I use my NEC 3500AG external mainly to burn to a blank dvd from an *iso file, that has been shrunk and adjusted. I use various softwares.
I have an internal Toshiba (FW x905) 'unlocked' , RPC1, and region free to read the DVD.
I then create an *.ISO file by shrinking and whatever else happens.
Lately I have had great difficulty burning anything, (mostly use nero, trying other softwares,)
and have reflashed my NEC a few times, - currently have LD 2.TC , and have even changed media and the like. (Current media is TDK)
Nothing seems to be working to enable me to burn error free.
Previous media is unavailable, so my burner has gone haywire.
Since I use the NEC 3500 AG almost 99.9999999% of the time to burn and do not play a dvd/ movie, does it matter that I only use Official NEC firmware?
My *.ISO file is already region free and decrypted via the creation of the *.ISO file,
Therefore I suspect the region free, riplock and rpc 1 feature of amended NEC firmware may not be necessary in my situation.
Is this theory correct?
If the answer to the above hypothesis is "Yes",
Which, then, is the best NEC firmware to flash,
or must I reflash each time I change media?
For example, I just purchased a TDK blanK DVD -R (8X);
should I flash to the official NEC TDK firmware listed in the link?
If yes, which is best, most current, TDK official NEC firmware to use?
Must I reflash each time I use different media?
Hope I haven't confused everyone too much.
You are all so helpful and much more knowledgeable than I am about this.
Something is amiss and I can not figure the best solution.
Thanks in advance,