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  1. dbminter

    Verify after read/rip to image file

    Technically, ImgBurn does no ripping. Ripping is generally a term reserved for copy protected discs and ImgBurn won't read those to image files. Or ripping the tracks of an Audio CD to a container file. If you just mean reading an unprotected disc to an image file, then, as I said, ImgBurn doesn't check against the file contents automatically for the image file created. In the meantime, until/unless that feature is implemented, you'll have to use the Verify mode manually, load the image you just created, and load the disc back in for comparison again, and make sure the Verify Against Image File box is checked. But, you seem to already know about Verify manual mode.
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    Read speeds

    All of these ranging read speeds were on "DVD Video" discs in that that had VIDEO_TS folders, but they were made by a Panasonic DVD video recorder. So, I had to copy the VIDEO_TS into an image file in Build mode since they create multiple sessions/tracks, I forget which. The later ones read faster so I was wondering if there was some kind of read descriptor in them that might have a higher value as they were newer discs and, therefore, had higher speeds available.
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    Read speeds

    How are read speeds determined? Are there Read Speed descriptors written to media like there are Write Speed descriptors? I ask because some of my older discs from like 18 years ago read at only like 3x speed. However, some of my later 8x discs from a few years later read at like 7x. Thanks!
  4. Is it just me or does it seem like you get more rewrites out a DVD-RW disc versus a DVD+RW disc? I realize there are various factors involved, such as the MID and the maximum write speed, but it seems I've gotten more rewrites out of, say, a 6x Ritek DVD-RW versus an 8x Ritek DVD+RW. I was just wondering if there is actual concrete data that says DVD-RW lasts longer versus DVD+RW. Thanks!
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    Verify after read/rip to image file

    By your feature request, do you mean check the image in Read mode of an existing disc you just made against the contents of the disc? If so, no, that isn't available. You'd have to manually do a comparison in Verify mode. If you mean after writing an image to a disc in Write mode to check the image file against the disc you just burned, then, yes, this feature is already available. In Write mode, there's a check box that says Verify.
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    USB2 or USB3

    So, technically, I was right?
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    USB2 or USB3

    Oh, I thought that feature was still to be released. Like the detection of the proper Windows 10 release version number. Shows what I know!
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    USB2 or USB3

    It's a feature limitation in the current build of ImgBurn. ImgBurn's last update was over 5 years ago and, back when it was built, I'm not sure USB 3.0 specifications had been released yet. So, it couldn't differentiate between USB 2.x and USB 3.0. This limitation will be addressed when the next release comes out. And, no, don't ask when that will be. LUK has said he plans to get an update out "this year," but who knows? VSO said 2 years ago that ConvertXToDVD 8 would be out next year and there hasn't been any updates since. There is a speed difference between USB 2.x and USB 3.0 devices. (Actually, it's not the drive that's USB anything. It's the external enclosure it's contained inside that is.) However, if you are talking about a Blu-Ray device, it must be contained in a USB 3.0 enclosure, I think, in order to operate at anywhere near an acceptable rate to complete operations at intended speeds.
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    Blu-Ray Disc Won’t Play

    Unfortunately, Blu-Ray conversion is not my area of expertise, unlike DVD conversion. However, I use a piece of software called ConvertXToDVD and VSO Software, which makes it, makes something, I believe, called ConvertXToHD. I believe this achieves the same function of ConvertXToDVD to DVD for conversion of containers to Blu-Ray. So, do a little research into that software. There may be free utilities that do the same thing. I know there were for DVD, but they were slower and produced much less quality results, as well as several usage problems. Be aware ConvertXToHD is paid software, but it probably has an uncrippled trial version for 7 days like ConvertXToDVD had.
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    Blu-Ray Disc Won’t Play

    Depends. Does your Blu-Ray player support playing container files like MP4 natively from a disc like a Blu-Ray? If it doesn't support native playing of containing files, that's why it doesn't work. If it doesn't, you can't put an MP4 on a disc and get it to play from the disc. You'd need to convert the MP4 to Blu-Ray Movie format.
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    HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60

    This is a brief overview of my years of using LG's WH16NS60 BD burner. I use this as my go to BD burner for now. It's the best of worst so far. It has a few drawbacks. For instance, it cannot write to the higher quality Verbatim MCC DVD-R or DVD+R. The MCC 03RG20 DVD-R will either fail to complete burns, fail Verify afterwards, or playback with skips and pops. LG refuses to acknowledge Verbatim/CMC has changed the dye formula, even though 2 years of results on different samples of the drive, 2 different firmware revisions, and different cake stacks bear this out, when the MID had been working before. Other than the above, the NS60 has passed every single quality disc I thew at it. For instance, it may choke on CMC MID discs but I don't use those. It is also, unusually for an LG drive, a pretty good reader. It's not failed to read anything I've thrown at it that wasn't degraded to begin with and failed in other drives. This is a change of pace for LG's drive which I've found to be problematic in the past failing to read discs other drives would. The drive is slower at Verifies, though, versus, say, a Pioneer or ASUS. Another speed issue is when the drive encounters a buffering issue, regardless of how fast it reached before. When it resumes writing, it's maximum write speed is significantly slower than the maximum allowed. Another speed issue is 16x DVD-R will write at 16x but only gets there with under 1 minute before the burn ends. Also, 16x rated Verbatim BD-R burns at a maximum of 12x only, unlike Pioneer or ASUS.
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    DID vs. MID

    What exactly is the Disc ID? The Manufacturer ID, of course, lists who made the disc, but the Disc ID has me confused. The Disc ID seems to be the same for all the discs in the cake stack. Thanks!
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    DID vs. MID

    I get 2 different values for MID and DID, though. For instance, my Taiyo Yuden DVD-R have an MID of TYG03, but the Disc ID is 0@P-!-00, some apparently random text.
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    (RAID)? I just want to burn a dvd!!

