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I see. It also actually makes for a smoother transition. I would have to test seamless and see what happens. I imagine it just makes it even more unnoticeable? 

All day playing with AVStoDVD and finally sought what may be a fix for their preview window not displaying video. 

Anyway I'm seriously thinking about calling Dell and arranging for a pay schedule on a new PC. I always say that, though after building it's very difficult to go back to buying. Now the question is Intel or AMD CPUs? Intel supposedly for gaming has some edge, though for multitasking etc... AMD is said to be the player. I need a CPU, RAM, and a Mobo. Also a SSD drive for the system and apps. I like that setup you have. It's just right. Not exaggerated and not a lacky either. I started with Intel. Maybe it was just that Windows was still a baby and I got really frustrated with all the errors, closing up of windows, and of course ie that was never anything to brag about. Supposedly the new Edge with Chromium is coming and supporting 4K streaming natively. Hmmm!

Well I've burned over half my spindle of Verbatim DL, and half of a newer DVD-5 +R. My series collection are almost finished. Debating on some titles. I'm watching Full Metal Jacket. Hilarious! I needed a break. Did I mention I burned Once Upon a Time in America after 10 hours of encoding with DVD Flick? It takes forever though it produced. If I was a software guru I'd change the encoder and really have something to talk about!

Sometimes we get caught up with these apps trying to make them do something they're not meant to. The only thing I would do now is embed the subtitle into a converted MP4 etc... then take that same file and make a DVD out of it. Or soon a Blu-ray or AVC playable DVD. That's a good strategy for discs already in our possession. Otherwise in about 5 minutes you could have a download. Thing is downloads don't come with embedded subs. They should. 

 

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Depending on where they layer break is and if it's not seamless, you may never notice it.  If they place it where there's no audio or moving video, you probably won't notice the pause.  I always use seamless because I find the pause annoying.  Now, sometimes, there are stray layer breaks that ImgBurn misses.  Those can generally be removed manually by either DVDShrink (Doesn't always work.  For instance, on the 2002 Battlestar Galactica series DVD's.) or manually editing the IFO's with IFOEdit.

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Ok. Excuse the delay. Getting things ready for the new build. Bought the AMD Ryzen 5 2600, and the Asrock B450M Pro 4 Mobo. Next is the SSD drive and Ram. I noticed many of these apps don't make use of the GPU card, and instead use the CPU. Well 6 cores will take care of this. Lol!

I noticed burning an Audio .cue with Imgburn that the cue file always has to stay with the original files to point to them. Doesn't that defeat the purpose of making one in the first place? Or it's just for burning purposes? It won't burn either if the files are not in the same folder.

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The CUE files do not have to be in the same folder as the source files to burn an Audio CD with; I always save my CUE files to the Desktop for sake of easy finding and my source files are always all over the place, usually.  The only thing I can think of that may be doing that for you is if you have Preserve Full Pathnames checked.  Go into Create CUE File and see if that box is checked.  If it is, try unchecking it and see if that helps.

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@ dbminter.

No. He sure has the "Preserve Full Pathnames" unchecked and uses the "Quick OK" button to get to the burn point in the "Create cue file..." window.

 

@ dr_ml422

If you are using "Quick OK" button you need to tick (enable) "Preserve Full Pathnames" box, than you can move the cue wherever you want if you want to save it for further uses.

Otherwise you need to use "OK" button that will bring up a "Save as..." window to select a location and that will automatically enable Preserve Full Pathnames in the cue file even if it is unticked (disabled) in the "Create cue file..." window.

 

 

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The "Quick OK" button is described in the Guides - The ImgBurn Functions - Section [*]4.4 Create CUE File...

Also the "Preserve Full Pathnames" is described there.

 

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Thanks! I haven't used the quick ok in a while as I really didn't know what it did. I just use the Ok button. If I don't tick (enable) "preserve full path name" I have to leave it in the same folder with the source files. So when the queue is opened and you load a saved queue, it will not load it in if you moved the .cue file without ticking (enabling) "preserve full path name".

I have a question regarding the edit function regarding tracks, titles,... After you make changes to say one track and you have to change more, do you simply go to the next tracks and ImgBurn automatically saves the changes? It must be that way because there is no save changes button other than Ok, and if you hit that it takes you directly to the next phase of creating the .cue.  I was messing around with that yesterday for a long while because of one track having some character that couldn't be processed/parsed. It would create the .cue file without that track unless you edited it correctly. I couldn't for the life of me see how to save the changes until by accident I guess I proceeded with Ok and it finally took. 

