image source (from ATA133 HDDs):
DVDDecrypter 22.214.171.124 (& 126.96.36.199) MDS’s (w corresponding ISO files) of DVD9 movie titles
Plextor PX-716A V1.09 (w. PlexTools Pro v2.32a installed / runs on startup)
RITEK D01 (RIDATA 2.4X DVD+R DL)
ImgBurn Version 188.8.131.52
standalone DVD player (has played DVD9’s great since summer '04):
Pioneer Elite DV-38A (mfgd. JUNE 2001, sold as Refurb. [B-STOCK] MAY 2004)
Other relevant info:
I also have Nero 7 Ultra Edition, AnyDVD5961 (disabled during ImgBurn sessions), CloneCD5281 & CloneDVD2(851) installed on a PIII 667 133FSB 512MB w 279GB HDDs(2) Win XP Pro SP2 machine (the Plextor P4 minimum requirement has proven, up to this point anyway, to be a non-issue[?]).
After making some preliminary inquiries here on the forum, I went ahead and backed up SIN_CITY successfully (or so I thought - my cursory test of the Previews and Menu screen went fine). I happily banged off another 10 titles before I sat down to watch ALIEN_VS_PREDATOR from start to finish. Oops.
Twice, on separate occasions, I snoozed through a portion of the movie to awake to loss of video & audio (black screen … the DV-38A display showed only ‘DVD’) … the next day, I re-ran Menu > Scene Selection until I got back to a scene I remembered … somewhere shy of the halfway point … about 43 minutes in. Although playback experienced several momentary freezes beyond the 45 min mark, the playback did not freeze up completely on me again.
I have tested a different title, OCEANS_TWELVE, and I find that it has froze up on me completely (with pic only) twice now.
I searched ‘freezing’ and ‘RITEK D01’ here to see what I could find out.
freezing and background apps: Although initially I was cautious to close all other user apps during a burn (but not: Spybot-SD Resident, ZoneAlarm, NAV AP, 2 network connections [1 of is peer to peer file sharing], AnyDVD - disabled and NetMeeting RDS - de-Activated), I did relax on that front after the first few successes and started leaving Diskeeper Pro, Outlook 2000, and 3 instances of 5 min. auto-refreshing IE6 browser windows running - likely a major mistake, given my CPU is certainly no powerhouse.
RITEK D01 media: Perhaps not the wisest choice of media, now that I have seen the differences from disc to disc off the same 25-disc spindle using PlexTools Pro’s Q-Check FE/TE Test, and, after having read more here on the forum about this particular media.
So, now, may I seek assistance evaluating the burns I have done, to see what problem(s) I can mitigate for future burn attempts.
I understand KProbe is only for Lite-On burners … I have Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.11 & 4.50 and Nero DVD Speed 0.5.3.0 installed … I could also install the ad-based free version of DVDInfoPro as required or suggested … I’m going to try to start looking for CRC errors with Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.50 (if that’s possible) on AVP as soon as I post this thread … perhaps I can get some more targeted help / suggestions as the afternoon wears on. Thanks, FFF