I am doing a large number of dvd backups today and normally i do the backup and then scan the disc with kprobe and then if the crappy media scans bad reburn the discs…
but kprobe gives a round about answer as to quality since there are no hard and fast limits just guidelines of what the spec is. i have seen PI that were huge and had no effect on the disc’s ability to be played. also since KP2 does not have a realtime display there is no way to know until the scan is completed that you have a “bad” disc."
so today i started doing the scanning in my entertainment pc (2ghtz 512MB 120Gig 48161h / 48246 38" monitor) in the drive that they get played back in a 48161 combo drive and instead of scanning with kprobe i am scanning with dvdinfopro. the nice things about this is that if there are errors i don’t have to wait until the scan is completely over to see that it needs to be reburned and since the burners seem to handle the errors better than the 48161 i have more of an indication that all is ok or shit.
so anybody disagree? any reason that i should take a different course?