    I've gone through almost 50 of the 100 supply of CMCPro I bought. No errors burning thus far. And what few I actually watched all the way through played back without errors. Most of these burns were discs I'd already burned nearly 20 years ago. However, they didn't have inkjet printable covers and some were of lesser (And even bad.) quality. Plus, many were Panasonic DVD video recorder discs, which cannot be read to ISO's natively. But, you can copy the VIDEO_TS from them to a new ISO, burn that ISO, and can image that new disc. So, many of these discs weren't watched because there was no need to. @ianymaty Thanks for pointing those out to me!
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    I/O errors burning BD-R discs

    I had an extra drive lying around so I tried this out. As I TOLD you Ghostbuster failed miserably. The ghosted device was removed, but when the enclosure was powered off and back on, Windows never recognized the device until Windows was restarted. Disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable doesn't cause this. Only powering off the enclosure does it. Scanning for hardware changes in Device Manager never finds the device. And the device is not in the list of CD/DVD drives. Only cycling Windows with the enclosure powered on causes the OS to find the device when its power cycled. Which is why I cannot recommend the Other World Computing enclosure.
  16. I definitely wouldn't put it past a 6 year old drive to need replacing. I have only ever seen 1 report, on this board, where someone had a drive still using it after that long. Someone said their drive was 10 years old.
  17. You'd be surprised at how fast a drive can die. Defective units, within a month or 2. Somewhat defective ones, 4 months. Standard 9 to 12 months. The best I ever got out of a drive was 2 and a half years, but that was back when Pioneer made a quality product. It's not an all or none situation. When a drive goes bad, it's not uncommon for only one aspect of it to stop working. The rest will work fine. Plus, reads are less error prone than writes. However, I am still looking at the CMC discs as the problem. If they really have been sitting around for 4 yeas, they probably went bad. Try some new media.
  18. Well, it probably won't solve the immediate problem. If you've been using these CMC MAG's for a while without a problem, the problem is either CMC changed the formula for those discs or your drive is going bad. However, you say these discs have been sitting around for 4 years before you used them? I wouldn't put it past cheap CMC junk to be unusable after 4 years. And, if these aren't new discs, you can rule out a change in disc formulation. I can't guarantee it will solve your problem, but that's what I'd do first. It's the cheapest and easiest solution. And, if it doesn't work, at least you have quality media to use with another drive if you need to replace it. Disc cleaners rarely do any good. They're designed to be sold. However, some people have had luck using them or blowing some compressed air into a drive. Or, at worst, a total disassembly of the drive for a thorough cleaning.
  19. This is probably your problem: I 12:22:37 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3) Have you used these same discs before back when you said you had recorded to DVD-R before? CMC Magnetics makes the worst media out there. Incompatible media errors and errors such as inserting a disc after burn not being recognized are common with CMC media. Try powering off the PC and cycling it back on, but, next time, don't use the CMC MAG junk. Use Verbatim DataLife Plus (NOT the Life Series you find in brick and mortar stores. Those are CMC.) or AZO DVD-R, which you will only find in online stores.
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    Is there a way to EXCLUDE files or folders?

    As for files, I don't think there's a filter option available. For folders, about all you can do is what you'd have to do with files. You add the root directory and then manually delete the folders you don't want from the root. And, with files, you'd add all the files and manually delete the ones you don't want. You can do all of that in Build mode. No need to mount/edit the ISO.
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    Log window issue

    Hm, maybe this upcoming Windows 10 Windows Update might address this issue: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3616968/microsoft-is-finally-fixing-windows-most-annoying-multi-monitor-bug.html
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    Log window issue

    I've got a nagging issue with the Log window that there may be nothing that can be done about. Whenever I turn off my monitor with ImgBurn open, the Log window starts at the bottom of the screen, which is where I want it to be. Whenever I turn my monitor back on, though, the Log window has moved farther up the screen to nearly the bottom of the top ImgBurn window. This forces me to drag and drop the Log window back to near the bottom of the screen to lock it back where I want. This happens every time I power off the monitor, but it does NOT happen if I Lock Windows, e.g. lock Windows where I have to input my password to log back into Windows. I have a feeling it has something to do with my monitor and the graphics hardware. My monitor is an old DVI one that has an HDMI adapter on it because I have no dedicated graphics card. Just the HDMI port on the motherboard. So, I have to wonder if this has something to do with UHD/HDMI that my monitor is connected by. Thanks!
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    (RAID)? I just want to burn a dvd!!

    I've burned several of those CMCPro discs and watched a few and I've had no playback issues with them. So, these CMCPro TYG03 appear to be the same high quality discs Taiyo Yuden used to make themselves.
  24. I would have done the Virtual CloneDrive thing first as that's my go to application for mounting images. I didn't think about using just one VCD drive and mounting the different ISO's to the same drive each time a disc was called for. That was good thinking. Glad it worked!
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    I/O errors burning BD-R discs

    If by remove the device you mean deleting its entry in Device Manager, no, I didn't try that. Didn't think of that. I did try removing the USB cable from the port on the PC, turning the device back on, and reinserting the cable; that didn't work. In about a month or 2, I intend on trying an ASUS BD again. This could be a chance to try out this Device Manager/Ghostbuster tip. I have to question whether this Device Manager deletion would matter, though. The device is recognized on rebooting the PC, which leads me to believe it wouldn't be a ghost device issue.
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