View my crappy Benq 1640 DL burns

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#1

I am getting sick of waisting expensive DL media. :a I’ve got some Verbatim 8X DVD+R DL (MKM 003) media and I was hoping for some decent scans, but I’m getting absolutely horrible scans. View the screenshots that I have attached. These are from the same .img file that I created in Encore DVD awhile back from a project that I did. I burned them using Imgburn.

Settings on my Benq DW1640:
Solid Burn: ON, ON (I think we talked about this awhile back- I don’t think this setting matters because Solid Burn only works for SL media)
WOPC: ON
Overspeed: OFF

ImgBurn was set to burn at 8X
Booktype set to DVD-ROM

Any tips you may have would be much appreciated! :sad:

http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/3901/dw1640bsobmkm003b9zo.png
http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/4504/dw1640bsobmkm0034wc.png


#2

Stop worring about scans, if it plays in your standalone fine it’s fine by me!
Dont let this scan crap get to you , this place can make you go crazy wasting expensive dvd’s just to see if they scan good or not.
Just stop worrying and enjoy!
I always set Overspeed ON
WOPC OFF
Solid burn activated for both.
I love my 1640!!
It’s been having tray opening problem for a few months, damn kids spilled soda and it got on the front bezel, took it apart few times still sticking, this time i really cleaned it out!!, seems fine now.
I think ive prob burned well over 500 dvd’s without a coaster!!!
Use Dvd Decryptor for burning DL img files!!!
Also try going back to firmware BSLB


#3

are you sure benqs are supposed to read at 8x? do another scan at 5x. then again could be a bad batch.


#4

Standard scanning speed for benq burners is 8x, but I admit that I don’t know if there is a different standard for DL discs


#5

Thanks for the tips Budman62

Yeah, I gave up scanning DVD’s for a little while, but it keeps haunting me… why am I getting such lousy DL scans. I’ve seen a lot of other posts of DL scans at 95-97%. Hell, I’d be happy with anything above 80%.

I don’t have DVD Depcryptor. I lost that awhile back. However, I can’t imagine it would BURN better than Imgburn since Imgburn is an ugraded burning engine from DVD Decrypter (and the same author… Lightning UK)

Maybe I’ll give BSLB a try. Don’t have time to try it tonight. Can anyone else vouch for BSLB being a better firmware for DL media than BSOB?? Any other suggestions? I’ll check back tomorrow and try then.


#6

Why not try burning at 4x? My 1620 does very well with Verbatim DL at that speed. Yes, I realize you have 8x media, but it may not be the optimum speed for your burner.

I use ImgBurn also, so I don’t think it is the burning program.


#7

Because DL media is so expensive, I have started doing 2 scans

The first scan I do at 8x to check the media, if this passes with a very good scan then I stop here, if its poor then I move on to a 2x scan and check again.

This is purely because I really dont want to bin a DL disc and if it passes at 2x then the disc should play fine in a DVD player.


#8

Dont feel bad, look at this poor scan!!!
Do i care…no, does it play flawlessly…Yes!!



#9

WOW, I think you DL media is off on a 1970’s trip. Love the colours.


#10

Don’t know if this is crappy or not, but it’s the way my 1640 with BSLB firmware burns MKM-001 at 4x.
No problem in playback though.



#11

@Stallen

I’ve had scans like that too. For me, it came down to burning the discs at too high a speed. Now I always QScan a Verbatim DL and then burn at the speed that QScan says the disc can be burned.

I had one ten-pack that burned at 8x no problem QS 94-96 everytime. Then another pack that wouldn’t burn well above 2.4x (same QS). At 8x they had through-the-roof PIFs at the layerbreak. I’m working on a ten-pack now that generally burns well at 4x.

QScan isn’t perfect, but I’ve had no coasters, no red PIF spikes or QS below 92 since using it.


#12

@pinto2- I’d be thrilled with that scan.

@Trak101- Nice tip. I’ll giveQScan a try!

@qwakrs- You must be talking about QScan as well… thanks

@Kerry56- I’ll be slowing down my burns and maybe switching to BSLB… thanks

@Budman- I’ll try some of these tips and then give up on scanning my DL media if no improvement. Thanks