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  1. Question 1: If I go to a store to buy a DVD disc, are there 2 types?...One that states it is 'DVD-Video compliant' ? The discs I'm using do not state this anywhere...they are simply DVD +-R discs.


    Sorry for the confusion, by DVD-Video compliant I mean a disc that has a VIDEO_TS folder with IFO,BUP,VOB files (AUDIO_TS is OPTIONAL). -+R discs these days are a none issues (except for Double Layered -R or +R discs, but thats not really important right now).


    Your blank disc CAN be made into DVD-Video discs, or data discs it doesn't matter. Just like a CD-R can be either a data CD or standard CD-Audio disc you play in a stereo.


    Question 2: Remember that I am running software that creates a slideshow and then automatically launches IMGBurn. I can see it creating and .iso file as the 'input' file...and then injecting that information into IMBBurn...probably using 'scripts'?


    I don't know about scripts, but if whatever 'slideshow' utility you are using spits out an ISO, you can use imgburn to burn the ISO after.



    Response to to directory creation: The DVD Slideshow program is creating an 'Audio_TS' folder...but it is always empty.


    That is just a 'filler' for old players (first maybe second generation) that for some reason could not play DVDs without BOTH AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. Like I said these days AUDIO_TS is inconsequential and you can ignore it 99.999% of the time.


    Summary: I can stop this Slideshow program before it automatically launches IMGBurn...with an ISO file. Can I simply take that .iso file and configure IMGBurn to create a 'watchable' DVD on any DVD player?..or do I need to purchase special DVD's from a store?


    You can use Imgburn to burn the ISO to disc by clicking on the write image file to disc button.

  2. A DVD-Video compliant disc is playable both on a computer with DVD playback software as well as stand alone players (provided your stand alone players can handle +-R discs).


    Anyways, open the contents of your disc in explorer and list the directories you have on the disc. You should only have VIDEO_TS in the main directory and nowhere else. AUDIO_TS is optional and recent players couldn't care if you have or haven't an AUDIO_TS folder.

  3. This isn't an imgburn specific issue, but check your dvdshrink settings you may have inadvertently changed where it should save your files to?


    Also goes for copying, you just have to check back with DVDShrink. Only thing we can really help you with is mostly burning issues.

  4. Imgburn burns files 'as is' and will not produce a DVD-Video disc unless you already have the source prepared in advance.



    You have to encode your videos into the proper DVD-Video format (VIDEO_TS directory with VOB,BUP,IFO files). Imgburn won't do that. DVDFlick will, it is free. Once you have converted your videos to the DVD-Video format, THEN you may use imgburn to burn your contents as a DVD-Video disc.

  5. I understand that the write speed is up to the drive.


    It is a combo of drive+firmware version+media.



    1x is never an option for DVDs, and in fact even on CDs these days 1x just isn't available.

    DVDs usually start at a minimum write speed of 2.4x, but depending on the drive/discs usually the slowest would probably be 4x.


    I don't really know why some people still insist on such slow speeds anyhow, perhaps we really should make a sticky that includes recommended writing speeds, and also a notice saying that slowest speeds does not produce the best burns.


    For single layered DVD+-Rs, 8x is usually fine but I don't see why 16x can't be used if you are using decent media such as Verbatim DVD+R (MCC DYE), up to date firmware on your burner, as well as most recent version of imgburn and running the latest XP or Win7 service packs.


    Just remember to verify your burns. I see no reason why you can't burn successfully at 16x though.

  6. From your log:


    I 19:07:05 Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Edition (6.1, Build 7600)


    Any reason why you are not running SP1? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/service-packs


    I 19:07:05 -> Drive 2 - Info: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NS30 1.01 (D:) (ATA)


    There is a firmware update available, http://www.firmwarehq.com/download_1532-file_GH22NS30_200%28ew%29.zip.html


    I 19:07:10 Destination Device: [2:1:0] HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NS30 1.01 (D:) (ATA)

    I 19:07:10 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: MBIPG101-R05-01) (Speeds: 4x; 8x; 12x; 16x)


    I 19:07:10 Write Speed: 1x

    W 19:07:10 Write Speed Miscompare! - Wanted: 1.385 KB/s (1x), Got: 5.540 KB/s (4x)


    1x is never an option for DVDs, and in your case only 4x is the slowest option. For single layers, minimum of 8x is usually better. Slowest burn speed != better burns.


    Also, consider getting better quality discs. I am not familiar with the MBIPG101-R05-01 DYE, consider going for the Verbatim DVD+R discs that have the MCC dye.


    I 19:07:39 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2226271)

    I 19:07:39 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2226271)

    W 19:15:15 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 1212416)


    You seem to be having DMA issues. Try not to do other things while burning, as this can cause more buffer underruns. Also consider updating your chipset drivers if you have not already.


