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  1. Yes, there is a green check for +R DL, so those are the only types of DL discs you can burn. +R DL has a better compatibility rate, and is recommended for video rather than -R DL anyways. When you burn a +R DL disc, remember to buy quality media (Verbatim). Also you can find out your drive's capabilities in imgburn by going to tools, drive, and click on the capabilities option.
  2. It is now time for some movie quotes! There is always a movie with a memorable quote so I say why not have a favorite movie quote thread? These quotes are from the classic 1984 comedy Johnny Dangerously (starring Michael Keaton as Johnny Dangerously): Johnny Dangerously: "The name's Dangerously. Johnny Dangerously." Lil: "Did you know you're last name is an adverb?" Chorus Girl: "I'm not wearing a bra, Johnny." Johnny Dangerously: "Yea? Well that makes two of us." Roman Moroni: "I would like to direct this to the distinguished members of the panel: You lousy cork-soakers. You have violated my farging rights. Dis somanumbatching country was founded so that the liberties of common patriotic citizens like me could not be taken away by a bunch of fargin iceholes... like yourselves."
  3. New slogan for Memorex: "Is it Memorex, or is it really just CMC?"
  4. Yikes! Well for future reference then. I've been scouring the interwebs for any real discussions about BD-R and BD-R LTH for any advantages/disadvantages, with no real definite conclusions. At this point I would have at least settle for some DVDInfoPro information. Also its not like I have a bluray burner at the moment, but curiosity lingers, and this is not high priority. When prices do come down for such media, I would then like to scour the media section to see what the user results are for BD-R and BD-R LTH.
  5. Sorry this isn't a direct imgburn request, more of a request to the testers. I would like to see tests of BD-R and BD-R LTH media posted in the media section. That is also when a member does have a bluray burner and BD-R/BD-R LTH media.
  6. Well if you are sure it is not the drivers, then have you considered looking for a new version of firmware for your burner? Perhaps that might help.
  7. Ummmm, well you know perhaps burning movies on RW media is not really the way to go. I never had any use for RW media anyways, perhaps only exception is if you download a lot of free OSs and burn an ISO to disc and prefer to use a RW, then yes I could see that. Honestly though RW is not recommended for backup purposes, let alone burning movies onto. You would just be better off sticking with WORMs (Write Once Read Many Times) for movies. I'm still very surprised that you even got such a high quality disc (branded as Maxell). I would LOVE to actually get a REAL TDK branded +R DL, but I don't think they exist. I keep hearing how good Tayo Yuden is, as well as Verbatim (I do have some Verbatim +R DLs burned), but alas, I never seen a Tayo Yuden +R DL disc, only -R DL. I haven't yet gone bluray, but this time when I do from the very start I will buy proper media. Also unlike DVD there is no BD-R/BD+R crap, like there is with DVD, this is one of the pros of having a single company control of a format, minus all the DRM they like to shove. However now the only issue is BD-R vs. BD-R LTH.
  8. Maxell = TDK? And here I thought TDK doesn't even make their own discs anymore, and now they are making discs for others? I would have expected it to be RiTek. Since it is a TDK dye FROM TDK, I would assume it is ACTUALLY a good quality disc, since TDK is after all a Japanese company, and not a Taiwan based company (RiTek)
  9. Even though it is not 'required', could you at least add the option to close and finalize audio CDs for those (like me) who feels better if they can finalize CDs?
  10. This right here, confirms the original is then in PAL format, AND is burned as PAL and region free. The fact that you renamed your VIDEO_TS folder to HOME_VIDEO didn't and doesn't do anything. IMGBURN automatically RENAMES your folder BACK to VIDEO_TS, (it actually TELLS you that it thinks you are trying to burn a DVD video, and asks you if you want to rename whatever folder to the proper name, you probably overlooked that while making your DVD) because VIDEO_HOME is an INVALID folder name for DVD VIDEO. The disc you burn IS STILL in PAL format, it just seems that your DVD player can play PAL. IT DID NOT CONVERT ANYTHING. If you still insist your 'new disc' is now in NTSC format, then by all means, take your new disc, run it under VLC media player, and I can assure you it is STILL in PAL format, just look at the resolution of the mpeg codec. Even I have a PAL disc, I burned it as PAL and remains as PAL, I can even provide you with screenshots as evidence, PROVING that imgburn did NOT convert your DVD to NTSC. If you still after all that insist that your disc is converted to NTSC, well then there is simply no hope for you. It is like trying to argue reason with Glenn Beck even when provided with evidence that clearly proves him wrong (which isn't really that difficult, he's Glenn Beck after all).
