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  1. Ittiandro

    IMGBurn

    I'd like to mount all 6 Cd images on virtual drives, but Daemon Tools Lite free version only allows one virtual drive. For more, I have to pa.. Alternatively can I perhaps mount the 6 cd img files (.mds) to the same Virtual drive? How? I don't think I can do it with Daemon Tools or IMGBurn. Any suggestion? Thanks Ittiandro
  2. Ittiandro

    IMGBurn

    Bull’s eye! It works with Daemon Tools Lite Virtual Drive. The first time it didn’t work because I was trying to burn the image to Virtual drive, which IS a paid option. Also, I had converted ( or, better, reconverted!) the .iso file to .mds with Winiso. I don’t know how I ended up with an .iso file for CD 6 only and not all the other CD’s, but I had a hunch this may have been the problem . Probably some wrong manipulation. Anyway, this time I installed the virtual drive and mounted the ( converted) .mds file for CD 6 on it and the setup kicked in beautifully like for all the previous Cd’s on the physical drive. I learned a lot from this exchange. Often, problems are the cause of progress’ Thank you all for your help. Ittiandro
  3. Ittiandro

    IMGBurn

    I had already downloaded Alcohol120 free version recently.. The installation process told me that I needed to restart the computer in order to continue. I did it, but I was asked to restart time and again in an endless loop and the installation never completed. In the end, I desisted . I downloaded Alcohol 120 again a few moments ago, because I had virus problems and thought that may be this was the reason. To no avail! The same re-start loop still kicks in. I wasted too much time. Better giving up. Thanks Ittiandro
  4. Ittiandro

    IMGBurn

    The Virtual Drive mounting option is not included in the Daemon Tools free version( Daemon Tools Lite). I have to pay for this option. Is there an other software I can try? I can still read the texts from the ADOBE folder which has a subfolder called TEXTS . These texts are not clearly identified by name and author and I have to guess the contents by the abbreviation. It is a bit longish, but I guess I have to live with it if I cannot burn the CD properly. Maybe it is a corrupt file or I have done something wrong with it. I'll try to re-download the software, hoping that the .mds file will be intact, in its original version. THanks for your help. Your software is beautifully designed and easy to work with. Ittiandro
  5. Ittiandro

    IMGBurn

    For his 6th cd there are three files: a MDF file ( 699 MB), an other file listed as Disk Image File but as .iso file( 328 MB ) in the Properties tab and a 3rd file ( 1kb!) showing as .mds in the Properties tab. For the .mds (1 kb ) file and the .mdf ( 699MB) file I get the "invalid/not supported" message, allegedly because only single track images are supported. For the .iso file ( 328 MB) the burn process goes through, but the SETUP doesn't work. None of these three files can be successfully burned to DVD. By" mounting the .mds " in Daemon tools, do you mean mounting to a virtual drive?I don't have Daemon tools, anyway. Can I use WinIso or Magic Iso instead? Or perhaps is there a way to reconvert the .iso file back to .mds? I could also try to re-download the Software program, because I think there was an .mds file which got somehow converted to.iso. Would this work? I find it odd that all the other 5 cd's could be burned pretty well and they do work. Thanks Ittiandro
  6. Ittiandro

    IMGBurn

    Thanks dbminter Very good progress! I have been able to put all the 6 individually burned cd's on one DVD with the build mode : 5 of them work pretty well: when I click SETUP on any of them on the same DVD , I can read the texts beautifully. The only problem is with CD 6 : the SETUP won't work. I re-burned file CD-6 individually with no better luck : there are are three CD-6 files on my source folder I had downloaded: one has an ISO ending( 335 MB), the 2nd one shows as a MDF file( 699 MB) and the 3rd one shows as " Disk Image file " ( 1 kb), but as MDS on the Properies TAB. The 1st two ( apparently) complete the burning process, but then the SETUP won't work: I get a CMD Command prompt which flashes few times and then goes away, OR( in the third case) I get a message saying" invalid or unsupported file format. Reason: only single track images are supported".I can't even start burning. I hope to be able to fix this glitch with your help. Thanks Ittiandro
  7. Ittiandro

