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  1. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    They changed 7.0.0.69 back to a Beta. It's on the forum that way. There seems to be no menu functionality when playing the DVD on your PC with whatever player. It justs plays Audio with the Menu going through all the chapters. To start viewing you need to fast forward until it starts. I posted this already and they agreed. A new update is coming to ffmpeg, and so VSO also will be updated, though I think this is more of a ConvertXToDVD issue. Can you call Dell and see what they can do? I always bought Dell, and they were just fine with service calls. No matter what anyone says, or tells you, Dell is a very good computer. You have Acer, HP, IBM, Lenovo. Then Apple. By today's standards you do have a good for the road rig. Honestly about 6 cores and up, and at least 16-32 Gigabytes ram is today an everyday solid build. I browse, download, encode, and even burn at once sometimes like a baby. I loaded up with 32GB Ram. I'm going to add 2 solid state drives as I just noticed there's room for them. I have one NVme ssd and room for another, though only one at a time will be available. I only have 4 sata ports. I forgot it was a Micro ATX board. Maybe it's not such a bad thing with the drive issue. Figure out your best fix, and if it's possible just start looking to upgrade. My last PC was basically new user wise. With Windows 10 it became almost passable after I got rid of the burners. Two almost new burners! An Asus and a Samsung, or Pioneer and Samsung. Hence this post. Did you hear the rumors about an anniversary updated XP OS by Microsoft? I would hop on that in a second.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Yes I saw your post just now at VSO. Just try to upload that VRO File using that new tool Maggie posted and see what happens. Whatever is happening with that drive is certainly more probable a security issue. Have you went into the whole drive and given full security control to yourself etc... so that the drive can be accessed? You just said it's that drive so it's not your PC. What do you have on that drive anyway? Can you just delete everything and start from scratch? I've never had an issue with Acronis, though I only used their Cloning function to make an exact clone and bootable drive after my primary. Mini Partition Wizard is too convoluted with all their colors etc... and the only thing I ever did with them was partition my Cellphone SD card. I think I used Macrium a very long time ago and it didn't take. I don't know how far they have come as of today. There's not too much help over at VSO, so that's why things don't get tackled right away. That 7.0.0.69 is a Beta and not a Gold release.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Yes apparently when I upgraded to 7.0.0 .68 didn't want to open the Explorer window with the output file. Then they sent me the link to the newest supposedly stable version though my year was up and I didn't know that it wouldn't write to more than 300 megabytes of the file or it won't even process more than 300 megabytes of a new DVD unless you have the full version registered. So I had to inadvertently re-up my year and then everything went well so far. The only problem I'm having now is I noticed I'm getting different output file sizes converting to MKV with the same DVD VTS folder? Why would one output file be 600 megabytes larger than another one is far from my expertise right now. Though that is almost a gig more if you want to make it a little bit more specific. That's with another program. Also dvdfab right now is out putting my subtitles in green lettering and they don't get off the processing towards the end it just keeps on going on and on and on. I've had my ups and downs with Fab over the years as I think they just try to do too much and they never really get nothing too stable going for too much of a long time. I resorted to the old goodies for most of my DVDs as the powers-that-be don't even bother with DVD protection anymore that much. What's so irritating is that the new procedure for a lot of these companies they want you to send them a screenshot of what you doing like you don't know, we don't know what we doing you know I mean. Believe me I've given them my peace of mind regarding that issue. So I'm going to send them the screenshot not only that I'm going to tell them to send me their FTP server password so I can send them the file. These guys are funny when it comes to converting DVD to other formats they'll put out a new program but they will not include DVD in it. They want you to buy another program so you can convert your DVD specifically to that output file. In other words you can convert any other file to any other file but if it's a DVD to begin with they want you to buy a program that you could convert that DVD to any other file. Funny and definitely a coincidence that the new update for VSO ConvertXToDVD came at the end of my eligibility. I thought this through and definitely a coincidence because I'm not the only one that needed an update at that particular time. Windows new security policies automatically change almost anything new or unfamiliar to read only. Like you said though why wait to lock down everything? I had to go into many apps and give them full access as Windows prevented me from writing/editing as well. Especially with the decrypting, encoding, writing apps. One of my drives is an old clone and so it behaves more as a OS than a storage drive. When I take the time out to figure Mini Partition Wizard maybe I'll change it. I'm used to Acronis and I think their WD version is no longer available . It's a free Acronis True version for WD owners.
  4. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    What I meant about the Bios is that because of the Windows update maybe you need to update the Bios? I had to so it was up to date with everything. I think Microsoft finally made it possible to update/upgrade the mobo without losing the license I read somewhere Di a search and see. I noticed ConvertXToDVD 7.0.0.68 doesn't ooen up explorer anymore after a completed job? At least mine doesn't. I sent them a email regarding this. Have you noticed that yourself?
