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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I meant that the player will read the subtitle most of the time if it's in the same container and named the same as the source file, in this case non - VTS files. This is exactly why converting to DVD is better because of the almost 100% guarantee the subtitle will be included soft or hard coded. VSO actually suggests hard coding them into the file because of some limits regarding the DVD file structure. I've yet to experience the other formats such as ASS/SSA. Do you switch the language identifier regarding the audio and/or subtitle to the proper language before conversion and burning? It's a pita when you have a large project and for w/e reason the source files don't have a language identifier. I tried applying the changes to all the files in the project to no avail. I really don't believe that all the features presented in most of these proggies actually work. I've never been able to use offset regarding subtitles with any luck whatsoever! ImgBurn last night actually beat my other drive building/burning/verifying with my USB Slim LITEON that tops out at 8x. How could that be? Is USB that much better than sata? Or is LITEON that much better than my LG HL-DT-STDVDRAM GH24NSB0? Or is ImgBurn better/faster than the other software? If it's the USB than having a couple would be great if there was room. One would have to get an extension USB cable for sure. Speaking of outside the box if you run into a file or files that for w/e reason are taking forever to convert ,in this case MP4, convert them into another format which you've known to zip right through to MP4. I've tried both .AVI and .MPG with similar success. Right now I'm topping @145 fps. on a Dual Conversion with ConvertXToVideo from .AVI to H.264 .MP4 AAC. So when you run into that occasional file that w/e proggie you're using either won't process, or is pain stakingly slow, either throw it as is into another proggie, or convert it into another format then proceed as usual.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I'm getting ready to chuck VLC and buy Cyberlink's PowerDVD. I think I'm going back to MPC HC, though it hadn't been able to tackle h.265 that well. Not that I target them, though some have come like that. VLC does a decent job with that VLSub getting the .srt for the file you're watching. My issue is that no matter even if I named the .srt exactly as the .mp4 file it wouldn't automatically enable it. I had to do it myself, even if it was soft-coded inside. Now that's another $20 pesos as they say because after configuring ConvertXtoVideo to include the .srt all I got was Chapter Number names and no .srt. Now, I'm not 100% sure if it was all ConvertXtoVideo as VidCoder was used as well at some time. Bottom line from going online, and even talking to more experienced users, the consensus seems to be that for some reason .mp4 has issues with .srt etc... Yes MKV does handle them better, but everything better be synced with the original file before converting to MKV, and let's face it, not all hardware plays MKV. Fix? Get a really nice .mp4 file and burn it with the .srt along side with the exact name of the video file. Many players will recognize this and insert it. This is a very strong reason why I'm thinking of converting my best etc... to DVD anyway. If audio was 100% understandable there would be no need for .srt. It's not though.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Do you mean that MP4 has issues with subtitles over all, or just with Blu-ray files conversion? Reason I ask is because I noticed that many of the MP4 files which I'm almost certain I included subtitles for, either don't play them or didn't transfer into the mp4 at all. What I've been seeing is the words "chapter" plus w/e number it is and nothing else. I'm trying to steer clear of hard-coding them in I also for the life of me haven't been able to automatically play subtitles with VLC and in this case MP4 files. Nothing I tried like putting English as the default subtitle language, and naming both files exactly the same. Wouldn't budge. I have to manually put them in. There just might be something about .MP4 files with respect to subtitles and certain software that I haven't seen posted. If you have please share. Thanks.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Well obviously there's more than one way to skin a cat! That is a very ingenious idea, and I must say that I think very few people have thought about doing something like that. Now to come back to what's going on here, I just noticed that the files that were transferred using convert x to video did not do a good job with the subtitles for some reason. Either I did use convert xvideo for them or it was VIdCoder that didn't get the job done. Well I just went to my favorite you know what site and just downloaded the MP4 version of the files anyway. It would have took me forever to try to sync subtitles to these MKV files and then convert them to MP4. Something in that MKV file structure is just not in sync the same way as a MP4 container. Whoever invented it I guess had other ideas with it. That WinXDVD Ripper Premium I cautioned you about is some program when it works! Again when it works it is some program! Only thing is that it just doesn't work well all the time. It'll take a DVD disc and on the fly it will rip it to MP4 with subtitles and everything. When it does do a good job it does an excellent job. The only thing is you don't know when it's going to do a good job or not. VIdCoder is the same. When it works it works. I gave Handbrake a try for MP4 conversion and just configuring it is a task tstl. It's great for some though. There's no need to complicate anything you're trying to sell or give away. Is CDs work just a bit larger you be able to burn a data DVD I'm them and get away with that. Big big savings when you're buying CD - R compared to DVDs. Unless data burned becomes less than when it's in video format. I'm not sure if it works that way.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Ok so after you convert say a .mp4 file to DVD using ConvertXToDVD, you take the resulting VTS folder and burn it along with the source .mp4 file to a DVD blank? Now ImgBurn can either burn it as is, ir rather data, or as a DVD Video correct? My question is if one chooses to burn it as a DVD Video doesn't all the files have to be in VTS structure? Or it justs means that the contents are being burnt to a DVD blank? ImgBurn doesn't convert non-dvd files to a VTS folder as ConvertXToDVD does correct? Or does it mean that it'll burn w/e to a DVD blank and make it playable? I think imgBurn knows when a VTS folder is involved and asks "would you like to create a DVD Video Disc?" I'm going to do it this way and it can only be done with a ConvertXToDVD video file because of its optimization. Another proggie will burn as is, and there won't be any room for the source file. According to VSO per their guide on hardware optimization, ConvertXToDVD doesn't use it although it's available. Believe me many have questioned this. I'm almost positive that there is software out there that will use it and speed things up even more. Thing is how reliable is it either hardware-wise or customer support-wise?
