What Burning programs to use with the DW1655

Hi all

Just got our new DW1655 in, installed, QSuite 2.1 downloaded and the firmware reading is BCCD (I think). Is this the latest firmware for this drive?

We have most of the “free” programs and mainly use DVD Fab and Shrink. Also have Nero 6 updated to 6.6

Not sure if that’s the latest firmware (a quick look in the BenQ forum should tell you for sure), but those programs should serve you fine.

I too use mainly Shrink, Fab and Nero.


Edit: Just did a search in the BenQ forum for you, found a thread on the latest 1655 firmware here. HTH!

Add DVD Decrypter/Imgburn to the list of freebies to use.

I only use Imgburn for burning images. Can’t be beat really. One very useful feature is that in Nero the volume name is limited to 15/16 characters whereas you might want a more meaningful volume name of upto 31 characters. For this I create an ISO image in Nero & use Imgburn to burn, changing the volume name in the process.


Thank you for your help. My Qsuite says the f/w is BCAB- that’s what I get for trying to think off the top of my head. :eek:

So now a problem has come up. The 1655 fails to burn.

IDE drivers have been reinstalled, DMA is enabled, ASPI layer active, Qsuite has been downloaded, booktype enabled…

I have noticed one thing, whenever I stick a disc (either blank or full) the PC slows down hangs up or locks up :confused:

The error msg is this- Error:
Cannot connect TRF I was using Shrink to rearthur and burn.



Windows XP 5.1
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.60 (1021), size=45056 bytes, created 9/10/1999 12:06:00
ahead WinASPI: File ‘d:\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 12:54:32

NT-SPTI used
Nero API version:
Using interface version:
Installed in: d:\Ahead\Nero\
Application: ahead\Nero - Burning Rom
Internal Version: 6, 6, 1, 4d

Recorder: <BENQ DVD LS DW1655> Version: BCAB - HA 1 TA 0 -
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : BENQ DVD LS DW1655 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : DVD-16X DVD-ROM BDV316E atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD800JD-98LUX0 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200JB-00GVA0 atapi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200JB-00GVA0 atapi Port 3 ID 1 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2046MB (2095532kB)
Free physical memory: 1689MB (1730208kB)
Memory in use : 17 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

10:29:19 #1 Phase 112 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 275
DVD-Video files reallocation started

10:29:19 #2 Phase 114 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 275
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

10:29:19 #3 Phase 111 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 275
DVD-Video files sorted

10:29:19 #4 NEROAPI 7 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3095
Cannot connect TRF

10:29:19 #5 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 867
DRM: DRM burn session terminated.

10:29:19 #6 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 896
DRM: Closing entire DRM handling. Bye.

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.60 (1021), size=25244 bytes, created 9/10/1999 12:06:00

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

Some others have been getting this error, when using Shrink with Nero’s update (seen it a few times in the Nero sub-forum)…only thing I can think of doing, is ripping with Shrink to the HDD (either files or ISO mode, I prefer ISO mode), then closing Shrink when you’re done, and then burning with Nero (go to Recorder -> Burn Image, if you choose to rip to ISO).

Hope this helps! :slight_smile:

Thank’s for the info - problem is I have several ripped to the HD already. I’ll go over to the Nero forum and snoop around.

thanks again :clap: