[QUOTE=DrageMester;2599168]Scanning with a 1 ECC interval provides you with PIF values measured according to the relevant ECMA standards, and means that you can compare the maximum value directly with the recommended maximum of 4 PIF per 1 ECC block.
The quality percentages will be different than when using 8 ECC scanning interval, and e.g. a maximum PIF value of 2 (which is often achievable) corresponds to a quality percentage of 95% IIRC. Most advanced users ignore this percentage and only look at the PIE/PIF (and jitter) values.
For more about 1 ECC vs 8 ECC scanning you can read here.[/QUOTE]
Thank you for your help!! I read your post & some of the rest of the thread. Question:
I get that you are saying that as long as it’s under 4PIF’s per block all should be ok.
Does that mean it doesn’t matter how many total PIF’s there are, & that only the peaks matter? I’ve been under the impression that totals do show part of the disc quality, but you obviously are way more educated on this than I am!
Part of the reason I am so gun shy is that when i started burning dvdr’s a number of years ago, I had a couple hundred Maxell/Ricoh discs go bad in about 6 months. I’ve also had a ton of poorly regarded brands of cdr’s go bad over the years. As a result, I’ve become hyper paranoid, & will often throw away as many as 5 discs until i get a burn that meets my standards.