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  1. In "Build" mode it burns whatever files you give it straight to disc (using "device output"). Optionally, it can create an ISO from those files, if that's what you want ("image file output").


    There are other programs that will burn audio CDs, so go ahead an get rid of Nero now :) (I have never, ever had it installed.)



  2. ImgBurn can already burn data DVDs (and CDs? - I haven't done that, but I presume so). Use "Build" mode and add your files, then burn.


    About the only thing it doesn't burn is Audio CDs.



  3. Added: A little 'Erase' button to the main screen for easy access to disc formatting/erasing functions.

    Very nice little add-on, thanks! I do a lot of "watch & erase" of IPTV shows (like DL.TV, Cranky Geeks, etc) using DVD-RW, so this is a nice little usability feature.





  4. not really up on reading the PI/PE graphs but it seems to me that the quality rating % should be much higher for the numbers

    As cornholio mentioned, it probably has to do with the >10% jitter results. I seem to recall, when checking in on the progress of the scan, that the quality % was higher before the jitter test was performed (in the 90's).



  5. lol, graph wise, they look about the same to me! (The PI / PIF numbers are obviously lower on the 'accuracy' one though)

    Right, there wasn't much of a difference.


    How much faster was the 'faster' one?
    Good question! :) Unfortunately, I didn't take notes on that :(


    From what I can remember, scanning on a plextor takes aaaaaaaggggeeees. BenQ and LiteOn owners can do it in minutes :)

    As I recall, it did take quite a while to perform both scans. And like I commented earlier, it seemed most scan results in the Drive & Media forum that I looked at were scanned on either of those two drives (I now understand why :) )



  6. if you have the time try accuracy and faster and post up the results so others that have the same choice you have can see what the results are :)

    OK, sorry for the delay, but finally got some time to run an "Accuracy" and "Faster" scan on a disc.




    Disc ID: MCC-004-00

    Book Type: DVD+R


    Scanned on my Plextor PX-716A 1.10 firmware.


    (If these should be moved/re-posted in another forum, let me know.)









  7. that can easily be explained with that plextor drive, i have one too, the jitter score is always higher using it, and once the jitter comes over 10%, the quality rating drops quite quickly.

    You nailed it :) As I recall, the jitter was 13-14%. That would seem to explain it. It seemed that several of the scan infos I had seen here were scanned on a BenQ drive, which I'm guessing performs better as a scanner?


    what speed did you burn these at?

    I burned one disc at 12X, and another (same content) at 6X, just to see if there was a difference (there wasn't much).


    Mainly I was playing around with the new tool - just downloaded/bought DIP last weekend, and the difference's noted earlier more or less caught my eye. Sounds like with my Plextor I just need to take that "Quality" rating with a grain of salt.




  8. i think its because your drive doesn't fully support scanning. there probably won't be any jitter measurement

    Probably shoulda mentioned, I have a Plextor PX-716A (1.10 firmware). There *seemed* to be jitter measurements, but I'm at work and can't recall. I'll check when I get home.


    if you have the time try accuracy and faster and post up the results so others that have the same choice you have can see what the results are :)

    I'll see what I can do, time-wise. :)


    (I was somewhat disappointed in the "Quality" score, which was ~82%, although nothing jumped out as "wrong" based on reading your guide. Verbatim DVD+R - MCC-004 media. Obviously, the discussion can go further once I post results :) )




  9. Hi folks,


    Hopefully I'm not out of line asking a question about DIP here.


    I noticed in cornholio's "meager" guide :) he suggests using "8x CAV" as the speed for PIPO scans. I've got Ver 4.623, which only has choices of "Accuracy", "Balanced", "Faster", and "Fastest". Any suggstions as to which would be similar to the "8x CAV" setting?




  10. Hi all,


    First let me say I've been lurking/reading here & elsewhere for a while and want to say "Thanks!" to LUK! and everybody here for all the info I've "absorbed" so far (ex: Verbatim DVD+R DL discs are on their way :) ). The "Build" mode is excellent, been doing single-layer data file burning with complete success. :thumbup:


    But, I'm about to embark on my first DL burning (after 18 months of owning the DL burner), and my question is similar to Travman's here:


    except I don't need the DV-AVI files to play on any player - merely using the DL media for backup.


    Do I need to concern myself at all with the layer-break? Would there be any advantage to sizing the AVI segments so that no single file spans the layer-break? (Easy enough to do when doing the initial "capsfer" with WinDV.)




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