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Can we have verification?

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dowzup 
Junior Member

25 Jul 2003 8:08 AM
Hello again, old chums. I went away for a while as I had an easier time using a competitor's software to backup my episodics (I'm not a quality freak; I'm just insistent that I get everything on a single disc).

But I downloaded Xpress 3.0 to see how I enjoyed the full disc option and, VOILA!, you have won me back!

I did 4 discs to test. All four went through quickly on full disc setting without a glitch, and the picture quality is really quite spectacular. Your transcoding is something of which to be genuinely proud.

I played them each back, unattended in my set-top player, and had one lock up during its playback session. I popped it back in the computer and it was, indeed, a bad burn. It made me wonder (and yes I did a search first!) if there are any plans to build a verification step into Xpress?

Once again, let me congratulate you on the program. It's a winner, as is... I simply suggest a verification option as a way to shine even more.

Conrad 
Inactive

25 Jul 2003 9:52 AM
dowzup,

Express does have something like that built in already. If Express thinks its got a problem reading a section of the original disk it will attempt to read it again up to 10 times. After that it will error out.
The problem I see with your suggestion is if the DVD R/RW is defective to begin with. Express's burn engine see's that it wrote the data to the disk. If the disk is defective Express won't know that because no burner can read and write at the same time.





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TLH2 
Inactive

31 Jul 2003 2:23 PM
Conrad, I believe what he is asking for is after the disc is burned to go through and verify that it can read the data off the newly burned disc.

If there's a bad burn, you'll know about it before you start to watch the movie...

Conrad 
Inactive

31 Jul 2003 2:38 PM
TLH2,
The only way, that I know of, to accomplish that is to have Express compare the info on the burned disk to the info on the original.
If Express is cruising along burning data to the recordable, it "thinks" that what it's burning on the disk is correct, otherwise Express would simply come up with that 'write not completed succesfully' error, which it does when something fails in the burning process. The really only way currently is to play the disk back and watch for skipping, pausing, etc. and that, IMHO, is also a bad burn, but Express doesn't know that without a comparison.

Am I explaining that correctly?


This message has been edited since posting. Last time this message was edited on 31 Jul 2003 2:39 PM

dowzup 
Junior Member

7 Aug 2003 9:28 AM
TLH2 captured my thrust perfectly here. Both RecordNow Max and Nero offer a verification pass just after the burn to verify the integrity of the data on the disc. This is a fabulous feature to have because I can copy a home video DVD, return it to the original author (my brother is in CA and I'm across the US in MD) and NOT have to watch the video first just to make sure that I'm all set. I send him DVD copies of big family get togethers that he can't attend and my first DCD Copy Express burn failed about an hour into his watching it.

I enjoy the program's convenience and transcoding quality, but will continue to rely on the competition to give me files ready to burn in a 3rd party burning program.
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