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  1. If you wish to ifree your process, perhaps set the app to below normal priority.

    That doesn't help. Even if I'm not doing anything processor intensive, other

    programs will become slow to respond. And this is with multiple drives, not

    copying to the same drive. There's no way to limit the speed unless it gives

    you the option. I guess I just won't use this feature, since it takes away my

    computer's functionality. I have 1.5 GB of RAM and lots of free memory. If

    the program wants 100% of my hard drive time, that's too much.

  2. With enough time and effort, anything is possible.


    This isn't something I would do though.

    I don't see why it would take much time and effort. ImgBurn can read ISO

    files already. All it needs to do is look at the file sizes, like it does anyway,

    and create a new image structure. You can mount the image with D-Tools

    and use the root directory as your source in Build Mode. That will achieve

    the same result I'm talking about. But it'd be better if ImgBurn supported

    it directly. If you can read images, most of the work has been done.

  3. Can you add an option to limit the write speed for creating an ISO in

    Build Mode? It is very processor and drive intensive to have it running

    at full speed with no restriction. The computer can become extremely

    unresponsive due to this stress, reducing the ability to multi-task. I'd

    like to be able to limit the speed it writes the ISO.

  4. http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=110426



    Here are some articles for further reading on seamless layer break

    DVDs. This will support some of my stats above. In my experience,

    dual layer DVDs play fine even with ECC block/VOBU boundary LB

    selection. LUK has acknowledged this too.




    The Official DVD-Video Specification forbids seamless layer breaks

    and layer breaks within cells. However, players are largely able to

    tolerate such issues. I have never liked the LB delay in DVDs, so I

    started looking for ways to get rid of it. Through tests, I found the

    pause results from cell flags at the LB and cell commands before

    the LB. Use PGC Edit to change the flags to seamless and remove

    any command before the LB => seamless playback.


    When you burn a Dual Layer size ISO made with Shrink, you will

    probably end up with a NAV Pack layer break, unless you're lucky

    enough to have a cell on an ECC boundary. In my experience, it

    will play fine in most machines. Computer drives will not have any

    trouble with NAV Pack layer breaks. But you must also address

    the cell flags and commands if you want seamless playback.


    All Superbit DVDs use seamless layer breaks. A lot of Criterions

    do too - Naked, Solaris, Fear and Loathing, Bad Timing, Man Who

    Fell To Earth, Naked Lunch, Videodrome, etc. Seamless LB is the

    better way to go, but NAV Pack layer breaks are compatible in a

    large majority of the world's players.

  5. you shouldn't have made an iso with shrink, it can't create dvd9 iso's properly

    if you still have the video_ts folder files , then follow the guides on this forum http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showforum=4 :)

    I've been burning DL made with PGC Edit and Shrink without any playback

    troubles. I calculated the exact position of the layer break and tested it in

    a Samsung and Daewoo. Both played past the layer break with no pause

    at all. (...) They should play in all computers also. I have read that at least

    67% of players will handle a layer break that is NOT on a cell.


    I always use seamless layer break, because the layer break pause is too

    annoying. In regard to that, I've read that 95-99% of players will handle

    a cell layer break that is flagged as seamless. Proof: Many Criterion DVDs

    and ALL Superbits use seamless layer breaks. I have never heard of any

    people having problems playing them back. On the contrary, people note

    they don't have the typical annoying LB pause.

  6. calweycn - put simply, you're incorrect.


    Read my last post. You go ahead and don't worry about your IFOs. The rest us will, quite rightly, be concerned about them.



    I have checked the IFOs on burned discs with AnyDVD on and off. They are

    fine. AnyDVD just changes a few bits on-the-fly. It doesn't change what the

    drive writes. It doesn't change the VOBs. If the disc plays and everything is

    verified except one IFO/BUP, there is very LITTLE reason to worry.


    Only one IFO/BUP would be read differently with AnyDVD on. It would be a

    billion-to-one for all the data to be right except some bits in the IFO/BUP file.

    AnyDVD isn't doing anything I don't know about. I have tested ImgBurn's

    verify mode with AnyDVD on and off. I know what it's doing.

  7. Which makes for an incorrect verification. The IFOs are the lifeblood of your DVD's navigation and command structure. Those "few bits" are precious to me.


