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Postby VideoRoy on Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:45 am

I have been archiving all my home movies to DVD for a couple of years and once I create the DVD movie I also archive the original AVI capture.

Next I burn the AVIs to a DVD-R using the UDF format since that seem to be the one that Nero suggested for this size file. I own Nero 6.6 and & 7.0

My question for some of the experts here is, what is a good quick way to scan just to ensure that the disc is readable? I typically play portions of the AVI to test but scanning in Kprobe or Nero takes too long for the number of discs I need to do.

I tried Nero CD/DVD Speed - Disc Scan but it crashes on UDF discs for some reason.

Any help, tips or short cuts would be appreciated. My drives are listed below.

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Postby burninfool on Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:42 am

What UDF version are you using?
You should be using 1.02 for test software.
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Postby VideoRoy on Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:03 pm

burninfool wrote:What UDF version are you using?
You should be using 1.02 for test software.


I hate to say I never even paid attention the version but I just checked in Nero and the default is 1.02 so I believe they are all burned in the version.

I know that my last 3 are in that version because I just did them but CD/DVD Speed still crashes. Perhaps I should post this in the Nero forum, but do you have any suggestions on other tools to use?

Thanks for the help.
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Postby MediumRare on Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:36 pm

I don't know enough about UDF versions to comment on that, but a couple of things came to mind that you could try:
- try doing a transfer rate test with KProbe (it's found on the "Performance" tab)
- just copy the contents of the disc to your hard drive. It's sort of like a transfer rate if you time it, but it's the real thing, not a test
- there are various programs around that will do a check sum of your files, but I suspect that won't be very fast.
- send an e-mail to Erik Deppe. I've found him to be very helpful with questions and suggestions (as time permits). There are a number of contact addresses on the CD Speed home page, e.g. on http://www.cdspeed2000.com/go.php3?link=email.html

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Postby VideoRoy on Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:57 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. Kprobe works fine and some of the other tabs with in CD/DVD speed works as well.

I have done a copy to hard drive for some of them just to test when it seemed a DVD drive would not play the AVI file correctly. You are right, it is a good test because that is exactly what I would be doing in the future if I need to retrieve the AVI but it is not very fast.

I sent an email to the developer last night with the details so maybe he can offer some suggestions.

Other than that when working with a >4gb file maybe I just cannot get much quicker.

I appreciate the thoughts and suggestions.
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Postby Ian on Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:00 pm

I don't use this myself, but have you tried Nero's verify function?
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Postby VideoRoy on Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:46 am

I normally do not use verify either when burning, however I do use it when burning this particular discs. I have never seen a verification not be successful either.

Perhaps I have just over doing it. I would like to be able to scan these discs in the future just for quick test purposes. With all the controversy over media durability I would like to able to avoid any problems.

Thanks.
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Postby VideoRoy on Sun Jan 29, 2006 3:33 pm

I found that PlexTools does exactly what I want for my 716A but cannot find a similar utility for the Sonys.
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Postby VideoRoy on Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:29 am

I just installed 6.6.1.4 and it has version 4.11 of CD / DVD Speed. 4.11 solves the problem and will now ScanDisc an UDF disc.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!
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