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  1. Yep, Here in the states they run for and get elected president. I saw a bumper sticker the other day that made me almost run off the road and hit a guard rail I was laughing so much. "Ten thousand points of light, and we have to get the dim one!" Cheers, rcubed
  2. LUK, Sorry I didn't get the terminology correct. BTW the display is a 226BW not 225BW. It was late last night. Thanks again for the addition. Rcubed
  3. LUK, Yes the window in ImgBurn does show the settings. I have a Plex 716SA and a LiteOn LH-20AP1 KL0N. I just missed where it was. I was expecting the selection window to show the current setting. When I looked a little closer I noticed the current setting is is shown in text above the drop down window. Yes it does track what the SmartBurn Utility does and vice versa. I just started using a Samsung 225BW LCD monitor and the text is a little smaller than on my older IBM P96 19" CRT (I'll use that as my excuse for not paying attention to the total content of the window) Or better yet I'm and old fart and my eyesight isn't as good as it was 20 years ago. Yep! That looks excellent. I'm assuming that was added to the normal log. That wasn't in the extended log data all ready was it? I normally don't (and haven't had any problems so I haven't had any reason to) list the extended log data. Thanks again for your prompt and helpful response. Cheers, Rcubed
  4. LUK, Would it be possible to add the advanced options that are in effect (if drive supports any) when the burn is done. For example the LiteOn drives have four that can be selected Smart Burn, Hyper Tune, Overspeed, and On Line Hypertune. In a related question does ImgBurn interact with the settings that may have been set through the LiteOn utility such as Smartburn. Does it leave them as they are or does it reset them if none are selected in the advanced options, even though nothing may have been selected in ImgBurn. The reason I ask is I have On Line Hypertune for my LiteOn selected with SmartBurn, but it doesn't show up as enabled in the Advanced Options in ImgBurn. Basically how do they interact? Again thanks for a really dependable and easy to use software tool. :D :D I use it for all of my burns these days, with excellent results. Only coasters I get are my fault. Thanks again, Rcubed
  5. Hey Shamus I really like your avitar , my wife was unimpressed, but then she lacks a sense of humor with certain topics Cheers, Cuber
  6. Author' choice, you get to call the shots. Not a bigie anyway. Thanks for all the good work, Cuber
  7. Hi, Again thanks for a superior program LUK. :) :) I use it for everything, but authoring audio cds. Would it be reasonable and possible to add the revision level to the window title i.e. as VobBlanker does? Thanks for your consideration. Cuber
  8. A New Guy, Could you send me a PM and let me know if you made any progress with your SATA problem. Thanks, rcubed
  9. A New Guy, My bios for the 3114 shows 5.1.39. It's the one that came with the mobo. I tried the driver approach 1st rather than mess with the bios. Plus I could never figure out how to update the bios for the 3114 (no guts). I suspected it was contained in the mobo bios, but was never sure. Asus doesn't offer any info on updating it. Did you do it through the Silicon Logic interface in XP? The Microsoft driver updates are under windows updates, custom. I have normally stayed away from the driver updates from Microsoft and usually get them from the vendors. Microsoft doesn't supply very much detail on what the driver update is for or what it does. I think I made sure I had a backup of my existing drivers before I tried the MS ones. Although it might help. Boy! I don't know what to suggest next other than contact the mobo and/or Silicon lLgic people, or the mob forums if they have one. I don't think your drives are broken. Just as a test at least for the 716SA you could put the jumper on the drive and force PIO mode to check. That mode is useless for normal function it's waaaaaayyyyyy toooo slow. I don't have the message you are getting. I think it was showing up in the LUK ripping program and I think unticking (no check mark) the Disable Media Change Notification under the Device tab fixed it. It just started occurring when doing rips using RipIt4Me. That box is not ticked (in my configuration) with ImgBurn. LUK might be able to shed some light on what that box actually does. I don't know about your mobo bios settings, but I would think the 3114 SATA not the RAID option would be the proper setting. Just out of curiosity what does device manager say for the details on the drives. Mine shows them connected as Ultra DMA 4. I don't know if I would recommend putting a PCI SATA adapter card into your mobo at this point, might just be more money down the drain. As I said I had a devil of a time getting one that would work in my A7N8X-Deluxe. Normally the 3114 chip set seems to work in most applications. I don't know if any of the other forum readers could suggest other sites that may address this problem. You have my sympathy. This problem just about drove me nuts. I may have had similar problems when I 1st put the A8N-SLI mobo in my case and started bringing it up. What I have mentioned are the steps as I remember them that I used to get it going. I probably have blanked the bad experience out of my mind. I went with SATA drives because I had all the other IDE ports tied up with either HDs or CD burners. When I was having the problem it would show up as errors when ripping and or verifying. I did some byte by byte comparisons on the data that should have been in the file and the actual data read back and bytes were sometimes out of order within a 32 bit word. I could never figure out what was causing it. Probably some timing problem somewhere. I think Adaptec blew me off with the comment that the SATA adapter wasn't designed for optical drives when I contacted tech support. Sorry I've run out of ideas/suggestions, again anyone else have any? Cuber P.S. As an after thought. You might try uninstalling the controller and let XP do the reinstall.
