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  1. I don't recall ever ripping audio CDs to ISO. I rip to BIN/CUE because I almost always add or tweak CD Text and I don't know if that's even possible if I rip to ISO.
  2. It is very odd. Sometimes Imgburn offers to create .bin file and sometimes .iso file when I rip an audio CD. I can't figure out how or why it decides this. I have always AFAIK wanted a .bin file. If it offers to create a .iso file and I make a name like myartist_title.bin it still says it's creating a .iso file. To be sure I'm getting a .bin file I need to click the dropdown and select .bin instead of .iso. This is frustrating. I have hunted in the Tools/Settings' tabs and can't find where I can configure Imgburn to offer to create a .bin file instead of a .iso file. I figure it must be there somewhere but I can't find it. What am I missing?
  3. Normally, I don't have difficulties. But am having a persistent problem with one disc today. It's Chuck Berry's The Great 28 CD. I've ripped with two different PCs using two different burners and the copies I've made consistently have a screeching sound for 10 or so seconds more than 1/2 way through the last track (i.e. track 28). When I play that track using the original disc, it's sounded fine to me using all drives and players. The rip to WAV of that track using Windows Media Player sounds even worse! But if I play the track using Windows Media Player (i.e. in real time) it sounds fine. So, there's something about track #28 that's evidently giving problems and I figure if I can get Imgburn to rip at a slower speed it might produce copies that play OK. Is there a way to ask Imgburn to rip at a slower speed than it otherwise would? Here are the rippers I'm using with Windows 10 PC's: Pioneer BDR-XS07S Silver 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache Serial ATA Revision 3.0 Blu-ray Burner. LG WH16NS40 16x Internal Super Multi Blue Blu-ray Disc Rewriter (OEM Version)
  4. Ah, I can post again here, in Chrome, after logging out and back into the Imgburn Forum. Is it possible I got a bad spindle of Verbatims a couple weeks ago?
  5. Signed out of forum, then back in, can now post in this thread... progress! Hmm, will try to post in my thread about analysis of CD stalling and see if I can post there...
  6. Thanks, I'll try that (I mean the clearing cache, cookies, etc. suggestion, I hadn't seen your post about screen shots or video... don't know how to grab a second or two of video, what's the means to do that?). This seems to be the only thread I can reply to ATM. Seems odd to me. Anyway, have you had a chance to look at my Imgburn log I attached to a post earlier today in the thread about not being able to analyze CDs?
  7. I can post here, I cannot post in my original thread or the thread complaining I can't post in my thread! But here I can. LIGHTNING, you said: Well, I opened the developer tools, tried to post, the same behavior happened (a second after clicking, the reply window did not stay open and I couldn't post anything, much less type anything in it). I have no idea how to interpret what's going on in the developer tools.
  8. How do I post the log? Ah, I found it. Here's the log that should include info about the travails I experienced last night when several Verbatim CDR burns failed (I heard the woman go, "Oh Nooo!"). Attached is the log file dated 3/25/21 (i.e. current one on that machine). ImgBurn.log Note this, for instance: W 17:53:28 Failed to Write Sectors 12636 - 12662 - Reason: Write Error E 17:54:29 Failed to Write Sectors 12636 - 12662 - Reason: Write Error E 17:54:52 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:02:13 I'm unfamiliar with the log, I just cherry picked those lines. Perhaps inspecting the log will reveal or help to reveal to some degree the nature of the problems I've been having using Imgburn, my burners, media, etc.
  9. Ah, so I swapped machines, I'm on my sort-of-clone of my other machine on which I was having the problem. I CANNOT access our first thread together, but can access this one, that is in order to reply. Hmm... does it have to do with my account in this forum? I have a desktop I could try...
  10. I could try my other laptop. I have another very similar laptop that is pretty much interchangeable with this one. I'm probably going to go back to sleep now, though. It's around noon where you are but here it's 4AM! Thanks for the help! Um, when I get those threads working again, your asking me to post the log. I'm unfamiliar with that. It's a file under the Imgburn install? Am I to attach it or copy/paste its content? Will it cover only recent action(s) or over a period of time?
