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  1. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    It's almost as if CopyToDVD has a physical hold of the whole writing process from beginning through end. Almost like an invisible shield where it holds everything together at once and writes everything together at once, whereas ImgBurn keeps it as a separate process with the disc spinning in the drive, an ImgBurn doing the writing with the laser. I sense that happening.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Yes of course the disc is going to spin. What I meant was it's almost as if when I'm using ImgBurn as opposed to vso's copy to DVD, I can actually sense ImgBurn doing its burn apart from the disc. With copy to DVD it's almost as if the laser or whatever has an actual grip on the disc while it's spinning and it does it that way. This is just a theory that I have from my experience with both programs. I noticed I can tell the speed with ImgBurn, but with copy to DVD, even though it says 16x, I know it's not going 16x, or if it is, it's sure doesn't feel like it. Quality burn all the time with both!
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Its funny. When I'm burning with ImgBurn, it's almost as if there's two separate things going on. There's the disk in the drive spinning, and then there's the burning going on with ImgBurn. Then what I've noticed with VSO's CopytoDVD is that it's almost as if the software has the physical copy in their grasp, and is for lack of a better word, integrating it with the software as it burns. In any case you're getting Superior burns from both places. It's just an observation that I have on my end. Thanks.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Under tools settings in the io settings page, page one I think it is.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Yes I know what you mean! I keep getting that annoying notification saying that something has changed with my Microsoft account that I need to review it or revise it. That's just them wanting me to use the Microsoft account all I do is I go in and I make sure that my account is just working or whatever and that's it. I also do not use it for anything on the PC because even from a longtime mentor of mine problems arise out of doing that. I have a question regarding the input output settings on image burn page 1 regarding the interface. What is that all about if you can please explain it to me in layman's terms? There's a whole bunch of stuff there involving Elby software, VSO software, etc etc. Thanks. I started ripping my brand new DVDs that I just purchased again and converting them to MKV HEVC with 5.1 audio AC3 pass-through, and the English subtitles burned in. Wow what a lot of space I'm saving with the new encoding software H.265! Big advantage using MKV is the ability to put 5.1 Dolby digital audio in there. I mean you can if you want to convert the AC3 5.1 448 kbps, or whatever, to 5.1 AAC, though there's not too many receivers or encoding software out there that will be able to decrypt that properly.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Yeah I wondered about Microsoft for many years with this kind of behavior! It's almost as if they're either bored or they just actually have some moron over there that doesn't know what the hell they're doing! I mean all those years with all that money and the best they could do was i e? Well he did always steal from others and just make it better. That was his style from the beginning. There was nothing too innovative about Windows except for when he started shipping them out of Japan before Apple. Even now just look what he's doing with Edge and implementing the Chromium architecture. are you signing in with your Microsoft account to turn windows on or off? That's another thing that's been bugging me. It randomly sends you a notification saying that your account is in Jeopardy that something has changed cuz they want to see if it's you using the computer. I don't want to use my account to login. I don't need to do that. The only thing I use from Windows is Windows and that's it! Outlook.com mail is useless! I used to forward all emails there in case Gmail went South, though I stopped as Gmail isn't going anywhere. They finally chucked Google plus. Great because I had problems with someone there that purposely reported me saying that I was posting inappropriate stuff on there and they sent me warnings and they almost shut down my email because of that. And I knew that sooner or later they would just Chuck the whole thing and I'm glad they did! That was just a group of good old boys Network that felt privileged if you want to ask my honest opinion.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    So the refurbished drive is working okay now? As far as the windows notification thing what do you mean by new software ,or New Media you mean when putting in a video or downloading a video of something and getting notifications for that? I got robbed online and how to put in a claim to my bank! Never again will I be messing around with any company that I don't know of or never did business with! I don't think I have 1903 yet. I do think I have the latest 1809 though I'll have to check again. I didn't see anything as far as the notifications but they might still be hanging in there but they don't hang there for long. Sometimes they just go away after a little while.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I have no idea why they have Hardware optimization with convert x to DVD! If you go on their site and read what they say about that you will see that it's never hardly used with convert x to DVD. So even though you have it enabled it's not using it! I had to look that up because I myself was wondering why it was taking so long for things to get done and that was the reason why I went with convert x to video and also with dvdfab. convert x to DVD and they will tell you straight out on the site will not use Hardware optimization so I have no idea why they had that option there. Now since you have a quad core CPU and I have a 6 core CPU we're still going to get great timing on that because of the CPU and cores. Take a brief look on the site and read up on the hardware optimization they have a whole page on that and more. I really don't understand why they even put that into that application cuz it's useless! You're very very correct it doesn't work! There's also AVS Converter which will use Hardware Optimization with good results. DVDFab has some pretty good specials right now and that DVDFab Converter is the one I have. I can vouch for it. Speaking of holes, and I'm not sure 100% about this, though I think that Cinavia protection only works copying to DVD. I think if you rip a DVD with it straight to MP4 etc... it bypasses the Cinavia. This is a theory I have because I have a DVD with Cinavia and I ripped it with another app to MP4 and it came out lovely. That same app ripped it to full title as well. Now this app doesn't even mention Cinavia as DVDFab does, making a big fuss about it. Blu-ray can't be beat for quality, though now hardly any attention is being given to DVDs, and so the oldies but goodies do the best job for ripping! Better than DVDFab in that it's a clean rip with no footprints. I hit Best Buy every now and then and pick up 4-5 DVDs and rest is history. An update to ConvertXtoVideo is coming so be on the lookout. Supposedly the hardware optimization etc... is fixed. Let's see. It's Any Video Converter not AVS, though there is an AVS Converter.