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I don't know I tried to delete it via the edit option and it wouldn't do so. Can you please delete that double post for me or ask Lightning to do so if needed? I don't know why it double posted, but when I noticed it I tried to go into the edit function and delete everything and then save that deleted file but it wouldn't take.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    The larger output files were done with the convert x to video app. I meant to say that before. I would convert certain files weather MKV, MPG, or video TS and the resulting. Mp4 file using h point 264 plus a ACC would come out way larger than what other apps would make it out to be. Vso told me that's because they were a better quality. But I don't believe that for a second. I found out of sync audio and certain other issues with some video files that I had processed earlier before. I think they were done with that other app that I told you about which I'm fighting about. They're convert x to DVD somehow limits the output to about 2.4 or something gigabytes no matter how many files you put in more or less. I've converted two maybe three MP4 files to VTS using convert x to DVD and the resulting file was always a little less than 3 GB or just a little more. I don't know how they do it but the results were pretty decent enough to watch at least. I think I'm going to limit it to just one video per DVD or maybe two. Also I noticed that convert x to DVD will not use the hardware optimization option. I think it has to do with the frames per second for video DVD. Although using the CPU as software for the conversion I think does raise the frame per second to about 48 to 54 more or less depending on how the program sees fit.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Best I can do through edit was delete the double message.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Okay so that's what the support is all about lately huh! yes they told me they were moving but they just didn't tell me that that's why the support has been low as of late. they just for the sake of pride try to tell you this, and that, and try to do this, and try to do that, you know how it goes. Anyway I've got their other software the convert x to video and that seems to be running pretty well except that the output file is way larger than what any of the other conversion software I used used to output to. you tell vso that and they tell you that even though their output file is larger, that quality is better, though I don't believe that for one second because it isn't true. I'm never going to mess with MKV files as long as I can do without them. I just ran into a whole sort of problems again, and it looks like I just might have to do everything over again. which is fine with me because now I know that I've rechecked everything. The subtitles will just not sync with MKV files that much at all! best thing is to just download the video in a minute or two than to try to sync those subtitles believe me. I've never been able to sync them. You think a little bit along the way is that I do myself. What's going on that things haven't been so well and they're moving? I mean there in France somewhere I think right?oh maybe they started out as a French company and there's somewhere in the Netherlands. It pretty much doesn't mean anything with them because they're not into any ripping software.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Wow! That's a lot of power there on Sony's end. Blu-ray really hasn't replaced DVD. They took a big gamble and pretty much won in a different way. I use VSO myself. Though lately the support hasn't been that good floabw. When you start telling the customer to look all over, take snapshots, blah blah blah, then basically there is no support. Why is it a file will be an issue in one proggie, and the same file will flow like butter in another? Happens all the time. Thank God we started this thread as I mentioned. I went back and discovered all sorts of files that need processing. Either to DVD or MP4 etc... Will players usually play a VTS folder burned as data? Or safest bet is to burn as DVD Video? Thanks.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Well I meant any discount store. Trisonic is a pretty household name in many parts. I just would like to know what they code out to and your take. They run for about 3 for 2 bucks, so if they code out MCC why not. You mean Sony can dictate what other Blu-ray players can or can't do? Or just their players? Many Blu-ray players are even more adaptable to the many formats than say the PS4. Sony decides outright what Blu-ray does? That 256GB flash drive sounds like a nice monster to have in one's arsenal! They last like crazy! Well after checking some already encoded files it looks like some were poorly converted. Thank God we started this discussion. Now I have to re-rip, convert, and burn some already processed files. This time I'm throwing everything into either the PC or Player right afterwards. Definitely have to stick with the usual suspects when it comes to encoding, transcoding, decoding etc... Stay away from WinXDVD. The promise looks and sounds great though more than not it's defective. Shame! I actually liked what they are offering.