  11. This is rather absurd. Show us the logs, I can bet you the original VOB files are already in NTSC format, the logs from imgburn will confirm this. If you somehow still insist that imgburn converts PAL to NTSC, then take the original UNBURNED copy, and run it through VLC and check the codec information by clicking on tools, and select 'codec information.' There a new window will show up and click the codec details tab. You will then see the details of the VOB file being played. Look at the resolution. These are the specifications for PAL and NTSC: From http://www.videohelp.com/dvd : I can agree with the author of the program (after all he WROTE, and knows its functions inside and out), that imgburn DOES NOT manipulate any files. The only program that the author LUK created that DOES manipulate DVD files is his now defunct DVDDecryptor, which all it does is strip regional codes, and PUOs, but DOES NOT in any way convert PAL to NTSC or vise-versa. End of argument.
  12. Well can't go wrong with the classics: Exorcist, The Shining, It, but sometimes a good 'cheesy' horror flick is fun, (See The Evil Dead). I saw some new adaptations of older classics, such as the Amityville Horror. In the States we have now a 24/7 channel dedicated to horror/suspense, both movies and shows, that is a good time to watch during October, Halloween all month long .
  13. From: http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/11/tdk-develops-1tb-optical-disc-leaves-other-optical-storage-feel/ Though I'm pretty sure they will soon outsource this to RiTek.
  14. When the time comes (and I have the cash) for a new computer I am going to go Bluray (and remaster all the data discs from CD/DVD to bluray) that way I can dump the old ones and have less discs around. The one question that is on my mind is the format. I am from the very start going to use only Verbatim bluray media (unless Sony is ok), and the only other exception for a non-verbatim brand is Tayo-Yuden. What I want to know is the exact difference and any advantages/disadvantages between 'standard' bluray media and LTH (Low-To-High). I know that the LTH media is made from recycled material essentially, so does that have any negative impact over the long run, or result in higher chances of bad burns? I also now don't know if I should even use Sony branded media (only for the fact that perhaps it isn't even from Sony, unless Sony is a little more strict on slapping their name on third party products?) Plus it is their format, so I kinda don't know why they wouldn't make their own media, rather than outsource it to Ritek, CMC-Magnetics, Insert_other_crappy_third_party_name_here. Also being that bluray is so synonymous with DRM, but as far as recordable media is concerned, since Sony has total control of the format the good thing is that there is no +/- debacle like there is with recordable DVD. Anyways, what are your thoughts on regular BD-R vs. BD-R LTH?
  15. Thats your problem right there, the discs. Next time buy Verbatim discs. I also have Ritek +R DLs (with TDK slapped on, but it is a RiTek), I have no problems burning them, but none of my set top dvd players recognize them.
  16. Something caught my eye: Disc ID: MCC 03RG20 Regardless if it is + or -, I thought Verbatim disc IDs were always MKMxxx. What is up with that disc id though? Looks suspect to me, unless someone can actually confirm these are Verbatims and not some third party discs with the Verbatim name slapped on. Or am I only thinking of Verbatim DLs?
  17. Wow, thats depressing. So I guess besides Verbatim, Tayo-Yuden is the only other exception. I guess now even for BD-R media, you can't even trust Sony-labeled media, since it probably isn't from Sony either? Even though Bluray is Sony's format. I wish Tayo-Yuden made +R DL discs, and not just -R DL. *sigh*
  18. I am just curious about Imation discs. Has anyone used them? What is the disc ID for Imation DVD+R/DL? Do they make their own discs, or do they outsource it to RiTek and just slap their names on it just like *cough* TDK *cough*
  19. Is there any chance of adding support to be able to write CDs in Mode2 Form 2?
  20. Yes but I want to verify the ISO BEFORE burning to make sure it actually downloaded correctly.
  21. When downloading Linux or any other free OS; along with the ISO an MD5 file is supplied. How do I get imgburn to verify the ISO against the supplied MD5 file?
  22. I sometimes would like to burn a DL data disc, rather than span it to two SLs; the only thing I am weary about is the layer break and how I have no real control of what file might be essentially 'cut in half'. This mainly concerns me with audio files, and having a sudden pause while the laser is tracking to L1 to continue reading. Would it be possible to add some kind of option on the 'disc layout editor' to give the user a view L0 & L1 and where the last file is before the layer break; that way if a file that is essentially between the layer jump, the user can choose to have that file simply move to L1 along with any further data? That is if it is even possible...
