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  1. TechHarmony

    Silent crash when adding files to Detail List window

    I am using Advanced file input mode - so that the 'Show Disc Layout Editor' icon/graphic/large-button is in the upper left 'Source' quadrant. I had previouly tried the Standard input mode some while back, but found the size of the list too small and limited for me. SO its been Advanced input mode for me. Yes, since most of my file and folder adding is via drag and drop from a couple of open folder windows, your D&D fix might address that. Screen snap attached. (Now I see that I can add multiple attachments, just one by one... don't know why I missed that before, but oh well... ) Thanks.
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    Silent crash when adding files to Detail List window

    Further info which may (or not) be helpful. As you mention the 'Explorer style' toolbar in your reply, I went back and looked at that. When I am adding files, I usually do that by drag and drop from an open folder on my windows desktop, not via the Add Files or Add Folder button. But, when i delete something from a Layout Editor view, about half the time I use the "Delete" keyboard key, and about half the time I use the Red "X" on the Explorer style top toolbar.
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    Silent crash when adding files to Detail List window

    HI, Thanks for speedy reply. I guess the program is not crashing/quitting "nicely", since no window or chance to send a crash report ever shows itself to me. The silent crash doesn't happen 100% of time between a disk burn and the file/folder changing set up for burn of disk 2, just sometimes. (I know that intermittent crashes are harder to track ) Win XP Pro SP3 (forgot to qualify my XP is XP Pro... if that makes any difference) I will keep a lookout for ImgBurn 2.5.2 In the meanwhile, at least this is not really a disaster, as I can just re-start ImgBurn and create my disk 2 task from scratch. Thanks.
  4. Jul 18 2010: SUBJECT: Silent crash when adding files to Detail List window I have had ImgBurn 2.5.1 silently crash several times over the last few weeks. (silently meaning the ImgBurn window just disappears, and has no user access anymore. But on exploring, it is still listed in the Task Manager, and has info in Process Explorer - i will attach snap of that) The scenario is: I create a Write Files-Folders to Disk task in ImgBurn, I set the Labels and the burn speed (to 4x for my external Samsung DVDRW), I open the Disc Layout Editor to drag-drop files and folders, I burn a disc successfully (using Verbatim mostly), verifies OK, I reopen the Disc Layout Editor to remove/delete some files/folders, add new files/folders in prep to burn a next and slightly different disc, but still having some similar content. Thus I did not want to quit and restart the program. Crash happens (mostly) when when dragging new or updated files/folders into the Layout Editor list (may have happened when deleting from list also). I could find no log file of ImgBurn activity. Note that I DO keep the onscreen progress log open while ImgBurn is running. But in these crash instances, the ImgBurn window and the ImgBurn onscreen log window both disappear. There is nothing in the documents settings\{user}\application data\imgburn folder, Re updating files: (A) I am NOT updating any files or folders while a disk is being burned. ( Sometimes I do want to update files or folders in between my disk 1 and disk 2 creation though. Since there is no "refresh" on the Layout Editor, I am careful to make sure that anything I have changed on disk (file or folder) is deleted and then re-added to the Layout Editor list screen. © Question 2: Am I doing this right? Should I be deleting files that I have changed content of in order for ImgBurn to see the new content, even though the file name has remained the same? And same for folder, sometimes I will change the content of the included folder between first burn and second burn, I have been deleting and re-adding when that is the case, since I can find no button or right-click to force ImgBurn to re-examine that folder content. Further notes: 1.) actual crash was 1:14 local time. 2.) I noticed that a visible user screen for ImgBurn came back on its own! approximately 15 minutes later (I did not double click the startmenu program for it). The logfile of that is attached. 3.) The Settings Events Save Logfile and Append are Checkmarked On. With File Locations having a Log Files entry of: C:\Documents and Settings\{user}\Application Data\ImgBurn\Log Files\ (but there is no data in that folder) 4.) I could not find a way to attach multiple objects, (*since the button for advanced attaching uploader only goes to my profile settings page with no way to attach anything there) so I have put the screen snaps and log into a zip attachment. Hope this is OK) ImgBurn 2.5.1 Windows XP SP3 2 GB RAM Sorry for being so verbose. Thank you for your assistance. ImgBurn Crash Files 0718.zip
  5. I have looked at the log file and while it provides lots of good info, one optional bit of information I would like is ability to list the files as they are written to the disc. So that I could verify what was where on the disk. I have not seen reference to that in any of the help or faq info. And admittedly, I do not always need to see that, but for me it would sometimes be useful. In watching the write progress in creating a data DVD (ISO9660/Joliet/UDF) from files on my local HDs, dvd disc contents of mixed files and folders, it seems that it writes individual files in alpha sequence first, then folders of data. (Even though the folders show first in the Advanced Build list). not a high priority, just some day... Thx! Windows XP SP3, 2 GB RAM, ImgBurn 2.5.1, Verbatim DVD-R. Wind from NW at 5 mph
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    How to convert DVD-DL (dvd9) to 2x DVD (dvd5)

    Thank you all. What I ended up doing in this particular case, was to attach a portable USB DVD optical (Samsung Slim DVD Writer ... I bought because it was at a good price point and had good customer reviews) and reading the DL disk from that which worked fine. I'm glad I just happened to have bought it a few weeks earlier, and had remembered to bring it along. That may point to my friend's internal drive as not being up to snuff, as clenchdwarf reply suggests. Anyway, Thank goodness there are usually several ways to go about most challenges that come up. (even if the way I wish - to create a two-disk automatic copy of a single DL disk isn't one of them. I guess we don't always get what we want... as Mick said years back... :teehee: )
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    How to convert DVD-DL (dvd9) to 2x DVD (dvd5)

    Thanks. this is the solution that I usually use on my own WinXP machine when I have a CD or DVD sized amount of data that I don't want to write to a disk . I use the Elby/Slysoft VirtualCloneDrive - I like its clone sheep icon (and did not like the way daemontools worked).
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    How to convert DVD-DL (dvd9) to 2x DVD (dvd5)

    Yes this is a thought. THx. And years back, it was the way i used to fit 'too much' data onto smaller disks. Remembering back to when the archive programs used to highlight their ability to create 1.4MB, 2.8MB, 100MB or 600MB pieces for fitting onto different external media. That takes me back.
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    How to convert DVD-DL (dvd9) to 2x DVD (dvd5)

    Good thoughts. Thx. I did not know if DL reading was a native part of DVDRom drive original specs. If so, then the drive must be partly failing, as I tried reading my DL source disk in her machine and it just chunked around a while then gave up. But your second part is the question I wanted answered - so I guess that the 'spanning' feature I was hoping for is unique to either (a) DVD Video format (maybe the UDF spec) or to custom manufacturing of some DL disks. Second repliers... Also good, ...
  10. HI, I have a 7 GB DVD DL data disc (dvd9 I believe) that I would like to copy to two DVD-R 4.3GB (dvd5) disks, as the computer I wish to read this in to has only an older style DVD-ROM/CDRW single layer drive. I was able to make an ISO image of the 7 GB disk and would like to know before I start, if ImgBurn will see and know how to handle an end-of-disk on the first, and then successfully switch to a second disk if I try to write to single layer DVD-R s (rather than what it probably expects of DL to DL). This is a data disk, not video, no Video_ts, not compressed data. Is this possible? (Or perhaps it is so simple and obvious that it will work that no one wrote about it in the Tutorial Guides nor FAQ ... and I must have missed it when I searched for an answer.) Thank you.
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