  10. A New Guy, I downloaded the manual for your mobo. It looks like your mobo has two sets of SATA connectors one for the NVIDIA controller and one for the SIL 3114. Where do you have the Plextors plugged in on your mobo. I would recommend the SIL 3114 SATA slots 5,6,7, or 8. Slots 1-4 are the NVIDIA SATA. I don't remember whether or not I tried mine on the NVIDIA SATA controller. I have the HDs plugged into the NVIDIA, so I put the Plextors on the SIL3114 to avoid contention in the controller with the HDs also I may have tried them on the NVIDIA and had problems. I don't have any RAID sets configured for the SIL3114. The 716SAs are just regular drives on the controller. Mine are plugged in slots 5 and 7 (they show up as logical devices 0 and 2) any slot should work. To my knowledge I never loaded the RAID software for the 3114s. I don't know how your mobo boots up, but I get a SIL31114 message along with an option of F4 to configure the RAID. This may be doing the same thing the software you can load under XP to manage the RAID configuration. I am also running XP Pro SP2. My Silicon Image 3114 shows up under SCSI and RAID Controller in Device Manager as Silicon Image SiI 3114 SoftRaid 5 Controller. The driver level I am running is It's available out on the Silicon Image web site. I may have had to update the 3114 drivers from the original ones that came with the ASUS disk. Microsoft has had two driver updates for hardware on their site. Like I said I'm running currently. I'm hoping you have them on the NVIDIA controller and that is the problem. Moving them to the 3114 should fix your problems (I hope). If the 3114 controller is configured as a RAID set that may also be causing problems. I would think deleting any raid sets would fix that and allow your Plextors to be regular drives. The link to SIL for the driver is http://www.siliconimage.com/support/suppor...amp;osid=4& Let us know how you are configured and make out. Cuber
  11. A New Guy, Did you check on the Plextor website and see if the SATA chip set is listed as compatible with the Plextor SATA drive. I had a really difficult time with my 716SA and and Asus A7N8X Deluxe. It used the Nforce 2 chip set. The drive would be flaky on verifies. The burns appeared to be ok. This was before I was doing DLs. I finally got it to work with a PCI card from Promise SATA II 150 TX4 (it's been discontinued). Have you tried verifying the DVD with a different drive after it was written by the Plextor to see if it is just a verify problem. However it was still slot sensitive in the mobo back panel. Also I had to use the latest drivers from Promise. The SATA optical drives can be really picky. I have since updated to an Asus A8N-SLI Premium and that is working for both my 716SAs with no problems. I have them on the Silicon Image 3114 controller. I can understand the cost issues. I went through two different SATA PCI cards before I got one that worked. I could never get the Adaptec PCI controller to work, even though is was one of the ones listed on the Plextor site. When I contacted Adaptec they commented the card wasn't certified for use with optical drives. Keep us posted, Good luck, Cuber
  12. LUK, Thanks for your thoughts on the matter. I'll put a postit near the display and one on the PC Tower to remind me. The only problem there is I have sooooooooo many stuck in too may places. Again thanks for the consideration. Cuber
  13. LUK, Stupid me I keep forgetting to change the burn rate for DL DVDs. I burn SL TY's at 8x and DL Verbatim's at 6x. Like an idiot I keep forgetting to change the burn rate sometimes when I burn a DL. Is it possible for ImgBurn to remember the settings for each and set last used rate for that type when a blank disk is inserted. I would keep (dumb) people from me from messing up. PS Other features of the program ( v have been working great. Keep up the good work. As always I look forward to the next release. ImbBurn it my primare (an only burn program these days a complete tool. Cuber
  14. LUK, Yes they were png files, but I got them by saving a jpg, importing to paint and saving as png. My fault for not paying attention to the drop down menu in DVDInfoPro . I'll take note an do it right the next time. My excuse was it was late my time. Thanks for your time and trouble. I guess it will remain one of life's little mysteries. The up side is the burn went ok otherwise. Thanks again, rucbed Sorry the late hour for me was actually the first post. Yesterday's was in the PM (a more normal hour). I guess I'll change the plea to loss of sleep
