Very puzzling

vbimport

#1

I'm using Nero 5.5.8.2 and newest XS0X-firmware in my 32123s under Win XP.

When copying a normal audio cd onto Fuji 12x-media, the burnt cd's are PACKED with errors and sound awful in my stereo.

However, doing the exact same copy procedure on my brother's pc (he also has a 32123s), using the exact same Fuji-media, results in flawless copies, although under Win 98.

I should mention, that I actually have accomplished burning a flawless copy on my pc using the LiteOn-media, that came bundled with my burner (I know it's not really made by LiteOn). I can also burn cd's at whatever speed I prefer. The burning always runs smoothly, never kicking in with Safeburn. But when playing the burned cd's they sound awful.

Anybody dare take a guess at whats wrong?


#2

There may be a small difference between drives, making one work better with one media type than the other…

I suggest you try other media as well.

Tried swapping the drives to limit the bug to the drive or to computer/os?


#3

Thought I’d hear you guys first, if there was an obvious explanation, since we live pretty far apart. But I’ll try swapping, when I go see him next week.

If what you’re saying, is the actual case… is that acceptable performance from a new drive or should I return if for another?


#4

does your brothers lite-on have tha same firmware as u do?

also does he consistently get good results and u consistently get bad results with tha same batch of cd-r’s?


#5

One bad burn does not make a bad burner.
What is the source for the “copy”? Bad audio is often the fault of the source drive.


#6

WinXP… Applied the XP cdrw patch? Then disable native XP burning for your drive & stop the IMAPI service. Use Nero, InCD, etc… Your problems should be gone…


#7

To NBR: My brother has same firmware and consistently gets good results, while I consistently get bad results using the same batch of Fuji-cd’s. It’s only the first 10-15 minutes of my cd’s that are full of errors (both data and audio cd’s).

To rdgrimes: I’m reading the audio from my burner, using the Nero Wizard.

stevem: I have not applied the XP-patch, nor have I disabled XP-burning, since there seems to be no obvious conflict. Have I got this wrong?


#8

I have not applied the XP-patch, nor have I disabled XP-burning, since there seems to be no obvious conflict. Have I got this wrong?

Yes. Performance is improved. It may solve your issue. It’s easy enough to re-enable if you feel the need.