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  1. Thanks for the reply. Yes I want to make sure I always have an mds or dvd file because of the dual-layer info. There is no way to create both a .dvd and .mds file at the same time as creating the iso is there? Then I'd have both types of files available. EDIT: Oh I just checked my settings and discovered that I can make both .dvd and .mds files at the same time. Perfect, now I don't have to decide which to make.
  2. Just wondering if there is any advantage of using .mds over .dvd when creating an .iso? Does it matter which I choose? .dvd is plain text isn't it but is there any other difference? Can an .mds file be read in other burning software besides Imgburn? Also, is there a way to create just an .mds or .dvd file from an inserted disc (not an image) without ripping an iso?
  3. Okay, thanks very much for the quick reply. That's a relief, nothing to worry about then I guess. Much appreciated.
  4. Sorry about that - here's the log from one of the failed attempts at burning: I 00:13:26 ImgBurn Version started! I 00:13:26 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (6.1, Build 7601 : Service Pack 1) I 00:13:26 Total Physical Memory: 3,136,624 KB - Available: 1,690,664 KB W 00:13:26 Duplex Secure's SPTD driver can have a detrimental effect on drive performance. I 00:13:26 Initialising SPTI... I 00:13:26 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 00:13:26 -> Drive 1 - Info: ATAPI iHAS422 8 4L18 (E:) (ATA) I 00:13:26 -> Drive 2 - Info: ATAPI iHOS104 WL0D (F:) (RAID) I 00:13:26 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM and 1 BD-ROM! I 00:13:31 Operation Started! I 00:13:31 Device: [1:0:0] ATAPI iHAS422 8 4L18 (E:) (ATA) I 00:13:31 Media Type: DVD+RW (Disc ID: SONY-S11-00) (Speeds: 4x) I 00:13:31 Quick Erase: No I 00:13:31 Format Properly: Yes I 00:13:31 Format Size: Preferred I 00:13:31 Erasing Disc... I 00:28:46 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:15:14 I 00:28:56 Operation Started! I 00:28:57 Source File: C:\Users\Mark\Desktop\test\1000176118.MDS I 00:28:57 Source File Sectors: 2,079,339 (MODE1/2048) I 00:28:57 Source File Size: 4,258,486,272 bytes I 00:28:57 Source File Volume Identifier: 1000176118 I 00:28:57 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 3d6580f2 I 00:28:57 Source File Implementation Identifier: Sonic Scenarist 3.1 I 00:28:57 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02) I 00:28:57 Destination Device: [1:0:0] ATAPI iHAS422 8 4L18 (E:) (ATA) I 00:28:57 Destination Media Type: DVD+RW (Disc ID: SONY-S11-00) (Speeds: 4x) I 00:28:57 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104 I 00:28:57 Write Mode: DVD I 00:28:57 Write Type: DAO I 00:28:57 Write Speed: 4x I 00:28:57 Link Size: Auto I 00:28:57 Lock Volume: Yes I 00:28:57 Test Mode: No I 00:28:57 OPC: No I 00:28:57 BURN-Proof: Enabled I 00:28:57 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 5,540 KB/s (4x) I 00:28:57 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM I 00:28:57 Advanced Settings - Force HT: No, Online HT: No, OverSpeed: No, SmartBurn: Yes I 00:28:57 Filling Buffer... (40 MB) I 00:28:58 Writing LeadIn... W 00:28:58 Failed to Write Sectors 416 - 447 - Reason: Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 00:28:58 Retrying (1 of 20)... W 00:29:01 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Error W 00:29:01 Retrying (2 of 20)... I 00:29:01 Writing LeadIn... I 00:29:01 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2079338) I 00:29:01 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2079338) W 00:29:01 Failed to Write Sectors 1248 - 1279 - Reason: Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 00:29:01 Retrying (1 of 20)... W 00:29:03 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Error W 00:29:03 Retrying (2 of 20)... I 00:29:03 Writing Sectors... W 00:29:05 Failed to Write Sectors 5952 - 5983 - Reason: Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 00:29:05 Retrying (1 of 20)... I 00:29:05 Writing Sectors... W 00:29:08 Failed to Write Sectors 13600 - 13631 - Reason: Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 00:29:08 Retrying (1 of 20)... W 00:29:09 Retry Failed - Reason: Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 00:29:09 Retrying (2 of 20)... I 00:29:09 Abort Request Acknowledged I 00:29:10 Writing Sectors... I 00:29:11 Synchronising Cache... W 00:29:14 User opted to skip the 'Close Track/Session/Disc' functions. E 00:29:14 Failed to Write Image! I 00:29:14 Exporting Graph Data... I 00:29:14 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Mark\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\ATAPI_iHAS422_8_4L18_SUNDAY-JUNE-05-2011_12-28_AM_SONY-S11-00_4x.ibg I 00:29:14 Export Successfully Completed! E 00:29:14 Operation Aborted! - Duration: 00:00:17 I 00:29:14 Average Write Rate: 3,029 KB/s (2.2x) - Maximum Write Rate: 5,206 KB/s (3.8x) I 00:29:15 Close Request Acknowledged I 00:29:15 Closing Down... I 00:29:20 Shutting down SPTI... I 00:29:20 ImgBurn closed! I wasn't aware that .mds files weren't plain text. So I guess there's nothing wrong with the .mds files then? So I wonder what was causing the problem? Hopefully the log can tell you something.
  5. I've just started using imgburn to create iso/mds backups of my DVD collection. I'm used to using Imgburn just for burning. So I made the first few rips using anydvd in the background and ripping to iso using Imgburn. But when I look at the .mds files in notepad they look like this: MEDIA DESCRIPTOR À X kº p kº Ä "ºj Ô *.ISO This doesn't seem right, does it? Shouldn't it just be plain text like a .cue sheet? I tried several times to burn the iso using the .mds file, and several times the burning failed on two different types of dvd media. Right from the start it threw several error messages up and couldn't start burning. Then just before I went to post this I tried it again and this time it is burning okay. Is this how the .mds files should look? And why was Imgburn giving me a hard time burning it? As a test earlier I made an iso/dvd rip using anydvd to do the ripping, and imgburn loaded the .dvd file just fine and burned it. Viewing the .dvd file in notepad looked normal, not all jumbled up like the .mds files. Imgburn just wouldn't burn using its own .mds file, but now as I type this it is burning it fine from the same .mds file. Does anybody know what is going on here?

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