  15. LUK, And here's the IBG file. Thanks again rcubed Example.ibg
  16. Thanks LUK. Just found it interesting. I've included two pngs of the sampled(off) version of the ibg file and will include the IBG data file just in case it might be of use to you. I've included two one at 1 and one at 8. I chose the jpg over the png due to file size the last time I posted (a carry over habit from when I used to have to put up with dial up - now it's cable ) , this time I'll do the png version. The unsampled version appears to show kind of a sin wave that appears to peak at 8.5. Don't see any large spikes. If I remember correctly the down spikes on the speed graph are when the drive is adjusting the burn speed based on when the media profile indicates a speed change is appropriate (is that correct?). Also may be PowerRec getting involved? BTW what exactly does the slider do? Is it something like looking at individual points (sets) in the IBG data file? I've never looked too carefully at the actual IBG data file. Thanks again for your time and effort, and again for a gread piece of software (!) (!) (!) (!) Oops, can't do 2 PNGs and IBG file. I append another post with IBG file in it. rcubed
  17. LUK, Not sure why this happened. I did the following burn of a backup from an ISO output file from Shrink. The resultant write speeds listed in the log do not agree with the ibg data. The ibg graph shows speeds that agree with the data being displayed in the ImgBurn during the write. I don't think I would be able to repeat the failure, however I have the iso file and could retry it if that would help. I have enclosed the log and an ibg image. Any ideas? Thanks, rcubed P.S. For some reason I get an "Upload failed. You are not permitted to upload a file with that file extension." message when I attempt to attach the IBG data file? Example.log
  18. Kenadjian or LUK, What does the Incremetal setting under write actually supposed to do. I noticed searching the forums that it had to do with a problem with a Pioneer drive. From the name it would seem to imply one similar to leaving the disk open and being able to add to it later or am I missing something? Nero had such a feature, but I never could get it to work (with reads) with my Asus A7N8X deluxe mobo, and Nero help was essentially useless. With the price of CDs and DVDs lower these days I decided it wasn't worth the problem. When it worked it was useful. btw. I've been using the build mde to do backups and it's working like a charm. I haven't used Nero since ImgBurn came out. Again thanks for a great piece of software LUK, and for software that actually works. The only burns. I especially appreciate the img files. Great way to quickly check if the burn went normally. I had a TY02 that slowed to about 4x in the final .7G of the burn. When I went back and scanned the disk there were SUM1 errors in excess of 5. Visual on disk showed a piece of crap that I had missed prior to the burn. Second burn went perfectly. Thanks again, one really happy user Looking foware to the next release!!!! rcubed
  19. UK, I was unsure at the time, but from your reply I take it that was an error from XP not an internally detected error with the data on the part of ImgBurn. I guess I'm puzzled about several things. Were the W 01:31:39 Sector 1778984 - Pack Header Not Found (0x52494646) and W 01:31:39 Sector 1778985 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000) messages in DVDDecriptor equivalent to the same error (In this case with the image mounted as a vitrual drive via Daemon tools)? that is, does Daemon tools pass the error on to the using program? I realize you may not be able to answer it but why didn't XP report the same error when the hdd file was read by Daemon tools? It was a repeatable error in light of the fact the rip of the iso image also failed. I'm not familiar as to how hardware errors are reported to the application by the operating system and the applications responsibility to report the error to the user (or end