  11. I can't reply to either of those 2 threads now. CTRL+F5 didn't stop the behavior. Only way it seems I can post now is to start a new thread, which is what this is. Hmm.
  12. Ah, CTRL+F5, well, never heard of that before. I thought F5 itself did a refresh. "If it happens again, you'll know what to do." Um WHAT!?? Another thing occurred to me. I'd been getting messages popping up in Windows 10 saying that my Internet Settings were insufficient and I should click-to-fix. I did do that about the time I was having this issue and started this help-me thread. I figured it might just have to do with one tweak I do to allow me to play MP3s off my system without confirming that I'm sure it's safe to do so. I work (volunteer) at a college radio station and we're all creating shows at home during the pandemic and I need to work with MP3s, WAVs too, very often listening to them before using them. Having to confirm safety is an extra step, so I do this: Run command: Windows key + R inetcpl.cpl Security Tab Click Custom level button near bottom Scroll down to: ‘Launching applications and unsafe files (not secure)’ option Click Enable Click Apply Click OK So, I'd done the click-to-fix Internet security settings, checked and indeed I once again had to confirm before hearing an MP3, so I did the steps above, fixing that. PERHAPS all that had to do with the problem of posting in my thread having gone away. Now why Chrome had the problem and not Brave, and then later all browsers had the problem and now Chrome doesn't (and probably the others don't either, but I haven't checked) I can't guess.
  13. So, immediately after posting the above OP, I go back to my thread and OMG, I can post (and did). This using Chrome. I can't imagine what the issue is/was... I had not seen your reply, LIGHTNING UK!
  14. OK, I can post now using Chrome. Suddenly today I had the same problem I had before, when I put my cursor in the Reply box, it would disappear after 1/2 second. Before, my workaround was to use Brave Browser, but it too now would bork out in 1/2 second. Same with Edge and IE! I then posted in Forum issues, came back to this thread immediately and suddenly I can post. Strange stuff... OK, so I'm pretty confused right now. I have my new burner, an external BR burner that supports M-Disc, whatever that is... a Pioneer BDR-XS07S. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081R74KVW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I had been having problems burning discs with my old LG DVD-R burner from 2016: LG GE24NU40BK 24x DL USB 2.0 External Drive A few Verbatim CDR's burned with it from brand new originals would not play in my CD players. So that in tandem with the issue in my OP here (stalling when analysing perfectly find discs, 2 of them) had me thinking the LG drive had problems, using a disc cleaning solution didn't fix it, so I bought the Pioneer. Now I'm having problems using the Pioneer burner! I'll be burning a CD using Imgburn and get an error. This has happened several times last night. To complicate issues, I was running low on CD blanks and ordered and received a 100 pack of Verbatim blanks, receipt date Mar. 15, 2021. I had some Verbatim left over but mixed the new ones with the old ones on spindles and don't know how to figure out what's "new" and what's from the stock I still had. So, all kinds of things could play into the burn errors: Bad discs, problem drive(s), cables, cable adapters (I'm using the Thunderbolt 3 port on this laptop for the external drives, requiring a USB-C connection). Yes, I'm kind of flummoxed here. I have around 8 bad discs now. Last night I resorted to turning on Verify when reading or writing with Imgburn. It takes twice as long (something like that) but I figure I can at least get assurance that my reads/writes are going to work. I figure I should isolate the problem. Is it the new verbatim discs? Is it the new Pioneer BR burner? Is it a cable? A connection (port issue on the computer)? An adapter? I'm thinking I should maybe buy some new discs elsewhere in order to test the theory that the new Verbatim discs I ordered are problematical. They are: Verbatim CD-R Blank Disc 700MB 80 Minute 52x for Data and Music - 100 PK Spindle FFP https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZDNZSI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  15. Well, I'm gratified I can post here at least. Here's my issue: I started a thread on March 13: I was using my default browser, Chrome, on Windows 10 laptop. No issues. But after several posts I suddenly could not reply to the post. When I put my cursor into the reply box, even before typing anything sometimes it would bork out, disappear. I tried a different browser (Brave Browser), no problem. I posted that anomaly in the thread and somebody or several people said they'd had problems in Chrome on the Imgburn Forums. So, as I continued my usage of the thread I did NOT use Chrome and was fine. Today, I want to post again in the thread and I find I have the same can't post in that thread issue with every browser I try: Chrome, Brave, Edge, IE. I'm signed in OK. What could possibly be the issue? Thanks for your help.
