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  1. Mike99

    ISO 9660 or Joliet or UDF?

    Thanks for all the advice. I never thought about using the Read Mode. The Windows7 disc was UDF (1.02).
  2. Mike99

    ISO 9660 or Joliet or UDF?

    Thank you for the reply & information. I am making data discs containing jpg photos. However I would also like to be able view the photos using a DVD player. The manual for my Panasonic Blu-ray player says it will play jpeg on BD-RE, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, CD-R & CD-RW. The only other thing it mentions regarding jpeg is that DVD-RAM must conform to UDF 2.0 and BD-RW must conform to UDF 2.5. I’m also passing out copies to relatives & have no idea how they are going to view the photos. To make sure they work on as many DVD players as possible it appears I should include the Joliet file format. When would I ever use ISO 9660 level 2? Out of curiosity do you have any idea what Windows 7 is using? I selected their Master File System which states makes the disc compatible with DVD players, which I presumed also finalized the disc. However the disc properties indicate there is 1.15 GB Used space and 3.22 GB Free space. Since there is free space & data can be added would mean it is not finalized, but just had the session closed. Does that sound correct? The disc burned using Imgburn has its properties stated as 1.08 GB Used space & no free space. I prefer this since I don’t want anyone writing to & possibly corrupting the disc. I apologize for all the questions. I’m just trying to somewhat educate myself on this topic. Thank you again.
  3. I burned some DVD data discs which contained photos in a single folder. When playing on a DVD player only the first 8 characters of the folder name appear. However when burning the same folder using Windows 7 the whole folder name appears. I’m presuming this is related to the ISO 9660 & UDF & Joliet disc formats. This thread says not to use UDF + ISO 9660 level 1 for data discs. http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=11599 Yet UDF + ISO 9660 level 1 come up as the default for DVD data discs? Am I misinterpreting something? This Microsoft website also has some information. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa364836%28v=vs.85%29.aspx It says ISO 9660 level 1 uses 8.3 character format & level 2 permits longer file names. And that Joliet also recognizes long file names. But when do you use Joliet vs. level 2 for longer file names? And if UDF recognizes longer file names then how come ISO 9660 level 1 + UDF does not display the longer file name of my folder? I’m confused what to use for DVD data discs with photos to be viewed with a computer (PC or MAC) and also with DVD player. Should I just all 3 formats? Is that what Windows 7 uses? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  4. I want to burn some jpeg files to a DVD-R for both archiving & playing on a Blu-ray player to view as a slide show. ImgBurn came up with a file system to use of ISO9660 +UDF. The ImgBurn guides states to add Joliet to a data CD but no mention was made what to do about a data DVD. So I added Joliet just to make sure I could read the disc. I also burned the same jpegs to another DVD-R using the Windows 7 Windows Explorer burn function. Both discs work in a PC & a Blu-ray player. But there are some differences. The Windows Explorer burned version is UDF(1.02) only, has 2 sessions and is not closed. The burned area on the disc is visibly smaller than the ImgBurn disc. When loading into the PC a window opens up asking what you want to do, such as view pictures, open folder to view files, etc. The ImgBurn disc is 1 session & is closed. When loading into the PC the window that asks what you want to do does not come up. Could the 3 file systems be confusing Windows? When viewing in Windows Explorer both discs do display the 9.3 length filenames. If UDF supports long filenames, what is the difference between “ISO9660 +UDF” and ISO9660 +Joliet +UDF”? In other words what is the purpose of adding Joliet? The ImgBurn guide states that the UDF file system is used for storing files on optical media, and is required for DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray discs. Does that mean DVD data discs, DVD Video discs, or both? I apologize for all the questions, but I want to make sure I’m using the proper file system in order to safely backup my jpeg photos.
  5. Mike99

    DVD-RAM question

    I just started using ImgBurn a few days ago & did search this forum, but could not find what I needed. I am using it with DVD slideshow GUI in order to make a DVD slideshow. Everything works fine when I burn a DVD-R disc, but I cannot make a proper DVD-RAM to play in a Panasonic stand alone DVD recorder/player which is RAM compatible. Using RAM would be most helpful so I do not waste a bunch of discs when experimenting. ImgBurn will write to a RAM disc, but it creates the typical DVD-R VIDEO_TS folder & files, not the DVD-RAM ones. All my RAM discs have a DVD_RTAV folder which contain 3 files: VR_MNGR.BUP, VR_MNGR.IFO and VR_MOVIE.VRO. When I insert a RAM disc, ImgBurn gives a message "Disc Not Empty", which is correct because when freshly formatted the disc does have the first two files, but no VRO file. I tried a couple different settings, but still end up with a VIDEO_TS folder. And this file structure on DVD-RAM gives an error message when played in the DVD recorder/player. What settings or file type does ImgBurn need in order to burn a proper DVD-RAM? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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