    IMGBurn

    O.K. I think I got it. I'll burn each MDS file to a different DVD, then I'll create a Temporary folder with 6 subfolders, each for one of the six burned CDs. Then I'll copy each of the burned DVD's contents to the corresponding subfolders . I am not too sure how to proceed with the Build mode after that, in order to have all the 6 cd images in ONE DVD : I thought that , since the 6 subfolders would contain the already burned contents of the six individual DVD's, I wouldn't need to burn them again and that the build mode mode would simply transfer the 6 separate subfolders ( already burned) into one DVD. You seem to say that after the Build mode there is a 2nd stage where I have to burn again. Anyway, I'll go ahead and try. If it doesn't work, then, and only then, I'll let you know and you may want to clarify the above. If it works, I'll still let you know and you won't need to spend more time in clarifying. Less work for you. At this point, I have just seen your following post with a supposedly easier method. Since I have some questions on that , too, and I don't want to load you too much, bearing in mind that, as you seem to imply, a Forum like this is not a platform for a full course, let me try first the method you originally suggested. Thanks Ittiandro
  8. Ittiandro

    IMGBurn

    1. Regarding he 1st paragraph, do you mean that, as an alternative to the procedure outlined in the 2nd paragraph, I can, if I want, load ( copy?) the contents of the DVD as it is now ( those six files) back to IMGBurn as the origin files and then burn them to DVD? . Would this finally open up that long list of files and folders, including the SETUP .exe file require to unlock the software and allow me to read he texts? 2. Regarding the 2nd paragraph. If I try to burn the 6 Cd images in six separate BURN processes, each time the system will ask me to erase the disk first, won't it? Is there a way to burn them as a batch? I thought this was what the BUILD mode does. Also, supposing that I can burn each subsequent CD image on the same DVD, what do you mean by" copying the contents from the CDs,( not-as you stress- from the CD Image files) , to 6 temporary folders"? More specifically: a) what and where is this" contents'? Is it the contents of the DVD after burning the image( like the the long list of files and folders showing on the DVD after I burned successfully the first CD) or is it something else, somewhere else in the computer and not on the DVD ? b) As to the six temporary folders, supposedly one for each CD, what do I do with them after copying the " contents" on them ?( whatever it is) Thanks for your help and patience Ittiandro
  9. Ittiandro

    IMGBurn

    I have looked at your Guides for instructions about the Build mode in order to have all the 6 CD’s burned on one DVD, but I am hitting a wall. Here is what I have done so far: 1 I have created a folder in the computer containing all the 6 individual MDS files. 2. I used IMGBurn ( Build mode) using these six files as the origin files and a new folder in C:/as the destination folder. Now, after the Build operation, in the destination folder there are no longer 6 individual MDS files but TWO files: one . ISO and one MDS file, so I thought something was working. I then tried to burn these two files to the DVD drive, but I am going nowhere. . First, my DVD disks are 4.7 GB each and the entire collection of 6 CD’s is 3.9 GB, so it should fit in one DVD, but, strangely, I was requested to insert a 2nd DVD. In the end, both are duplicates, because they list the same 6 individual MDS files, but there are absolutely no data allowing to open the software for reading the texts, like in the 1st successfully burned individual CD I mentioned in a previous comment.. I’d appreciate it if somebody could help me. Thanks Ittiandro
  10. Ittiandro

    IMGBurn

    Thanks It works! I have found the files with the PDF extension in the folder "Testi" . I simply went to the first PDF file and changed the OPEN WITH program in PROPERTIES from Windows Shell to Sumatra .I didn't install the Acrobat Reader and It works! I didn't even need to change each file individually. They all went to Sumatra automatically. Each single CD covers one period of the Italian literature. Is there a way to burn all the six CD's into one DVD with ImageBurn? Yes it is an oldish collection ( 1999) published by the Italian well-known newswpaper L' Espresso in collaboration with University literary experts. I believe in those days the collection was free when you bought the newspaper . Ittiandro
  11. Ittiandro