  16. Well, I could swear I was doing fine using Chrome in this thread early on but right now can read posts fine, just can't post... so I copy/pasted the URL into one of my alternate browsers, which is Brave Browser. Works here. Besides running Brave sometimes, I run Chrome (recommended by the New York Times, which I'm subscribed to, online version). Stopped using Firefox because it slowed to a crawl and I didn't want to bother troubleshooting why. Update on the burner issue: I concluded the burner's not working OK (anymore), so bought a Pioneer BDR-XS07S, just received and haven't unboxed it yet. Not cheap but should suit me a lot better. For one thing it's USB powered, which really helps and makes it FAR more portable than that LG, which doesn't even support BR. It's also slot loading, which is IMO a really good feature. I'm going to plug it into a Thunderbolt 3 port on this laptop, but I don't know if the drive can even support SS speeds, i.e. 4GBPS much less 48GBPS. I've got to re-rip at least 2 CDs that I ripped a week or two ago. The burns I made with those .BIN rips won't play!
  17. I've had pretty good luck with CDs, DVD-Rs in terms of longevity. I have been using Verbatim CD-Rs recently. I can't recall playing a disc that used to work and doesn't anymore.
  18. The CD I had the initial problem with has only one scratch, very short and very minor, tiny. I mean, the disc looks new and it's clean. However, using the same burner I had a similar problem, this time with a brand new disc and Track 5. Now, I ripped the problem discs (i.e. the discs that the LG burner was failing to read) with the internal burner on my mini-tower system as a workaround. I then modified CD Text (or added it entirely) as is my wont (I have some code that lets me do this with great ease, I wrote it myself in Visual Foxpro), then burned some copies with the problem burner. That burner didn't IIRC have problems before, or if it did, it was very rare. Now, I see that 3 of the burns I did over the weekend won't play in my 301 disk Pioneer player. So, something's up. If I read/write with this burner using Imgburn I will have to utilize Verify for both actions. I figure I should buy a new drive, stop using this one. Track 3 on the Frank Sinatra disc that the problem burner couldn't properly analyze sounds fine on a disc read by my alternate burner. I'm virtually certain that it's the LG burner that's not working properly, not a disc problem. Now, I saw reference to CD Text in above comments. I have noticed that in reading (when creating a BIN image) discs that have NO CD Text, Imgburn indicates when beginning the analysis process it says it's reading CD Text... this although there is none on the disc. Anyway, as I said, utilizing the Maxell 340 optical drive cleaning system didn't stop Imgburn from stalling on Track 3 of the Frank Sinatra CD (OP). I can think of no alternative to stop using the problem drive, other than utilizing Verify every time. Even so, the problem, whatever it is, I would think is apt to get worse, not better. For some reason I couldn't post this using my default browser (I tried last night) ... today I'm using Brave Browser to post this. Using Chrome, I would start a reply and it would bounce out of it immediately. I have no idea what's up with that.
  19. So, I plug the drive into a different laptop, same result. I have two different CDs which failed to rip to .BIN file because the analysis got stuck on some particular track. I went on Amazon and searched for an optical drive cleaning system and bought the Maxell 340. I used it yesterday on the drive and it still doesn't get past track 3 on the Frank Sinatra disc cited in the OP above. Well, my workaround is using my mini-tower system with its internal burner. I wonder what's up with this. Anyone have any ideas? I figure having a workaround is nice but this gives me pause: If the burner has trouble reading tracks how do I know that CDs I burn with it aren't defective or more likely to become defective than those burned using a drive with which I have no such problems?
