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Author Topic: Multisession burning  (Read 5972 times)

tomos

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Multisession burning
« on: July 05, 2007, 10:40:25 AM »
I was wondering about software for burning multisession discs -

[ my nero express continues to burn multisession discs but unfortunately the updated files dont show in Explorer
Ashampoo failed to update a DVD & I gave up on it. The DVD drive is fairly new so I presume this is a software problem ]***

Anyways, point is-
I'm looking for something a bit more versatile than the basic multisession that the above mentioned offer - something in the direction of a synch programme would be the ideal !!

An older copy of nero with my computer but it wouldnt work anymore when I changed the burner-drive.
I dont know what version it was but it did multisession very nicely -
you got the option to delete (or not) on the disc what was deleted on the harddrive - there were other options but I cant remember them now.

Any other proposals?
I could always get an older copy of Nero, but it would be nice to get something that updates without the kitchen sink  :)


*** [Damn damn damn 
it IS the drive :down: (or it's software/driver maybe?) must try update software etc.
It's a Plextor - wasnt expecting any problems with that...]
Tom

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Re: Multisession burning
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2007, 12:55:07 PM »
Use a DVD-RW?


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Re: Multisession burning
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2007, 04:12:28 PM »
Or a DVD-RAM, which considering what I know of them, they seem specifically tailored for backup tasks. Another story is finding one... and it could be that your drive is not supporting this kind of media.

A program to do the burning... I think there's some recent thread around... let me see... wait, you posted there ;D
There's this other one, I myself recommend Complex Evolution, which was a nice surprise when I tried it some time ago. CDBurnerXP is currently very buggy in some departments, so you've got to wait for 4.0. The other ones, ImgBurn is more geared toward disc images, I would avoid Ashampoo like the plague (the software company, more than its software, personal things of mine), DeepBurner also seems like a decent option. Did you try XP burning capabilities? For multisession discs, they work like a charm.

Also, Backup4All brings its own burning routines, so it's another option. And Nero, of course ;)

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Re: Multisession burning
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2007, 02:01:09 AM »
DVD RAM sounds good - I read lately that it keeps a very long time ..

When I backup to DVD though,
I might use the disc for a couple of weeks, then archive it & start a new one - so it's not that I'm unhappy with your basic disc as such

Complex Evolution looks nice, portable too  :)
Backup4all I have - will look at burn/backup
Re Ashampoo,
I'm not a fan of their frequent emails but you do get some very good offers (& some very good software - eg Textmaker) &
for straight forward burning, their software & Nero Express are very good

XP burning - havent thought of that in a while :) will check em all out, thanks Lashiec
Tom

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Re: Multisession burning
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2007, 05:29:17 AM »
*** [Damn damn damn 
it IS the drive :down: (or it's software/driver maybe?) must try update software etc.
It's a Plextor - wasnt expecting any problems with that...]
Hm, how did you reach that conclusion?

Anyway, check out http://www.deepburner.com - it's one of the better free burning programs I've seen.
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Re: Multisession burning
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2007, 05:44:31 AM »
The problem with DVD-RAM is the cost of the media. I don't know about in the US but in the UK DVD-RAM blanks cost almost the same as a DVD movie!

If anyone in the UK wants a DVD-RAM compatible drive (it reads/rights all CD/R/RW, DVD+/-R/RW/DL and DVD-RAM formats at fast speeds, DVDs up to x18) then pop over to www.overclockers.co.uk as they have a good looking Samsung SATA drive for about £16 - and that includes Nero's OEM suite (OK you don't have to install anything other than the BuringROM application).

Only that I recently bought Pioneer drives I would be buying a handful!
« Last Edit: July 06, 2007, 05:46:30 AM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: Multisession burning
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2007, 12:48:25 PM »
*** [Damn damn damn 
it IS the drive :down: (or it's software/driver maybe?) must try update software etc.
It's a Plextor - wasnt expecting any problems with that...]
Hm, how did you reach that conclusion?

Well, after a updating multisession DVD, the most recent additions didnt show in the Plextor drive but did show in my other DVD drive

I've tried to open PlexToolsPro, software that came with the drive & it always siezes up - dont know whether thats related..
havent had a chance to have a closer look yet...
Tom

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Re: Multisession burning
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2007, 03:08:45 PM »
Well, after a updating multisession DVD, the most recent additions didnt show in the Plextor drive but did show in my other DVD drive

I'd check Plextor for a firmware update on the drive.

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Re: Multisession burning
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2007, 06:12:41 PM »
Did you check the CD with IsoBuster in the Plextor drive? I wouldn't blame the drive anyway, things like that happened time ago, although I used an unnamed drive and a Sony burner...

By the way, forget about XP burning as I suggested, I just remembered that it only works with CDs, not with DVDs. You have to use Vista for that :-[

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Re: Multisession burning
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2007, 12:35:23 PM »
Just try using magiciso to continue multisession dvd. It works fine for me.
http://www.magiciso....als/miso-burnwin.htm

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Re: Multisession burning
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2007, 09:45:55 AM »
Well, after a updating multisession DVD, the most recent additions didnt show in the Plextor drive but did show in my other DVD drive

I'd check Plextor for a firmware update on the drive.

well,
I updated the driver & it's gone even stranger...

If I burn a disc in the Plextor drive - it burn okay*, but reads in the same [Plextor] drive as -
"Momentan auf der CD vorhandene Dateien"
which is Windows speak for these files are ready for burning or something to that effect

* - It reads fine in the other DVD drive..

If it's multisession & I update it, again it shows fine on other drive,
but Plextor one is still showing the same file list as previously (cant remember the english - available to burn?)
Also deleted files arent deleted but I cant remember what the default is there with Nero Express.

Been using just Nero Express - will try something else & see how it responds...
Tom

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Re: Multisession burning
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2007, 07:01:07 PM »
Hm, I remember having a lot of weirdness on a dell machine because of some pre-installed software, probably some of that packet-writing hell. Meant that all CDs burned on that box, regardless of what software was used, would only work if that crap was installed.
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Re: Multisession burning
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2007, 10:04:54 PM »
You may want to see if disabling WinXP's built-in CD writing might help out:

http://www.microsoft...t_03september16.mspx

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Re: Multisession burning
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2007, 06:13:30 AM »
You may want to see if disabling WinXP's built-in CD writing might help out:

http://www.microsoft...t_03september16.mspx

Wow, that sorted it :tellme: THANKs mwb :D

so it's probably a Windows problem  ...
Anyways, I'm very happy with that solution  :Thmbsup:
Tom