    IMGBurn

    THanks I did uninstall from the computer the Acrobat Reader program installed from the CD during the original SETUP, hoping that it would connect to Sumatra by default, but it doesn't work. I must install Adobe Reader for my software to work. . Incidentally, when installing Acrobat Reader 3 from the CD, not only does it it create a folder under Program Files, as usual, but it also creates a 2nd Acrobat Reader 3 installation folder( apparently the same) at the root C:/. This must be the location from which my CD program reads the information to open Adobe, because if I delete this folder from the root, Adobe will not open from the Cd, even if the program has not been uninstalled. By doing so, I hoped to ..fool the system and that Sumatra would open by default, but it doesn't. Anyway,. no big deal, as long as I can read the texts. Concerning your suggestion about how to work withe the tablet micro-card. I'll try, once I have burned all the 6 CD's You are welcome with other suggestions. You have been of great help Ittiandro
  12. Ittiandro

    IMGBurn

    I have clicked on the SETUP app . Wow!!! It works! I can read the texts with the bundled App Acrobat Reader. Not my top choice, though,. Usually I use the Sumatra pdf reader. Visually a lot better, also because I can change the background colors. I don't know if there is a way to use Sumatra . For some reasons Sumatra kicked in as a pdf reader the 1st time I used the CD software but it never kicked in after, because Acrobat Reader opens automatically. The only snag I had so far was repeated crashing with the message " NTVDM has stopped working.." I had to keep reloading the program to go on reading. Now it seems O.K, perhaps because I uninstalled and reinstalled Acrobat Reader. There is also another message ( in Italian) popping up saying that the SETUP files cannot be decompressed . I cannot understand why, because the software works and I can read my texts. One last question: is there a way to use the program on my Samsung Table? I have a micro-card on it with all my library. Can this CD program be installed on Microcard?How? All in all, I love ImgBurn . It is very straightforward Thank you so much for your help Ittiandro Ittiandro
  13. Ittiandro

    IMGBurn

    Further to my previous post, this is the list of files and folders in the burned DVD. How can I read the book texts off it?
  14. Ittiandro

