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New to ImgBurn - just a couple of questions.


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Hi everyone,

 

I downloaded and installed ImgBurn yesterday (until now I've always used DvdDecrypter). I've burned 2 test discs (.msd/.iso images ripped with DvdDecrypter) using the default settings. The discs burned/verified with no problem, a Nero cd-dvd file/surface scan and a DvdInfoPro scan showed no errors, and the discs played perfectly on all my players.

 

So, everything seems great, I just have a couple of questions, mostly about settings. I just want to make sure everything is set correctly before I start burning large amounts of discs. Should I leave the settings at default, or is there anything I should change? Really there are only 2 settings I'm unsure about:

 

1.) In the settings/write tab, the default "write type" is DAO - in Decrypter this setting is SAO - what's the difference, and does it have any impact on writing/playback or anything else?

 

2.) In the settings - I/O tab tab "STPI - use 'cd-rom class" is checked by default. what does this do - should I just leave it checked? I haven't messed with it because I don't know what it is - like I said, until now I've just used the default settings.

 

Aside from those two settings, is there anything I should change (mostly I'm just doing .iso backups ripped with decrypter, or .iso images created with dvdshrink)

 

As for Dual-Layer discs, I've always used decrypter to burn these and never had a problem - I've noticed several postings here where people are having problems burning DL with ImgBurn. Should I stick to Decrypter for DL burning or does ImgBurn work the same way/just as well?

 

Also, is there any way to set ImgBurn as the default burner in DvdShrink?

 

One last thing, just out of curiosity - other than the fact that Decrypter is no longer being updated, are there any advantages in using ImgBurn instead of Decrypter to burn?

 

Thanks for any help/comments, etc.

 

Roy

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Just as in DVD Decrypter, ImgBurn's default settings are/work best. Leave them as they are.

 

FYI:

 

1. SAO and DAO are the same thing. DAO is the correct term for when talking about DVDs though.

 

2. This is how DVD Decrypter talks to your drives. The common method is to open them using the path '\\.\CdRomX' - where X is some number. That's the 'Cdrom' class. The alternative is via their drive letter using the path '\\.\X:\' where X is the drive letter. That was mainly added for linux users who use the program via Wine.

 

 

Any DL burning issues people are having with ImgBurn are exactly what they'd get from any program. They use crap media with crap firmware. The best they can expect from that combo is crap burns! No software can change that.

 

Yes of course it's better to use ImgBurn. You can see the list of changes from the changelog. Of course every version has new features and improvements over the last one.... pulling it further ahead of what it was in the good old days of DVD Decrypter.

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Thanks guys - just the reassurance I needed before I started heavy burning - I didn't want to end up burning a whole spindle of discs and then discover that something was set wrong.

 

Jmet: Thanks for the ImgBurn/Shrink guide. I had something similar mapped out in my head - I was going to delete Decrypter, then install ImgBurn in the empty Decrypter folder, change the filename, links, etc. Then re-install decrypter somewhere else on my hard drive. Your way was simpler.

 

Thanks Again,

 

Roy

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"Also, is there any way to set ImgBurn as the default burner in DvdShrink?

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I made a guide on how to accomplish this here: http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=131

 

 

I followed this guide and it works great - only thing i have noticed is that Shrink calls up the first ImgBurn.exe file in the folder. In my case 1.0.0.2 or whatever, I save all my versions of the prog in one folder and maybe I need to keep just the latest one in there to stop this happening.

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