    After updating your firmware, Windows to the NEXT service pack, as well as finding possible updates to your chipset/controllers, try burning your disc again. Good luck.

  7. The old "inferior standard" ploy. You don't know what the answer is.


    Sounds a bit combative response no? I venture to guess that even LUK would agree about why +R DL would be preferred over -R DL, after all he wrote the program and I venture to guess has more experience in dealing with optical media.



    I have the first Pioneer DVD burner which burns only -R discs so I know all about -R and +R and from what I read about them, there is no difference in the playback. It's another way to try to confuse the buyer like HD DVD and Blu Ray. Modern burners burn on both.


    +R and -R DL is not the same, neither are +R and -R single layers. Just because you can playback both standards, doesn't mean that there are not subtle differences in how each is burned. The "it plays fine" argument is ignoring the underlying differences. Also I don't find anything confusing about HD DVD and Bluray, those are two different formats, albeit that use the same blue laser beam, however in different wavelengths.


    Also if you claimed to have read up on these formats, you would know that DVD + and - came about because there was a split in agreeing on a standard, not necessarily on purpose to 'confuse the consumer'. Also, there is no such + or - format in HD-DVD or bluray.


    The truth is, the error "cannot set layer break position" is bogus


    Really? I would guarantee that any other program that you burn a -R DL and have it set an arbitrary layer break position will give you some kind of hint that it is not possible. Imgburn is designed to tell the user what is happening 'verbatim' compared to other programs that choose to hide most of the details.


    But, since you perhaps fancy yourself an expert, please do elaborate how is the 'error' a 'bogus' one?

  8. Perhaps, Imgburn only likes audio CD images in the CUE+BIN format, cue being a text file with all the track info and of course the bin (data). I know that Imgburn CAN burn .NRG image files as well as other ISO files, but I guess that is just for pure data and not CD audio.


    Use Daemon Tools to mount your .NRG image and have Imgburn make a .CUE and .BIN file from your virtually mounted 'disc'. After wards try burning your audio CD again.

  9. I 12:20:36 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RITEK-S04-66) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x)

    I 12:20:36 Write Speed: 1x


    You selected 1x which clearly is not supported, not even 2.4x so it defaulted to 4x. Try either 6x or 8x next. Your firmware seems up to date, so that covers any potential updates.


    The problem with DL discs, is that the chances for an error are greater due to burner/media combo. Ritek DLs aren't that great, but there are even worse discs besides those (CMC-MAG). If you cannot find Verbatim +R DLs from within your country, consider going online, since burning any other DL discs is just not worth it.


    I don't think you would need to replace your burner just yet, unless it is a slimline (notebook) burner. Again, see if you can order Verbatim +R DL discs online and see if that works if not, then it might be time for a new burner.

  10. Try at a faster speed see if that helps. Chances are it is the media though that is causing the issue. You may not yet have to chunk the drive just because it is 'old'.


    Try better media instead of discs that have the Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3. Look for Verbatim +R discs that have the MCC dye, or Tayo Yuden discs.

  11. Well if PowerDVD doesn't like your disc either, then go back and try re-encoding your source files. Unfortunately as far as that is concerned though, you will have to find a forum specifically for help with that, as we cannot help you with encoding, only burning, sorry.

  12. I 22:30:04 Content Type: BD Video

    Well according to imgburn it burned it as a bluray video disc, but I did notice something else back up from your log...


    I 22:29:44 Quick Erase: Yes

    I 22:29:44 Erasing Disc...


    This MIGHT be an issue. Consider doing a FULL erase (WITHOUT spare areas), and try burning your disc again.


    Also try your disc on a software blu ray player on your computer. Either WinDVD or whatever is used to play bluray video discs on Windows.


    Only other thing is consider updating your firmware:



  13. Well here's a 'fast' way of doing it. In the EZ mode picker choose 'write files/folder to disc. You will be taken to a different screen, then click on the button with the file with the magnifying icon under the +, and choose your file and then click burn to disc, the file folder and the arrow pointing to the disc. See the pictures for an example.


    After that you will have your .avi file burned on to your disc.


    *NOTE*! You requested specifically to burn the .avi file onto a disc, so thats what I did, is give instructions how to do that, however... You stated:


    all I would like to do is put this onto a DVD so that I can watch the movie on my DVD player


    Be sure to know whether or not your DVD CAN play .avi files beforehand (check the manual). If it doesn't then your disc will be pretty much useless to your DVD Player.


    If it does NOT support .avi files, then you can still convert your .avi file to the standard DVD-Video format with DVDFlick. Imgburn does NOT convert anything, it burns your data as is.



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