identifier: STORM_OF_THE_CENTURY_SIDE_TWO I 10:23:12 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink I 10:23:12 Source File UDF Revision: 1.02 I 10:23:12 Destination Device: [1:1:0] BENQ DVD DD DW1640 BSOB (G:) (ATA) I 10:23:12 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x) I 10:23:12 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496 I 10:23:12 Write Mode: DVD I 10:23:12 Write Type: DAO I 10:23:12 Write Speed: 8x I 10:23:12 Link Size: Auto I 10:23:12 Test Mode: No I 10:23:12 BURN-Proof: Enabled I 10:23:12 Filling Buffer... I 10:23:12 Writing LeadIn... I 10:23:30 Writing Image... I 10:30:29 Synchronising Cache... I 10:30:57 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:07:44 I 10:30:57 Average Write Rate: 9,934 KB/s (7.2x) - Maximum Write Rate: 11,134 KB/s (8.0x) I 10:33:43 Close Request Acknowledged I 10:33:43 Closing Down... I 10:33:44 Shutting down SPTI... I 10:33:44 ImgBurn closed! Here is the media: Media Information Disc Regions are 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Media code/Manufacturer ID CMC MAG. AM3 UDF Format Type V1.02 UDF Volume Name STORM_OF_THE_CENTURY_SIDE_TWO UDF Application id None UDF Implementation id DVD Shrink UDF Recording Date/Time (mm/dd/yyyy) 4/14/2006 23:47:29 Format Capacity 3.97GB(4.26GB) Book Type DVD-R Media Type DVD-R Manufacturer Rated Speed Unknown Available Write Descriptor CLV 16.0x 22160KBps Available Write Descriptor CLV 12.0x 16620KBps Available Write Descriptor CLV 8.0x 11080KBps Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.4x 3324KBps Write Strategy Speed 4.0x 5540KBps 2x Speed OPC beta 09 2x Speed OPC power 0D 2x Write Strategy field 1 14 98 88 90 2x Write Strategy field 2 88 80 00 00 00 00 4x Speed OPC beta 07 4x Speed OPC power 17 4x Write Strategy field 1 0A 0E 09 04 4x Write Strategy field 2 95 07 0D 0B 4x Write Strategy field 3 80 00 00 00 4x Speed OPC beta multi-pulse 06 4x Speed OPC power multi-pulse 17 4x Write Strategy field 4 15 B8 99 85 4x Write Strategy field 5 B8 9A 32 03 20 32 4x Write Strategy field 6 00 00 D0 00 00 Data area starting sector 30000h Data area end sector 1FC1EFh Linear Density 0.267um/bit Track Density 0.74um/track Number of Layers 1 Complete Media Code 00000000 00 6C 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 84 0D 12 .l...@....R..... 00000010 98 99 90 00 03 43 4D 43 20 4D 41 00 04 47 2E 20 .....CMC MA..G. 00000020 41 4D 33 00 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 06 09 0D 14 AM3............. I've tried Media Player 9, WinDVD 4, PowerDVD 6. None of them will play the discs properly. PowerDVD 6 seems to work the best. While replying to your message I decided to ?waste? some DVD?s. I have come to the conclusion it must be a media related problem. I burned the same iso file on 2- Memorex DVD?s and on 2-Taiyo Yuden DVD?s. The TY DVD?s play fine in everything. The Memorex DVD?s play fine in everything but the laptop. I had previously ruled out the media because I have several Memorex DVD?s that do play fine in the laptop and some of the discs are from the same batch. I am still confused because all of the Memorex DVD?s I currently have (100-200) play fine in every player I have tried them in and some of them play fine in the laptop. Do you have an explanation? I know most people will tell you to stay away from Memorex media, but I have gone through 5-100 piece packs and have not had one coaster! With that said, I will not buy anymore because I now know there is a problem with the media. I just wish I would have found this out before burning so many movies onto Memorex DVD?s. Bummer. Most of my movie collection was burned onto that media.
  4. All discs burned using: DVD Decrypter-->DVD Shrink-->ImgBurn will not play in my laptop. However, they play fine on my PC and stand alone players. I can use DVD Decrypter-->DVD Shrink-->nero and my notebook can play them fine using the same exact media (DVD-R). For some reason the Samsung CDRW/DVD does not like how ImgBurn burns the discs or how the image is created using Shrink. I have the latest firmware Has anyone experienced this type of problem? Is there a work around or test?
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