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  1. hollywood

    Avira virus alert on ImgBurn

    I upgraded to Windows 10 on 2 computers the very first day in July last year. ImgBurn works perfect for me on both computers. I burn many CDs, DVDs, on both, and BlueRays on one computer. Hope you figure it out.
  2. also I would always select Custom (install) Settings (or whatever a program offers) rather then Express Settings and verify each step as to what you are authorizing (or not). I would do this for all shareware or freeware.
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    (W)right speed? :)

    Hi, I am new to Blu-Ray as of today. I got an LG burner and some Kodak discs with ImgBurn reporting as: MID: PHILIP-R04-000 Supported Write Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x The package says Kodak 4x 25Gb. Would it be a good idea to try and burn at 6x or 8x? Would you trust the package label or the speed info returned by ImgBurn? My first attempt burned perfect (at 4x) and the disc played great video, but somehow I had no audio on my PS3. I will figure out where the audio problem is, but so far happy I am with my progress! These Kodak discs appear to be OEM Phillips and locally were a decent price. Is this MID any good, or does anyone have a strong prefference for any decent priced other brand 25Gb. Thanks! BTW, on any research I did on blanks, whenever anyone had a problem, the next post was to usually someone to say "try with ImgBurn"!
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    Failed to write sectors

    I shop at a reputable store in California called Fry's. They carried both the regular Verbatim's and the "Life Series" that were about $5.00 less per spool of 100. I never bought the cheaper ones, but the assumption is they are a lesser quality line from the same company.
  5. I don't know why you can't find your file with Browse, but I would google your DVD players model number and look at it's specs. It may be like you said that it doesn't play certain types of discs like ReWriteables, but it can also be that it doesn't play formats like MP4 or AVI.
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    hi all wondered of anybody could help please

    pausessometimesareduetolayerbreakissues. yourpostishardtofollowbecauseoflackofpunctuation. thepinkboxaboveyourpostsaystopostalogfilesoadvancedmemberscanhelpyouout.
  7. If you have a computer that runs WindowsXP, or Vista, or 7, or 8; most external hard drives are connected by a USB cable. Most of those are "plug and play" meaning you just have to plug them in and they will work. In most cases, you would open "My Computer" or "Computer" and the drive should be able to be seen there. You *should* be able to copy files and folders. In some cases if it isn't, it may need to be formatted, but that is not typical. I made my post as a suggestion because backing up to CD discs would not be as easy as copying your data to an external drive. I hope you can get it working, but my that solution doesn't have anything to do with Imgburn, I suggest you ask a friend, or the store you bought your drive from to help you as this is pretty basic. Good luck.
  8. When you click on "My Computer" or "Computer", you should see your drives. Can you see your external drive? If yes, double click on that drive so it opens a Windows Explorer. Then double click on My Computer again (it is either on your Desktop or Start Menu) and double click on the drive that has the folders/files you want to backup. You can then Drag them with your mouse from the existing Explorer windowof the external drive. If you drag while holding the right mouse button, you will have the option to Copy or Move. If you choose Copy, you will create another copy to your external drive. If you connect that drive to another computer, you can then copy your stuff to the new computer (or newly reformatted drive). Anyway, these instructions assume you can't install the backup software, but your computer can "see" the external drive. If so, you wouldn't need to burn to discs. Hope this helps.
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    differance between Imgburn/dvd decrypter

    I remember those 2 OLD programs. There are many opinions as to what is ok as far as copying and making backups of content that we purchased and there were, and still are many programs that will defeat the copy protection that is on some discs, but at a certain point, the author of DVDdecrypter stopped development and support of that product. At that time s/he stated their reason, but that is now all in the past. The focus now is on ImgBurn and this forum has made it a point to state it does not discuss defeating any copy protection.
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    Song Titles

    When you are in Imgburn, and go to Mode, then Write, there is an icon in about the center of the window that is "Create Cue File". Are you using this feature? When you import the music tracks on this screen, you can type in the song info (if it didn't already import it), and just above the OK/CANCEL are 2 buttons with more options. You can then press OK to Queue the job up to burn in Imgburn. If you haven't been playing with the "Create Cue File" screen, try it. I stumbled many times too, but that's what I use now and my CD text properly shows in my car.
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    Didn't write to DVD

    try rebooting the computer and then check again in Windows explorer to be sure.
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    Startup Error

    try to start it with Kaspersky Internet Security turned off, it is know to show a false positive to Imgburn. If Imgburn then works OK, you can add an exception to Kaspersky.
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    windows won't open imgburn

    sounds like your web browser didn't completely download the whole file. in Firefox, the downloaded file has a different temporary file extension until the download is complete. Files with that extension would be unknown to Windows, but a complete ImgBurn would be an EXE file, and Windows should be able to run that. Delete your copy and download again from a trusted mirror. Hope it works then. good luck!
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    First time user- disc will not play

    Jerry, There are several types of valid video files, like .MPG , .AVI, and others. If you have a the proper software, you can play most on your computer. Other devices like my Playstation game console and set top DVD Players *may* also play the disc you burned IF the manufacturer supported those file types. It just depends on the brand and how old your player is, BUT, a standard DVD has a VIDEO_TS and sometimes an AUDIO_TS folder. Your research above is correct. Use one of those programs like DVD Flick and input your .MPG file and choose the output as standard DVD. Make sure you choose whether you want NTSC (North America and some other areas) or PAL (most Europe and other areas). I think there are options to send the output to a folder on your hard drive, or and Image file, or to burn directly with ImgBurn. Any will work. Burning with ImgBurn is probably the easiest, but the version that is bundled with DVD Flick *may* not be the newest version. It will probably be OK, but you can also install the latest version over it. After you are done, you should be able to right click the DVD in Windows Explorer and it should have a VIDEO_TS folder with several files in it. IF SO, you should be good to go. One last thing, be sure your DVD player even reads your DVD blanks you are using. I have an older one that reads DVD-R, but not DVD+R. It's not usually an issuer with newer players, but thought I'd mention it. good luck!
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    DVD won't play in VCR - only on my pc

    Is your VCR a Beta-Max or VHS? Either way, a VCR is a "tape" recorder (Video Cassette Recorder). If it is a combo DVD/VCR or you just called your set top DVD player that, it probably (as you mentioned) doesn't support AVI files (although some players do). There is a free program (you can google) called DVD Flick http://www.dvdflick.net/ that you can install on your computer. It will take your AVI file and output it to a folder in the standard format that set top DVD players understand and play. You can then burn that folder with ImgBurn to a disc. Before doing that, look in your DVD players owners manual (google it if you no longer have it) and be sure your player plays the type of DVD discs you are burning (DVD-R, DVD+R, or whatever you have). Some REALLY old ones don't play burned discs at all, some play DVD-R but not +R, so check your manual. Also check the forum sections for guides here that will help you. If you still have trouble, post a log of your burn. Things for the experts to look for are if it is PAL or NTSC, or other stuff that they will spot. Good luck. If your set top player really is just a VCR, well.....

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