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  1. This BD-R burn verified with no errors, yet when I look at the graph plot for it, it appears that it struggled to verify the contents toward the end of the disc. So does the chart mean that ImgBurn found it "hard to read" the data? Like maybe the disc had some surface/media problems toward the end? Should I be concerned when I see this type of thing in a burn plot?


    To my knowledge there was nothing that might have caused it from a PC point-of-view (nothing else doing at the time). Opinions please.

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  2. ...what I do want to do is copyright a disc that I create. I shoot video, sometimes directly to DVD and I want to copyright what I have created. Is there any way to do that with ImgBurn?
    You're using the wrong terminology. You want to COPY PROTECT your discs (so people can't copy them) and as you've learned you can't easily do that. But you can COPYRIGHT your disc contents e.g. "This program is copyright © 2010 Jim Bob Productions all rights reserved etc. blah blah" such that if someone DOES copy your videos and claim them as their own you can sue them!
  3. Hi Daystrom M5! My BD-R burns are either 2.4x or 4x and my DVD burns are usually 8x even with 16x media, and I never do CDs which I understand can be in the higher range. I'll try later to post a pic or two.


    AFAICT you are still in lock-sync with DVDInfoPro relative to scaling, though I'll admit I haven't done a lot of comparisons. Thanks for your reply and tool!

  4. You can look at sector 16 via the Sector Viewer though, the dates are stored there.

    Very cool, thanks for the tip! Not having saved ImgBurn logs for every one of my discs, it's nice to know this info is there, albeit not that easy to see (go to LBA 16, scroll-down where the date (and time?) can be found.


    Maybe an enhancement to a future release is to make this easier to find e.g. put it in the Disc Info area (dunno if this info is consistently formatted across different burning softwares tho).

  5. The attached file that was first posted HERE shows all the plotted information squished. Could this be improved by being able to manually and/or automatically scale the plot window to allow for viewing of the actual data? Here the data is plotted in an area that is less than a inch wide, with the remaining area nothing more than a large void.

    Dunno if DM5 comes back here ever, but I too find the vertical scale to be "too much" for most of my burns, which are in the range of 2.4x to 8x, and never anywhere close to 24x so most of my plots are tiny to say the least. Any way to change the vertical scale? Or auto-size based on highest speed encountered or something?


    BTW are these IBG files readable by any other app?

  6. In my experience with this discs, I've found that my burner seems to do much better with them if I burn at 4x and not 2.4x. So mmalves suggestion to try 4x is IMO a good one.


    It's occurred to me that at 4x the disc is burned in a much shorter time frame than 2, causing me to wonder if my burner might be overheating or something. But that's just a wild guess, and there seem an awful lot of variables at work in getting good/reliable DL burns.

  7. The folks that hang around here deal with the same problems over and over and over and over and... well, ad nauseum.


    The Guides are too complicated; they need a simple sticky "Problems burning discs?":

    1. Check your drive's firmware for latest. Still problem?


    2. Make sure that firmware includes support for the media you're using (need a small how-to for this). Still problem?


    3. Try Verbatim and/or Taiyo Yuden


    4. Try another burner


    5. Try another burning software


    6. Make your post here if all else fails!


  8. If it don't work in my DVD player

    If all you are doing is making DVD movies for your set-top player, then you probably don't need to Verify, because it might play fine even with errors, depending on what/where/how many etc.


    No one could tell from your original post the context of your question--of course if you are burning important DATA to your DVD then you will want to Verify every time!

  9. It would be more like 1hr 30 with spare areas disabled (where it would then burn at 2.0x and not 0.8x). That of course means a SL BD would take 45 mins at 2x. Some drives can now do 10x on BD-R SL which makes it pretty quick for 25GB!

    Ok I guess the "x-multiplier" (datarate) between DVD and BD is different, as it is for CD-to-DVD. Thanks for straightening me out... :blush:

  10. I 05:29:54 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 03:09:15

    I 05:29:54 Average Write Rate: 3,673 KB/s (0.8x) - Maximum Write Rate: 4,174 KB/s (0.9x)[/indent]


    The blue text tells the tale. Is that normal?

    I believe the simple answer is: YES, that's normal. 43Gb is an awful lot of data. I can do a 8.5Gb file in 45mins, and yours is 5x that big.


    These monster discs require that we re-set our expectations.

  11. ...the media code (discs) that you are using, is not even supported in the firmware. Instead it's probably using a generic write approach.
    I've looked thru this thread and am trying to understand. So the "bottom line" for the OP is:


    1. He's using a media type CMC MAG-D03-64 which is not in the list as exposed by Media Code Speed Edit


    2. The latest firmware for the drive is not TS06, but now TS08 (2007-03-17)


    3. He should update to the latest firmware and use Media Code Speed Edit to check if his media is supported now, and try again


    Do I understand this right?

  12. Yes discs play ok even without veryfication but i have decided to give back to store my burner since i dont have other suggestions.
    I don't know why the hardware might burn properly, but then not READ properly (fail to verify), but I think you did the right thing. Something's wrong with that unit.


    I'd be curious to know if the store replaces the GGW-H20L for you, or exchanges for a different model. The GGW-H20L may be out of production by now... :(

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