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  1. I just saw this thread where Lightning says the bottom graph of the 3 is a good burn, mine seems to compare a bit to that....
  2. Your hunch may be correct, I don't want to speak too soon but I just swapped over the SATA to IDE bridge and replaced it with a direct SATA to USB and it has verified the last 2 discs without issue, which never happened before. It wasn't the discs though as it still did it with a Verbatim with the SATA to IDE bridge. The reason though I preferred to use the SATA to IDE bridge was because the buffer stayed more consistent on burns, the buffer wouldn't fluctuate much like it does with with the direct to USB connection. Does the buffer going up and down occasionally matter much ? Below is a graph from the SATA to USB burn, does it look okay ? This was using a ACU-DISC which uses the Ritek Media ID. Thanks. Oh and if interested the inside of the SE machine has a USB port, so for instance with SATA TO IDE it literally just connects as normal but with the bridge attached, the normal USB socket stays plugged in. When I use SATA to USB I bypass the IDE board completely and connect the USB cable to the internal USB socket, I just unplug the the one. Took me a long time to find a SATA to USB adapter that didn't work via external power, I can use the molar cable.
  3. Thanks. I will try tonight. I have found a way to connect directly from the sata drive to the internals of the SE too while still giving the drive power from the internal cable (most converters only had external power cables which wouldn't have been much use), but after testing (at that point I didn't know about verification issues so didn't test that) it oddly seemed to burn smoother with the bridge, less up and down of the buffering hence why I went back to the bridge, which is weird given SATA to USB was a more direct connection than SATA to IDE to USB. But I will try the same device out again tonight. Primera should give me a job as I know the insides of their machines better than them now probably, haha.
  4. Yeah, it is a Frankenstein machine, haha. The SE came with a DVD drive in it, so I replaced it with a BD-R drive, but it could only be a specific drive as it uses its own firmware. I had to use a SATA to IDE adapter as the machine was made in 2007 and only had IDE. Recording in ImgBurn works fine, just verifying is an issue. I do have Verbatim BD-Rs too, will have to give those a go too, they were going to be used when my Acu-Disc blu-rays (the Riteks) ran out. Right now I am burning 12 Blu-Rays in ImgBurn using the queue function and it is working great, just won't verify unless I put the discs in my other burner. It is funny but I am obviously so late to the game, as Lightning has old posts on here from 2010 where he changed the drive in his Bravo SE.
  5. (this post is regarding 2 different but similar issues) I tick verify so after I have burnt a blu-ray disc it will verify it, but it sticks during verification, for instance it might get to 7% or 16% (last 2 examples) verified and then stay there for 30+ minutes until I give up with it. Then when I try and cancel it won't, it stays on "Waiting for Read Thread (Device)". My drive is a Pioneer BDR-206D and it is inside a Primera Bravo SE and has a SATA to IDE convertor, not sure if that makes any difference. Imgburn will burn the BD-Rs fine it just won't verify discs either via immediate verification of disc post burn or a compare verification against a disc image. It's driving me a bit nuts as I have to use a different drive for verifications. On the below log when I came in at 32 minutes it was just stuck at 7%. No error, just 0x speed and nothing happening. When I clicked cancel it then said "Waiting for Read Thread (Device)" and wouldn't cancel until I used task manager to close it as no amount of clicking cancel did anything. Unfortunately I can't show logo info or a graph as shutting down via task manager means it doesn't write one. But it does seem this only happens on the BDR-206D and not my other Pioneer that isn't in the SE. Why would the BDR-206D not be able to verify BD-Rs ? I managed to copy and paste the below info from the log that appears under the software. Why would a drive be able to burn but not verify ??? I 23:53:56 Cycling Tray before Verify... I 23:54:19 Device Ready! I 23:54:20 Operation Started! I 23:54:20 Source Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER BD-RW BDR-206D 9.56 (T:) (USB) I 23:54:20 Source Media Type: BD-R (Disc ID: RITEK-BR3-000) I 23:54:20 Source Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x I 23:54:20 Source Media Sectors: 11,890,848 I 23:54:20 Source Media Size: 24,352,456,704 bytes I 23:54:20 Image File: G:\myBDR.iso I 23:54:20 Image File Sectors: 11,890,848 (MODE1/2048) I 23:54:20 Image File Size: 24,352,456,704 bytes I 23:54:20 Image File Volume