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I'm glad we're talking. I haven't actually put anything I've burned to play and see what happens. I just did and saw that one of my Batman DCAU files was still in .AVI. Oh well now I'm going to recheck and re-encode whatever's needed. I too reassuringly take a good burn at face value. God knows they're could be ghost files in there. I swore ImgBurn had FixVTS within to do just that with any out of sequence structure. If you get a chance swing by any .99¢ and check out those Trisonic DVD blanks. See what coding on the MID you get.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Thanks so much! You're not paranoid believe me. Though HDDs have come a long way they're still susceptible to some kind of defect, failure, etc... I'm reorganizing my whole set up and doing just that. Only thing I hate to waste space on a new blank with just one .mp4 file. If I put several on a DVD disc than it'll either be part of a series, or closely related movies. This last way I don't really like because filing them away then becomes an issue alphabetically. Is that why you just put one .mp4 on a DVD? There's a science to making a collection. Let me know. Also let me know about the DVD restructuring if any by ImgBurn. I'll look it up as well.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Ok so I couldn't find the edit function on my last post so here I am. I must admit that ever since I started using imgburn I never ever really had any issues with it as a burning application. The only thing I ran into was the upper and lower filter situation which was way over 10 years ago, and only on certain situation. I have a question. Does imgburn do any kind of file restructuring when it is getting ready to burn a DVD VTS folder? I think fix VTS is incorporated or no? Reason I ask is because I've used other programs where if you throw the VTS folder into the program as is sometimes it tells you that the DVD file structure is not right. So I'm wondering if there is some kind of sequence where it does have to be right? The new spindle so far coded out MCC-004-00. Great! Guess their DVD+R are MCC mostly. I also noticed that there's a RW on the disc as well. So are the DVD+R rewriteable? I was under the impression that they would say DVD+RW? Would you burn your best of the best videos as DVD even if you have a solid .mp4 file? I'm only hesitating because we're talking an easy hundred or more.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Wow! I'll get back after I open and check out the DVD+R Verbatim. Squeaky wheel does get the oil! They expedited my regular 2 day Prime as it should be. Tried to make Wednesday the delivery day. Anyhow enjoy the games if you're into them!
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I haven't went into Bluray ripping/copying/burning yet as I've been hesitant to use Dual layer media. Has it been particularly good and consistent for a while? Bith DVD and Blu-ray DL? My last 4 spindles more or less have been those Shiny DVD-R Verbatim that coded out CMC MAG 3. I'm hoping they hold up for a bit, being that rumor etc... that CMC cleaned up their act. I'm staying with the DVD+R hoping they code out MCC. They'll be here Wednesday? My luck nothing close by on this order from Amazon. Gave me $5.00 credit. I hope they don't go down the drain because of this divorce! Stranger things have happened. You go Verbatim with DL also? Thanks.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Thanks! I had that same issue with the MKV files, and subtitles were also pita at times. Trisonic is the answer to really crap merchandise at an affordable price and way better quality. They make everything! They're pretty steady with the CDS and DVDs they sell price wise, so just maybe they're right stuff. I'll be pulling the trigger on the DVD+R from Amazon myself. Seems the Verbatim are the only consistent lot from way back. They even have them ahead of the TYs. So TYs really weren't better at no time?
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Thanks! Yes you're totally correct about DVD + R holding more information! As it happened to me just recently myself trying to transfer some stuff that I have made previously from some DVD + R .iso and transfer them onto a DVD - R. And Imgburn told me that there wasn't enough space. The Trisonic wholesale store is here in the city in another borough but it's not too far. By train I could probably stop by and check out those trisonic which I see they have in dvd minus r and maybe dvd plus r. If they code out to mcc 00 whatever and I could get a good buy on them I will. Although the verbatim just look neater and are more specific to my needs. Most of my data is in the MP4 format which I found out was the best way to go because I was having a lot of small issues here and there with MKV. So I had to transfer everything back to MP4. The rest of the stuff like my series DVDs, and TV series DVDs I make DVD video disc of in a smaller size format using some other software, and so yes some of it is DVD video. Tbh I feel like converting most of my stuff which is very good stuff anyway to DVD because that way I could just shoot it into any player, and not really have any issues whatsoever. But we're talkin a lot of video work here, so might be something that if I start to do I'm going to have to buy a lot of DVD blanks. Did you ever use Trisonic DVD/CD blank? Mostly in the .99¢ stores. Who would think they're MCC stock!?
