[QUOTE=troy512;2111868]use Ner0 Info Tool to check the Read and Burn speeds of your drives. if you have two cd burning drives try them both at half the read speed of the alternate drive.
depending on the read speed of your source drive. it is advisable when burning on-the-fly, to burn at half the read speed of the source drive. ner0 has UltraBuffer which will use 80 MB of your system RAM for additional buffer. so if you have read errors the burning will continue even if the burning drive buffer is depleted. however if you are trying to burn too fast the burning drive deplete the UltraBuffer, then the burn will stop for a moment and fill the UltraBuffer and the normal 2 MB drive buffer.
So the UltraBuffer can be good to recover from read errors, past the normal drive buffer, but bad in the case of burning too fast. as the burning will stop for a few split seconds longer.
and thanks for the explanation ripit, i often wondered why my free dvd player [almost 5 yrs old from directv] works better than my parents $400 samsung.
edit// whats your UDMA mode? 165P6S is mode 4 compatible. i dont know about your other drive. Make sure you are using an 80-wire/40-connector IDE cable. this will give your drives the ability to use UDMA mode 4. most advisable for hard drive usage as well. many systems will use the 80-wire/40-connector for Hard Drive but use the older 40-wire/40-connector for Optical disc drives.
Yeah, a couple of days ago when I originally posted I already tried burning in 2 of my different burners, with the same results.
I even tried combinations of reading from different drives and burning with different drives eg.
READ drive 2, BURN drive 1 or BURN drive 3
READ drive 1, BURN drive 3
READ DRIVE 3, BURN drive 1
(with the same CD’s playing in ALL my players and the same CD’s failing to play in some players).
About the suggestion you made, I already tried that, as one burn I did a few days ago would have been reading at X40 and burning at X16, same results.
I just find it strange that it seems to be only happening with specific CD’s.
As I already said previously I did some tests…
I made a CD from WAVE files on my hard drive (which plays in ALL of my players), when I copied it on the fly that copy only plays in some players).
So I re-burned the source CD again by burning the WAVE files to a CD from my hard drive (and again it played on ALL of my CD players), then when I copied that CD on the fly the copy won’t play in some players).
Yet I have CD’s that copy on the fly every time and play in ALL of my players.
When it comes down to it, it doesn’t really matter because I ALWAYS burn off the hard drive, and in 8 years I’ve never had any problems there !
I’m just curious as to what was causing this “odd” on the fly problem.