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  1. Quatermass

    Adding a folder

    And on this forum, comments like those will get you laughed off the stage Quartermass (or worse). Try to remember your manners, even if your mama forgot to teach them to you. Didn't even occur to me it was in any form offensive. Must be my Scots upbringing. Sorry. I do like it. Which is why I thought I was offering an improvement? This is the Suggestions board. It's already got more levers and pulleys than most CD burners so why not one more? :-) Doesn't the author want it used more in the business world? See sentence where I mentioned trying to increase productively. Thanks. Cheers.
  2. Quatermass

    Adding a folder

    Or in this case it doesn't? I do that too. :-)
  3. Quatermass

    Adding a folder

    Err you want as less compression as possible on a backup CD! Your method means doing more work creating and deleting the compressed backup each time I make a CD. Hardly a practical solution for a thread which is about adding a basic feature you find in other CD burners to Imgburn? I thought good software was suppose to make Worktime decrease and Playtime increase? In a IT business environment you'd be laughed off stage. Cheers. :-)
  4. Quatermass

    Adding a folder

    When I've used in the past commercial CD builders they offered the ability to add a standalone folder to the CD when i'm building. Inside this folder I'd add another copy of the main data I'm backing up. This way I've got two copies of the data on the CD and if the CD gets slightly damaged then if one file is lost, then perhaps the other one will not be. I'd rather not go to the bother of placing a new folder on my HDD and copy the contents of my backup into this folder just so I can have a secondary backup folder on the CD. :-) Comments.
  5. Quatermass

    BIN Verses ISO

    I could argue that with the recent inclusion of the 'Ez-Mode', that you're trying to move it towards newbies?
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    BIN Verses ISO

    So it would seem. I find it odd that at first glance the FAQ forum only appears to have one posting. Why was it made in that fashion? Surely it would make much more sense to separate all the replies into individual posting. That way people can simply scroll down, looking at the title to more quickly see their question. Everywhere I go in the Imgburn forum I see statements directing visitors to the FAQ. But its hopelessly inadequate! Last time it was updated was almost 3 years ago? And don't get me started on the Guide forum... Hardly any articles on CDs. Where is the one on copying a basic CD? For example?
  7. Quatermass

    BIN Verses ISO

    Grand stuff. Maybe you should get your moderators to fill in the FAQ forum more with this kind of info. That forum is kind of empty.
  8. Quatermass

    BIN Verses ISO

    Interesting. You're right it is a "(MODE2/FORM1/2352)" disc. I've no idea what difference this makes to the copy process however. So do you think then its not copied it correctly because I selected .ISO? I created a .ISO file and it made a .cue file as well. Is there any documents on what a .cue file is? Do I need to keep it?
  9. Quatermass

    Create CD CUE File

    What is a Cue file? When I go to generate a .ISO file I get a .cue file as well. The CD is a iso9660 data CD Do I need to keep it? This sort of info should be in the FAQ sub-forum....
  10. Quatermass

    BIN Verses ISO

    I've recently updated IMGBurn on my XP Pro PC to V2.4 and now when I try to create a .iso file from a bog standard iso9660 CD, it insists on setting a .bin file type. Then it creates a cue file alongside it. Can someone tell me what a .bin and .cue file are? Where has the .iso format gone? I used the EZ-Mode Picker and chose 'Create image file from disc'. I looked in the FAQ and it's not mentioned. I've looked in the Guides and making ISOs of CDs is not mentioned. I know enough to know you can't create a .iso file simply by altering the file type. Can someone help?
  11. Quatermass

    Reading query

    Who can remember? It's been a year since I burned them. Though I do tend to use a 4x burn speed as I've found that this makes the CD more playable in old CD players. I'm very wary of burning at any CD speed greater than 12x as I've never found it very reliable after long term storage or play-back on old CD players that our customers tend to have. I've been burning CDs for at least 15 years now and I've always found this to be the case. I'm aware that the leading and trailing edges of a burnt 'pit' of data becomes less uniform when burnt at high speeds which leads to data errors in playback. Am I wrong you think to still do this? I also try to only buy Phthalocyanine dye type CD-R and Plextor CD writers too. I'm also currently investigating if storing the CDs in a CO2 environment will help also. It'll stop mould and Oxygen is the big oxidiser of course! But it may be overkill as we only intend to store the CDs for 10 years at a time.
  12. Quatermass