    IMGBurn

    Thanks a lot The first attempt to burn the MDS file gave me the following message:" Session 1 track 1 ,Image track format Mode1/2352,Dvd track format Mode 1/2048. Would you like the program to convert the data current format " on the fly" as it is written ?" I chose YES, the burn process was completed successfully. Although the disk on the DVD drive shows empty on " My computer", when I open it it shows a detailed list of files and folders. I don't know how to attach the list here. If you want I can do a print-screen and e--mail it to you as an attachment. Good sign, but from here on I don't know how to read the literature texts that the disc contains. I also notice that the the file I wanted to burn shows in IMGBurn as ISO 9660 , while the same file when downloaded to the computer shows as MDS. Thanks for your help Here is the log: I 11:12:01 ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 started! I 11:12:01 Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (6.1, Build 7601 : Service Pack 1) I 11:12:01 Total Physical Memory: 3,136,112 KiB - Available: 1,200,764 KiB W 11:12:01 Duplex Secure's SPTD driver can have a detrimental effect on drive performance. I 11:12:01 Initialising SPTI... I 11:12:01 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 11:12:01 -> Drive 1 - Info: DTSOFT BDROM 1.05 (F:) (Virtual) I 11:12:01 -> Drive 2 - Info: DTSOFT BDROM 1.05 (H:) (Virtual) I 11:12:01 -> Drive 3 - Info: DTSOFT BDROM 1.05 (I:) (Virtual) I 11:12:03 -> Drive 4 - Info: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS90 IN00-25 (D:) (ATA) I 11:12:03 -> Drive 5 - Info: MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM 1.0A (L:) (Unknown) I 11:12:03 Found 1 DVD-ROM, 1 DVD±RW/RAM and 3 BD-ROMs! I 11:27:08 Operation Started! I 11:27:08 Device: [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS90 IN00 (D:) (ATA) I 11:27:08 Media Type: CD-RW (Disc ID: 97m25s30f, Infodisc Technology Co.) I 11:27:08 Media Supported Write Speeds: 4x I 11:27:08 Quick Erase: Yes I 11:27:08 Erasing Disc... I 11:27:55 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:47 I 11:27:56 Operation Started! I 11:27:56 Source File: G:\Master exe prgrms ed\Letteratura Italiana 6CD\LI_1.mds I 11:27:56 Source File Sectors: 307,313 (MODE1/2352) I 11:27:56 Source File Size: 722,800,176 bytes I 11:27:56 Source File Volume Identifier: LI_1 I 11:27:56 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, Joliet I 11:27:56 Destination Device: [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS90 IN00 (D:) (ATA) I 11:27:56 Destination Media Type: CD-RW (Disc ID: 97m25s30f, Infodisc Technology Co.) I 11:27:56 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 4x I 11:27:56 Destination Media Sectors: 359,847 I 11:27:56 Write Mode: CD I 11:27:56 Write Type: SAO I 11:27:56 Write Speed: MAX I 11:27:56 Lock Volume: Yes I 11:27:56 Test Mode: No I 11:27:56 OPC: No I 11:27:56 BURN-Proof: Enabled I 11:27:56 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 706 KB/s (4x) I 11:27:57 Filling Buffer... (80 MiB) I 11:28:01 Writing LeadIn... I 11:28:43 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 307312) I 11:28:43 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2352, LBA: 0 - 307312) W 11:34:08 Failed to Write Sectors 97929 - 97955 - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:08 Retrying (1 of 20)... W 11:34:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:08 Retrying (2 of 20)... W 11:34:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:08 Retrying (3 of 20)... W 11:34:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:08 Retrying (4 of 20)... W 11:34:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:08 Retrying (5 of 20)... W 11:34:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:08 Retrying (6 of 20)... W 11:34:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:08 Retrying (7 of 20)... W 11:34:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:08 Retrying (8 of 20)... W 11:34:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:08 Retrying (9 of 20)... W 11:34:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:08 Retrying (10 of 20)... W 11:34:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:08 Retrying (11 of 20)... W 11:34:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:08 Retrying (12 of 20)... W 11:34:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:08 Retrying (13 of 20)... W 11:34:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:08 Retrying (14 of 20)... W 11:34:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:08 Retrying (15 of 20)... W 11:34:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:08 Retrying (16 of 20)... W 11:34:09 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:09 Retrying (17 of 20)... W 11:34:09 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:09 Retrying (18 of 20)... W 11:34:09 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:09 Retrying (19 of 20)... W 11:34:09 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:34:09 Retrying (20 of 20)... W 11:34:09 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write E 11:34:20 Failed to Write Sectors 97929 - 97955 - Reason: Invalid Address For Write I 11:34:20 Synchronising Cache... E 11:34:30 Failed to Write Image! I 11:34:30 Exporting Graph Data... I 11:34:30 Graph Data File: C:\Users\vivona\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GH24NS90_IN00_SUNDAY-AUGUST-26-2018_11-27_AM_97m25s30f_MAX.ibg I 11:34:30 Export Successfully Completed! E 11:34:30 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:06:34 I 11:34:31 Average Write Rate: 669 KiB/s (3.4x) - Maximum Write Rate: 733 KiB/s (3.7x) I 11:39:41 Operation Started! I 11:39:41 Device: [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS90 IN00 (D:) (ATA) I 11:39:41 Media Type: DVD-RW (Disc ID: CMCW02) I 11:39:41 Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x I 11:39:41 Quick Erase: Yes I 11:39:41 Erasing Disc... I 11:39:43 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:02 I 11:43:46 Operation Started! I 11:43:46 Source File: G:\Master exe prgrms ed\Letteratura Italiana 6CD\LI_1.mds I 11:43:46 Source File Sectors: 307,313 (MODE1/2352) I 11:43:46 Source File Size: 722,800,176 bytes I 11:43:46 Source File Volume Identifier: LI_1 I 11:43:46 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, Joliet I 11:43:46 Destination Device: [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS90 IN00 (D:) (ATA) I 11:43:46 Destination Media Type: DVD-RW (Disc ID: CMCW02) I 11:43:46 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x I 11:43:46 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496 I 11:43:46 Write Mode: DVD I 11:43:46 Write Type: DAO I 11:43:46 Write Speed: MAX I 11:43:46 Link Size: Auto I 11:43:46 Lock Volume: Yes I 11:43:46 Test Mode: No I 11:43:46 OPC: No I 11:43:46 BURN-Proof: Enabled I 11:43:46 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 2,770 KB/s (2x) I 11:43:47 Filling Buffer... (80 MiB) I 11:43:51 Writing LeadIn... I 11:44:42 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 307312) I 11:44:42 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 307312) I 11:48:27 Synchronising Cache... I 11:51:16 Exporting Graph Data... I 11:51:16 Graph Data File: C:\Users\vivona\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GH24NS90_IN00_SUNDAY-AUGUST-26-2018_11-43_AM_CMCW02_MAX.ibg I 11:51:17 Export Successfully Completed! I 11:51:17 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:07:30 I 11:51:17 Average Write Rate: 3,137 KiB/s (2.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 3,162 KiB/s (2.0x) I 11:51:17 Cycling Tray before Verify... W 11:51:24 Waiting for device to become ready... I 11:51:34 Device Ready! I 11:51:35 Operation Started! I 11:51:35 Source Device: [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS90 IN00 (D:) (ATA) I 11:51:35 Source Media Type: DVD-RW (Book Type: DVD-RW) (Disc ID: CMCW02) I 11:51:35 Source Media Supported Read Speeds: 1x, 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x I 11:51:35 Source Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x I 11:51:35 Source Media Sectors: 307,313 (Track Path: PTP) I 11:51:35 Source Media Size: 629,377,024 bytes I 11:51:35 Image File: G:\Master exe prgrms ed\Letteratura Italiana 6CD\LI_1.mds I 11:51:35 Image File Sectors: 307,313 (MODE1/2352) I 11:51:35 Image File Size: 722,800,176 bytes I 11:51:35 Image File Volume Identifier: LI_1 I 11:51:35 Image File File System(s): ISO9660, Joliet I 11:51:35 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX I 11:51:36 Read Speed - Effective: 5x - 12x I 11:51:37 Verifying Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 307312) I 11:51:37 Verifying Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 307312) I 11:53:00 Exporting Graph Data... I 11:53:00 Graph Data File: C:\Users\vivona\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GH24NS90_IN00_SUNDAY-AUGUST-26-2018_11-43_AM_CMCW02_MAX.ibg I 11:53:00 Export Successfully Completed! I 11:53:00 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:01:24 I 11:53:00 Average Verify Rate: 8,608 KiB/s (5.5x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 10,925 KiB/s (7.0x)
  15. Ittiandro

