Nero File Verification: if it fails is it the media or burner?

vbimport

#1

I use the checkbox when burning with Nero to verify the files burnt.

So far I haven’t had a burn that has passed the Data Verification test, I have burnt 4x on 8x media and have still found two or three errors.

Is it natural to get a few errors on file verification?

Is it due to bad media, or is the burner at fault?

Thanks for any help.


#2

Generally its the media thats the problem, what media are you using?


#3

Regarding Nero Verification…

If my memory serves me correct, then Nero has had problems with the verification tool for sometime.

I believe it affects versions 6.3.x.x. and above, including the latest versions.

This causes false reporting of Verification failed :eek:

The earlier version of Nero (5.5.x.x) seem to be unaffected.

I would do a search on the forum to check this problem out, but I’m sure it’s not the first time this has been raised.

Regards…

ps. Bad media can be to blame however :o


#4

also instead of using the nero verification use cdspeed to do a transfer rate test (preferebly with a drive that can read to 16X), if you get a nice curve then this will tell if the burn is good or bad.

if your burning with iso images then you could try using dvddecrypter to burn & verify, it has worked ok for me and seems to do a simular test as to cdspeed transfer rate test.

edit: are you still using the bulkpag :Z you posted about here


#5

Thanks for the responses, I was a bit suspicious of the verification feature :cop:

On the otherhand I am using Bulkpaq media :Z :stuck_out_tongue:

I’ve learnt my lesson and I’ve got some good media on order, hopefully I’ll have better luck with that.

Is there any alternative file verification proggy that I could use instead of nero’s (outside of the cdspeed idea)

Cheers!


#6

there is dvdinfopro but you have to pay for the full version, stick with cdspeed its free and well supported here at cdfreaks.


#7

In the free version of dvdinfopro, you could always use the CD/DVD CRC Read Error Test…