I recently installed ImgBurn to get rid of a problem I was having with Nero & I have successfully burned one DVD from an image file created by DVDShrink. However I tried to burn a 2nd disc from another file (also created with “shrink”) & though the disc burned OK it won’t play on a DVD player. Anyone have a clue what I did wrong the 2nd time? DVDShrink will analyze it or play it but it won’t play in a regular player.


What type of disks did you use and what burning speed did you set? I tend to burn all my disks at 8x, even when using good media like Verbatim AZO 16x, or Taiyo Yuden 8x +R disks.

This is almost certainly not a problem with ImgBurn. Just from the information you’ve given so far, I think you might have a picky player and poor quality blank dvds that have been burned too fast. Are they +R or -R?

Which dvd burner do you have? Do you have the latest firmware installed in it? To check, look in ImgBurn, click on Tools–>Drive–>Check for firmware updates.

Does the second disk play on the computer using a media player like VLC or Media Player Classic?


for Kerry56,
I used Windata DVD -R discs both times; The 1st on ImgBurn’s default high-speed setting, the 2nd @ 4x. Both were done with the same dvd writer. Only difference is that one plays & the other doesn’t. I don’t have either of the players mentioned but the unplayable disc is recognized by DVDShrink.


You don’t mention what speed these Windata disks are rated at. I’d try once more at 8 or 12x if they are 16x disks.

Did you try to update firmware? You haven’t told us the make and model of your burner either.

Windata disks do not have a good reputation on this site, just from the threads I was able to see. I have no experience with them myself.


Media Player Classic HomeCinema:

Both free to use and both will play dvds for you on the computer.

I believe your problems will disappear if you use good media, like Verbatim 16x, Sony 16x or Taiyo Yuden.


Posting the ImgBurn log for the second disc might help.


Current Profile: DVD-R

Disc Information:
Status: Complete
State of Last Session: Complete
Erasable: No
Sessions: 1
Sectors: 2,285,888
Size: 4,681,498,624 bytes
Time: 508:00:38 (MM:SS:FF)

TOC Information:
Session 1… (LBA: 0)
-> Track 01 (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 2285887)
-> LeadOut (LBA: 2285888)

Track Information:
Session 1…
-> Track 01 (LTSA: 0, LTS: 2285888, LRA: 2285887)

Pre-recorded Information:
Manufacturer ID: MCC 03RG20

Recording Management Area Information:
TSSTcorp SH-S202J

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: 0@P-!-00
Book Type: DVD-R
Part Version: 5
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,482,495
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0


What you posted is the read of a disc .
Look in Help/ ImgBurn Logs…


Cholla, I don’t remember offhand, but was Windata one of the brands that was selling fake disks using the MCC id codes?


I only use Verbatims for the most part . I’ve never used a Windata .I don’t remember if they were using fakes.
I’m actually leaning your direction on this that the media is the problem. I just thought an ImgBurn log would shed some light on that.


cholla & Kerry 56;
Thanks but you don’t need to worry about the medium I’m using. I’ve been using DVDShrink for over 2 years & I’ve burned more than 200 Windata discs on my computer & maybe fifty with my DVR. The only problem I’ve had is the occasional (10 or so) bad discs that won’t burn on the DVR. Both discs I mentioned earlier were Windatas from the same package, so I’m wondering what the difference could be. I’m going to try again at a different burn speed, maybe 8x, & I’ll let you know what happens. Thank you both for you help & interest.