Identifier: mybdr I 23:54:20 Image File Volume Set Identifier: 563E39A900B57011 I 23:54:20 Image File Application Identifier: ImgBurn v2.5.8.0 I 23:54:20 Image File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn I 23:54:20 Image File File System(s): UDF (2.50) I 23:54:20 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX I 23:54:21 Read Speed - Effective: 0x I 23:54:21 Verifying Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 11890847) I 23:54:21 Verifying Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 11890847) I 00:26:12 Abort Request Acknowledged --------------------------------------------------------- One other small issue, when I compare discs to an ISO (on my other drive) it often sets the read speed to 2x when the drive I am using to compare/verify is a Pioneer BDR-X12 which is quite new (I have 2 different BD-Rs, the one in the SE and this as an external drive). I have to use this drive to verify due to the above SE one not being able to. It will compare some at 12x but just wondered why some (same media brand) stay at 2x ? I would say it is 50/50 whether it will compare a blu-ray disc at 2x or the full 12x. Below is info I got from the log when it verified at 2x. I 22:51:06 Operation Started! I 22:51:06 Source Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER BD-RW BDR-X12 1.03 (K:) (USB) I 22:51:06 Source Media Type: BD-R (Disc ID: RITEK-BR3-000) I 22:51:06 Source Media Supported Read Speeds: 12x I 22:51:06 Source Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x I 22:51:06 Source Media Sectors: 11,703,904 I 22:51:06 Source Media Size: 23,969,595,392 bytes I 22:51:06 Image File: G:\anotherISO.iso I 22:51:06 Image File Sectors: 11,703,904 (MODE1/2048) I 22:51:06 Image File Size: 23,969,595,392 bytes I 22:51:06 Image File Volume Identifier: anotheriso I 22:51:06 Image File Volume Set Identifier: 56462A0200B295FA I 22:51:06 Image File Application Identifier: ImgBurn v2.5.8.0 I 22:51:06 Image File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn I 22:51:06 Image File File System(s): UDF (2.50) I 22:51:06 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX I 22:51:07 Read Speed - Effective: 5x - 12x I 22:51:08 Verifying Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 11703903) I 22:51:08 Verifying Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 11703903) I 23:35:35 Exporting Graph Data... I 23:35:35 Graph Data File: C:\Users\name\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\PIONEER_BD-RW_BDR-X12_1.03_24-JULY-2023_22-51_RITEK-BR3-000.ibg I 23:35:35 Export Successfully Completed! I 23:35:35 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:44:27 I 23:35:35 Average Verify Rate: 8,780 KiB/s (2.0x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 8,842 KiB/s (2.0x) Thanks for any advice.
  6. Update, I found the error report of........ 1395,127,Disc Loaded: 0 Sectors in Job 12219392 Sectors Free On Disc 0 Sectors Used On Disc 37,1395,132,Recording Started - Disc 1 - 8x - 0 MB - CDR = 000000 1395,143,Recording Error. Sector 11814368 - Cmd 0x1f - Sense 0x5 - ASC 0x2c - ASCQ 0x0 1395,134,Recording Failed - Disc 1 I notice in the project options I have a choice of ISO Image Type : 2048 or 2336 or 2352 Would changing those be worth a test ? Could it automatically be using defect management somewhere ? I have tried 2 different blu-ray drives now, a old Pioneer BD-R and a brand new LG and both have the same issue. PTPublisher must be doing something odd.
  7. This is not technically related to Imgburn, apart from the fact that works and this other software doesn't, but sadly I need this other software to burn+print at the same time. So I have a DVD based Bravo SE, I have done a DIY upgrade to a BD-R drive, most things are fine, but I have found if trying to burn a disc image in PTPublisher (the supplied software) the burn will fail IF the image is over 22.56gb but still below the 23.28gb limit. I have contacted support and they said they will look in to it, but in the meantime any ideas ? I found a 50gb BD-R will burn images over 22.56gb okay. I have tried multiple single layer BD-Rs and none go above 22.56gb, it literally just fails at that point, even if the ISO is 22.57gb. I have tried putting the drive in a 2nd SE and same happens, I have tried another PC, same problem, I have tried 2 brands of BD-R, same problem. As mentioned the ISO's that fail in PTPublisher burn fine in Imgburn. Annoyingly nearly all my 100's of self custom made BD-Rs are just over 22.56gb but still within 23gb. So I can't burn most of them if I want to print at the same time, as otherwise I would just use Imgburn, but I can't print. Does Lightning still visit here ? I know he used to have an SE about 13 years ago, so maybe he might have a brainwave ? Again, I realise this is not imgburns fault nor software, but I really want to know why the discs burn fine in Imgburn but not PTPublisher.