application). In the same light would one expect an error be posted in the Computer Management/Event Viewer/Application or System logs, or is that a function of how the application handles the error? When I had another hdd going south before this incident (the drive had been replaced long before this error) there were errors posted in the Event Viewer logs indicating tha hdd errors had been occuring. Neither log showed any hdd related read errors for this case Also I believe that I went back and did a full scan of that logical drive using Computer Manager/Properties/Tools/Error Checking to scan the disk prior to generating the file the second time, there were no reported errors? Not to beat a dead horse, but any additional light you could shed on the topic would be appreciated. BTW again my contgrats on a great tool, I'm using ImgBurn exclusively to burn DVDs now and have had minimal problems. I'm a great supporter of your efforts and greatly appreciate them Thanks again for your patience and help, Rcubed
  20. Hi guys, I don?t know if it is relevant or not, but I had a problem generating an ISO image a while back using PGCEdit and MKISOFS. The generation of the ISO went OK, see the attached log: mkisofs log for DVD "#############################_DISK1" From: "H:\Blanked\##################################" DVD-TEXT General Name: "###############################" Provider ID: "#######################" Number of VTS: 2 Output file: "Q:\ISO\################################.ISO" Volume label: "################################" Running under windows (OS type: Windows NT) mkisofs 2.01 X (i686-pc-cygwin) Layer break is at absolute sector 1886992. (Offset in L0 is 465032.) Layer break cell: 1421960: VTST 1 , 1 TTN 1 (1:54:46) Title 1 Cell 16 (00:01:16.24), V/CID: 7/1 The pad was 465048 for file VIDEO_TS.IFO Total translation table size: 0 Total rockridge attributes bytes: 0 Total directory bytes: 4248 Path table size(bytes): 42 Max brk space used 5000 3773976 extents written (7371 MB) ISO created OK. I will attempt to attach a png of the ImgBurn screen captures, but I haven?t had much success with this in the past. Just in case the text in the error window was as follows: The burn failed during ImgBurn with the following message: ?Failed to read from the file: #########################_Disk1.ISO? Reason: Data error (cyclic redundancy check).? I 00:47:57 ImgBurn Version started! I 00:47:57 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2) I 00:47:57 Initialising SPTI... I 00:47:57 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 00:47:57 Found 1 CD-ROM, 1 CD-RW, 1 DVD-ROM and 2 DVD?RWs! I 00:48:14 Operation Started! I 00:48:14 Source File: Q:\ISO\########################_DISK1.ISO I 00:48:14 Source File Sectors: 3,773,976 (MODE1/2048) I 00:48:14 Source File Size: 7,729,102,848 bytes I 00:48:14 Source File Application Identifier: MKISOFS ISO 9660/HFS FILESYSTEM BUILDER & CDRECORD CD-R/DVD CREATOR © 1993 E.YOUNGDALE © 1997 J.PEARSON/J.SCHILLING I 00:48:14 Source File Implementation Identifier: mkisofs I 00:48:14 Destination Device: [3:0:0] PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A 1.09 (W:) (SCSI) I 00:48:14 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: MKM-001-00) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x, 6x) I 00:48:14 Destination Media Sectors: 4,173,824 I 00:48:14 Write Mode: DVD I 00:48:14 Write Type: DAO I 00:48:14 Write Speed: 6x I 00:48:14 Link Size: Auto I 00:48:14 Test Mode: No I 00:48:14 BURN-Proof: Enabled I 00:48:14 User Specified L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1,886,992 I 00:48:14 Filling Buffer... I 00:48:15 Writing LeadIn... I 00:48:58 Writing Image... I 00:48:58 Writing Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 1886991) E 00:56:19 Failed to read from file: ###########################.ISO E 00:56:19 Reason: Data error (cyclic redundancy check). I 01:17:21 Synchronising Cache... I 01:17:24 Closing Track... I 01:17:26 Finalising Disc... I mounted the ISO file using DAEMON tools and then tried ripping the ISO file back to the HD using DVDDecripter. I 01:27:34 DVD Decrypter Version started! I 01:27:34 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2) W 01:27:34 Drive C:\ (FAT) does not support single files > 4 GB I 01:27:34 Initialising SPTI... I 