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  1. What about adding another harddrive instead? Even a small, portable one would do. You could then use free software to make automatic backups of changes or additions you make to your original files. (The freebie backup software from Microsoft called SyncToy would be perfect). It'd be a hell of alot easier than burning DVDs. Download SyncToy here: SyncToy
  2. Just to clarify what Lightning_UK! has said. In simple terms, a verification error means what it sounds like. Your burner either can't verify that the disk being burnt is readable (read errors) or that ImgBurn can't match the files you've selected to be burned (via a byte-by-byte comparison of the source and destination file). ProDisc media is garbage. There's no substitute for good media. That said, all burning programs such as ImgBurn and Ner0 send a set of instructions to your drive. Nothing more. They tell the drive what to do and then the drive takes over. It's up to your burner (using its internal software or "firmware") and your media to do the job properly. If your media is crap, the drive will refuse to burn. Your drive then reports an error that ImgBurn displays in its logfile.
  3. Bitsetting is fixed with -R media. You can't change it.
  4. well the stange thing is that it worked once with speed 6x and after that no luck... I am going to try another game.. maybe this was the problem! (unfortunatly I have only 1 ritek left.. after that i have to buy some new ones... I will try verbatim.. hopefully they will give me more luck.. It's not strange. It's just the media. Ritek, Princo, CMC Magnetics etc.. are garbage. Some disks burn fine but fail later on. Some burn but won't verify. Some won't burn at all. There's no substitute for good media. Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden have been consistently good for years. After telling you how great this media is, don't get the Verbatim DVD-R/DL. They're a bit dodgy. Vebatim DVD-R, DVD+R and DVD+R/DL are fine though. Taiyo Yuden (any sort) I've never found a problem with.
  5. This would be the first thing I'd change. Ritek media isn't very good and it looks as though your drive agrees by not even seeing it. Grab some good media like Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim. If it still can't see the disks, then the drive is likely the problem. Ritek media has been a bit dodgy for the last few years.
  6. You're still here? Your input to this forum could be compared, on an intellectual level, to wiping ones' arse. Neither memorable or astounding. You needed a reason to leave and felt the need to share that reason with people, like myself, who don't care? Not too bright, are you? The ironic part is that you haven't left. You're still here. Even my dog knows when it's not wanted and he spends half of the day licking his balls. Wrong again, genius. I, like the other permanent fixtures here, assist those having hardware or software problems. Have a look around the forum. You might actually learn something by mistake. Which makes me wonder why you bothered to even reply. I don't give a flying fuck what you do. Next week you won't even be a memory. The people needing help and support will find us here long after you've left, which, I assume, is soon. Not others. Just you. Those willing to learn are always welcomed here. The occasional blight on the gene pool, like yourself, is something we're used to dealing with.
  7. Exactly they are empty, and yes its with all the programs, and only with the dual layers!! Then we've established that the software isn't the problem. Agreed? Yes? It's sounding alot like a drive problem. As I said above, and exact drive model would be handy. Throw a normal (single layer) blank DVD into your drive and select WRITE MODE from the menu and then copy and paste the text from the window on the right to this forum so we can see what's happening.
  8. Welcome. I have a dumb question so prepare yourself. The disks you're putting into your burner are blank, aren't they? The exact model of your drive would help us alot. Also, does this same problem occur when using another burning program such as Nero?
  9. I'd seriously look at replacing your media with something better. Ritek aren't as good as they used to be.
  10. Happy birthday, mate. Long time, no thingy.
  11. What do you mean you bought it? ImgBurn is free.
  12. What do you think .cso stands for? Compressed iSO. Even in this day and age we can't get away from the three letter file extension. It must be nice to make a statement about computer history while remaining blissfully ignorant about it. Well done. There's no elitists here. Some of us actually know what we're talking about. User support in a support forum. That's something you'll have to deal with in your own special way. Doubtful. I perceive two possible outcomes from this course of action. 1. Your email would have been ignored. 2. Your email would have been forwarded to the beta area of this forum and subjected to the same ridicule you are now seeing. Personally, I'd go for option 1. You have a lot to learn, Grasshopper. Many suggestions from users have been added over the past couple of years. They all toss their ideas into the forum and their ideas are measured against their usefulness. What a relief. We don't care what you think either. So.... you've sunk to the point that you feel the need to begin name-calling. That's unfortunate. Name calling is the last resort of someone lacking the ability to express themselves in an intellectual manner. You twat. We told you that days ago. So... the author of this software is expected to explain himself to an anonymous user as to why he won't add support for a format that nobody uses? Try the MSN forum. They get paid to deal with halfwits. Then why have you spent the last week debating with us? All you've done is sulk and provide a cheap source of entertainment.... which I should thank you for. Thanks!
  13. Any burning software can burn PS3 games. It's just an ISO image. Getting that copied game to work in a PS3 is a different story. Copied games will not work in a PS3. Period.