  23. When I am burning a DVD-ROM data disc or DVD-Video disc during the end of the process I always see the two crucial bits on the log: Closing Track and Finalizing Disc... What I noticed however is when I burn an Audio CD, it doesn't do that. Did I miss an option somewhere? I looked in the settings area, but may have overlooked it somehow? Or does it still carry out these two final phases of burning and just doesn't bother to tell you when burning audio CDs? Sample log: ; //****************************************\\ ; ImgBurn Version - Log ; Thursday, 16 September 2010, 14:47:27 ; \\****************************************// ; ; I 14:40:12 ImgBurn Version started! I 14:40:12 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3) I 14:40:12 Total Physical Memory: 523,764 KB - Available: 53,960 KB W 14:40:12 Duplex Secure's SPTD driver can have a detrimental effect on drive performance. I 14:40:12 Initialising SPTI... I 14:40:12 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 14:40:12 -> Drive 1 - Info: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20 2.00 (F:) (ATA) I 14:40:12 -> Drive 2 - Info: RET BSLYN4LQZK 1.03 (D:) (SCSI) I 14:40:12 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM and 1 BD-ROM/HD DVD-ROM! I 14:43:56 Operation Started! I 14:43:56 Source File: C:\Documents and Settings\Jenny\Desktop\mp3\New Folder\1.cue I 14:43:56 Source File Sectors: 325,026 (AUDIO/2352) I 14:43:56 Source File Size: 764,461,152 bytes I 14:43:56 Source File File System(s): None I 14:43:56 Destination Device: [1:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20 2.00 (F:) (ATA) I 14:43:56 Destination Media Type: CD-R (Disc ID: 97m24s11f, Sony Corp.) (Speeds: 16x, 24x, 40x, 48x) I 14:43:56 Destination Media Sectors: 359,847 I 14:43:56 Write Mode: CD I 14:43:56 Write Type: SAO I 14:43:56 Write Speed: MAX I 14:43:56 Lock Volume: Yes I 14:43:56 Test Mode: No I 14:43:56 OPC: No I 14:43:56 BURN-Proof: Enabled I 14:43:56 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 8,468 KB/s (48x) I 14:44:02 Filling Buffer... (20 MB) I 14:44:04 Writing LeadIn... I 14:44:23 Writing Session 1 of 1... (17 Tracks, LBA: 0 - 325025) I 14:44:23 Writing Track 1 of 17... (AUDIO/2352, MP3, LBA: 0 - 15775) I 14:44:34 Writing Track 2 of 17... (AUDIO/2352, MP3, LBA: 15776 - 36733) I 14:44:48 Writing Track 3 of 17... (AUDIO/2352, MP3, LBA: 36734 - 55501) I 14:45:00 Writing Track 4 of 17... (AUDIO/2352, MP3, LBA: 55502 - 75209) I 14:45:11 Writing Track 5 of 17... (AUDIO/2352, MP3, LBA: 75210 - 93355) I 14:45:21 Writing Track 6 of 17... (AUDIO/2352, MP3, LBA: 93356 - 113952) I 14:45:31 Writing Track 7 of 17... (AUDIO/2352, MP3, LBA: 113953 - 131673) I 14:45:40 Writing Track 8 of 17... (AUDIO/2352, MP3, LBA: 131674 - 149312) I 14:45:48 Writing Track 9 of 17... (AUDIO/2352, MP3, LBA: 149313 - 170270) I 14:45:58 Writing Track 10 of 17... (AUDIO/2352, MP3, LBA: 170271 - 188367) I 14:46:05 Writing Track 11 of 17... (AUDIO/2352, MP3, LBA: 188368 - 208682) I 14:46:14 Writing Track 12 of 17... (AUDIO/2352, MP3, LBA: 208683 - 228098) I 14:46:22 Writing Track 13 of 17... (AUDIO/2352, MP3, LBA: 228099 - 251591) I 14:46:31 Writing Track 14 of 17... (AUDIO/2352, MP3, LBA: 251592 - 275525) I 14:46:40 Writing Track 15 of 17... (AUDIO/2352, MP3, LBA: 275526 - 298499) I 14:46:48 Writing Track 16 of 17... (AUDIO/2352, MP3, LBA: 298500 - 313207) I 14:46:53 Writing Track 17 of 17... (AUDIO/2352, MP3, LBA: 313208 - 325025) I 14:46:58 Synchronising Cache... I 14:47:06 Exporting Graph Data... I 14:47:06 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Jenny\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_DVD-RAM_GH22NP20_2.00_THURSDAY-SEPTEMBER-16-2010_2-43_PM_97m24s11f_MAX.ibg I 14:47:06 Export Successfully Completed! I 14:47:06 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:03:04 I 14:47:06 Average Write Rate: 4,847 KB/s (28.1x) - Maximum Write Rate: 6,656 KB/s (38.6x) I 14:47:27 Close Request Acknowledged I 14:47:27 Closing Down... I 14:47:27 Shutting down SPTI... I 14:47:27 ImgBurn closed!
  24. I don't think it matters as long as the source is able to provide enough data on demand by the burner. You can even burn an ISO or files off a network drive, external hd, etc. It doesn't matter as long as the source is able to keep pace in providing the burner with data and not to cause any buffer underruns.
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