    But 35 seconds of my life is not.



    ImgBurn will show you which files verified correctly and which didn't.

    At least, that's how the last version worked. So you will see that only

    these IFO/BUP files would fail verification. And actually just the main

    IFO/BUP, I think, for "non css" DVDs.


    You can disable AnyDVD and those IFO's will verify perfectly, just as

    most of the files do even with it running. It's a question of whether I

    want to waste the time disabling and re-enabling AnyDVD, and losing

    my place in whatever DVD I'm watching.


    I feel that 35-40 seconds of my life is not worth that, when I can still

    verify all the other data with AnyDVD on. If the disc plays and all of

    the other files verify, that's enough for me.

  8. As mentioned above, please disable anyDVD program as it will cause all sorts of problems with the layerbreaking capabilities of Imgburn............. :thumbup:

    Nobody said that it would cause problem with the layer break. They said it would

    cause the disc to fail verification. Actually, it's just a few IFO/BUP files that have

    a few bits changed. I have never worried about this. I tested it copying the IFOs

    from the DVD with AnyDVD on, then copying again with it off.


    AnyDVD doesn't change the VOBs on the DVD at all. It has no effect on normal

    Data DVDs, either. It just changes a few bits in the IFO/BUPs. People blow this

    way out of proportion, IMO. Very little is modified by AnyDVD. They will still be

    the same in terms of image, sound, and functionality.


    EDIT: BUF to BUP

  9. AnyDVD will cause all programs that verify against the original ISO file to fail.


    Just disable it via a right click on the system tray icon, it takes about 2 seconds.

    I leave it running, because it takes about 10 seconds to disable and 30 seconds

    to re-enable. AnyDVD is only modifying a few bits in the IFOs on-the-fly. It does

    not change the data that is written to the disc. The VOBs will verify with AnyDVD

    running. I see no reason to disable it, waste 35 sec or more, and lose my place

    in whatever DVD I happen to be watching.


    Disabling AnyDVD for verifying seems paranoid. All of the data can be verified,

    except a few bits in one the main IFO/BUP file. At least, that is what I noticed in

    the last version of ImgBurn (1300). AnyDVD is nothing to worry about, unless

    you are paranoid about a few bits of the IFO/BUP files.

  10. Would it be possible to treat an image like files, so that it could be

    padded or have a new layer break set, for instance? It seems this

    should work, in theory. Just read files from the image, and build a

    new disk from that. This would give us more flexibility for images,

    to either burn them as they are or pad the files and change layer

    break settings on-the-fly. Can this be done?

  11. Total wank.

    If anyone is worried about their IP addy, then spoof it. There are lots of spoofing progs out there.


    That's not the only issue. The all-or-nothingness of it was the main issue.

    A person might want to check for updates regularly, but they don't need

    to always have the latest. Give the ad hominems a rest.


    As for the legalities of this program, it does not rip - it burns. Same as Ner0 and Roxio and others.


    Being able to burn files and create ISOs makes it a de facto ripper. I've

    posted on this issue numerous times. Nero and others do not have the

    same functionality as ImgBurn, so they aren't good comparisons. What

    you should say is that ImgBurn won't circumvent copy protection. Nor

    will Nero and Roxio and others. It can rip unprotected discs or "drives"

    if you know what I mean. (And I think you do.)

  12. sure it'll go lower just as soon as blu ray takes hold and discs can hold 50 gigs DL's will drop way down all other media went the same way Ritek GO4's were as much as $1.67 each now Verbs are 23 cents each and much better than what Ritek has turned into


    Sure, the price will go lower. But DL will always cost more than SL. There is a

    limit to how long prices can go. I think less than $2 is pretty reasonable. I am

    seeing Verbatim +R DL for $1.75 at Worst Buy, which is less than Amazon or

    NewEgg. Even when BluRay drives become affordable, the discs will cost like

    $20-30 a piece. They won't kill the DVD market any time soon.

  13. nice tool btw - would it possible to create an iso from cd/dvd, would be handy


    Nothing prevents you from doing this. Just open Build Mode, set the DVD drive

    as your Folder source, and output to an ISO file. It should also work for you to

    burn the files directly to DVD, bypassing your hard drive.


