After spending the last 10 days suffering through software testing for the new Pioneer 109, some super-genius (flashman?) has hacked some older software that is tried and true; none other than RECORDNOW MAX 4.5 itself!
(This was originally posted in this thread here:
If I knew the webpage, rather than the file, I'd post it. Just passing along info in a new thread, afraid it'd be buried or unnoticed otherwise! This is too important!)
Use Sonic RecordNow Max 4.61 or Stomp RecordNow Max 4.5
If you use Sonic version you must copy unzipped DLL into "c:\windows\system32 folder". For Stomp version, copy DLL into "c:\program files\stomp\RecordNow Max" folder. The download comes set to automatically unzip to "c:\program files\stomp\RecordNow Max".
I tested a 4350+ MB disc (not a "backup" but one of my projects)
8x burns are now @ 8:00 (PRODISCF01)
4x burns are now @ 15:00 (MCC01RG20)
You can PICK YOUR BURN SPEED too, none of that MIN/MED/MAX stuff.
The buffer underrun NEVER kicked in. The only time the drive knee-jerked was at the speed change on the 8x disc, and it was only for 1-2 seconds.
The 4x burns seems to start out slow (maybe 3.5x?) but appears to pick up some speed by the time it ends. I'm only able to guess at this by watching the drive lights and RNM status bar. It may stick 4.0 the whole way. Not my thing, just glad it finished at a normal 4x burn time.
Prior to this, my unhappy experiences included:
RecordNow Max 6 (sort of worked)
Prassi ONES (sort of worked)
Nero 18.104.22.168 (sort of worked)
VSO CopyToDVD (fail)
DVD Decrypter (barfs on XBOX XISO, fine on "backups")
NTI CD/DVD Maker (fail, horrible experience)
Alcohol 120% (fail, another bad experience)
It had been SO LONG since I had used RNM for DVD-Video that I had forgotten how to do it (spoiled on 2 years of Nero 5.5.10.x and Prassi PrimoDVD2 working perfect!). This guide jogged the old memory perfectly:
Thank you to whoever did this.
I can finally return to work and quit screwing around with testing stuff (software at least, I ALWAYS play with new media!).
And consider me a new member of the NERO SUCKS club!