Although the only problem I’ve ever had burning to Verbatim discs
is that DVDFab sometimes fails to finalize DL discs properly, I do
rather like the idea of verifying that the data as read from the
disc is exactly the same as in the temporary (or other) files
ripped to my hard disk. Then too, verifying does catch the problem
when the disc is left unfinalized.
However, in clone mode, if I clone original DVD disc to blank DVD
disc (same drive or one drive to the other), then both task 3/4
and task 4/4 are verifying the disc. Okay, I can cancel out after
the first verify task is successful, but that leaves the temporary
files on my hard disc, so I have to remember to delete them.
Or I can clone to a set of ISO file on my hard disc, then use
write data to burn to a blank DVD disc, in which case task 2/3 is
burning and task 3/3 is verifying. (If task 1/3 ever happens, it’s
been too fast for me to notice.) This way, verifying is done only
once, but I have to remember to delete the ISO files from my hard
Other than that, verifying is surprisingly slow; for me, verifying
(even just once) typically takes longer than ripping and burning
combined, and I’m conservative with the burning speeds; 4X for DL,
and 8X for SL.
This seems to be the case with all versions of DVDFab Platinum
since the verify option became available.
I like the idea of verifying, but as currently implemented, it
seems rather more more time-consuming than it’s worth.