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  1. cholla

    DVD+R DL help

    I use build mode for a lot of things . I usually just select the movie title folder. This can Build to a DVD blank or to an .ISO on the hard drive that can be used with ImgBurn Write mode. This will contain all folders & files in the movie title folder. I usually rip a movie without it but many DVDs also have a Jacket folder. That also goes into the .iso if the movie title folder is selected. I've never had the Audio_TS folder cause me a problem. It is usually an empty folder. If it works better for you just use the Video_TS folder. I believe only very old standalones need the Audio_TS folder to play a DVD. I haven't seen one myself but there are music only DVDs that use the Audio_TS folder.
  2. cholla

    DVD+R DL help

    Did you play the source file that you are creating the Video_TS folder from in a media player ? VLC or MPC-HC should be good for this. Did you test the Video_TS folder created in a media player to see if it will play before attempting to burn it ? Did you try DVDShrink as first suggested by dbminter to see if the Video_TS folder gave an error ? @ dbminter , I read a bit too fast & missed the DVDShrink in your earlier post.
  3. cholla

    DVD+R DL help

    I used DVDFlick way back & even then it was hit & miss. Try Open Files with DVDShrink with the VIDEO_TS folder you created. I've found DVDShrink a good tester . If it gives an error then that Video_TS probably won't write(burn) to disc. I hope it's OK to recommend this software here. Try AVStoDVD instead of DVDFlick. There is some learning curve on it but you should get a playable burnable file. One other thing to check: Will the file you are trying to convert with DVDFlick play in any media player ? VLC for example.
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    Recommendation External Drive

    From what I read & I could have incorrect information. The patched firmware also has modified write strategy. The Hex editing of the patch is to match it to the specific drive. There are "older" LG WH16NS40s that are SVC Code NS40 . Those can't be flashed with the patched firmware. Those drives can have the stock LG firmware in versions 1.00 to 1.02 . I believe the problem with them is they don't have the same hardware inside as the SVC Code NS50. I haven't been able to verify this but I believe they have a less powerful laser.
  5. @ dbminter, When you use Delete hold down the Shift key. Then the delete is permanent & doesn't go to the Recycle Bin.
  6. cholla

    Recommendation External Drive

    @dbminter, Do the LG WH16NS40's you have tested have the SVC Code NS50 ? Have they been "downgraded" to firmware version 1.02 ? I haven't tested mine on any BD discs but I've flashed two for other people to version 1.02 & they reported that their LG WH16NS40 burned BDs fine. I have burned DVDs with my LG WH16NS40 sucessfully with no coasters. Tintin06 was asking about a DVD burner. So my thought was the LG WH16NS40 would make a good drive for DVDs. There are ASUS UHD friendly drives but they are supposed to be just re badged LG drives. All having the Mediatek chip MT1959. I don't know if the LG WH16NS60 uses a stronger burning laser for burning than the LG WH16NS40. That might be a hardware difference that would make the difference even if the chip is the same. I do have an IDE drive that can't be bitset to DVD ROM it is a Matshita sw-9585 which is a re badged Panasonic. It's a good reader & burns well also as long as the DVD disc doesn't need to be DVD-ROM.
  7. cholla

    Recommendation External Drive

    It depends on what ripping & burning you do otherwise what new drive you might want to purchase. All my drives except one in a laptop are half height. If you plan to work with UHD at some point or not. The LG with a better price is the WH16NS40 . (Considered a UHD"Friendly" drive) Just make sure has the SVC Code NS50. That way if you want to downgrade the firmware for UHD support you can. If you prefer you can pay more & get the WH16NS60 .(Considered a UHD official or real drive.) You still need to downgrade the firmware to work correctly with UHD. I have a VanTech enclosure for a WH16NS40 downgraded to version 1.02 . It is working fine. I have also read that the Other World Computing enclosures are good but I don't have one. I also have a SYBA enclosure for an IDE Samsung DVD drive. It is OK for DVDs but isn't for CDs(writing). It is a chipset problem. I still do most of my DVD ripping & burning with an internal Benq 1650 IDE.
  8. cholla

