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  1. Hello how's everyone doing? Been a while. I started backing up my dvd collection and everything' was fine until i decided t5o use my 2nd drive which is a Samsung as noted above. Why isn't it reading my brand new Verbatim DVD+R blank which in fact is a Ritek- F16-01. My Pioneer is just fine. I don't think it's because my Sammy is set as slave is it? Thanks. Btw no disc shows up in imgburn besides the RITEK. Even a normal DVD.
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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.
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    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!
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    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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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Yes I thought about JVC myself. I bought them way back when they took over, the regular DVD-R blanks and they ere good. You should try and see if the DVD-R work just for informational purposes, and bring it up with LG. They haven't responded to my last email where I told them it was a waste of time volleyball emailing, and that since I'm paying for the swap, what's the issue? The issue could be they don't have any recent drives that don't bitset by default and don't want to tweak the firmware. Because since I'm paying another model would do. The second new disc from the bundle was as heavy as usual, so let's see how they do. I had only one coaster at 6x DVD DL using the LITEON. I don't know if that's their max for DL.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I was referring to your using an enclosure instead of buying a 3.0 etxernal, seeing you would still have to insert it. I figured the longer cable was why because the ones without enclosure have shirt cabkes that without an extension would limit you to where you would use it. On the Verbatim DVD+DL they MID at MKM-003-00, though they don't seem as weighty as the other ones. So I think they just might be CMC afterall. Yup, these are definitely not original Verbs! Let's see how they play. I just burned one using the new PIODATA DVD-RW DVR-221D
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    If you were looking for more speed by putting internal in an external enclosure, nowadays the straight BD external drives are supposedly hitting 16x BD-R or whatever the format is. If it's build quality, though slim etc... they're pretty well built. Only thing different would be the length of the USB cable, though most likely you're using a USB hub? Amazon pulled a $5.00 credit for delivery coming Monday now instead of last night. So I'm down to using my external LITEON since I pulled the LG out ready for Swap.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    They're doing the same thing here and that's what I'm talkin about basically! They keep asking me for the same information over and over like trying to see how much further we're going to put up with it before we just say the heck with it and forget about it. It's a stalling technique that a lot of companies use believe me. It's not anything innocent that they're doing on their part at all. I just finished telling the guy listen you're wasting all this time with all this back and forth emailing when all you had to do was send me another drive that doesn't default to dvd minus ROM. The latest Shenanigans was that they tried to tell me that DVD decrypter changes the bit set and he showed me where in the window it shows that you could change it to normal though he never ever showed what happens when you click next. As we all know and as I posted when you click next it tells you it's not authorized whatever whatever information. An Unofficial command or whatever the hell it it says anyway. I told him why don't you just keep on showing what it does. Now he says he's going to try to see if they have something in their Arsenal that doesn't book type 2 dvd minus ROM. My new drive should be here either late tonite or tomorrow for sure, so I'll be good. I'm seriously thinking about the external enclosures as it's a cinch to swP in and out I presume. Point me towards one so I can see what they're about. Thanks.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Wow! And I truly believe everything you say because LG seems like they don't understand English at all! They keep playing this email volleyball act with me trying to ask me what I did or what I tried to do regarding the issue at hand with my burner! I just finished replying to the swap coordinator that I didn't and couldn't do anything and that's why I want a new burner that is not set to default bit setting or booktype to DVD minus ROM. They automatically set most of their drives at least the internal ones to automatically bit set. I don't mind if they had the option to do so any of the software is available as image burn kind and Nero etc etc. I just don't want it to be a default action that I can't do anything about. I just tried the disc that my light on burnt and didn't booktype to dvd minus ROM and they played just fine in my DVD player. So basically my DVD player plays dvd plus r just fine. Now I must admit if it didn't play the DVD plus r then I would need to booktype, but then again it would be my option to do so when needed. I'm waiting for my new drive it should be here tomorrow. I did some information checking up on the company and they seem to be straight up. These people just don't understand English well! I have this problem when I go to my Pharmacy where I live. You tell them one thing and they process it another way thinking that it's the correct way. I just want them to fix this. I don't care where they come from!
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    What happened with LG again? All of a sudden they stopped supporting a certain disc format? My 2 spindles from Amazon are still MCC. So I guess they still have a large surplus left. I ordered a burner from Amazon. I took a chance on an offshoot. I usually do good so lets see. It's a 24x Piodata.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    The external ASUS was one of th hose those slim ones? Because that's all they have now. VSO is way behind when it comes to encoding . They haven't even incorporated HEVC yet. I don't need their software for my hi-def files. There's too many paid and freeware that do a great job. I I might just get a Pioneer Burner, although they don't hit 24x on any of them besides CDs.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    VSO has been trying to get me to buy the ConvertToDVD license for future updates. Only thing is that unless it's something major like going to 64 bit, I don't need to buy it for now. According to them 64 bit is needed for conversion of certain High-Def files, though I stand to differ. Some apps will not benefit much from 64 bit if at all. You're right about LG. They take forever. I mean how difficult is it to swap my drive with one that doesn't automatically bitset? ASUS also, though getting back to me, haven't been able to confirm whether their burners automatically bitset. Can I check here and see what drives are bitsetting? I know ASUS isn't included in ImgBurn's list, though that doesn't mean it doesn't bitset. I'm going to check VSO's site and see what they did with ConvertXToDVD. Thanks for the update.
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    Still need booktyping?

