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  1. dbminter

    No Writers Detected! on Windows 7

    You could try changing ImgBurn's driver interface, but since you said even Windows Explorer doesn't recognize 2 connected burners as burners, that probably won't help. The cause does seem to be a deeply rooted Windows misconfiguration. You could try downloading and installing the Elby CD IO package. See if that "fixes" whatever the cause may be. That way, you could set Elby as the driver interface in ImgBurn.
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    No Writers Detected! on Windows 7

    What I have to wonder is given the age discrepancy between Windows 7 and modern burners, if Windows 7 doesn't have updated drivers and is just loading what it thinks will work. Which, in this case, is just a standard DVD-ROM drive driver. You could try going into Device Manager and check what driver is being loaded. If it's some kind of generic Microsoft driver, it's probably just loading a DVD-ROM driver.
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    No Writers Detected! on Windows 7

    To be honest, I have to think you probably can't Given the age of Windows 7, the driver being loaded for that device is probably so old that the driver doesn't recognize such newer drives as writers. You could try seeing if there's an updated Windows 7 driver from the manufacturer's web site, but there probably isn't one, given Windows 7's age.
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    Failed to Read Sectors 1221945

    Verbatim made the discs you used that failed. Check the log and it says this: I 01:31:47 Source Media Type: BD-R (Disc ID: VERBAT-IMf-000) The Disc ID says Verbatim actually made them. Hardly anyone actually makes their own media anymore. They farm out to a handful of manufacturers: CMC, which also owns Verbatim, Taiyo Yuden, which is also now owned by CMC! , Mitsubishi, and Panasonic/Matsushita. It could be your drive. A drive lasting a year before needing replacing is a good life span. In fact, it's above average. You could try replacing the drive and see if that helps.
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    Failed to Read Sectors 1221945

    How long have you had this ASUS burner? It may have just reached the end of its life. You're using quality Verbatim media, however Verbatim DL BD media can be very picky. Some drives don't like them at all, like the LG WH16NS40. CMC could also have changed the formula for those discs, introducing all new problems. In the interim, try to see if there's an update for your drive's firmware. That might help. In Write mode, right click on the drop down dialog with your ASUS burner in it. Choose the option near the bottom of the list about checking for firmware update.
  6. dbminter

    Custom Forward Error Correction?

    PAR and PAR2 were still in use about a decade plus ago, when I last had access to newsgroups. They still even use NZB's to this day, from what I've heard.
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    Custom Forward Error Correction?

    Personally, I would see creating parity error recovery on a disc as a waste of time. If the disc has scratches, etc. that make it difficult to read files, then reading a smaller file like some kind of parity recovery would make it even more difficult as small data would be more affected by a larger scratch.
  8. dbminter

    No Writers Detected! on Windows 7

    If Device Manager lists it as a "DVD-ROM," it's a DVD reader, not a burner. Unless Windows is not properly detecting the hardware type. I got something similar to this in store from an Office Depot: https://www.amazon.com/Verbatim-External-DVD-Writer-Compatible/dp/B01BY4PZLE/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2CLBSIX0KFPMD&dchild=1&keywords=verbatim+external+slimline+cd%2Fdvd+writer&qid=1606594366&sprefix=verbatm+externa%2Caps%2C159&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFIV0RMRUFLTE82M1cmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA5OTQzNTFQU05JV0lZQjdCVlQmZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDU3NDI1MDNVNDBYT0FWMFFYSjgmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl It has worked well in what tests I threw at it. This listed model has M Disc capabilities, which mine didn't, so, as I said, it's not exactly the same one I tried out.
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    No Writers Detected! on Windows 7

    If you encounter this problem in the future, the best way you can probably tell if your drive is a read only drive and not a burner is to open ImgBurn and then go into Read mode. If it detects your drive in Read mode, but it's not detected in Write mode, it is most likely a read only drive and not a writer.
  10. I always use UDF 2.60 for everything except DVD Video, which I accept ImgBurn's default changes for when I add a VIDEO_TS folder to the root directory of a Build job. And I guess whatever options are automatically set when you use ImgBurn to convert audio container files to a CD Audio.
  11. dbminter

    i/o error

    I've got an idea of the culprit, which LUK is probably thinking of, too, but we'll need to see the log to determine it. ImgBurn probably thinks the disc is not empty because it isn't. Most likely, data was written to the disc but the burn failed. Even if the write fails to complete, data was still written to the disc.
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    Burn time

    Unfortunately, I've never found a consistent high quality BD-RE manufacturer. Most everything is either CMC or the lesser of two evils Ritek. So, I take Ritek, even though they don't play back properly on the PS3. However, I mostly just use BD-RE for data purposes. They write and read faster than CD or DVD media so I use BD-RE for things like bootable rescue media. Now, in the, past, Verbatim used to make their own quality BD-RE, but not anymore. I have 1 Verbatim BD-RE that is a quality one. It has a white surface with blue text on it. Panasonic, though, used to be something that wasn't CMC or Ritek. Some manufacturer who uses the DID MEI. Don't know if MEI is quality or not, though. However, I believe the M is short for Matsushita, if that means anything in terms of quality. I've got a stack of them, but haven't really had a chance to test them out. The drawback to them is they're only available in inkjet printable surfaces as far as I know. Panasonic used to make a high quality DVD-R. Back in the first days of DVD recording, in 2002, Panasonic made a DVD-R that was $15 a pop! But, they were quality; they're still playable 18 years after recording. Panasonic also made a quality DVD-RAM. I've got several DVD-RAM discs from Panasonic that are from 2002 that are still readable and still write! Best quality media in terms of write life I've ever seen.
  13. dbminter

    Burn time

    Verbatim farms out to CMC for half of their output. One of the CMC products is their BD-RE, so I avoid Verbatim BD-RE. Now, Verbatm uses quality manufacturers for their BD-RE DL, not CMC crap. My guess is CMC doesn't make DL BD, otherwise, Verbatim would use that, too. Actually, CMC now OWNS Verbatim!
  14. dbminter

    Burn time

    You can't put anything past God as to what he'll do. For instance, I recently got a new BD burner. It had a new firmware update that is only applied by the factory to new units. So, there was the uncertainty of new firmware borking up. In addition, the drive was put in a new USB enclosure I hadn't tested yet. So, my first burn to a DVD+RW failed! Knowing how it was most likely a trick, I put in a new, unformatted DVD+RW, and that worked! So, the failed burn just happened to be to a DVD+RW that just happened to have reached the end of its life on my first test. All subsequent burns have performed fine, except for an oddity. I was burning a BD-R which completed burn, ejected the disc for Verify,, but it got locked up at Waiting for device to become ready. A manual Verify worked fine. I'd never encountered such a thing ever before in my 15 years of using ImgBurn.
  15. dbminter

    Burn time

    Another one of the problems could be this: I 09:14:30 Media Type: BD-RE (Disc ID: CMCMAG-CN2-000) CMC MAG media is the absolute worst. Results can widely vary with that kind of media. However, a reformat wouldn't explain away using CMC media. However also, a reformat can sometimes do the trick. For instance, if you have AnyDVD running and burn a DVD+RW disc, that disc will ALWAYS fail Verify after the burn and on every subsequent burn, even with AnyDVD NOT running, until you reformat the disc. At least, that's what it did about a decade ago.
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