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  1. bigsleep

    Purchased Disc was burned with IMGBurn v2.5.1.0

    The real question is how much did they donate, if any?
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    Burning .m2ts/ ISO file to DVD

    AVCHD DVD burning/building is similar to DVD burning/building. You need a program that will create the necessary files and folder, then you can burn that to DVD with ImgBurn. I don't have a disc here to look at and I don't remember the exact structure. I have an HD-DVR that came with TotalMedia Extreme which I used to convert the m2ts to a AVCHD (BlueRay compatable HD on DVD). This creates folders/files structure similar to DVD, then dragged that folder into ImgBurn and burned it with no problems. I could've just used TotalMedia to burn it but I don't trust it like I do ImgBurn. I only did this so I could watch it on a friends PS3. I normally just burn the m2ts files directly to DVD and it will play just fine on any computer that has the necessary codecs. In fact they play much better than HD-DVD (I don't have BD); I have to use an old version of PowerDVD to play HD-DVD and it lags, I can play AVC files in Media Player Classic HC with either the ArcSoft decoder or the CyberLink decoder filter. So, like LIGHTNING UK! says, if you don't have a program that can create an AVCHD DVD you can check in one of the video/DVD forums. Keep in mind, though, DVD can't provide the high bitrate that BD does, I think DVD is 10Mb/s and BD is 15Mb/s.
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    ImgBurn disabled autoplay?

    I finally figured it out, after endless searching... Group Policy Editor: Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options Devices: Restrict CD-ROM access to locally logged-on user only This needs to be set to Disabled (makes no sense to me, but it has to be that way). The shorter way to get there is in the registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\allocatecdroms This needs to be set to 0 It was set to 1 which disabled autoplay and prevented to CD/DVD label from showing. What the purpose of this is I don't understand, because the drive can still be accessed (but maybe not over the network?). Also, the other removable media problem with USB flash drives and such seems to have fixed itself now. This problem was (probably) caused by a virus that changed a bunch of security settings, and I missed this one because it wasn't mentioned anywhere. Thanks for all the suggestions. - Oh, and always reboot (3 times)
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    ImgBrn or CD burner? Distorted discs

    I don't know, but maybe Express Burn uses it's own audio codecs, not the DirectShow ones, which aren't adding any gain. I also have installed the K-Lite codec pack, and AC3Filter + MatrixMixer, can't say I haven't had problems or even figured it all out, but then I haven't tried Flac yet. I usually record or convert the music to standard wav format and burn that, or use EAC to prepare the files.
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    Is The Drive Failing

    I purchased a couple Plextor SATA drives - PX-880SA and have had no issues burning DL DVDs, though I've only burned a few. For one computer I had no available SATA slot, it's a P4P-800E, so I bought an adapter that connects on to the back of the drive. No problems with it - but I haven't burned any DL discs on it.
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    Help burning CD FILES TO CD

    I bought mine new, I seem to recall paying $150 for it. Even though I have my computer connected to my HiFi (in fact I have it in a loop and use it like a media center), so I can play CD/DVD/DVD-Audio/audio files from the computer, I still think CDs sound much better when played through the Technics deck, and I don't blame the sound card since DVD-Audio sounds amazing (I have Alan Parsons Dark Side of the Moon quad 4.1 mix), and I haven't even bothered to buy a DVD console since the computer I think works better for that. If the Technics ever fails to function I suppose I'll be forced to buy a high quality Blue-ray player, why buy another CD player now? Other than DVD-Audio (which is hardly available), there is nothing better than a clean LP recorded in 32-bit [then burned to DVD-Audio ]
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    Continuous DVD playback

    I've used ArcSoft TotalMedia Extreme to burn Blu-Ray compatible DVDs, they will play on PS3 and any computer DVD player that has the necessary AVC codec (which is installed by the program). It will also play with programs like PowerDVD. And this is HD video with AC3 audio. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVCHD BTW: contrary to that article, I can burn almost 1 hour of HD video on a DVD, depending on what bit rate it is recorded at. Oh, And: I use TotalMedia Extreme to create the image, which is just a folder structure similar to DVD-Video, then use ImgBurn to burn the disc - no problems.
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    ImgBrn or CD burner? Distorted discs

    Why would they need to be converted, they are decoded to raw audio and burned to disc, that's what the codec does (converting to another format would require using two codecs). I'm wondering if there's too much gain in the files, or maybe AC3Filter is adding gain? I don't know why AC3Filter would be used for flac, perhaps if you open AC3Filter config and under system change the filter merit.
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    Help burning CD FILES TO CD

    Thanks, I've tried all that. They will play, somewhat, but if I try to change tracks, skip ahead or back, then it skips all over. Sometimes, like you said depending on the media, they don't read at all. Interesting, though: Technics SL-P310 - 1986 $375 Technics SL-PG440 - 1993 $190 The difference may be because mine uses "MASH" oversampling, but I don't know. I found: http://www.stereomanuals.com/vintagetechnics/cdplayers/
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    Help burning CD FILES TO CD

    I'd like to point out that older HiFi CD players don't read 80 min discs very well, if at all, it doesn't mention that in the guide. If the player supports or says MP3 on the face then it shouldn't have a problem, meaning that it's new enough. I have a Technics SL-PG440, a great player, but it only accurately reads CD-R 74 min / 650 MB data, photo or music discs (burned with CD-Audio). The real problem is finding them. The other problem is that most burners now burn too fast for these discs. If I remember I had to burn at 4x but my DVD burner would only drop to 8 (or was it 16?), I had to install an older burner - a CD burner shouldn't have any problem.
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    ImgBurn disabled autoplay?