  20. Well, I moved the CD to a different optical drive, connected to a different Windows 10 machine and Imgburn had no problem ripping it. Somehow I have to think the external burner connected to this laptop isn't up to the task: LG GE24NU40BK 24x DL USB 2.0 External Drive. An odd thing, though. I listened to the first 3 tracks (Imgburn appeared to be having a problem reading Track 3), using a CD player (not the drive that was having trouble) and they sounded stereo to me. The CD sleeves indicate "Monaural." The disc and sleeve have the same ID: 72434-94756-2-5. I'm not sure which I would prefer. I'm relatively unfamiliar with Frank's work, this is the first of his recordings I've bought. Back in 1958 when the recording sessions for this album occurred they were just beginning to record in stereo and they did both for this. What's preferable, I can't say. Anyway, I certainly expected mono. Frank's voice is in the center (I'm listening with earbuds) but the instruments are arrayed widely left to right.
  21. I don't remember anything like this happening in the past. It's saying "Analysing Tracks (Session 1, Track 3)" It's the 1987 mono release of Frank Sinatra sings For Only the Lonely, original release 1958. Pre-owned copy, but it looks never used/played. It's hung there over a 1/2 hour. What can I try?
  22. I have a CD with 31 tracks, about 9 of which are short verbal explanations. I'd like to burn copies with the explanations removed. My first experiment failed. I just deleted, e.g., track 9 if it was a narrative, etc. and renumbered all the tracks. The narratives wound up at the end of the previous track. Most of my CUE files have a line (including the disc I'm working on here): INDEX 01 - - - - I have one CUE file that has for each track: INDEX 00 INDEX 01 The first track of that CD's CUE rip has this: TRACK 01 AUDIO TITLE "K124 in G major" ISRC 0?4002300000 INDEX 00 00:00:00 INDEX 01 00:00:33 However, that track is 2:13 long, which confuses me. I don't understand the function of the INDEX's. Is there a way I can modify the CUE file to just include, say, tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 14, etc.?
  23. I bought a laptop early Feb. 2015 used from a party I didn't know, met him in a forum. I have no reason to mistrust that guy. He knew I wanted to be able to copy CDs so he installed Imgburn version a day after I paid him and I received the laptop a few days later. I don't know where he got the file, I assume he downloaded it from some website, maybe Imgburn's. I've been running Imgburn on the laptop quite a lot, have no reason to suspect a problem. However, I have been doing some maintenance on the machine the last few days, ran SuperAntispyware, CCleaner, Malwarebytes. I think the first of those decided that the Imgburn installation EXE wasn't trustworthy, had a trojan in it or something and quarantined it with my permission. What should I make of this? Should I remove the installation and download another install file and install from that, presumably from Imgburn's website?
