Sure. Geno888’s demonstration has been made, I guess, with an ISO file, is it right Geno888?
With lots of small fragments from a very fragmented HD, maybe some softwares will do better than others simply because of a better cache, that makes sense.
I personally noticed long ago that I had much less quality issues when burning ISO files than lots of smaller files, and I tend to create ISOs with Nero and burn them with Nero or Decrypter, rather than burning the files directly.
Probably because I don’t defragment very often :o
The idea that RDgrimes is constantly fighting against is that the software, in some way, “tells” the burner to burn differently and has a direct impact on burning quality. This idea is widely spread and even taken as absolute truth by many on several forums. Though it actually makes no sense at all! Tt’s another of these CD/DVD myths that people just love to share and spread, out of ignorance (which is fine), or out of conformism (which is sad), or out of stubborness (which is kinda annoying ).
I had actually bought this myth, until RDgrimes’ input on this board had me performing some simple tests… and I discovered that that it was rubbish (the myth, not RDgrimes’ statements ;)).