    Re-installing Windows would very likely fix the problem, that would be a big hassle. Upgrading to SP3 (as I did with SP2), may do nothing at all and it isn't necessary as everything (except AIN) works as perfectly as Windows can. I don't generally fix what isn't broken. Regardless, I appreciate your good product and your good advice, and it has enabled me to rid the bloat from my computer. ImgBurn has burned many CD and DVD flawlessly and you continue to improve it, for which I will happily continue to donate. Your attention to supporting it are admirable. Its only short-comings are due to failing drives, and Plextor's apparent lack of support for older media (74 min Audio-CD). My problems are likely my own fault, and you have assured me it's not related to your software. I will either live with it or dig deeper for a solution (of which there has to be one).
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    ImgBurn disabled autoplay?

    Why? That would cause more problems. If you don't have any suggestions just say so.
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    ImgBurn disabled autoplay?

    So far I haven't made any progress - this really isn't an AutoPlay problem it seems, it's Auto Insert Notification (AIN) or AutoRun, and all the reg entries look fine. And "The device number of a(n) CdRom drive cannot be determined" and "This drive has not been shown to support digital audio playback." still appear - I had Removable Storage Service on manual, when I put it on auto the errors show in Event Log. CD-Audio discs do play (manually), and I can see the cda tracks. Also, the disk title will appear if I disable then enable digital auto - as Windows re-reads the drive. Oddly, disabling digital audio doesn't actually disable it. Oh, and here's a new Event Viewer error when I tried the above: "RSM cannot manage library CdRom0. The database is corrupt.", possibly unrelated as I deleted everything in the Removable Storage library because it looked old. I really don't know what any of this means, half-educated guesses.
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    ImgBurn disabled autoplay?

    That's a great tip, why is that not simply an included option by default? Here's a step-by-step for anyone that might be interested in cleaning up their registry. Open System Properties - Advanced Click Environment Variables Add this variable in the System Variables window... Name : DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES Value : 1 Open Device Manager Select Tools - Show hidden devices Now Non-Present devices will show in gray I had quite a few duplicate and old entries from hardware that have been removed, including CD/DVD drives, and I uninstalled them all except for one network device it would not let me remove. However that made no difference. I did had a couple exclamations, probably audio devices (disabled in BIOS). I tried everything you suggested, made no difference. However I think this fixed the redbook and CD-Rom errors that were showing in the Event Logs. =============================================== Filter Driver Load Order - ImgBurn v2.5.1.0 =============================================== Upper Device Filter: redbook Upper Class Filter: [None Found] Device: CD/DVD-ROM Device Lower Class Filter: [None Found] Lower Device Filter: imapi Filter Name: redbook File Name: C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\redbook.sys File Version: 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) File Description: Redbook Audio Filter Driver Product Name: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Product Version: 5.1.2600.2180 Company Name: Microsoft Corporation Copyright: © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Filter Name: imapi File Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\imapi.sys File Version: 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) File Description: IMAPI Kernel Driver Product Name: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Product Version: 5.1.2600.2180 Company Name: Microsoft Corporation Copyright: © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. I think we are looking in the wrong place, it's as if there's a group policy that is preventing this from working, perhaps the necessary key doesn't exist, and I don't know what that might be. I can try to retrace my steps from when everything was working fine: I needed to burn a 74min Audio CD, my new Plextor PX-880SA slowest CD burn speed is 16x, apparently that is too fast, I didn't know this. And actually, the disk would burn, but Verify would not start and the program would hang at "Verifying disk". Pressing the stop button would abort the process. I updated the Plextor firmware (from 1.10 to 1.12 I think) I updated ImgBurn (from 2.4.1 to 2.5.1 I think) That made no difference. I had an old version of EAC that I copied and ran (for the first time in this OS). That made no difference as it would still burn only at 16x. I added the Memorex DVD burner that I had before, it would burn at 8x which worked - problem solved. I removed the Memorex DVD burner. I later burned a Data DVD with ImgBurn, checked the "Close Program" box and went to sleep. Later when I checked, ImgBurn was closed, there was no AutoPlay pop-up, Explorer did not show the disc label. I thought the burn had failed, I open/closed the tray - no AutoPlay pop-up, no disk label. However the files showed in Explorer and a CRC check was good, so there weren't any burn errors. I assume if there were errors then ImgBurn would NOT close? Also, USB thumb drives don't AutoPlay, and the label is actually different than usual, I have PortableApps on one and normally the drive label is "PortableApps", now the label is the formatted drive label. If I leave a disc in the drive and the USB stick plugged in and re-boot, then the labels show up correctly, if I remove them then re-insert them nothing happens (as above). I checked several other things too - DVDs play and I can still view the contents of my HD-DVD drive, everything else seems normal. Again I'm out of ideas. But I think it has to do with policies, if you have any suggestions I'd appreciate it.
  15. bigsleep

    ImgBurn disabled autoplay?

    I haven't tried that, I will give it a go. Did that already, twice. Thanks, I wanted to get rid of old entries, but not sure where to look (I searched the registry but ID'd only one) - I'll try that. I agree that It's probably not ImgBurn, but I was out of ideas, and it definitely happened after the upgrade. Thanks, I'll let you know.
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