    Recommendation External Drive

    I can't guarantee this will work but have you tried the old Nero CDSpeed or DiscSpeed for Bittsetting your external burner ?
  9. Like you posted too little information. I also have a Samsung burning drive in an external enclosure. It won't complete burning a CD. I'm certain the problem is in the chipset in the external enclosure. It can read a CD fine & it can rip & burn a DVD with no problem. If you can try mounting the Samsung as an internal drive. I bet the problem disappears.
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    Trying to burn files in a chosen order

    I'm a little late for helping but thought I would include what I had worked on for this. It might help someone searching. For a data CD this part is the same. You need to setup the music files numerically to keep them in order. ( This is my test mix for ImgBurn . Of course leave out the .CUE file) If they were all .MP3 files you could put 7 or 8 complete CDs on a CD -R. Providing your player will play a data disc. If you want an Audio CD the numeric order is still the same but you need to create a .cue file. This is the one I created from the files above: This is the burned Audio CD in WinAmp: As you can see the original order was kept.
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    Burning multiple ISO files on to 1 DVD

    I played around with doing this by creating 5 .iso files with ImgBurn. In each .iso was two .wav files. When I tried in Write mode by selecting all five .iso files only the first .iso file was burned. It does show the .wav files when opened. I also tried creating a .cue file from the 5 .iso files. ImgBurn created the .cue with no problem but the result when using Write mode was the same. Using Build mode the result is five .iso files on the disc. I also created a single .iso file from the five. When I used Write mode for that I also got five .iso files on the disc. So what LIGHTNING UK! suggested to "copy & paste" the contents of the .iso files to a large folder & Build that to a disc is what will work.. Or to an .iso on the hard drive first then Write that .iso to disc. The OP could create a separate folder from each .iso file & put those in a large folder. Opt to keep the folders when ImgBurn asks. Then maybe there would be separate directories. Or if the files are OK in one directory do it that way.
  12. cholla

    Burning multiple ISO files on to 1 DVD

    I haven't tested this as I would have to create several small .ISOs to test this. This is what I believe you need to do. Using Build mode build a single .ISO to your Hard drive using the 10 .ISOs. Then Write that .ISO to a disc using Write mode. It is my opinion that this disc will have only the 10 .iso files on it. You will have them on a disc but you would need to mount them individually in a virtual drive to view them. Or maybe the same with 7zip as LIGHTNING UK! posted.
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    Too many UDF Extended File Entry AD's

    I had a few problems when I first started using Acronis many years ago. I learned it likes the junk files cleaned with CCleaner & a defrag before creating a backup. I usually reboot as well. No problems for many years now . I use 3 different powered USB external HDDs & one USB powered HDD for my laptop backup. One of the USB HDDs has 4 partitions two of the partitions are NTFS & two are FAT32. Acronis recognizes all of those partitions. I have 4 computers I backup & I use the USB HDD I have for that computer. No problem using the rescue media to boot a computer into Acronis or it recognizing any of my USB drives. I don't have any OS newer than Windows 7 . Some people have trouble with Windows 10 & I might also. My newest version of Acronis is 2017 & it lists Windows 10 as an OS it supports. As before I've read Reflect is also a good backup software & I have no doubt that it is. I'm just an Acronis home user & have no affiliations with Acronis other than purchasing their software. So my best advice is use the software that works best for you.
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    Too many UDF Extended File Entry AD's

    Sounds like both backup softwares work a lot the same way. I agree the backup software need to be installed in the VM. The backup software should be able to see any hard drive or optical drive on the computer. Unless it works differently inside your VM. I haven't used Macrium reflect but I have heard it is good backup software. I will probably stick with Acronis because it has worked well for me. I have 3 different paid versions.The reason is I got them almost free after rebate. I even have one version on an USB external hard drive that will boot into Acronis & then is able to select the image.tib from a different partition on that hard drive & restore that to my OS system drive.
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    Too many UDF Extended File Entry AD's

    This might not be what is needed so just an idea. Acronis backup software creates a file the size of the backup. It has the extension .tib . I assume this is an image file since it can be mounted with the Acronis software into Windows Explorer. Once mounted the files in the backup are accessible even to copy to somewhere else. Other backup software may have this same function . Acronis is just the one I use.
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