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  1. The basic explanation is this:- your source drive (your harddrive) can't supply your destination drive (your burner) with data quickly enough. That's it. There's lots of reasons this can happen. 1. Slow HD 2. Fragmented HD 3. Crappy cabling 4. Other operational tasks flogging your HD to death while you're trying to read from it - such as virus scans, Secunia (great program BTW) or anything else that needs to read or write to your HD. That said, it's not a big problem. ImgBurn has Burnproof enabled by default, which means even though these warning appear, it won't affect the burn. The quote from your log above aren't errors but merely warnings. You can fix the "problem" permanently by slowing your burn speed.
  2. You could also use WinRAR if you have it installed. http://download.cnet.com/WinRAR-32-bit/3000-2250_4-10007677.html Just right-click on the ISO and "open with" WinRAR.
  3. Just for the record, your 4.7 GB disk needs a filesystem to store its data - just like a cupboard needs shelves and drawers to make it useful. That said, your disk needs a filesystem so it knows where to put everything. That comes to around 400MB and is why you only have 4.3GB available. Figure on losing around 10 percent of the maximum capacity of any media whether it's a floppy disk, a CD or a large harddrive to the requirements of the native filesystem. To put it another way, divide the maximum capacity of any storage media by 10 and then multiply that figure by 9 and that will give you a rough estimate of how much space you actually have. For example, an unformatted 2TB harddrive has a capacity of 2TB. Once you format it, your capacity drops to 1.81TB or roughly 90% of what was available. <drunk and tired mode off>
  4. Ahh.... sardonic wit. How delightful. See the pink bit at the top of the page? I suggest you focus on following basic instructions prior to subjecting we peasants to your plainly obvious literary gift and poor punctuation.
  5. Yes, there are. The problem isn't usually how it's burned or what it's burned with but rather the player itself. A "top-of-the-line" DVD/Blu-Ray player that costs you $300 will usually have more restrictions placed on it than a Chinese knock-off you can buy for $50 that plays almost anything. At least that's my experience. This looks fine. See above. If you don't know what it does, don't change it. That said, you didn't hurt anything. Leave the settings alone. They work fine just as they are. Please see the answer above. Do yourself a favour and open up the ImgBurn settings and hit the big DEFAULT button. The default settings are default for a reason. If you don't understand them, don't play with them.
  6. <thread hijack alert> Hmm... that's an interesting bit of hardware. I wonder how well the 9 bay version of this thingy would work as a NAS/file storage unit filled with harddrives instead? I need to replace my current file servers but keeping everything cool would appear to be the biggest problem with the Addonics case. Hmm... What do you think? I'm open to suggestions.... from anyone... EDIT: I just checked the homepage for this thing and I see all sorts of configuration options. The biggest worry I have is data security. I keep a backup of everything - which means I'll need two of these things. Lightning, what's your professional opinion of these as a NAS?
  7. Any chance of a photo of this beastie? I'll show you mine if you show me yours.
  8. http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=14632
  9. I'm glad somebody agrees with me. A quick check on Ebay shows that I can buy a 8gig flash drive for $15. Eight gigs for fifteen dollars! ..and it's multisession capable straight out of the box. Like you, I burn a few ISos, maybe build a few here and there but flash drives and hard drives are a hell of a lot easier, more convenient, less problematic, safer and also faster. Optical media was the ducks' nuts 6 or 7 years ago. It still has it's place but multi-terabyte PCs and the media players that can connect to them (XBox, PS3 and others) have taken their toll on its dominance. Just an opinion... <old fart mode off>
  10. Nope. ImgBurn doesn't do this. Go and download Audiograbber. It's almost as old as I am and it hasn't been updated in years but it's still one of the best programs I've ever used - and still use. It's freeware in the best way. No malware or trojans etc. A really, really great piece of software. http://www.audiograbber.org/
  11. ImgBurn was never meant to be like Nero. It's a professional tool designed to give experienced users control of the burn process. Multisession has been beaten to death for years and, in that time, nobody has come up with a compelling reason why Lightning_UK should implement it. It isn't. It never has been. You seem like a smart guy so I'll let you in on a little secret. Burned media doesn't last. Pressed media (like commercial DVDs) last longer because they don't delaminate. When you burn optical media, you expose it to heat. This heat causes an irreversible chemical reaction which can separate the individual layers of the media. The experts call it disk rot. I can't begin to count how many disks I've burned in the last 10 years. Somewhere between 5 and 10 thousand, I suppose - all of which have gone into the bin. I didn't create the poll. I did, however, vote in it. You've almost got right but not quite. Yes - Lightning_UK does what he sees fit with this program. Afterall, it's his baby. That said, I've seen things implemented by request just because the suggestion was a good suggestion. Hundreds of things have been added since this programs' humble beginnings as ImgBuilder version back in 2005. Multisession is a dog. Pure and simple. This isn't facetube. Trolls are far and few between here. You asked a question and got an honest response. The rest of the internet population should be so lucky.
  12. I have a rather poor analogy for you but bear with me. Think of a CD or DVD or harddrive as an empty wardrobe. Your wardrobe has no shelves and no drawers but it does have a maximum capacity. The maximum amount of stuff you can cram into it. However, with no shelves or drawers, you wardrobe is basically a box. To make this box into something you can use, you add shelves and drawers which take up space. Your CD or harddrive needs a filesystem in which to store files - which takes up space. The space your filesystem uses is subtracted from the maximum capacity of your disk - which gives you the actual *usable* space on your disk or harddrive. For example, if you buy a 2 terabyte harddrive, the *actual* usable capacity is around 1.81 terabytes. 200 gigabytes is used by the operating system to create areas on the drive for files to be written.