    Reading query

    Very true. But the log file doesn't indicate any real problem which is why I didn't include it. I just had a slow read rate with a particular disc otherwise it reads other discs of the same make just fine. Here is it.... ie slow one: I 09:09:42 Operation Started! I 09:09:42 Source Device: [2:0:0] PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W4012A 1.07 (E:) (ATA) I 09:09:42 Source Media Type: CD-R (Disc ID: 97m17s06f) I 09:09:42 Source Media Sectors: 300,927 I 09:09:42 Source Media Volume Identifier: VSE600ENU1 I 09:09:42 Source Media Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.39 (12/04/97 TM) I 09:09:42 Source Media File System(s): ISO9660 I 09:09:42 Destination File: D:\ISO\Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise\VSE600ENU1.iso I 09:09:42 Destination Free Space: 33,232,314,368 bytes (32,453,432 KB) (31,692 MB) (30 GB) I 09:09:42 Destination File System: NTFS I 09:09:42 File Splitting: Auto I 09:09:43 Reading Sectors... (LBA: 0 - 300926) I 09:22:11 Image MD5: 910e73eafb90ed629948d913eab9b8ba I 09:22:11 Exporting Graph Data... I 09:22:11 Graph Data File: C:\Program Files\ImgBurn\PLEXTOR_CD-R_PX-W4012A_1.07_26-SEPTEMBER-2007_09-09_97m17s06f.ibg I 09:22:11 Export Successfully Completed! I 09:22:11 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:12:22 I 09:22:11 Average Read Rate: 811 KB/s (5.4x) - Maximum Read Rate: 5,508 KB/s (36.7x) The CD-Rs we use are TDK metallic CD-R80. Type: Disc type: 0 (CD-R / DDCD-R ) Disc sub type: 4 (Normal ReWritable (CLV) Media) Start Time of Lead-in: M: 97 S: 17 F: 6 Manufacturer: Moser Baer India Limited / TDK / TDK Corporation / TDK / TDK Video SuperX Dye type: Short strategy - e.g. Phthalocyanine Last Possible Start Time of Lead-out: M: 79 S: 59 F: 74 Capacity: 702 MB (736,970,752 bytes) / 79:59.55 / LBA: 359,849 more normal one: I 11:25:38 Operation Started! I 11:25:38 Source Device: [2:0:0] PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W4012A 1.07 (E:) (ATA) I 11:25:38 Source Media Type: CD-R (Disc ID: 97m17s06f) I 11:25:38 Source Media Sectors: 301,968 I 11:25:38 Source Media Volume Identifier: VSE600ENU2 I 11:25:38 Source Media Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.39 (12/04/97 TM) I 11:25:38 Source Media File System(s): ISO9660 I 11:25:38 Destination File: D:\ISO\Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise\VSE600ENU2.ISO I 11:25:38 Destination Free Space: 32,616,009,728 bytes (31,851,572 KB) (31,105 MB) (30 GB) I 11:25:38 Destination File System: NTFS I 11:25:38 File Splitting: Auto I 11:25:38 Reading Sectors... (LBA: 0 - 301967) I 11:28:02 Image MD5: 129c54df5b83b34ae6b8534dd57233ad I 11:28:02 Exporting Graph Data... I 11:28:02 Graph Data File: C:\Program Files\ImgBurn\PLEXTOR_CD-R_PX-W4012A_1.07_26-SEPTEMBER-2007_11-25_97m17s06f.ibg I 11:28:02 Export Successfully Completed! I 11:28:02 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:02:17 I 11:28:02 Average Read Rate: 4,408 KB/s (29.4x) - Maximum Read Rate: 6,376 KB/s (42.5x) Imgburn header: I 16:01:58 ImgBurn Version 2.3.2.0 started! I 16:01:58 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2) I 16:01:58 Total Physical Memory: 1,048,048 KB - Available: 118,400 KB I 16:01:58 Initialising SPTI... I 16:01:58 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 16:01:58 Found 1 CD-ROM and 1 CD-RW!
  13. Quatermass

    Reading query

    I'm using Imgburn to archive some of my old data CDs to ISO using Win XP pro SP2 with a internal IDE Plextor PX-W4012A 1.07 drive. On occasion whilst I'm watching the imgburn panel telling me how far it has to go, I'll notice that the read rate drops to 0% for say 5-10secs then continue as before. No errors are reported and the ISO file is created every time. I can see that CPU usage is less 50% at all times. I'm curious to know what this indicates, if anything. Is it having trouble reading the surface? As an IT admin, I'd like to know if the CD or indeed the CD writer is starting to have problems with wear and tear? What does the experts on CDs make of this? :-)
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