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  1. It usually means the write didn't complete correctly. There can be cases where a write is fine but the reading capability of the drive is what is at fault. It's rare, but it can happen. However, as I said, it usually means a write failed to burn correctly. What I never understood is how a write can complete but not complete correctly. At this point, since you're using the good Verbatim BD-R stuff and since you've tried using a replacement of the same model of a USB drive, I would try using an entirely new BD burner, different make and manufacturer. I've never used anything from TSST Corporation before so I don't know how reliable they are. Since you've tried using the same model twice in a row, you can pin it on the drive itself. Since this is a new replacement, I am guessing you used the USB cable it came with, so we can rule out the cable being an issue. If you haven't tried yet, you could try it on a different USB port to rule out a bad port. And since they're failing at the layer break, it's a common place for bad burns to fail at. I've also never used DL BD-R media so I don't know if Verbatim's are reliable or not. I know some BD burners simply aren't up to snuff for DL BD burning. For instance, though it writes to BD DL media, the LG WH16NS40 doesn't do it correctly and never has. The WH16NS60 does, though. I had a BD burner once that failed out of the box to write to DVD+RW and BD-RE correctly. It actually DESTROYED those discs! So, I got a 2nd model of the same unit, in case mine was defective. It did the same thing, so I knew that ASUS model was the culprit. It was bad by design.
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    Major Geeks - download detected as malware

    Well, it's been a long time since I've "logged in" as I have remember options and use my web browser's auto fill functions, but if my memory is correct, you sign in with your user name on this forum.
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    Major Geeks - download detected as malware

    The safest place is here: http://imgburn.com/index.php?act=download and the safest Mirror is Mirror 7. There's no guarantee your AV won't complain about it. What AV is detecting is not "malware" but PUP, potentially unwanted program. The installer used to have OpenCandy in it, which would phone home to a server and offer the user other software they may want to download. However, some people get click happy and don't read what they're agreeing to. AV software is generally lazy and it's easier to label something as malware than to label it what it is.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Well, that didn't take long. My latest replacement NS60 needs replacing again! This time, it's the old problem NS60's have of writing scratches to BD-R's that are fatal to the burning process!
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    Watching DVD in Windows 10

    Should have been in Chat, yes. My suggestion is one you won't like because you said you didn't want to install other software. But, I wouldn't use VLC player. I found it to be a pretty lousy DVD player when it came to disc compatibility. I use Media Player Classic Home Cinema myself.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Hm, looks like VSO emerged from the darkness to post a new beta of ConvertXToDVD! 7.0.0.73 Beta.
  7. I know on the PS1 (No knowledge of Sega systems.) when I would copy some of my game discs, the resulting copies would boot but play with no music. So, I think it's just an idiosyncrasy of how these older game discs were made. With multiple sections for data and audio tracks.
  8. Yes, it was a DVD+RW in question.
  9. I'm having a little difficulty figuring this one out. I put in a disc which I thought had never been written to before, requiring a full format. However, when I put it in for writing, it did not say it needed to format the disc first. So, I entered Read mode to see what, if any, disc label was on the disc to see what might have been written on there before. But, there was no label, so I started the Read operation to see if there were any contents on it, and ImgBurn began reading the disc to ISO. So, I cancelled the read operation and decided to check the disc contents in File Explorer. But, File Explorer said the disc was empty! It just listed empty space X GB of X GB free. I forget the exact amount, 4 something. When I double clicked on the drive, Windows wanted to format is as a giant USB device or whatever the other option is. So, how can ImgBurn be reading a supposedly empty disc to an image file? Could I possibly have formatted the disc as a giant floppy in the past and forgotten about it?
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    Burning CCD Image burning error

    Prodisc? Not sure if I've ever heard of them, but I thought Prodisc was a cheap manufacturer years ago. Probably not the real good stuff Verbatim then. Post a log of one of these Prodisc burns so I can see what the Disc ID is. If they are Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Disc ID, then the problem you can probably nail down to the CCD image you have. It's either bad or ImgBurn has a problem with CloneCD's image format. What is the origin of this CCD file set? Did you create it yourself or did you download it from somewhere? If you downloaded it from somewhere, the likelihood is higher that the image itself is corrupt.
  11. Pretty much from the beginning. I go all the way back to 2002, back when it was relatively common to spend an hour burning a DVD only to have it fail at 99% because of a buffer underrun error. Companies making products with the bottom line profit in mind versus a quality product don't help matters. Clueless tech support of hardware not listening to valid improvement suggestions also fails to be helpful.
  12. I think at this point you have to start seriously examining the drive is faulty. It's not unheard of. My first BD burner, a LiteOn, was complete junk. Died before its 5th disc burned. And, if you replace the drive and you still have a problem, the issue is most likely the discs you're using. You should also consider replacing the drive with a different make/model/manufacturer, just to be sure.
  13. I was just trying to cover as many bases as I could think of without knowing the specifics of how you've used this drive. While it is possible a cheap or defective model could work for 25 discs and then fail, it's highly unlikely. Try the slower speeds, but it wouldn't explain why some worked before and some didn't, I wouldn't think.
  14. I'd probably blame the drive. It's highly unlikely you'd have a mixture of good and bad discs in the same batch, and definitely not in 2 orders. How long have you had this USB drive? If it's been used for a while, it may have simply reached the end of its life. Since it's a USB drive, I'd try replacing the drive. It would be easy to just swap in a new drive since it's a USB. Other things to try if you keep getting errors after replacing the drive, make sure you're using the cable it came with and not using the old cable in case it's a cable issue. Try plugging the USB cable into a different USB port in case it's a bad port problem.
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    Burning ISO to Multi-Track Bluray Discs

