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Hi guys!

I just burned a DVD Video folder on my empty dvd disc...

 

BURNER used: PIONEER DVR-112D (Firmware 1.28)

MEDIA used: Verbatim (Value Serie) (CMC MAG. AM3)

 

So i took a screenshot of DVDinfoPro's Graph + Pipo Scanning!

Here they are....

 

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looking at these screenies, am i getting good quality burns?

 

 

-tx-

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The interesting stuff usually happens at the end of the disc.

 

Use the 'Discovery mode' and select all sectors.

 

I use these settings:

 

PIF = Block

Speed = 4x

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PIF = Block

 

Where's that setting? all i see is this....

 

mud648.png

 

and do i use TEST MODE or VERIFY?

 

 

-tx-

Edited by eSkRo

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She means in DVDInfoPro.

 

You've got the PIE and PIF plotting options on Line rather than Block.

 

The Pioneer isn't a scanning drive, you need a LiteOn or BenQ for that really.

 

Verify should be on, Test Mode should be off.

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OT.

 

Did two scans of the same discs in one Pioneer and one Lite-On. Very different values.

 

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your quality rating is misleading due to the fact your burner is not ideal for scanning as it doesn't show jitter.

your quality score could fall by over 10 if you had jitter.

another thing which cynthia mentioned is most errors show at the outside of the discs, so you need to do a discovery burn to get a better idea of what they are like.

i have some really crap discs here that scan perfectly up to half way , a full burn using discovery and they won't even verify

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uhm,,,, ok,,,

 

So now, if i do a burn using ImgBurn discovery mode

 

then i'll be able to check my quality right?

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No, you'll just be able to check the quality of the ENTIRE disc rather than 2 or 3GB of it.

 

You can't say a drive can burn such and such a MID well until you've tested its ability to burn the ENTIRE thing and not just a bit of it. Drives often run into issues at the end of the disc which of course would go unseen if you never actually tried to burn that region!

 

If you want to get decent/reliable scans you'll need to invest in a liteon burner.

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liteon burner.... hmm,,,,

 

i recall someone from this forum told me to stay away from liteon burners.....

 

still true?

 

:unsure:

Edited by eSkRo

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No for burning...or just a maybe or sometimes and a yes for scanning.

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They are nice scanners.

 

For burning they can be nice (even if there are nicer ones IMHO), but you can face the not so nice error 'PMA update failure' if you use +R media.

 

They do have a nice little USB attached mini drive (burner) that doesn't take to much space if you just want a scanner.

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