CCampbell wrote:Our Engineer looked into this and found this option should not have been there at all, as it does nothing because there is not such feature. We only show the Recorder Buffer status, not the Hard Drive buffer status. And we never have displayed the Hard Drive buffer status. The time we took was to see why this was there in the first place and who put it there. We had to go through the code to make sure it actually does not do anything, and that it should not have been there.
So we are removing this from the MISC features.
Do you realize that this feature has been the default in nearly all previous versions of NERO? Users immediately noticed the change, as someone else almost immediately pointed it out, and tried to 'fix' it by setting the check box in misc options. Hard drive buffer status is needed for the following reasons:
- It aids the user in preventing unnecessary underruns, as if they are about to do something that may impact the buffer significantly, they can watch the buffer status, and abort the other operation if the buffer starts to drop.
- It is a whole lot better than the absolutely annoying file zipping over to dvd animation crap.*
What is odd is that the window format is identical to that of 6.x.x.x, but the buffer status was replaced with that poor excuse for taking up gui space. New versions are supposed to be better and more feature-rich. Removal of such a basic indication as drive buffer status is more of a step back, isnt it? The correct 'fix' would have been to add the functionality as opposed to simply deleting the feature.
* note (from above) : since it is so annoying, i often find myself minimizing the window during the burn, which is a bug in itself, because if the burn completes with the window minimized, after hitting 'ok' in the pop-up dialogue and restoring the nero window, you get this:
...which is quite useless.
How can such alpha level bugs be present in what is now a x.x.5 version?