    Of course, ImgBurn is not capable of circumventing any copy protections. You

    are on your own there. Nothing stops you from creating an ISO or burning one

    DVD to another. All of that should be very straightforward.

  14. You could use build mode, pop your dvd in rom drive "non css dvd" choose iso 9660 + UDF and browse for the rom drive with dvd you wanna backup to iso and build image.


    You should also be able to take your "non css dvd" and burn it directly to another disc,

    bypassing the hard drive entirely. At least, I know of no reason why that would not be

    possible. ImgBurn is a versatile tool. LUK's last response was somewhat facetious IMO.

    He is too modest. Just experiment with the software and you will find it is able to do a

    lot of interesting things that save you time and hassle. Great work, LUK!

  15. To be honest I'm with corny on this one.

    Either you're super paranoid and turn checking off, or you're not and you leave it on.

    Somewhere in the middle just seems.... erm.... somewhat pointless.


    The software has lots of features that might be viewed as pointless by you.

    That hasn't stopped you from adding them. Choice makes a better program.

    What seems pointless is all-or-nothing with no middle ground.

  16. Wahoo, yes I have a lovely big collection of IP addresses now. I often read through them all before I go to bed.

    Ok, I lied. The update file isn't even anywhere that I can get logs to anyway. So that's the privacy thing out of the window.

    No, it's not. The logs can still be subpoenaed or intercepted by other parties,

    given the current legal climate. So I might prefer to check less often for that

    reason. Plus, the software has never been updated daily for the general user

    base. Try 2-4 months between each major upgrade.


    To be honest I'm with corny on this one.

    Either you're super paranoid and turn checking off, or you're not and you leave it on.

    Somewhere in the middle just seems.... erm.... somewhat pointless.

    Maybe you want to get updates without your IP on a log somewhere as a

    person using the program every day. Maybe you don't want to upgrade to

    each new version immediately (early adopter), but you would like like to

    know about the upgrades eventually (without checking manually). There

    are many reasons to allow it and no strong reason not to. Accusing those

    who value privacy of paranoia is a bit silly.


    I could well end up implementing it (because I'm nice like that) but I still think it's a pretty lame idea.


    I'm not accusing you of collecting IP addresses. I am worried that someone

    else might collect them. Given the legal situation of this software, where it

    is not allowed to discuss existing features (like on-the-fly burning), it makes

    me think that you have something to hide.

  17. why not just turn check for updates off??

    Because I want to know about the updates eventually, but I don't have

    to know about them immediately unless I'm experiencing problems. I

    also check free-codecs almost daily for any new software.


    ImgBurn hasn't been updated for 2-4 months, except for beta testers.

    Isn't it overkill to have millions of people checking for updates every

    day? Why not allow more realistic intervals like weekly, bi-weekly,

    monthly, and bi-monthly?


    It's not that hard to put a little menu or check box there. Why do you

    care what reason someone has for checking less often? Why waste a

    lot of bandwidth and server time for nothing?

  18. Think i will buy my first one when they are about 20p each.

    I started buying them at $7 and I will buy more as they go below $2.

    I never compress my DVDs any more. If they are too big to fit single

    layer for the movie itself, I use a dual layer. Always. I have not been

    satisfied with the quality obtained by compression - even slight.


    Over-burning is also handy. A lot of movies are just 30-150 MB over

    single layer size. They can easily be over-burned. I've burned up to

    4600 MB with ImgBurn, BenQ 1640, and MCC or TY discs.


    Why are people so upset about $2? It's not that big a deal to me. I

    am not rich, either. $2 is nothing to me. I'll burn 50 dual layer DVDs

    and won't even flinch. The price is low enough now. It will probably

    NEVER get as low as single layer media.

  19. :doh: Really ? None of the businesses I have worked for use them.....


    Apple/Linux/Unix may not be dominant in the front office, but they are

    dominant in servers and the back office. I can never trust NTFS. I have

    continued to lose files at a rate of ~1%, long after initially noticing the

    pattern. They are files I have just set in a folder and not accessed with

    any program (except defrag). When I go back later, some of them are

    garbage. This happens across partitions and drives, but only with NTFS.

    Never had it happen with data on FAT32.


