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  1. I can confirm that the free version of Reflect runs just fine on XP (Home, specifically). Ran it on 2 of the PCs at home, prior to upgrading to Win7. Jim
  2. It's just you. For fun I installed the latest ImgBurn here on the work computer (XP Pro SP3) - never had it installed before, DVD drive is a reader only so never really needed. Sure enough, there is a permission window, 6th one in by my count right after the "Choose Start Menu Folder". Labeled "Ask Toolbar Installation". Unchecking all the boxes keeps it from installing. No changes made to either IE8 or FF; nothing from "Ask" in XP's Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
  3. If the DVD player can support both formats, it will typically do a conversion from one to the other (PAL -> NTSC, for ex.), so the TV doesn't need to support both. That's the case with my Oppo, anyway. YMMV.
  4. I use the pay-version of Macrium Reflect. The free version only does disc images (I use it on the laptop & 2nd PC). The pay version adds the ability to backup individual files/folders. Might be worth a look(?). Not sure what problem you had with TI 11 (I used to use TI 10), but one tip I learned was to have the images be saved in file sizes of about 1.492GB - 3 of these chunks would fit on a SL DVD. I'll say I've been fortunate and not had to actually use the backups, but they've all been created fine. And Macrium has a pretty easy "Explore image" facility, which allows you to look into any image file with a Windows Explorer-style interface (basically the image gets mounted as a drive). That's worked fine so far.
  5. No worries spinner, it happens. Carry on...
  6. Usually if there are release notes for the firmware, they'll be on the manufacturer's page. Many times it's to add compatibility with newer media IDs. (Checked Samsung's web site, and no release notes. )
  7. That's actually your drive's supported speed with those discs; Imgburn is just reporting it. Definitely update your firmware - looks like there's a newer version (SB04): http://www.firmwarehq.com/download_1668-file_SH-S223C_SB04.exe.html If you "forced" 2.4x, the drive would burn it at 4x (if that's all that's supported) anyway, so that would have no effect.
  8. Jim44, let it lay where it is, it ain't gonna happen. spinner Huh? I was replying to hajj_3. And, I support LUK!'s statement 100%. I guess I'll go back to lurking.....
  9. If by "we" you mean "film students, professors, and documentary film makers", then you're right. Otherwise, no. (It helps to read more then just the headline )
  10. http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=8000 Bottom line: the only consistently good DL discs are Verbatim.
  11. If you're in the US, I like Newegg.com for most computer parts.
  12. 4x is the only speed your burner recognizes for those discs, so that's the only speed it will burn them at.
  13. Yes. Yes. Just use "Build" mode and drag-drop your files into IB, or use the "Browser for a file..." icon. Jim
  14. Yep, just did this when building the new computer a couple of weeks ago. Worked just fine.
  15. You need to create a bootable floppy, CD or USB thumb drive, and boot to that. Then run memtest from the command line. As an alternative, you can try a Windows-based memory tester: http://hcidesign.com/memtest/ It was rec'd to me by my memory vendor, for testing my speed settings. Sounds like it might be a bit easier for you to use. Cheers, Jim
  16. Funny you say that. Until I finally joined the 21st century and bought an MP3 player I was burning podcasts to CDs. The only time I remember having any a significant number of coasters was from a 100-pk of Verbs. There were about 10 right in the middle of the stack that wouldn't burn. I thought it odd, since I've had 100% success with the Verbatim DVDs (thanks to you guys). But different technology, so My 2 cents. Back to lurking (and enjoying using ImgBurn )
  17. Thanks LUK! and all the Beta Testers. Even though I hardly do any audio CD burning anymore, I updated anyway. Burned a couple of DVDs already with it. Same great program. I'll read the change log soon, to see all about the new features
  18. Yes, ImgBurn is saying you could burn that amount of data/video onto a CD. AFAIK, it looks at the amount that you are burning and makes a recommendation as to the minimum capacity disc that could hold that much (CD->single layer DVD->dual layer DVD->HD-DVD->BluRay DVD). It should. I occasionally do the same thing you are doing - create a small test video for trying out some new procedure or whatever, and burn it to a DVD. So far, even as small as a couple of 15-sec clips work fine. Jim
  19. So you are saying that these discs are all bad Yes, that's what he's saying. The ONLY reliable DL discs are Verbatim DVD+R DL.
  20. Yeah, but you said in your first post: That's exactly what LOCOENG was referring to. The 8x-rated discs that you just started using are too new for your drive's firmware. So you can either go back to the 2.4x-rated ones or get a new drive. Jim
  21. Thanks for the explanation, LUK! I've only burned a few DL discs, and wondered about this (I have the "Auto" box ticked), just didn't wonder enough to actually ask . I figured there was a reason, now I know. Thanks again, Jim
  22. ImgBurn will only Read non-copyright-protected discs. Jim
  23. Unfortunately, MeritLine doesn't show disc IDs for all their DVDs - the Verb DL ones being just one example. The few spindles of Verbs I've bought from MeritLine have been the "proper" MCC/MKM die, though. @mwja627: Unless you have an inkjet printer capable of printing labels directly on the discs (or plan to get one in the near future), go with item #2 on your list. No need to pay for a "feature" you don't need/can't use. My 2 cents, Jim
  24. I wonder what this is. A driver for that white, boxy looking music thingy? iTunes perhaps? An iPod! That's what I was thinking of. *cough* Could be. IIRC, the Gear driver I had on my system was from Audible.com's audio book burning app (I don't use iTunes or that white, boxy music thing ). Jim
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