    IMGBurn

    I have downloaded a Literature collection comprised of 6 CD’s, each in MDF and MDS format. In each CD there is a MDF file that carries most of the information ( 600 MB) and a MDS file with only a few KB’s. The idea is that I should be able to burn the Images to CD’s and eventually read the texts in each CD. I thought I’d have to convert first the MDF files to ISO before burning to CD. Since your software doesn’t have a convert option, I used WinIso and Magic Iso. In both cases, I got the message that the burning operation was successful, but when I opened the CD in the drive, it was empty in all cases ( they were RW CD’d duly erased ) Finally I tried your software. Here too, the burning operation kicked in, but towards the end I received a long error message, basically saying “ I/O error..scsi status 0x02…SK interpretation : illegal request”.I javen’t a clue what it means. Here are my questions: 1.Should I have burned the MDF files directly without converting to iso? At this stage the original MDF files are no longer there, because I converted them to iso, I’d have to re-download them. 2.All the softwares I looked at, except IMGBurn, have an EXTRACT button. I am not sure what extract means here because usually we extract only compressed files ( Winzip or other). In this case the MDF files don’t look compressed. Do I still have to extract the MDF files with the EXTRACT button? Could you please answer these question and tell me if and how I can use IMGBurn for this project? Thanks Ittiandro
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