Best BDR Media

Discussion in 'CloneBD' started by Bruce Wakefield, Aug 14, 2021.

  1. Bruce Wakefield

    Bruce Wakefield Active Member

    I always considered myself to purchase the best media. I have owned CloneBD for a number of years, but decided to burn a blu ray for the first time, and I keep getting a message media incompatible.

    I have a Verbatim 50 pkg or BD-R 25GB, disc. These aren't working. I do see something that concerns me and that is it say 16x speed and on 6X speed.

    Is there a better media, and am I using a wrong media.
     
  2. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Are you sure it is BD media? With the 16x and 6x, it sounds more like DVD.
     
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  3. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    Nope, i burn plenty of my BR's on 12x. Packaging says 6x, but speed descriptors (drive firmware and discs themselves) go upto at least 12x. But its hard to say without the MID if they're "real verbatims". If they were DVD's cloneBD wouldn't able to burn on them.
     
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  4. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Neither are they:
     
  5. Bruce Wakefield

    Bruce Wakefield Active Member

    I have burned maybe 2 thousand movies with regulary AnyDVDHD and CloneDvd. I purchased AnyDVDhd and CloneBD when they change was
    made from Slysoft. Yes the disc are legitimate Verbatim 16x speed 25GB BD-R.
     
  6. Bruce Wakefield

    Bruce Wakefield Active Member

    Clone Bd does the copying fine, it is just when it want to do the burn. Of course I wait until AnyDvd has done it's decrypting...
     
  7. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    Do you have IMGBurn or DVDInfo installed? If IMGBurn, insert a blank disc, go into explore mode and copy the contents here or look for a line that said MID or DID (Media Identifier, Disc Identifier)
     
  8. Bruce Wakefield

    Bruce Wakefield Active Member

    I have no idea what IMGburn is. I will look into to that.
     
  9. Bruce Wakefield

    Bruce Wakefield Active Member

    I don't feel I want to buy IMGBurn until I find out an outcome of CloneBD. Shame to leave Redfox, as I have been with them for over 10 years
     
  10. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    Buy IMGBurn? IMGburn is free. https://imgburn.com/
     
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  11. Bruce Wakefield

    Bruce Wakefield Active Member

    When I went to the imgburn site, the product is not free. They want money and it is only good for 3 months. Of
    course you can buy it for life, but I am not going to do that when I don't know how and if it will work for me.
     
  12. FurryGuy

    FurryGuy Well-Known Member

    From: https://imgburn.com/ (The Official ImgBurn Website, btw)

    And I quote....
    So whatever website you saw that demanded payment for ImgBurn it wasn't the Official ImgBurn Website.

    Sure, the creator would like people to make donations, but paying for the software has NEVER been required.
     
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  13. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    What do you mean? I was able to download it in seconds, here you have the direct link:
    https://download.imgburn.com/SetupImgBurn_2.5.8.0.exe
    Also I cannot see any purchase button or licence stuff at all.

    Edit: I used Ch3vr0ns link, so I assume you used it as well.
     
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  14. FurryGuy

    FurryGuy Well-Known Member

    Look at the bottom of the ImgBurn main webpage, there is licensing information:
     
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  15. Neil Wilkes

    Neil Wilkes Member

    I agree.
    IMGBurn has always not only been free, but LightningUK - the developer - has created perhaps the single best burn utility I have ever seen - it is streets ahead of Poxio, Toast and all the other garbage filled rubbish.
    It will set the layer break for you on DVD, it creates great Blu and you should always, ALWAYS burn at the lowest speed your burner & media combination will allow. Failure to do this will result in more coasters than needs be, because what you must always remember is that writeable discs use a vegetable dye in place of the foil layer sandwiched between the substrate layers of a pressed disc.
    Burn too fast & your disc will not last - if it even loads at all.
     
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  16. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    I only looked at the top of the site and the... side of the site. Because if I want to place a purchase or buy button, it would be the top of the site.
     
  17. FurryGuy

    FurryGuy Well-Known Member

    I'm ornery and obnoxious enough that I look over an entire webpage/site before I consider making a purchase. :Þ
     
  18. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    This is good and I should've done this as well before spending thousand of € to a unknown fakeshop but in this case it was only to confirm if the program is for free or not. I never used it, but I know the name.
     
  19. FurryGuy

    FurryGuy Well-Known Member

    I learnt that lesson the hard way myself, even though I had faint warning bells ringing in my head at the time of purchase.

    8 years since there's been an update of ImgBurn, and the software still works flawlessly for what I need and want it to do.

    The only change I could recommend is the program detect I'm on Windows 10, not Windows 8. :cool:
     
  20. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    I was also thinking about should I do it or not. I even recieved a mail that the payment has been done (BTC of course, so no bank to inform...) At the end I realised that it was a fakeshop. I don't want to mention a number in this forum but I could've bought a new (small) car from it. Or a new gaming computer for every family member. You can imagine the moment I realised that I wasted a whole year of going to work with this... It is not only because of the money or the scam but also about the time that is gone now. A whole year and than in addition to that I could've used the money for something useful or invest it in the new currency I recently found (of course month after the scam happend). But know I not only have to wait till I worked the money back, but also I cannot do anything because I have to wait till I can invest in said currency.