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Try to go into the bios and if possible update your mobo. Also see if there's any settings you can configure while you're in Bios. Sometimes, even if you have a plug n play OS, you might need to configure something manually. You can also go inyo Device Manager and click on Edit, find new hardware, and see if it'll add the drives even tg though they're acknowledged. Sounds as if it might be a Bios update issue. Just trying to cover all bases.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    There seems to be a bug with the reply as I've been sent to editor numerous times when hitting submit reply. Are those Datalifeplus blanks the matted ones or the shiny white ones? I haven't had any issues with any Windows updates, and actually it has really sped up the search in Windows Explorer. Check and make sure it's not an .exe or anything else that may be causing that crash. How would you know anyhow? Will Windows give you an error report?
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Someone once said that you couldn't read faster than what the disc was burnt at. Is that true? I would presume no since you just mentioned reading at verify speeds. What exactly is the default speed for verification? Or is it just the read speed of the disc, burner, and software used? Thanks. Finally the discs are burning fine with DVD video, and its mp4, mkv, counterpart. Hope they catch up on everything they need. They have quality products.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    The burning software also has a say in how it writes. Sime software strongly suggest 4x for Dual Layer DVD no matter what the specifications of the drive or disc, and so will burn at that rate flawlessly. Power2Go starts fast and stays that way with all my burners. ImgBurn doesn't. Never did. What did you mean by the "disc died" with the LG? Oh an update I didn't see at first. LG had replied that all of their drives per company policy were going to automatically bitset and so that's that. Well, at least I have a great reader! Now to find a sata cable and put it back into my PC.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    You mean they would screw up the refund as well? I don't verify. I just put it in my DVD player make sure it takes. I put one of my previously DVD/mkv video burns in to watch and it said no disc. Must of been that I used the .iso of the video insted of the VTS folder and so it just burned it asis. Now one thing I've noticed with ImgBurn is that it incrementally writes no matter what mode. It'll start off slow then creep to the speed specifications. I also would think that to do a thorough verify it would need to not go too fast, or slow down when the data is not as thick in certain sections of the disc? Just troubleshooting here. I know my LG would reach 24x towards the end on a write. Other software would take off and more or less stay at 24x. If the Pioneer is working fine except for that speed bump in verify, I wouldn't bother too much. What I have to do is maintain 4x write with the LITEON, as 6x doesn't always take and those DVD+R DL are smaller in package for more in price.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Another coaster! That's too many, no matter the speed, though at 4x no coasters. So there we're at.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Could be as I used my LITEON and never had issues. Everything is fine with the new PIODATA Burner. It can be that at a certain speed it won't take all the time. DVD+R DL should be burned at 4x, even though LITEON says 6x and I forgot what LG says. Can't wait for my LG drive when they decide to swap it. They confirmed all recent drives are automatically bitsetting.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I have to count it as a CMC thing because with the same drive at the same speed, I had no coasters burning to DVD+R DL with any of my drives. The PIODATA is holdin up very well btw. LG has just now got back to me and confirmed that all their recent burners are automatically bitsetting by default, and neither bitsetting apps, as DVD Decrypter, ImgBurn, or Nero CD-DVD Speed have been able to change that behavior. So hopefully I'll be looking at the least a burner that won't do it, and is up to date with Windiws 10 64 bit.
  13. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I got it! Seems fine. Really wouldn't know about the changes. I did find one difference when using their ConvertXtoVideo. The titleset name change will not carry over to the project name on single title as it does with ConvertXtoDVD7. About 4 coasters already with the new batch. So just maybe CMC bs!
  14. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    ImgBurn will only burn asis and so even though you have a compliant DVD structure, when it burns it will burn it as UDF and that's the culprit with some players. Ut will be seen fine and play in a PC, though not in my Magnavox DVD player. Now some software will recognize there's a DVD video and burn it as such even with an added file as you mentioned. It'll play the DVD just fine. I tried both as an .iso and DVD folder with VTS folder inside with their mp4/mkv counterpart, and both times the DVD would not play. However on another software it recognizes the VTS folder and changes the burning to DVD video per your option. Now with an .iso this same software will burn asis and produce a UDF file that won't play in my player. I started doing your trick if adding the mp4/mkv along with the DVD to save space. Great idea! Just can't use ImgBurn to do it. If you have ket me know, and of course the player has a lot to do with it. So maybe your PlayStation plays the UDF file?
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    ASUS got back to me. According to their engineering department their drives shouldn't be bitsetting automatically. I had an ASUS before. It just became obsolete with Windows 10. The PIODATA is doing just fine! Sometimes it's better to just get the OEM as they're making most of them anyway. As data my DVD won't play. I have to burn it as DVD video, or straight from iso without anything else like the mp4, mkv equivalent. Some software will produce a DVD video despite another file being present. I'll bring this up in the forum as a recommendation. It'll be a good one imo.
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