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Burning problems with either Benq 1620 or Pioneer 107d

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by cherrypik, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. cherrypik

    cherrypik Member

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    If you make a backup of a DVD-R in 2x. Can you backup that backup at 8x(on the fly) if you have a 8x burner?

    I'm having problems doing this and don't know why.

    This is my current setup:
    Athlon 64 3000, 512
    Benq 1600(using as a DVD-ROM because it reads/writes at 16X)
    Pioneer 107D

    Thanks
     
  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    What specific problems are you having?

    Burning a DVD on the fly is an invitation for problems in most cases. The data process has to go on perfectly with no interruptions (lossless linking will trash a video disc) and is especially difficult to achieve at high speeds. The safest and most reliable method for OTF copying is to set the write speed to something low such a 2X or 4X so the ROM can keep up with the write process in order too ensure uninterrupted data transfer.


    Writing to a temp image doesn't take all that much longer and you'll be assured of a perfect copy every time :)
     
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    Thats what I thought. I'll burn the image to the hd. When I burn the image to the harddrive can it be set at the max burn speed? Then, when I burn the image from the hd to the burner can this also be set at the max? Does it matter? Will I lose picture qualityin the process.

    One last questions. When I run the DVD speed test in Nero it does not read DVD's at 16x when the drive is a 16x with update firmware. The Benq drive(16x) reads like the Pioneers drive(8x). So i'm kind of lost with this speed thing!
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Absolutely :)



    Not one bit.



    As for the read speeds, I've never seen or heard of a ROM or burner reaching a full 16X. Thye most I've seen ROM's top out at is 14X and that's only for a potion of the disc, not the whole thing. Here's a link to some speed tests I did:

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/2/107206
     

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