Nice tool that - Thank you Ssseth.
Hi all, I'm back to add some additional thoughts,
You might just want to check my link to the DVD Info tool -
http://www.dvdinfopro.com/ As posted above -
It does the same functions and quite a few more BUT in some cases neither of them works (he, he) - see below
[21:05:47] DVD Identifier V3.2
[21:05:47] Initializing ASPI/SPTI Drive Interface
[21:05:47] SPTI Drive Interface Successfully Initialized
[21:05:47] 2 Supported Drives Found (Out Of 6 Available Drives)
[21:05:47] Internet Version Check Postponed Since Last Check Happened Less Than 1 Hour Ago
[21:05:58] DVD+R/+RW Medium Detected. Starting Identification...
[21:05:58] ** Initiating ADIP Retrieval Method 1 (Original ADIP)
[21:05:58] ADIP Read M1 Failed : Illegal request - Invalid field in CDB [05/24/00]
[21:05:58] ADIP Read Method 1 Not Supported [21:05:58] ** Initiating ADIP Retrieval Method 2 (Copy Of ADIP)
[21:05:58] ADIP Read M2 Failed : Illegal request - Invalid field in CDB [05/24/00]
[21:05:58] ADIP Read Method 2 Requires A Written DVD+R/+RW Disc
[21:05:58] Disc Identification Did Not Complete Successfully
Not to worry, I came up dead with DVD Info Tool also
Trying not get caught in the "Name Game" and to answer dd83â€™s previous post, let me clarify my answer, I recommend branded Verbatim OR branded Ritex G04's - I have also found (an has been reported to us in another forum) Media Boasting "Advanced AZO Metal Dyeâ€, this indicates a superior dye application, while they are sometimes a bit â€œpriceyâ€ they are acceptable. You'll find I haven't even mentioned DataSafe by Verbatim as I received poor reports about them. (I'm none too happy about that because I was just given 100 of them for a Birthday present
Media is a very real concern and as was just pointed out by Ssseth, the manufacture ring industries have pulled a rather large fluffy blanket over us so we're not quite sure what weâ€™re purchasing. Should we even bother ? Yes, we have too. This is most important for those of us backing up DVD's.
To cut it short, I'd like to give you a final reason to be picky as to what you're buying. I call it A time thing ?
One thing I haven't addressed is the life of a backup made on an "el cheapo" disc. Points of fact, inferior discs have a tendency to "Break down" in time. I have had 25 to 30 backups that have refused to play after being stored for a year or more. I test all of my backups when they are burnt to be totally sure that there are no problems. "In olden times," before I knew any better, the Maxell and TDK discs (and any thing that was on sale) was what I used to use before I switched to Ritek and Verbatim, it is the cheap stuff that I have been experiencing trouble with. I noticed that backup DVD's I had been using refused to play in my standalone player and on my PC. VOB files wouldn't play either and other discs that I backed up about the same time would "Jam" part way through the movie. After switching to Verbatim and Ritek s, mostly the Ritek's because the price was right, I've not had 1 go "Flat" in almost 2 years. I still have some backups done on the cheap stuff and as time wears on I lose a few more as I attempt to check them. I say to you, why did a backup play fine in "01"and "02" then "fail" in "03 ?? Some that were done in "01" never made it till "02" and others done about the same time and "Failed" in "04"? All of the backups from "02" and "03", done on the "good Stuff" work fine today - not a single failure !
As always, you have a choice -
I have posted this in the past but only came onto this study as of 04/27/04 to support my theory. I am concerned that their time line is too short but am willing to consider it myself. Please, make up your own mind :P)
Thank you all for your time,