I've used IMGBurn for years to write archive discs - mostly of my music files (multi-track projects in Pro Tools and Cubase, WAVs and MP3s). It's rarely caused any problems (apart from understanding how to do certain things in IMGBurn).
I've used Verbatim BDRs consistently for many years.
I recently ordered a new cake of Verbatim Datalife BDRs and used some to burn discs of some music projects (files only) on my WinXP PC. No problems.
Then I moved to my Win10 laptop and did a BDR of some large video files. (I don't normally do this - I just copy my video files to a HDD. But I thought while I had the writer out I should give it a try.)
One file was >4GB so I was prompted to use UDF format. I found that option and set it up. IMGBurn also kept telling me that it wanted to change the format as it detected a video file in the root, so to ensure it just did a file backup I put all the files into a folder, so nothing was loose in the root. It's supposed to be a backup disc, not a playable disc.
The job ran and completed successfully. However, Win10 wouldn't read back the disc. I was surprised, as I can't really recall the last time I had a disc fail that wasn't due to something I did wrong.
Both machines used the same USB laptop-style Samsung Blu-ray writer (which is the best media writer I've ever used).
ALL the discs I've written from this new pack are a bit weird - I can see dark rings on the disc surfaces which look to me like some sort of write failure (not merely where the write ended - all discs were pretty much full). Photos attached of the bad disc and one of the "good" discs - all from the same batch. I don't see these rings on discs made using previous batches of Verbatim BDR.
The possibilities are:
1) I haven't correctly used IMGBurn for this format of disc (likely).
2) Windows10 has problems with reading UDF discs (I haven't yet tried it on other machines: I have WinXP, Win7, and Linux PCs to try it with, and I can borrow a Mac)
3) The new Verbatim discs are a bad batch, but the problems are only showing up (so far. . .) on the UDF formatted job.
4) Those "W 23:23:04 Device Arrival Detected!" lines in the log look like the connection to the USB drive might have been intermittent? I''d have expected this to kill the ongoing job though. . .
I really hope it's not (3)!!!! I've just spotted a thread in this forum saying that Verbatim sold their process to another company that already has a reputation for producing poor quality discs. I'm not too bothered about the video files (although a bit annoyed that for the first time in ages I've ended up with a coaster), but I'm starting to worry about the long-term reliability of the music project discs.
If the Verbatim discs are now poor quality, which brand of discs do forum members recommend? I can't afford to buy MDISC!
Log file of the failed job (note that the job itself was successful):
; ImgBurn Version 220.127.116.11 - Log
; Saturday, 09 April 2022, 23:34:40
I 22:58:41 ImgBurn Version 18.104.22.168 started!
I 22:58:41 Microsoft Windows 8 Core x64 Edition (6.2, Build 9200)
I 22:58:41 Total Physical Memory: 4,057,340 KiB - Available: 653,060 KiB
I 22:58:41 Initialising SPTI...
I 22:58:41 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 22:58:44 -> Drive 1 - Info: TSSTcorp BDDVDW SE-506CB TS01 (D:) (USB 2.0)
I 22:58:44 Found 1 BD-RE XL!
I 23:02:07 Operation Started!
I 23:02:07 Building Image Tree...
I 23:02:07 Checking Directory Depth...
I 23:02:07 Calculating Totals...
I 23:02:07 Preparing Image...
E 23:02:07 File size exceeds the limit imposed by the ISO9660 file system.
E 23:02:07 Name: [filename removed from log]
E 23:02:07 Size: 4,528,493,937 bytes
E 23:02:20 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:13
I 23:02:39 Operation Started!
I 23:02:39 Building Image Tree...
I 23:02:39 Calculating Totals...
I 23:02:39 Preparing Image...
I 23:02:39 Contents: 7 Files, 1 Folder
I 23:02:39 Content Type: Data
I 23:02:39 Data Type: MODE1/2048
I 23:02:39 File System(s): UDF (1.02)
I 23:02:39 Volume Label: [Not Configured]
I 23:02:39 Size: 24,837,447,428 bytes
I 23:02:39 Sectors: 12,127,663
I 23:02:39 Image Size: 24,838,012,928 bytes
I 23:02:39 Image Sectors: 12,127,936
I 23:02:39 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 23:02:45 Operation Started!
I 23:02:45 Building Image Tree...
I 23:03:01 Calculating Totals...
I 23:03:01 Preparing Image...
I 23:03:01 Contents: 7 Files, 1 Folder
I 23:03:01 Content Type: Data
I 23:03:01 Data Type: MODE1/2048
I 23:03:01 File System(s): UDF (1.02)
I 23:03:01 Volume Label: Films and TV 1
I 23:03:01 Size: 24,837,447,428 bytes
I 23:03:01 Sectors: 12,127,663
I 23:03:01 Image Size: 24,838,012,928 bytes
I 23:03:01 Image Sectors: 12,127,936
I 23:03:08 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:23
I 23:03:08 Operation Started!
I 23:03:08 Source File: -==/\/[BUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
I 23:03:08 Source File Sectors: 12,127,936 (MODE1/2048)
I 23:03:08 Source File Size: 24,838,012,928 bytes
I 23:03:08 Source File Volume Identifier: Films and TV 1
I 23:03:08 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 5489B85600B90EBD
I 23:03:08 Source File Application Identifier: ImgBurn v22.214.171.124
I 23:03:08 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 23:03:08 Source File File System(s): UDF (1.02)
I 23:03:08 Destination Device: [0:0:0] TSSTcorp BDDVDW SE-506CB TS01 (D:) (USB)
I 23:03:08 Destination Media Type: BD-R (Disc ID: CMCMAG-BA5-000)
I 23:03:08 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x
I 23:03:08 Destination Media Sectors: 12,219,392
I 23:03:08 Write Mode: BD
I 23:03:08 Write Type: DAO
I 23:03:08 Write Speed: 2x
I 23:03:08 Hardware Defect Management Active: No
I 23:03:08 BD-R Verify Not Required: Yes
I 23:03:08 Link Size: Auto
I 23:03:08 Lock Volume: Yes
I 23:03:08 Test Mode: No
I 23:03:08 OPC: No
I 23:03:08 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 23:03:08 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 8,992 KB/s (2x)
I 23:04:08 Filling Buffer... (80 MiB)
I 23:04:11 Writing LeadIn...
I 23:04:30 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 12127935)
I 23:04:30 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 12127935)
W 23:23:04 Device Arrival Detected!
W 23:23:04 The device list will be refreshed at the next available opportunity.
W 23:23:47 Device Arrival Detected!
W 23:23:47 The device list will be refreshed at the next available opportunity.
I 23:30:10 Synchronising Cache...
I 23:30:19 Closing Track...
I 23:30:20 Finalising Disc...
I 23:31:39 Exporting Graph Data...
I 23:31:40 Graph Data File: C:\Users\[username removed from log]\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\TSSTcorp_BDDVDW_SE-506CB_TS01_09-APRIL-2022_23-03_CMCMAG-BA5-000_2x.ibg
I 23:31:40 Export Successfully Completed!
I 23:31:40 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:28:31
I 23:31:40 Average Write Rate: 15,760 KiB/s (3.6x) - Maximum Write Rate: 26,946 KiB/s (6.1x)
I 23:31:43 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 23:31:49 -> Drive 1 - Info: TSSTcorp BDDVDW SE-506CB TS01 (D:) (USB 2.0)
I 23:31:49 Found 1 BD-RE XL!
I 23:34:38 Close Request Acknowledged
I 23:34:38 Closing Down...
I 23:34:38 Shutting down SPTI...
I 23:34:39 ImgBurn closed!