  14. The question is, are these formats really required and who the hell is going to use it? The only place I've seen .cso files is ripped Sony PSP images and they can't be burned as blank UMD media isn't available to the public. Your logic is somewhat flawed as ZIP didn't deliver better compression. The ancestor of WinZip was PKZip which was available in both the Amiga and Windows/DOS formats as an alternative to LHArc/LHA and LZX. ZIP was pushed as the archiver of choice for Windows. Just because it became popular, doesn't make it better. Windows itself is an example of that.... but I digress... Possibly. You might be right. It might be better. The reason I'm being such an arsehole is twofold. Firstly, the adoption rate of this format is paltry as best. If Lightning_UK decides to implement it, what then? How many people will use it? 1 in a thousand? 1 in ten thousand? It seems alot of work for the author to implement this thing when virtually nobody will use it. Secondly, the expectation here is for you to convince the author that it's a good idea. Provide evidence that the hard work that HE has to do is going to be worthwhile. ImgBurn is Lightning_Uk's baby. At the end of the day, he'll do what he wants to do. We're here to help those with problems - and by being argumentative, we filter out most of the crap.
  15. Please provide the address or website where you bought ImgBurn. We are very interested.
  16. This question has been asked many times before by many people (including me ) but I agree with Lightning_UKs stand on this. Image building is not the primary function of this software. It's a burner. (Personal opinion time) That said, everything takes time. By that I mean that before you start your burning session, you need to build your images. Yes, it takes time but it's not that difficult. Large HDs are so cheap these days that it isn't funny. There's no reason they can't be dumped into a folder somewhere for a time that you're ready. Sure, it'd be nice to build multiple ISOs on the fly and then burn them but then what? How often would you actually use this function if it were implemented? It's not something you're going to be doing very often unless you're in a business requiring daily backups from multiple sources. If it's business, go out and buy the software you need. The problem with the "Internet Generation" is that we want everything NOW. Build your images, add them to the queue and be happy that the software is given to to you at no cost. BONUS: You get to converse with really great people willing to help you for nothing.
  17. Daemon Tools also comes bundled with an assortment of parasitic spyware. In that sense, it's not free, is it? Uh-huh. What I suggest you do is to send an email to the makers of WinZip and WinRar and ask why they felt the need to create their own compression algorithms rather than using the accepted and free formats available before their inception such as .lha which pre-dates both of them by years. Surely, these companies didn't create their own format just to force the user to go out and buy it? Shocking.
  18. Save yourself some pain and just toss them into the bin. If you select WRITE MODE from the menu and then chuck in a blank DVD you'll be able to see the details of the media you're about to burn to. If you use good media like Taiyo Yuden, you'll see something like this in the right window. The bit that interests us the most is what I've highlighted in red. PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D 1.24 (ATA) Current Profile: DVD-R Disc Information: Status: Empty Erasable: No Free Sectors: 2,297,888 Free Space: 4,706,074,624 bytes Free Time: 510:40:38 (MM:SS:FF) Supported Write Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x Pre-recorded Information: Manufacturer ID: TYG02 Physical Format Information (Last Recorded): Book Type: DVD-R Part Version: 5 Disc Size: 120mm Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified Number of Layers: 1 Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP) Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit Track Density: 0.74 um/track First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608 Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 0 Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0
  19. Nero doesn't verify properly. It will happily let you know that the burn and error checking are successful but it doesn't check properly at a byte-by-byte level the way ImgBurn does by verifying the source file against the burned disk and also verifying the disk itself.
  20. Please post a log so we can see what's happening.
  21. Because Nero does a crappy job. Like the other guys have said, crap media with a dodgy burner. (Matshita are REALLY dodgy). You'll struggle to get a decent burn without good media and a decent drive. It's just the way that it is. "You can't make jam out of pigshit" or so the story goes.
  22. I know the DL disks are expensive but have you tried burning another copy?
  23. I'll be blunt. Prepare yourself. I don't fuck about. In the 6 years or so that I've been in this forum (previously 3 years with DVD Decrypter), two things have been made plainly obvious to those of us who have been around a while and answered the same questions with the same logfiles regarding the same problem. The first is that people insist on using shit media, even when we tell them otherwise. The second is that the people using this shit media insist on debating with us about its particular merits and how it has always worked in the past. If the media wasn't the problem, we wouldn't be telling people otherwise. The beta testers (and the site admin, of course), have tens of thousands of burns under their belt. We're not going to shake a magic 8 ball and pull out a random solution, regardless of how much the person asking wants to be told that the problem is software related. For what it's worth, the problem is almost never software related. It can't be. All the software does is issue a set of instructions to the drive. It's then up to the drive and the media being burnt to do what it's told and to do it properly. While we're here, your drive is 3 years old and desperately needs a firmware update. Grab it from here: http://www.storageupdates.philips.com/file...ate_to_P1.6.zip Lastly, as I've already mentioned, your media is the problem. Take it on faith.
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