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Like I said unless it's something that can be useful etc... My new build is a monster! I set ConvertXToDVD to encode 4 titles at once and man did it fly through that! I have several Series that need ConvertXToDVD so I set it up for DVD-DL and fit as many without diminished value. You're suggestion regarding DVD-DL is one of the best things I did, as I now just rip anything full disc and put it straight on a DVD-DL. Sometimes to not waste them quickly I'll encode with DVD-RB Pro and put it on a DVD-5. That also is being done in about 18 minutes flat. I'm getting over 1200fps with DVDFab converter which I bought on sale. With their default settings and Cuda it puts out great looking files@1200fps. That's why I know VSO is not putting out what can and is being done via a GPU.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I'm sorry I was busy taking care of a couple of other things that I'm involved with. Vso as I said before admit it that they haven't done any upgrades whatsoever and that they were focusing on the vso downloader and believe it or not they might upgrade convert x to DVD as those two besides any other programs are there best sellers. I could see vso downloader being something quite popular because you actually get any movie file or whatever to your computer via the application and not just the regular containers that we deal with. convert x to DVD I fully understand but as I told them they really don't need to make any improvements to convert x to DVD unless it has to do with Windows 10 or anything like that. I told them there was a whole bunch of other applications that convert one file format to another and that they better get on the wagon and fix this one if in fact they want to keep it, if not just fix it to the point where it's working great and then just leave it alone. I mean it's very few and far between where we have to change from one format to another if you know what I mean. Most of the time we already convert to the format that we want and it's very seldom that we need to change it to another format. So the most important programs to me from them is their copy to DVD, and convert x to DVD. Convert x to video is okay when it works but I have too many other alternatives to to really Warren it as something that I really need even though I bought it. They wouldn't admit to the royalties but believe me I think that has something to do with it because I find it very very interesting that when it comes to h .264 that things go haywire with that app. Amazon is the way to go these days with anything! I'll get back to you in a few.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Oh so even without decrypting software it was able to copy UHD? Wao! Well I guess we both got shafted because the ending to Game of Thrones is pure garbage! I'm going to delete the whole entire saga from my computer! What a disappointment! Lord it's as if these writers just got tired and didn't want to make a storyline of finishing to this whole thing.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Well when the word"all" is ever used then the one using it has to at the very least used all of them, and logically that's improbable. The only thing that my LITEON lacks is the 24x speed, other than that it's great. It'll top at 8x with DL and I think a bit more with regular DVDs. Try not to ever go with something until you've thought it through. I just finished reading some post in another forum where the poster said something that just didn't make any logical sense. Especially with reviews one has to be especially discerning. My Mobo gets a lot of negative reviews regarding one thing or another, and it's working just fine with me. Hardware is not what it used to be. The only thing we really need to be very careful with is software. Now that I can truly attest to. VSO replied. Looks like they finally copped to what is really happening. I'll let you know asap. I can't read both emails at the same time while responding here. The link I posted way back to the LITEON is the one I have. Maybe external slim BD drives. That very well could be.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Well if your audio is low or if you haven't noticed that it's been, just try those audio settings and you're going to see a significant difference in sound and play back with the audio. Buy slim model not being any good are you referring to a slim BD drive? Because my LITEON slim external DVD writer is excellent.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Yes it does have noticeable positive changes. An update will be on its way to fix whatever needs fixing, hopefully. There were some pending updates to my build which I brought back to 1809 as mentioned last night. Hopefully it will still be 1809 because everything is running lovely. Who really uses search in explorer? And if so, I'm almost positive out of 10 random PC users maybe 2 might use it. By use I mean extensively not periodically. One can not listen to every whimsical desire by users and implement them. Btw, DVDFab's lightning decode and recode option is insanely fast, and when you use their default output settings for size very clear. . I went over some of my mp4 files and still am going to keep them. The audio just needs to be tweaked. Have you tweaked your MPC-HC audio playback settings? This setting here cleared up the low audio many were experiencing: https://trac.mpc-hc.org/ticket/5935 By transfer with your LG BD drive do you mean read and write rates?
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Well Acronis True Image WD edition worked with the clone every time. I think many of these apps have issues with restoring. Yes Macrium isn't at all user-friendly as Acronis True Image. Another one that works is mini-tool Partition Wizard. I've used it before for USB drives, though I really couldn't understand their directions for hard drives cloning. I don't know if they do as Acronis True Image does. I can't stand it when they make instructions like that. Just in case stay away from open subtitles. They're forcing to charge and so they'll burn the subtitle into your file with the warning about supporting them. You can't take it out I think. I haven't investigated ripping out subs from videos yet. I don't want to either. Lol!
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