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  1. Wouldn't Verify mode still work to do a plain media read test? Just not a Verify against image file test because no image file was created.
  2. My guess is your NEC gave up the ghost. You said it's 10 years old, which is an amazing life span for an optical disc burner. Plus, you said your other drive was writing to the same media fine? Which leads me to believe the Optiarc is at fault.
  3. Under Mode, there should be a Verify option. Be sure to check Verify against image file if you still have the image file you burned for best Verify results. Otherwise, the Verify will just perform a basic Read operation to a file without creating the ISO.
  4. Considering I can't reliably trigger the problem, the resulting logs would probably be so large with unrelated data it's probably not feasible to enable additional debugging. I mean, I can go for days without it happening.
  5. So, it's related to that old chestnut crash I keep reporting every so often? The crash on close down of ImgBurn? The error I send when it occurs with each new PC I buy?
  6. @LIGHTNING UK! I managed to replicate this issue. I got a bug report ready. It hasn't been sent yet; it's been queued in my e-mail application for sending in about 15 minutes.
  7. It should be possible to read in XBox 360, PS3, GameCube, and Wii discs. Everything but the PS3 would be DVD data discs, and the PS3 would be BD data discs. Of course, without modification, the copies are useless, but reading to image files does prove the discs can be read. This means they should still be good for playing. Of those, I only have a PS3, so I don't know, for sure, the formats used by the other systems. And I'd guess the PS3 uses BD; I've only ever played 1 PS3 game on it as I use it for my media player in my bedroom. It will turn 10 years old next year, if it makes it, and it's still going.
  8. There is one last option if those I mentioned don't pan out, but it requires a bit of work. You could post your BIN/CUE combo to cloud storage and give me a link to it. I can then burn the BIN/CUE to a rewritable disc on my end, create a new set with CCD/IMG from it, and put those files on my cloud storage, sending you a link to the new files. You can then mount the CCD in Virtual CloneDrive and treat it like a physical CD.
  9. I'm afraid I'm not familiar with that error message. So, I'd see if Alcohol 120% has a virtual drive driver that supports BIN/CUE. If it doesn't, see if Daemon Tools Lite will mount BIN/CUE as virtual drives. It's been even longer than Alcohol 120% since I last used Daemon Tools Lite, so I'm not sure. Those are the only 3 programs I've used that might/have virtual drive support.
  10. Have you tried loading the CUE file into ImgBurn for burning to a rewritable CD/DVD/BD and see if it will burn that CUE file? If it does, then burn the BIN/CUE to a rewritable disc and use ImgBurn's Read mode with CCD file generation enabled in the options. This will save the disc to a new image file format of CCD and IMG files. Then the CCD file can be mounted in VirtualClone Drive. Now, I think Alcohol 120% had its own virtual drives driver so it may natively support mounting BIN/CUE files, which would save you the step of having to burn the temporary disc and rereading it. But, as I said, it's been some years since I last used Alcohol 120%.
  11. Without an associated CUE file, I don't know what you can really do with a BIN file. That's why I asked if you had a CUE file associated with it. Do you have a CUE file associated with that BIN file? I haven't used it in years, but I used to use something called Alcohol 120% for images or discs that ImgBurn couldn't handle. I believe there is a freeware version of Alcohol 120%. I'd try that first.
  12. Is there a way to create a .CCD file from a BIN/CUE set? I see there isn't a Create CCD option in Tools like there is for CUE, MDS, and DVD. Is it possible to create a CCD file from a BIN/CUE set so it can be used with Virtual CloneDrive or must CCD be created from a disc at the time it is read in Read mode? It may not be possible because I've noticed when .CCD file generation is enabled in ImgBurn, the file output format is .IMG. Thanks!
  13. Oh, do you want to mount the BIN as a virtual drive so you can treat it like a virtual CD drive? You said you have .BIN files, but do you also have .CUE files or a .CCD file? If you have the original disc, try reading it to an image file set with ImgBurn in Read mode with .CCD file generation enabled. Then, install Virtual CloneDrive, with which you can mount the .CCD file as a virtual drive and copy/run the contents from it like you would a real CD. If you don't have the original CD and only have a BIN/CUE set, then I don't what you could do beyond burning the BIN/CUE file to a rewritable CD/DVD/BD and make a new image from that disc you just burned so you get the proper CUE/CCD/DVD file generation. There's no Create CCD option in ImgBurn like there is for CUE or DVD for use with Virtual CloneDrive. And, you may be unable to burn this BIN. I forget which it is, but ImgBurn doesn't support writing images with multiple sessions or tracks.
  14. Depends on what you mean by "open" and what you want to do with them. Are you trying to open them for writing in ImgBurn?
  15. Yes, try getting an ISO with the Windows Media Creation Tool. You can then burn that ISO to a disc with ImgBurn or write it to a flash drive with something like Rufus. Unless you plan on adding files to the disc before burning/writing it. Which you're best off getting some kind of ISO injector like UltraISO or just writing the ISO to flash drive and copying over the new files to that.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. So, technically, I was right?
  22. 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!
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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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