After a few days of reading and researching, I got tired of waiting for the DVDs to come to my door so I went and got some to play with. Burned my first disk and it works in my 1 year old Panasonic and my old Toshiba player.
Burned at 2X:
Portion of BW5 Log:
30/12/2004 9:32:25 PM info Writing completed in 24:22
30/12/2004 9:31:45 PM info Finalize started
30/12/2004 9:08:03 PM info Write started
30/12/2004 9:08:03 PM info Buffer Under-run protection is enabled
30/12/2004 9:08:03 PM info Backup tagged for Autoplay
30/12/2004 9:08:03 PM info Writing speed requested x2.0, effective x2.4
30/12/2004 9:08:03 PM info Media ID : CMC MAG-E01-00
30/12/2004 9:08:03 PM info Writing DVD-ROM Disc [SPIDERMAN] - Image Size 4.27 Gb.
30/12/2004 9:08:03 PM info Writing device : 3:0:0 - BENQ DVD DD DW1620 B7T9 E
30/12/2004 9:02:06 PM info Imported file format - ISO@2048 (DVD ISO)
30/12/2004 9:01:50 PM info Loaded read profile Automatic
30/12/2004 9:01:49 PM info Loaded copy profile Automatic
30/12/2004 9:01:49 PM info Loaded read profile Automatic
30/12/2004 9:01:17 PM info Loaded read profile Automatic
30/12/2004 9:01:17 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.27, Internal revision 27 - Async. Access mode
30/12/2004 9:01:17 PM info Autoplay driver active. Version 6
30/12/2004 9:01:17 PM info ParamStr 0 = "D:\Program Files\VSO\BlindWrite5\BW.exe"
30/12/2004 9:01:17 PM info User default language : 4105 (0x1009h) - English (Canadian)
30/12/2004 9:01:17 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
30/12/2004 9:01:17 PM info Version 18.104.22.168
30/12/2004 9:01:17 PM info ExeName : "D:\Program Files\VSO\BlindWrite5\BW.exe"
30/12/2004 9:01:17 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
30/12/2004 1:46:22 PM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
So after staring at the Media thread for some time I guess these results are fine, but not stellar?
Hey, it worked in my DVD player and my receiver was playing the DD5.1. Not a coaster and I didn't compress video at all, can't ask for more than that from first run.
I used DVDDecrypter then DVDShrink (thanks Legs) to ISO then burned the image with BlindWrite 5 registered. I will do some more hunting to try and figure out why it burned at 2X. Can I use the BenQ provided RecordNow! for burning the ISO as well?
Two caveats though, it won't play in my BenQ Intervideo DVD player software that shipped with my drive and the English subtitles did not make it for some reason. Any ideas
I re-authored the disc (using Mr.Bass DVDShrink Guide. I left the DD5.1 and 2 channel audio and the first English Subtitles from the list, there were others, perhaps I chose the wrong subtitle? I also modified the start and end frames and set the English subtitles as default. Why didn't the subtitles didn't work?
This is awfully complicated stuff, I'm pretty pleased my first disk even works. Thanks all for your help, sharing and the work on tutorials and stuff. First copy program I remember using was Nibbles on my Apple ][e . Boy have things changed.