    I see my burns and the logs, and according to the logs in physical attributes it says "Booktype DVD-Rom". When I insert the disc into my PC it says DVD+RW, or DVD RW so I don't know if in fact it's booktyped. I don't want it booktyped anyway. I feel we're way ahead to not need automatic booktyping because of compatibility issues with discs. I have an LG burner and I have automatic booktyping unchecked, so I don't know if it's still booktyping because of the log. Anyway I want no booktyping as I use DVD+R for their ability to be read quickly and recognized faster on loading, whether inserting it into ImgBurn or just putting it into my drive in my PC. Thanks. Let me know if you need a recent log.
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    Still need booktyping?

    @dbminter Just find a disc you know you burned using the LG burner and open it up in ImgBurn in read mode, or write mode. Then check Physical Attributes Last Written and if it says DVD-ROM then it's been bitset whether by you or not. Great news! LG is going to swap my Burner for another one that will not have bitsetting as default. I was a couple of days past warranty, though since I brought this up to their attention, they're going to use their Swap policy for $25.00 flat fee mailing and delivery. Not bad at all! It'll be refurbished, though after going online as a madman, I discovered it's a rebadged Asus or Hitachi drive that's been out for several years! They just brought it up to specs with current Windows 10 etc... Mind you that I let them know this, and that my drive actually wasn't compatible with Windows 10 completely. I couldn't update to the most recent firmware as was posted on Firmware HQ, and LG's site, even with their LG ODD online upgrade tool. So let's see if they'll not charge me after all. I'm ok with the $25.00, as that's more or less what a decent one would cost me. I'm wauting for Plextor to write back and let me know if their drives bitset at all. They specifically spoke against auto or manual bitsetting because of the +R specifications. ASUS got back to me and are in the process of letting me know what default their burner is programmed to. So I've been burning with my external slim LITEON. No bitsetting. No issues.
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    Still need booktyping?

    I see you see what you see and that's it. I already explained what I meant by "my drive". I meant it's most likely bitsetting by default with or without an app. Is @dbminter checking the last written to part of the physical attributes? Because why would it return a "improper command", unless it still returns that without bitsetting. I mentioned an analogy to a mercedes benz having parts other than mercedes, and you twist that to say it's part of my logic? After I explained there's no need for that behavior here you do exactly the same thing. Obviously there's something not quite right with you. You're just a born troublemaker. Well knock yourself out. Argue with the board. I have new burners to get and see what LG does about my suggesting new firmware to stop that default behavior. They responded positively so just maybe they'll do something. Whether thfough a firmware now or through future ones regarding new drives.
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    Still need booktyping?

    @Ch3vr0n Every chance you get you're picking an argument? What's wrong with you? Yes it is exactly like my drive in that it posts back an "invalid command" popup, which means it's automatically setting the booktype, though doesn't support changing it. It's not cool etiquette you always being contentious. We're trying to sort things out, however and whatever it is. It just may be ImgBurn might just have to be updated to include these drives, if in fact they are bitsetting. I'm going to load the disc on another program and see what it says for sure. I just used ImgBurn, though it had the Liteon as DVD+R in Physical Address Last Recorded.
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    Still need booktyping?

    Your drive is exactly like my drive except it's a different model. It doesn't support changing the booktype but it does change the booktype to dvd minus rom because if you put a disk you just burned into ImgBurn and look it up in the window it will have the physical ID information for last recorded as booktype dvd minus ROM and that's the booktype it does automatically! I will not be burning anything with this drive for now. I used my liteon and I burned with a different program and it didn't booktype it at all! Also image burn gave me the option to either booktype or not booktype with my liteon. I don't need any manufacturer on anything or anyone telling me what I need when I buy something. That's just how I look at things. If I buy a Mercedes-Benz I want to make sure everything is from Mercedes-Benz I don't want a Toyota Corolla fuel injector and a Honda Accord water pump if you know what I mean. So put in a disc that you just burned with whatever program you want with that LG, put it into imgburn and check out the physical format information, if it says booktype dvd minus ROM then it's automatically booktype in it. if not you're good. Uncheck automatic booktyping of course to see if it's doing it on its own.
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    Still need booktyping?

    Well isn't that a conundrum of sorts? It doesn't support disc bitsetting, though it's doing it anyway? It's like that from jump street without software. It's that simple. Now I'm going to get one that doesn't do that and see if I have compatibility issues with any of my players. I'll check my liteon and see what that can do.
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    Still need booktyping?

    It won't let me. I chose LG and there were 2 options, "Normal" and "DVD-ROM". I chose normal and hit ok, and I get a "this is not a valid command..." pop-up. So what's next? If Hitachi is the Manufacturer, and I go into advanced, I couldn't find that "id string". So if it can be done, I'd like to do it. Thanks.
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