  13. Just to be pedantic, PS3 Media Server does the heavy lifting. Matroska files (.x264) must be transcoded on the PC before sending the output to the PS3. It's still a cheap and effective way of doing things, though. Personally, I can't wait for a proper version of XBMC to make its way to the PS3.
  14. Pretty much. Ritek media is garbage. 10 years ago, Ritek media was the best money could buy. These days, it's rubbish. Burning data to a disk is the easy part. Being able to read it back is something else.
  15. Pretty much, yes. If that's what it is then that's what it is. I'm not a programmer. I'm a forklift driver. Lightning_UK! can most most likely expand on why it's 4k in size if he feels the need to.
  16. The .mds (Media Descriptor) file contains info like where the layerbreak is on your DVD. ImgBurn reads the .mds file and burns your disk accordingly. This means seamless playback on your DVD player without pausing/stuttering when it goes from layer 1 to layer 2. (Obviously, dual layer DVDs have 2 layers).
  17. You might want to try some better quality media as well. CMC Magnetics is garbage. It's been garbage for as long as I can remember. Try Taiyo Yuden (my preference) or legitimate Verbatim media.
  18. You know you can change the zoom function of your PS3? Yes? Also, have you tried copying your converted .mkv file to the PS3 harddrive instead of trying to play from a disk?
  19. Here's a hint: If you want something implemented, have compelling argument. Logic is hard sometimes, isn't it? English is the preferred language in this forum. Your responses should be simple and to the point. This isn't a cryptic crossword in the New York Times. Congratulations. You have redefined the word "idiot". You have simultaneously ignored the true purpose of this software and ignored my own backup suggestion, including the explanation I gave you regarding optical media. You truly are in a class of your own. I'd be surprised if you can get out of bed in the morning without hurting yourself. 3 questions? 3 answers. 1. It's possible, just possible that some of the people asking questions here might need some help. You, on the other hand, are obviously one of the chosen few that already know everything, which is a rare treat for the rest of us. How about you pull your bottom lip over your head and swallow? 2. It's the best software available for what it does. (I'm not going too fast for you, am I?) 3. For some tasks optical drives are still necessary, such as burning and installing linux distros.... which amuses me a great deal. What has me mystified is the fact that you are convinced that multisession burning is the way forward, when those of us who know better are, apparently, wrong. "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Albert Einstein
  20. Burn and forget? Sorry, but this just isn't a compelling argument for creating and installing a device driver that causes chaos with the way the program functions. InCD (part of the Nero package that allows multisession burning) created havoc with this program and its predecessor. That said, a blank CD is worth, what, around 15 cents? You could lash out and spend a few cents to compliment this FREE software or do what the rest of the business world does; keep your backups on HD. I'm pretty sure Google doesn't use CDs for backups. Ever heard of disk rot? I suggest you look it up. As for the three examples you've given above, they are management problems outside the scope of this software. To be brutally honest, if you accidentally delete a file, that's your problem. If you get a virus, that's your problem. If your harddrive dies or gets errors, that's your problem. FWIW, I run 8 machines here with around 30TB of data. This isn't a pissing contest, just the facts. I do backups to HD because it's the best way to do it and, honestly, the only way to do it. If you want to keep your photos safe, go buy an external HD or something. Multisession writing to CD or DVD was fabulous 10 years ago. These days, there are better and cheaper options available.
  21. Hmmm... Your question is a little cryptic but I'll try my best. In my opinion, (and just my opinion), incremental backups to CD or DVD is a painfully pointless exercise. If you need to backup critical data files, you can download free software from places like Sourceforge or even the Microsoft website that will compare the new data with old data and overwrite automatically it - if you choose to do so. A freeware cron/scheduler tool would also work if you know a few basic DOS commands. Personally, my backups go to HD. It's easier, faster, safer and more convenient. I keep 2 copies of everything I want on different drives on different computers. Files I *really* need to keep safe are stored on 4 different machines. Backing up files to an optical disk is an archaic, unreliable and slow way of preserving your data. <opinion mode off>
  22. I have to agree. Multisession burning was a great idea 10 years ago when 20gig harddrives were $500 a shot and CD writers needed a second mortgage taken out on the house. These days, a 2TB drive can be had for less than $100. Hardware is so cheap these days it isn't funny and quality backup software can be downloaded for free from places like Sourceforge. In this day and age, I don't understand why anyone would want to use an outdated format like CDs to store backups.
  23. Your media and your drive control the write speed. ImgBurn just passes that information along. If your drive has a problem writing at 8x (which is slower than my broadband connection), it might be time to invest in a new drive. FWIW, a CD burned at 8x is 1200k/sec. Very, very slow.
  24. A demand to respond? Hmm... that's unlikely to win any popularity points. At any rate, in my capacity as a beta tester, professional forklift operator and amateur BBQ chef, I find myself uniquely qualified to respond to your query in a format that doesn't tax your mental faculties. 1. ImgBurn is freeware 2. To offset server costs, monies to host this service must come from somewhere 3. The offered toolbar is "somewhere" 4. If you've neither the brains nor the wit to read the "terms and conditions", you have but three (3) options available to you: Option 4a: Accept and install the toolbar. Option 4b: Decline and install Imgburn only. Option 4c: Dig a hole and toss your computer into it. This option is for those who lack the mental acuity to manage something as complicated as a PC. Now, given your obvious ability to read, your understanding that server costs must be paid for by someone and that you are unlikely to throw your computer into a ditch in the foreseeable future, why not cut Lightning_UK a bit of slack? Afterall, your use of this program has cost you nothing.
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