01:27:34 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 01:27:35 Found 1 CD-ROM, 1 CD-RW, 1 DVD-ROM and 2 DVD?RWs! I 01:28:06 Operation Started! I 01:28:06 Source Device: [5:0:0] MY5642L OAL694C 1.0 (U:) (SCSI) I 01:28:06 Source Media Type: DVD-ROM I 01:28:06 Source Media Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 I 01:28:06 Source Media Copyright Protection System Type: None I 01:28:06 Source Media Implementation Identifier: mkisofs I 01:28:06 Destination Folder: S:\###########################_DISK1\VIDEO_TS\ I 01:28:06 File Splitting: By File I 01:28:06 Detect Mastering Errors: No I 01:28:06 Multi Angle Processing: No I 01:28:06 Remove Macrovision Protection: Yes I 01:28:06 Stream Processing: No I 01:28:06 Copying VIDEO_TS.IFO... (LBA: 287 - 291) - KEY: N/A I 01:28:07 Copying VIDEO_TS.BUP... (LBA: 465340 - 465344) - KEY: N/A I 01:28:07 Copying VTS_01_0.IFO... (LBA: 465345 - 465388) - KEY: N/A I 01:28:07 Copying VTS_01_0.VOB... (LBA: 465389 - 558315) - KEY: N/A I 01:28:20 Copying VTS_01_1.VOB... (LBA: 558316 - 1082602) - KEY: N/A I 01:29:42 Copying VTS_01_2.VOB... (LBA: 1082603 - 1606889) - KEY: N/A I 01:31:02 Copying VTS_01_3.VOB... (LBA: 1606890 - 2131176) - KEY: N/A W 01:31:39 Sector 1778984 - Pack Header Not Found (0x52494646) W 01:31:39 Sector 1778985 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000) I 01:32:32 Copying VTS_01_4.VOB... (LBA: 2131177 - 2655463) - KEY: N/A I 01:33:45 Copying VTS_01_5.VOB... (LBA: 2655464 - 3179750) - KEY: N/A I 01:34:57 Copying VTS_01_6.VOB... (LBA: 3179751 - 3704037) - KEY: N/A I 01:36:08 Copying VTS_01_7.VOB... (LBA: 3704038 - 3732310) - KEY: N/A I 01:36:12 Copying VTS_01_0.BUP... (LBA: 3732311 - 3732354) - KEY: N/A I 01:36:12 Copying VTS_02_0.IFO... (LBA: 3732355 - 3732361) - KEY: N/A I 01:36:12 Copying VTS_02_1.VOB... (LBA: 3732362 - 3773967) - KEY: N/A I 01:36:18 Copying VTS_02_0.BUP... (LBA: 3773968 - 3773974) - KEY: N/A I 01:36:18 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:08:12 I 01:36:18 Average Read Rate: 13,449 KB/s (9.7x) - Maximum Read Rate: 33,359 KB/s (24.1x) I went back and repeated the generation of the ISO file a second time from the same VIDEO_TS folder and the resulting file was ok and burned without any errors. . A scan of the HD that contained the ISO file with the reported error did not show any errors, nor were there any error in the system log files. Note I have edited out certain items in the log and screen capture with ?#####?s? to protect the innocent. I haven?t seen a reoccurrence of this problem. Don?t know if this helps but??. Note UK I probably should have posted this data back when the error happened, but since it only happened one time as far as I can tell, I decided not to bother you at the time. I hope this adds something to the discussion. Rcubed
  21. To all FYI, The newest version of DVDInofPro (4.61) now supports display of CPU utilization, write buffer % etc. Link to DVDInfoPro site http://www.dvdinfopro.com/index.php rcubed
  22. LightningUK, Thanks for the release, and thanks for including the BookType in the log, verify speed in the IBG file, and the other changes. As always it's a pleasure to use software that actually works and works right. I'm using it exclusively for burning DVDs these days. Much appreciated rcubed
  23. Cynthia, Why don't you put a link in the Guides section to your ImgBurn User Guide on Digital Video Forums? After I found it I found it to be exceptionally helpful in explaining the options in ImgBurn. As usual another super job doing a manual thanks Thanks, Rcubed
  24. Not a zing... It'll be released when the Boss releases it..... Not zing, but do you have that respose saved as a file on your computer? Maybe the "Boss" has an idea, ie months, quarters, years If there are a lot of changes/improvement I can understand the need for testing before release. UK has a really good reputation for putting out bug free software that actually works and does what it says. Not like one of the big companies in the US who I won't mention by name Their releases are a little "soft" some of the time.
  25. UK Great, Thanks again for the quick response much appreciated. That would be great. I may get zinged, but any time frame on when will be available. Rcubed
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