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Overburning...

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by The_Mule, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. The_Mule

    The_Mule Member

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    I finally got to try this.

    ECDC 4.02 => 4.05 that came with my drive won't.

    Unfortunately, my writer isn't supported by EAC. (Ext USB Iomega Zip 650 4x4x6.)

    So I tried CDRWin (3.8g). People have told me it supports overburning, but the web site FAQ actually says it doesn't (on 74 min discs anyway).

    I'm not greedy. :) Just want around 81 min to copy some of my last Minidiscs over to CD-R. So I tried 81:59 for robustness.

    CDRWin did give me a write error at the end of the disc. Uh oh.

    I tried to play the last track in my CD-ROM drive. It choked around 80:20 and hung my PC. Not good. :(

    I tried it in my Pioneer DV-05 DVD player. Played OK!

    I also tried it in my HHB 830 pro burner (which also won't overburn. Or at least I assume it won't; haven't tried it yet). Played OK!

    So I just sent in my check to CDRWin's Golden Hawk. Nice software, I also liked the underburn cache it uses.
     
  2. cd-rw.org

    cd-rw.org Active member

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    I personally dislike CDRWin. I think lacks features and has a bad GUI. I would prefer Nero or DiscJuggler rather.But for overburning, have a look at www.feurio.de . Feurio! is able to test the overburn capacity of a disc.

    p.s. Why the extra breaks in between lines?
     
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  3. Ghostdog

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    Nero5 has a warning conserning overburning, tells me that it might even destroy my burner. Has this happened to anyone and what are the risks of it happening?

    How much can CD-Rs normally take overburning(MBs/minutes)?

     
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    I have never heard anyone trashing a drive while overburning. Feurio! can tell you the max capcity of the disc. Usually it's 1-2 minutes, but there exceptions that carry a whole lot more data.
     
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    Thank you.
     
  6. The_Mule

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    Feurio was the 1st shareware/software suggested to me for (over) burning. Doesn't support my drive though. (It might work, just never tried it because my drive is not listed as being supported.)

    I WILL NOT USE NERO FOR ANYTHING. I tried some of the free utilities on the site, and they screwed up my PC.

    CDRWin may not have the pretiiest interface, but it does what I need it to do. :)

    EAC doesn't support my drive for writing, but the "capacity test" did work. Said I could get over 90 min with my drive. But I reckon that the longer you try to overburn a disc, the more chances it won't play in whatever drive you want to play it back with later.
     

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