Kerry 56 & cholla:
OK I have a new puzzle for you guys. I burned a new disc at 8x, the program said it successfully completed, but when I tried to play it it showed as a blank disc in 2 different machines. I put it back in the comp drive & DVDShrink came up “NO DISC.” Here’s the burn log.
I 14:03:12 ImgBurn Version started!
I 14:03:12 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
I 14:03:12 Total Physical Memory: 1,564,140 KB - Available: 813,188 KB
I 14:03:12 Initialising SPTI…
I 14:03:12 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 14:03:12 -> Drive 1 - Info: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S202J SB01 (D:) (ATA)
I 14:03:13 -> Drive 2 - Info: TigerJet CD-ROM v2.0 (X:) (USB)
I 14:03:13 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM and 1 Unknown!
I 14:06:19 Operation Started!
I 14:06:19 Building Image Tree…
I 14:06:19 Checking Directory Depth…
I 14:06:19 Calculating Totals…
I 14:06:19 Preparing Image…
I 14:06:19 Checking Path Length…
I 14:06:19 Contents: 37 Files, 2 Folders
I 14:06:19 Content Type: DVD Video
I 14:06:19 Data Type: MODE1/2048
I 14:06:19 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 14:06:19 Volume Label: [Not Configured]
I 14:06:19 IFO/BUP 32K Padding: Enabled
I 14:06:19 Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
I 14:06:19 TV System: NTSC
I 14:06:19 Size: 4,680,843,264 bytes
I 14:06:19 Sectors: 2,285,568
I 14:06:19 Image Size: 4,681,498,624 bytes
I 14:06:19 Image Sectors: 2,285,888
I 14:06:19 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 14:09:24 Operation Started!
I 14:09:24 Building Image Tree…
I 14:09:24 Checking Directory Depth…
I 14:09:24 Calculating Totals…
I 14:09:24 Preparing Image…
I 14:09:24 Checking Path Length…
I 14:09:24 Contents: 37 Files, 2 Folders
I 14:09:24 Content Type: DVD Video
I 14:09:24 Data Type: MODE1/2048
I 14:09:24 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 14:09:24 Volume Label: DOUBLE_SHOCKER
I 14:09:24 IFO/BUP 32K Padding: Enabled
I 14:09:24 Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
I 14:09:24 TV System: NTSC
I 14:09:24 Size: 4,680,843,264 bytes
I 14:09:24 Sectors: 2,285,568
I 14:09:24 Image Size: 4,681,498,624 bytes
I 14:09:24 Image Sectors: 2,285,888
I 14:09:29 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:05
I 14:09:29 Operation Started!
I 14:09:29 Source File: -==//[BUILD IMAGE]/==-
I 14:09:29 Source File Sectors: 2,285,888 (MODE1/2048)
I 14:09:29 Source File Size: 4,681,498,624 bytes
I 14:09:29 Source File Volume Identifier: DOUBLE_SHOCKER
I 14:09:30 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.5.1.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 14:09:30 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 14:09:30 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 14:09:30 Destination Device: [3:0:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S202J SB01 (D:) (ATA)
I 14:09:30 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: MCC 03RG20) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 18x)
I 14:09:30 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 14:09:30 Write Mode: DVD
I 14:09:30 Write Type: DAO
I 14:09:30 Write Speed: 8x
I 14:09:30 Link Size: Auto
I 14:09:30 Lock Volume: Yes
I 14:09:30 Test Mode: Yes
I 14:09:30 OPC: No
I 14:09:30 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 14:09:31 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 11,080 KB/s (8x)
I 14:09:32 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 14:09:34 Writing LeadIn…
I 14:09:58 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2285887)
I 14:09:58 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2285887)
W 14:11:05 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 204192)
W 14:11:15 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 14:11:31 Writing Sectors…
I 14:24:17 Synchronising Cache…
I 14:24:44 Exporting Graph Data…
I 14:24:44 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\anthony\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SH-S202J_SB01_MONDAY-JUNE-28-2010_2-09_PM_MCC_03RG20_8x.ibg
I 14:24:44 Export Successfully Completed!
I 14:24:44 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:15:12
I 14:24:44 Average Write Rate: 5,328 KB/s (3.8x) - Maximum Write Rate: 8,398 KB/s (6.1x)

Notice I set the write speed at 8x but the average write rate was only 3.8x & why did IMGBurn say it was writing to the disc when it actually wasn’t? Again, thanks for your help & patience.


Remove the check mark in the box next to Test Mode. (found on the main screen in ImgBurn)

Here is where it is indicated in your log:

[I] I 14:09:30 Test Mode: Yes[/I]

Test mode just makes certain that the data [B]can[/B] be written to the disk. It won’t actually burn in this mode.


Logs are great tools :iagree: Good catch Kerry :clap:

only problem I’ve had is the occasional (10 or so) bad discs

I guess if it isn’t important then it’s not a problem, but I only use the good stuff.The 10 or so bad disc can get expensive.


The ImgBurn log usually spots the problem. I’ve accidently checked “Test Mode” before myself.


Thanks to everyone for all your help, especially Kerry 56 & cholla. I now have DVDShrink set up to burn with IMGBurn & access to two new players for my PC. Thanks again.


You betcha, I somehow hit that test mode thingie once. Took forever to figure out what happened. Click in slo-mo is my mantra.