    I go to play a video or song and find it's corrupt. Not just a few errors,

    but the whole file is garbage data. I've checked for viruses routinely,

    and even did a clean install of the whole OS. Nothing has stoppd these

    problems from occurring. Perhaps most people don't notice a 1% loss

    of their data, but to me it's unacceptable.


    Whether the problem is caused by NTFS is a moot point. The problem

    has only been observed by me with NTFS.

  20. i would suggest your loss of 1% was due to your actual drive being at fault as opposed to it being a NTFS file system .


    We're getting off-topic, but I've tested the disks thoroughly with chkdsk,

    Partition Magic, and other software. There were never any bad sectors

    found. I seriously doubt that it was a hardware problem. All the files with

    corruption were on NTFS drives. Most people wouldn't even notice if 1%

    of their files were lost, because they don't check them.


    I'm not saying you didn't lose the 1% you mentioned, but you cant put that down purely to the NTFS system , some other factor must have been involved .maybe lack of defrag , bad sectors on that drive ect ect.
    I run defrag regularly (PD7). There have never been any bad sectors

    found on the drives. There have never been any power failures, as I

    have used battery back-ups for years.


    i don't know of any business that uses FAT32, they all use NTFS, that makes me think there must be a reason for it, usually as xp pro works well with it.

    Businesses also make errors from time to time. Probably at a rate of

    at least 1%. Also, the files that are corrupted might never be checked

    again. Many files in Windows are never used.


    your going to have to take the gamble if you want shrink to work with your ISO's by changing to NTFS , OR get an external drive and format that as NTFS instead. then you can have the best of both worlds :thumbup:

    Shrink DOES work with 2 GB file splitting on FAT32, but not Auto (which

    uses 3.99 GB splitting). It will work with any size file splitting for NTFS.

    It's not a big deal for me to use 2 GB splitting in ImgBurn Build Mode. I

    just wondered if this was a universal problem. Since at least one person

    has said they don't have this problem, it may be something caused by

    how my computer or software is configured.

  21. What IO are you using also is the file splitting set to Auto


    edit i have just formatted one drive to fat32 again and read iso that was 5 gig + and shrink read in mds file in no trouble, your are using open disc image in shrink and not open disc ?


    or is the disc you read in a VR one ie one from a home dvd recorder

    I'm using SPTI. File splitting was at Auto, but it didn't work for me.

    Shrink can't open the MDS, unless I use 2 GB splitting. Auto uses

    3.99 GB splitting on FAT32. If it works for you, then there must be

    something wrong with my configuration - either in DVD Shrink or

    ImgBurn. I don't know what it could be.

  22. Just 20.99/10 pk




    They're getting closer and closer to $1...

    Worst Buy has Verbatim DVD+R DL 20-pack for $34.99 this week.

    Personally, I started buying when the prices hit $6.99 a piece. Now

    they're under $1.75. It'll be great when they get to $1, but $1.75 -

    $2.00 is a great price. Is $2.00 that big a deal?


    EDIT: price mis-typed

  23. I really don't think he's interested in your IP address...

    Perhaps not, but there are certain others who take an interest in his software.

    I just don't want the program phoning home every day. I request or suggest

    that we be given more choices. Every load, daily, weekly, or monthly seems

    like a good starting place. Over a month would be excessive.


    There are others reasons one might want to check less often, besides privacy

    concerns. The software isn't even updated daily for the general public. There

    has been a 2-4 month interval between each major upgrade. Why not allow a

    weekly and monthly check? Maybe bi-weekly and bi-monthly.

  24. If NTFS was bad, don't you think all the businesses around the world would have let Microsoft know?!


    Every one of them would be using NTFS for it's security/permissions stuff and they'd sure as hell notice if vital business documents kept getting screwed up.

    I didn't imagine losing 1% of my songs and photos, due to random file corruption

    on hard drives and partitions. Most of them were irreplaceable. FAT32 drives have

    never lost data. That's enough to make me wary of using NTFS.


    They might not notice if 1% of their files were randomly turned into garbage. I do

    not want to take that chance. 60 files out of 6,000 - lost. Not exactly what inspires

    confidence in users. No bad sectors on the drives. I've had battery back-up since

    day one, so there were no sudden power outages, either.


    EDIT: Many businesses use Apple, Linux, or Unix. They avoid Microsoft.

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