  8. True. Given what Lightning did though with the robot software for the SE I wasn't sure if there could be an easy way to just piggy back off other software to print, so it just gives an instruction. But yeah, I doubt it will happen understandably, I am just pulling my hair out on getting PTPublisher to work with my self modified SE upgrade from DVD to BD-R.
  9. I absolutely love the way Imgburn allows me to use my Primera SE in robot mode outside of PTPublisher to burn discs, big thanks for this feature, but is there any way to get it to print to disc too after each burn ? For instance, load a BMP and when burnt it just prints it on disc ? I don't mean any graphical GUI or anything like that, just a way to add a BMP and then it prints, or to auto use any other software ? At the moment I have to use PTPublisher for everything when it comes to burning and printing. Any ideas or suggestions ? Thanks.
  10. Thanks, hopefully nothing important then as I won't be able to use it.
  11. Does anyone know what a JTAG connector does when connected to an IDE board ? I just opened up my Bravo to change from IDE to SATA and noticed this JTAG cable connected to the IDE board.
  12. Thanks. Yes, I am fairly sure USB 2.0 will be fine, it just maxes out at 6x. I guess I am mainly wondering if anyone has changed the IDE DVD drive inside the Bravo SE for a SATA BD-R drive, the printers interface is USB 2.0 so it will always only run at 2.0 speeds but the drive themselves are IDE and SATA. Here is the IDE to SATA kit they sell, but it is so expensive and they only seem to sell with a drive, I can't work out what is needed, for some reason it shows a USB 2.0 cable. I have contacted support but not sure if they will tell me as clearly I am trying to buy outside of them. https://www.primera.com/sata-drive-upgrade-kit-for-bravo-2-bravo-pro-and-bravo-se.html
  13. I have just bought a BD-R drive (Pioneer 206DBK) and I am going to replace the DVD drive with the BD-R drive, just as an experiment really. I know I only have a USB 2 controller so it will be 6x max speed record, but that is good enough. So really just curious if anyone here has done that ? Thanks.
  14. Dare I ask about the new release ? I have used the software since it began and Decrypter before it. Would love a new updated release
  15. My IMGBurn is set to 80MB buffer and has been for the last 10+ years I have used it. I don't normally notice buffer issues but today I was burning to a DVD drive and BD drive at the same time from the same HDD and the buffer kept running out every 30 seconds or so on the blu-ray disc. I was burning the BD in IMGBurn and the DVD via my Bravo 2 PTPublisher. I realise burning 2 devices from the same hard drive is not advised, but this made me curious, given I have 32GB ram would increasing the buffer to the max 1gb help in these incidences when I forget ? For instance today I forgot I was burning from the same HDD (I use a drive pool to form a single drive letter from multiple HDDs, sometimes the ISO's end up on the same drive) and so once the BD was started I couldn't change buffer or cancel without ruining a disc, so I had to let it run with the buffer (default 80MB) going up and down like a yoyo which worried me a bit. So if I set it to the max 1gb just in case this happens again, is there any negatives to this and to leaving it set to 1gb all the time ? I only ever seem to use a max of 16gb of my 32gb ram so I have 16gb spare 99.9% of the time so 1gb poached shouldn't harm me from that point of view. Can I do the same for the Build tool buffer which I use all the time as well ? Just noticed in an old post from 2007 the author of IMGBurn mentions IMGBurn has a pause button, where is this located ? Also I notice my external USB 3.0 BD Drive is showing up as USB 2.0 in the IMGBurn logs, is this normal ? Or could it be due to the 10m USB distance I have the drive at (using powered repeaters) ? Thanks for the great software.
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