  24. Well, I thought I made that point clear in the OP, but I certainly went to lengths to explain it in detail in my last post. Yes, a CD Text editor shouldn't be hard to implement. It's all about parsing the text, presenting it in a simple and intuitive way and mashing it back into the CUE file and the CDT file. Edit: I see what you're saying. When I said that Imgburn could handle changing CD Text "internally," (as opposed to my handling it in my separate application with my own code) I was hinting at a built-in CD Text editor, that's what I meant. I'll illustrate how I do this in my application with a specific example. Here's the contents of the CUE file created when I made an image of an audio CD that didn't have CD Text on it: - - - - FILE "EBishop.Feel.It.1970.bin" BINARY TRACK 01 AUDIO INDEX 01 00:00:00 TRACK 02 AUDIO INDEX 00 03:12:02 INDEX 01 03:15:22 TRACK 03 AUDIO INDEX 00 06:51:37 INDEX 01 06:54:50 TRACK 04 AUDIO INDEX 00 14:31:37 INDEX 01 14:36:15 TRACK 05 AUDIO INDEX 00 17:47:40 INDEX 01 17:50:47 TRACK 06 AUDIO INDEX 00 20:27:67 INDEX 01 20:31:47 TRACK 07 AUDIO INDEX 00 23:59:00 INDEX 01 24:02:40 TRACK 08 AUDIO INDEX 00 30:53:67 INDEX 01 30:57:40 TRACK 09 AUDIO INDEX 00 35:13:30 INDEX 01 35:16:00 TRACK 10 AUDIO INDEX 00 39:14:55 INDEX 01 39:19:15 - - - - Here's the contents of the field I fill out to get the track titles into the CUE file: - - - - Don't Fight It (Feel It) I Just Can't Go On So Good Crazy 'Bout You Baby So Fine Party Till the Cows Come Home Hogbottom Be With Me As the Years Go Passing By Stealin' Watermelons - - - - Here's what I put in the field for the disk title: - - - -- Elvin Bishop - Feel It (1970) - - - - Here's what I put in the field for the disk performer: - - - - Elvin Bishop - - - - Here's how the CUE file turns out when I run my custom code with all that info in place (I copy this into the new CUE file and when I write a CD with this CUE file the CD Text comes out by my design): - - - - TITLE "Elvin Bishop - Feel It (1970)" PERFORMER "Elvin Bishop" FILE "EBishop.Feel.It.1970.bin" BINARY TRACK 01 AUDIO TITLE "Don't Fight It (Feel It)" INDEX 01 00:00:00 TRACK 02 AUDIO TITLE "I Just Can't Go On" INDEX 00 03:12:02 INDEX 01 03:15:22 TRACK 03 AUDIO TITLE "So Good" INDEX 00 06:51:37 INDEX 01 06:54:50 TRACK 04 AUDIO TITLE "Crazy 'Bout You Baby" INDEX 00 14:31:37 INDEX 01 14:36:15 TRACK 05 AUDIO TITLE "So Fine" INDEX 00 17:47:40 INDEX 01 17:50:47 TRACK 06 AUDIO TITLE "Party Till the Cows Come Home" INDEX 00 20:27:67 INDEX 01 20:31:47 TRACK 07 AUDIO TITLE "Hogbottom" INDEX 00 23:59:00 INDEX 01 24:02:40 TRACK 08 AUDIO TITLE "Be With Me" INDEX 00 30:53:67 INDEX 01 30:57:40 TRACK 09 AUDIO TITLE "As the Years Go Passing By" INDEX 00 35:13:30 INDEX 01 35:16:00 TRACK 10 AUDIO TITLE "Stealin' Watermelons" INDEX 00 39:14:55 INDEX 01 39:19:15
  25. Well, it looks to me like you are talking about creating a CD from audio tracks. That sounds interesting. However, I was talking about copying audio CDs, ones that either have CD Text already or don't have it. Right now, AFAIK, creating or altering the CD Text in the copy of the original audio CD entails opening the CUE file in a text editor and making edits directly. That process is kind of strange, arcane, tedious and for the uninitiated it's confusing. It took me a while to figure out how that works. After figuring it out I wrote my own code in Microsoft Visual FoxPro database management software that makes it much easier, simpler, more intuitive to do this stuff. For instance, for CDs without CD Text I can have a field like this: - - - - Track title one, whatever it is Track title 2, just anything Title 3, you name it 4, whatever goes there - - - - Those things, separated by a character return, will appear vertatim as the CD Text for the titles of the tracks. My code transforms that blurb above, adds it where needed in a new CUE file after having copy/pasted the original CUE file into a different field. I replace the old CUE file with the new one. I hope that makes sense. Imgburn could have functionality where with a mouse click you see all the CD Text in an editable window. You could change the disc title, the performer for the disc and all the track titles. That would be the most convenient. If there were no CD Text in the original, you could add it right in that same window. Most convenient! I don't believe it would be terribly difficult, should be relatively trivial, and it would be very helpful for people who like CD Text support.
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