Is there a reason other than anticipating the changes were made why a confirmation wasn't implemented? You could be in there for a really long time not knowing changes are made on the fly. The guide mentions the refresh button after editing. Is that the save button? Maybe I hit that by accident and finally was able to include that file?

Has anyone suggested a save function after editing? Wouldn't be a bad implementation.

Please let me know the correct method for editing and saving. Thanks as always.

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You shouldn't have to manually check Preserve Full Pathname each time.  I would think it should be checked once you check it once and remain checked until you uncheck it.  And according to ianmaty, using the OK button automatically enables that option for you.  And it must because I always clicked OK and never used Quick OK and I never had to put my CUE files in the same folder as my input files.

 

As you make changes to metadata, it's "saved" when you make the changes.

 

There was a CUE file editing software someone once mentioned, but my tests with it utterly failed to load in the CUE file I created with ImgBurn.

 

On an unrelated note, but related to past discussions in this thread on maximum media write speeds, had to order some more Verbatim BD-R.  Verbatim has apparently stopped production of the 6x rated speed BD-R and has replaced it with 16x BD-R.  I was always using 6x but getting like 12x speeds max on that media because most drives overclock the max rated speed for 6x BD-R.  I'm just hoping these 16x BD-R write okay.  Had to fall back to a few years old Pioneer BDR-2209 because the replacement LG WH16NS60 I got February 23rd died already.  I didn't get the extended warranty so once the 30 days return window passed, I'm :horse: out of luck.  First time in years I never needed the extended warranty and, from now on, will always get it.  So, now, of course, it will be wasted money, but better to appease the universe than be out $115 for a drive that can't write BD-R anymore.  The LG WH16NS60 has a peculiarity.  When its BD laser dies (BD drives have 2 different lasers.  One for CD/DVD and one for BD.) it scratches the recording surface of BD-R, rendering them unwritable.  My first LG WH16NS60 did the same thing after 9 months and this latest one after less than 2.

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Wow! You buying from Newegg? They fell off and I wouldn't really bother with them much anymore. A drive dying only after some months is defective somehow. These things are built to last. External though you might have to do really specific research see which ones are better than most. 

I didn't say I had to enable the"preserve full path name" every time. It's that way already. According to Cynthia's guide if it isn't enabled and you try to either move the cue file or open it up in the queue it will not. When I moved the cue file and tried burning it I couldn't and I never did anything with the default settings. Preserve full path name is default. When creating a cue file if you hit Ok it will pop up in the same directory as the files and you just name it w/e and save it there. I'm not sure if you don't have preserve full path name checked that it'll do it for you, though it might because the same directory pops up to save your cue file .

 

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Built to last?  Ha!  I've been in the optical burner gig for 17 years and the best result I ever got out of an optical drive was a Pioneer BDR-2209 that lasted 2 years before dying.  That is definitely beyond the norm.  The average is about 7 to 9 months.

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Are you serious? Even the internal drives? I don't know though I burn my drives through the ground and they have lasted way more than 6 months. Matter of fact this thread opened up because Windows 10 wants updated hardware, otherwise my pioneer 112D and Samsung as posted here in the beginning would still be burning. Where do you get your burners from usually, Amazon? Just for the sake of added confirmation, I'd like some other frequent burning experienced users to post their findings. You scaring me into taking out warranty on my new Mobo and CPU now. If these things are blowing up before 6 months either you're blowing it up constantly or there's a defect somewhere, or that's the norm. It's like a PSU, if after a week it doesn't die you're good for years. I have the same Cooler Master PSU from my first build over 13 years now, and all I did as of late was swap fans and leave the grill off. My PC for the most part is always on. 

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Most of my drives have been internals.  Even my external ones now are internal ones put into enclosures.  My experience with external drives is they last about as long as the internal drives.  The half height drives are the only ones you can really trust.  Slim models are typically junk.  So, because my Dell doesn't have half height bays anymore, I've had to get enclosures for half height drives.

 

I wouldn't be too worried about your experience.  Life hates me and has proven it.  So, I'm probably just targeted.  But, I also do put my drives through a lot of use.  I usually burn something of some kind about once a day.  I pretty much now have to take out the warranties or suffer for it.  If I don't, I'll pay for it.  If I do, I'll have no need for the warranty.  So, best to just chip in the cash and go with the flow.

 

On a related note, I've burned my first of the 16x BD-R.  They have the same DID as the 6x Verbatim BD-R so they probably would be more compatible with older drives, which are overclocking the maximum rated burn speed.  Got near 16x speed, too, on a nearly full image.  Burned and Verified without error.  Now to perform a manual verification of the contents on the disc against their sources to make sure.

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