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disc erase is done at max speed, regardless of speed setting

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I use ImgBurn as my default and only burning software. I'm very satisfied with this software, because it has nearly all functions I need.

Today I want to report a long standing bug, which is always present in 2.5.8.0.

 

When I erase a disc (tested with CD-RW or DVD+RW), the erase speed is always MAX. I usually set lower write speeds. But this setting is not taken into account when erasing discs. Even AWS speed settings are not used.

 

Burning itself uses the write speed setting as expected.

 

I think, erasing discs should also be done with the write speed the user has chosen.

 

Interesting detail: If I put in a disc which is known to AWS, the write speed setting shows the correct value from AWS. Now, when I click Tools->Drive->Erase Disc->Quick and confirm the "Do you really want to erase?", the write speed setting goes to "MAX" for the duration of the erase process.

 

Regards,

omo

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The write speed for erasing discs can't be configured. Like you say, it's always done at max speed and this is by design - not really for any specific reason, it just is!

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Sorry, I can't believe this. How does Nero manage to erase discs with a write speed setting chosen by the user? How does cdrecord manage this?

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I just meant within ImgBurn.

 

There's nothing in the erasing code that looks at the value of the 'Write Speed' box.

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Ah, OK. Thank you for the explanation.

I would be glad to see this changed in a future version (wish, wish!)

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