    I was going to suggest try using AnyDVD HD to make an ISO of one of these discs. AnyDVD works for Panasonic DVD recorder discs, even though it detects false positive structural protection on them. If the Panasonic BD recorder does add any protection to its recordings, AnyDVD HD should remove them for proper playing of the copies.
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    Help with backing up Sega CD Game. Seems to hang

    Yeah, I should have said it's also dependent on your hardware. Meaning, some drives may work for reading these discs in ImgBurn and some may not. So, changing your drive might result in a working read. Or it might not.
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    Help with backing up Sega CD Game. Seems to hang

    Could be 52%. At one time, Alcohol 120% was a paid software. But, I think they might have released a free version? I don't know. It's been so long since I used Alcohol for anything. I haven't even played a PS2 game since 2006, let alone a PS1 game.
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    Burning ISO to Multi-Track Bluray Discs

    Unfortunately, I never used a BD recorder so I don't know how Panasonic makes those. I just figured if their DVD recorders created multitrack DVD's, their BD recorders would create multitrack BD's. I'm surprised copying the contents over to a new BD didn't work.
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    Help with backing up Sega CD Game. Seems to hang

    From experience, I can tell you when ImgBurn wouldn't read in my Mega Man 8, Alcohol would.
  20. Don't know if AZO is still any good or not. When CMC bought Verbatim, everything changed. Although, thus far, the only difference I've seen is in the manufacture of DataLife Plus DVD-R. They no longer work with the LG WH16NS60. Really, unfortunately, it's a matter of finding what works with your burner and what doesn't. We can offer generic suggestions like Verbatim DataLife Plus (Although not recommended in some cases, as I said.) or AZO or Taiyo Yuden. I've yet to try CMC Pro because I didn't know if they were quality TY media or not.
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    Help with backing up Sega CD Game. Seems to hang

    I wouldn't be surprised if Sega CD games can be copied with ImgBurn. I said SOME PS1 games couldn't. And, they do exactly what you said they did in your case. They get stuck at analyzing the audio track portion of the discs.
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    Help with backing up Sega CD Game. Seems to hang

    How long did you wait when it appeared to hang? It can take a significant amount of time, but I'd wait no more than 10 minutes. Don't know about non Playstation systems, but I do know that some PS1 CD's simply can't be copied with ImgBurn. They sometimes, but not always, display similar symptoms, where the application simply appears to hang there. For those kinds of discs in my collection, like Mega Man 8, I had to use Alcohol to read them.
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    Burning ISO to Multi-Track Bluray Discs

    I've had many Panasonic DVD video recorders and they all also recorded discs with multiple tracks. The only way to copy them with ImgBurn was with the Build mode option mentioned. Unless you used something like AnyDVD or DVDShrink. And even AnyDVD doesn't "process" them "properly." While the resulting images are fine, AnyDVD detects structural protection on discs made in 2002, before structural protection existed.
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    Just need some guidance!

    Actually, what you said helps explains a lot. When you say they were Maxwell DVD+R, I think you mean Maxell. Maxell used to make a quality DVD disc last time I tried them over 10 years ago. I would be surprised if Maxell used CMC on those discs you had that worked before. So, I'm more inclined to believe your problem is related to the Wii being unable to read the disc you burned. And cheaper quality media could go some ways to explaining that. Also, more than half the problems we see on this forum are caused by CMC media and other cheaper brands. Most, but not all, of course, of these problems disappear when people switch to the better quality media. I can't guarantee it will work in this case, of course, but it is what I'd try first.
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    Just need some guidance!

    Well, yes and no. It was what I expected but it doesn't explain something. These Wii games you got working before. You used the same discs and the same burner? If you did, it doesn't explain why those worked but this one didn't. This was exactly what I was expecting: I 15:31:45 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3) I was relatively sure you were using CMC Magnetics media. CMC makes the worst junk out there. A disc eject error, at least on the PS2 that I'm familiar with, means the system could not read the disc. Cheap media would help explain this. Just because a burn completes doesn't mean it completed successfully or well. Verbatim DVD-R you find in brick and mortar stores is the Life Series, which is CMC's junk. Now, what might explain, but then again might not, is sometimes with CMC media, you'll get 50% in a package that are good and the rest are bad. That's the nature of cheap media. It's unreliability. Though it may not help in this case, the first thing I'd try is switching to quality media. If you're going to use Verbatim, then use the Verbatim DataLife Plus (NOT Life Series.) or the AZO discs you only find online. However, guess who bought Verbatim recently? Yep, CMC and their DataLife Plus DVD-R manufacturing process has changed so their DataLife Plus series DVD-R is no longer compatible with the LG WH16NS60 I use. So, I've switched to Taiyo Yuden DVD-R. I find both Verbatim DataLife Plus DVD-R and Taiyo Yuden DVD-R on Amazon.com, but they're shipping by ass now when it comes to tech. Again, can't guarantee that will solve this particular problem, but it is what I'd try first to troubleshoot.
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