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Forum: Copy DVDs, Duplicate, Replicate 02-21-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 41,465
Posted By Harry
Unable to Edit my previous Post

I erred in my previous post when I stated:
"...DVD Shrink 3.2 will NOT recognize or compress an ISO file..."
DVD Shrink CAN recognize & compress an ISO file.

I wanted to edit that post, but...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 02-21-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,423
Posted By Harry
Editing an earlier Post?

Thanks, lordsmurf, for that informative tidbit.

When I first started "ripping" my DVDs I tried using DVD Shrink for everything.
That's when I found out that there were some DVD's that it wasn't...
Forum: Copy DVDs, Duplicate, Replicate 02-19-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 41,465
Posted By Harry
ISO vs VIDEO_TS back-up files

I know that this thread is over a year old, but perhaps my observations and comments are a worthy (albeit belated) contribution to this topic.

I Currently use a notebook PC with Windows Vista OS...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 02-19-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,423
Posted By Harry
ISO vs VIDEO_TS & the Argosy Media Player

Thanks admin for the heads-up on the non-Plus WDTV media player and the "Why ISO?" link, which I checked out.

I Currently use a notebook PC with Windows Vista OS and NTFS formatted Hard drives...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 02-17-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,423
Posted By Harry
Questions???

Can anybody elaborate on the following:

ISO vs VIDEO_TS format
Just what are the advantages/disadvantages of "ripping" DVDs to either DVD ISO or DVD VIDEO_TS format?

Is anyone personally...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 02-14-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,423
Posted By Harry
Thanks admin for the referrals. The unit...

Thanks admin for the referrals.

The unit that I purchase must be compatible with any USB 2.0 external hard drive since I have a variety of brands from Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba, and...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 02-12-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,423
Posted By Harry
USB 2.0 720-1080p HDTV Media Player Recommendations?

Hello,

Before my last overseas deployment I converted most of of my DVD collection to VIDEO_TS folders so that I could store them on large capacity (500 GB - 2 TB) USB 2.0 external hard drives...
Forum: Blank Media 06-05-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,512
Posted By Harry
Regarding CD/DVD wallet storeage

Hi thiagoff8

Soft or hard (clamshell) wallets are convenient but I would only use a wallet case to carry back-ups, not originals.
I'd make sure that the sleeves were soft and not abrasive and...
Forum: Blank Media 06-03-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,872
Posted By Harry
Geeks RMA

Reading Bug said:


I am aware of the high quality reputation that Pioneer once held.
Regarding this full featured model of Pioneer USB burner I could not locate a new one so, based on the...
Forum: Blank Media 06-02-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,872
Posted By Harry
No Firmware Update available

kpmedia said:



I again called Pioneer in Long Beach, CA and spoke with a differenent tech support person (Rocky). He said that he was familiar with the conditon and reiterated that it was...
Forum: Blank Media 06-01-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,872
Posted By Harry
Hmmmm?

All of my DVDs are stored at room temperatures (average between 66-78 degrees fahrenheit).

If these are "zonal burning rings" why is it that most of the DVDs that display the worst of these rings...
Forum: Blank Media 05-26-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,872
Posted By Harry
Still waiting....

On 5/15/2010 Admin said:



On 5/19/2010 Harry replied:


Still waiting.....

http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/showthread.php/my-question-answered-1530.html
Forum: Blank Media 05-21-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,012
Posted By Harry
Thanks for the info

Thank you again dyfan for that tidbit of info. [:)]

Now that I have an understanding of this old expression it is no longer archaic to me and I can use it intelligently and more often. ;)
...
Forum: Blank Media 05-19-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,012
Posted By Harry
Thanks dyfan for the heads up. I just got in...

Thanks dyfan for the heads up.

I just got in under the wire with my order here!:)
Great price plus free shipping :D

If this TY x16 media is as good as the TY x8 media I'll be as happy as a...
Forum: Blank Media 05-19-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,012
Posted By Harry
No More "shiny silver" TY Value brand from Meritline

For the last few weeks this media has been unavailable from this supplier.

In response to an email query Meritline has informed me that they are no longer carrying:

Taiyo Yuden...
Forum: Blank Media 05-19-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,872
Posted By Harry
Waiting for your "Expanded" response

Thanks Admin for your comforting words...

I do believe that it is doubtful that the media itself is to blame as the same "problem" occurs on three different "archive quality" types: Branded...
Forum: Blank Media 05-12-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,872
Posted By Harry
What's Wrong with these Pioneer DVD Burners?

This thread is a Consolidation of the last 3 posts in the "Are My Old DVD Archives Safe? " thread:
http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/showthread.php/my-old-dvd-2154p2.html

Based on recommendations...
Forum: Blank Media 05-11-2010, 03:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,396
Posted By Harry
Does Speed Kill?

Previous post corrections:



What I meant to say was "similar to image 2 & 4..."




What I meant to say was "not as dramatic as image #2 and more pronounced than image #4.
Forum: Blank Media 05-11-2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,396
Posted By Harry
Does Speed Kill?

Update,

I forgot to mention before that the same strange "artifacts' also occured with Taiyo Yuden (DVD-R47VAL600SK) Valueline DVD-R 8X "shiny" Silver Thermal Lacquer Blank DVDR Media Discs 4.7GB...
Forum: Blank Media 05-11-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,396
Posted By Harry
Strange Pioneer Burns?

Per recommendations in this thread,
about 3 1/2 weeks ago I ordered two refurbished external Pioneer burners from Geeks.com (DVR - X162Q-R Pioneer DVR-X162Q 20x DVD+/-RW DL USB 2.0) and have...
Forum: Blank Media 04-15-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,396
Posted By Harry
Membership Upgrade?

kpmedia wrote:






All this is great & reassuring info. Thanks. :)
I usually keep a couple hundred or so Blanks on hand and I always rotate my stock.
Because I am in the process of...
Forum: Blank Media 04-14-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,396
Posted By Harry
Unburned DVD media shelf Life?

Thanks again Admin for all of this very helpful info.

I think right now, just to keep it simple, I will only use Mitsubishi manufactured Verbatim & Taiyo Yuden (Japan) manufactured blank DVD's...
Forum: Blank Media 04-13-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,396
Posted By Harry
External DVD Burner models?

Admin said:


Geeks has a lot of external DVD drives to choose from (both new & refurbished), as do other sources, i.e.
Pioneer DVR-X162Q 20x DVD±RW DL USB 2.0 External Drive
Samsung Super...
Forum: Blank Media 04-12-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,323
Posted By Harry
Links

thiagoff8, I don't know if you've already checked these threads/posts by now or not. But to concur and support what Bix has already stated I refer you to these links as they have proven helpful to...
Forum: Blank Media 04-12-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,842
Posted By Harry
Ditto

I guess this thread remains as a "curiosity,"

I certainly do not mean to make light of someone elses obvious distress.

But, since you mentioned it Bix, these peanuts were advertised to be...
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