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Happy New Year! Okay so I'm going to need to get some more discs For this pretty huge project I have in front of me. What do you think of the DVD + R blanks today? Do you think I should play it safe and get DVD-R, or should I go DVD + R who some software people say are better made discs then the DVD-R? In your experience are +R better made? They seem to look better made when I compare them myself. Have we come so far that issues with +R are almost negligible? Even with book-setting? I have some Memorex DVD+R Lightscribe that code out to CMC MAG-M01-00, and Verbatim DVD+R that code out to MCC-004-00. These Verbatim even look better made, and have the Verbatim logo on top with lines on the bottom to write your disc info. I'm leaning towards these. The shiny Verbatim I purchased code out to CMC MAG. AM3. Prodisc makes Maxwell and are at a video shop near me. My old Sony DVD+R code out to RITEK-F16-01. They've held up over 10 years now, though I wouldn't pass them by the DVD+R MCC-004-00 Verbatim. Have you ever checked different discs from the same spindle and seen different MIDs? Thanks. P.S. Unbelievably so the Trisonic DVD-R coded out to MCC 03RG20! No wonder they sell them for about 3 for $2.00 or so. I'm going to look into the Trisonic, and decide between them and those DVD+R Verbatim. Just that the Trisonic don't have any space specifically for writing like the Verbatim.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Believe me that I couldn't believe it myself when I saw it. What I'm going to do is I'm going to take screen snapshots when I catch it again okay. And it's either going to be that the same DVD had different ids with different programs or that there was mixed batches of disc in the same spindle. You really can't let any of these companies get by with anything these days and sometimes it's not even them. Let's say they sold some oversupply of something or some stash that they had of something and they gave it to somebody else to rebrand or whatever they'll just do whatever they want with it. All I know is that the disc involved one program had it as a ritek f-15 or whatever and the other one had it as a CMC mag. I'll check just to make sure and I'm going to post back with screenshots if it's possible. I think the program that put up a different ID was copy to DVD 4 the older one. I'm going to check again okay.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    That's that's what I was trying to tell you about that some programs will ID them as ritek, and other programs will ID the same disk as CMC mags. So I don't know if it's whether the program is not doing its job or whatever. Now I must say I just put in some more verbatims I just got rewritable DVD+R and there coding out as MCC - 004-00. The shiny ones that I purchased not so long ago are coming out to CMC MAG AM3. So yes it seems that some of the non-datalife series are being made by MCC. That's great, though even if we've come a long way I still rather be safe with DVD-R, as even today the +R can't be 100% trusted compatibility wise. I'm not going to lie though that those dvd plus r e rideables that I just mentioned look really really nice! You can see the deep purple ink that's used by MCC. Well they said that CMC might have got their act up a little bit by getting the ingredients or whatever from MCC though I don't know if that's completely true. I just found some Sony's from about 13 -14 years ago and they're still holding up with what's in them. And they code out as Sony straight up and down.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Yes exactly what I'm saying! Now I don't know if it's the app that's reading the media ID for example imgburn, or some other app like dvdfab Etc, but yes even with image burn the same DVD I would put in would ID out with different names etc etc. For instance one will come out as a CMC mag whatever, and then one will come out as in rytec F 15, 16 whatever. I'm going to give it a second look and check just to make sure, though yes I think even the verbatim ones I bought were doing that. Excuse the late response I got caught up with the holidays and all this DVD project I have ahead of me.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    You actually might be even more right than anything, as I do notice these Verbs get touched up quickly via tiny dust etc... I think something is going on with their tag because some I seen say CMC MAG and some tag out as Ritek F 16 or whatever. Prodisc makes Maxwell and they were pretty good, even here at a mom and pop they have the white coated printable ones straight from Prodisc. I'm just afraid to use something else that my burner might not like. I'll have to take a risk with some. TBH I burnt some Fujis from a 5pack, and some Trisonic from a 3 pack and was surprised. I'm even surprised that the Trisonic have a non-ink look, and wondered how they manufacture them without ink? I'll put some of the above mentioned in and post their I'd tags. So far no coaster or bad burn from about 150 of these shiny printable Verbatims. They're $22 bucks a 50 pack with about $8 bucks shipping, so @$50 bucks here there not bad. I wonder when the shipping goes up? That's why I got 2 packs to try instead of one. I'll also get some JVCS see how they make out and brand out.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    So the days of Sony, Maxwell, Ricoh etc... are gone huh. Are the supposed Taiyo Yuden JVC really CMC MAG as well? I'm going to get a blank from a friend and put it in, see what it brands out as. At the Data Life Plus price no one's getting a freebie from me. Lol...
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Wow! To be exact they're CMC MAG, AM3. So what media can we get at a reasonable price that's not CMC MAG? Just the Data Life Plus? Thanks.
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