BURN-PROOF FUNCTION!!! (PLEXTOOLS <-> NERO)
The first disc I tried to burn was a CD-DA compilation out of mp3 files from my HD. I used a Maxell CD-R 48XL disc. The recording was made with nero (22.214.171.124) at 4x. The Burn-Proof function’s check box in nero options was already checked, so of course i left it enabled. The recording had been INTERRUPTED and stopped, and cd destroyed, because of a BUFFER UNDERRUN ERROR!!!
I wrote to Plextor (Belgium and Korea) to inquire. In meanwhile i tried something else: I changed the nero’s option from Diskspace strategy to Tempfile strategy and tried again. Now, my (same) compilation was SUCCESSFULLY recorded and finished and plays fine in my home player (a very old one that is very sensitive and picky and doesn’t play CD-R/RWs if they are not perfect). It seems the problem was that 4x was “too high” speed for “on the fly” recording of mp3s (probably no time to make the decoding and writing at the same time). I can’t think of anything else. With Tempfile strategy (where nero makes the decoding from mp3 first and saves the info on image on hard disk and then burns from the image), there is enough time to burn it right and no buffer underrun occurs! (Notice that i have a slow system: enough 256MB RAM, but only an old Pentium MMX 166MHz).
Answer from Korea came, and informed me (from the logfile and systeminfo file I had sent) that “I HAD THE BURN-PROOF OPTION OFF” !!! But i am more than sure i had it on! I checked again with nero and found it was on, of course (default and not changed by me). Then I checked with PlexTools and found that it was OFF!
This is quite a mystery, eh?
WHAT DO YOU UNDERSTAND ??? That nero DOES NOT REALLY apply the BurnProof function if it is not enabled from the PlexTools itself!!! This is quite strange and odd !!! Isn’t it ?
Now i have turned the Burn-proof option on (in the PlexTools) and it’s always on.
But, how does nero recognize the function? Does it enable it by itself or waits for PlexTools to enable it? It should BE ENOUGH if it is enabled in nero’s interface! Shouldn’t these two affect onto other? Shouldn’t be linked? It seems they are not related - and it seems like nero’s enable does not work if the function is not enabled by PlexTools (as if PlexTools was THE MASTER of the function)!!!
How does this relation work (between Nero and PlexTools)?
HAS ANYONE EVER NOTICED A SIMILAR BEHAVIOUR with Burn-Proof between PlexTools and Nero ???
ALL OTHER CD-Rs since then, are burn perfectly! Even very cheap and no-name blanks. Even a 90+ minutes CD-R I tried!