Burn DVD with CopyToDVD or Plextools?

vbimport

#1

Hi-

I burn DVD+R’s from my edited home movies with CopyToDVD and a Plextor PX-760A.

I would like to know if there is an advantage in creating an ISO-file with CopyToDVD first (f.i. for having the layer break calculated) and then burn the ISO-file with Plextools. It is not clear to me if the Plextor Autostrategy Database is used when burning is initiated by CopyToDVD.

Lou


#2

As you have mentioned, you can calculate the layer break when making an .iso first. That’s the advantage. So the question is more is there a disadvantage. :bigsmile:

I would carefully say there is none. But I can’t say anything about CopyToDVD. If it makes perfect .iso-files - and why shouldn’t it make perfect ones, that’s not a very complex function - then there shouldn’t be one.

AS: I use EMC9 and it shows the Plextor specific features like PowerRec. AS I’m not sure right now. But anyway, normally the LED is flashing in 3 different colors when AS is creating a new strategy. You could watch the LED while forcing a new strategy. But isn’t AS independent from outside burning software commands anyway?

I hope better help by other members is on the way… :slight_smile:


#3

Hi George, thanks for responding.

When I use CopyToDVD for burning, I cannot see anything but the selected and actual speed, nothing like PoweRec or AS. I was just wondering what goes on under the hood as I made two burns with Plextools of an ISO file created by CopyToDVD and in both cases the TA test came out better. However, this may be a coincidence.

I posed the same question on the VSO Software subforum but got no response from there up to now.

Lou