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  • Write Mode:

    • Auto
    • DVD
    • CD

  • Write Type:

    • DAO
    • Incremental

  • Link Size:

    • Auto
    • 0
    • 1
    • 16

  • DVD+R Reserv Track

    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • DVD-RAM FastWrite

    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Enable BURN-Proof

    BURN-Proof (or BurnProof) is an unfortunate abbreviation of "Buffer-Under-RuN Proof". The technology allows you to avoid buffer underruns by suspending and restarting the write process when the recorder's buffer is about to empty. (See section (4-1) if you're not familiar with buffer underruns.)

    All of these are for situations where your computer is unable to send data to the drive quickly enough to keep the buffer full. They will not help you if your computer loses power, your software crashes, your media is of poor quality, or you smack the drive hard enough to disrupt the recording process.
    Nearly all CD/DVD recorders announced in or after 2001 featured some variation of buffer underrun protection.

    Ideally, the results of interrupted and uninterrupted writes would be identical. In practice, there may be a small glitch at the point where writing was suspended. The general concensus is that these technologies are effective and do not result in noticeable glitches.

    The default setting is 'enabled'.

  • Lock Volume - Exclusive Access

    This will stop other programs for accessing your burner while you do the burn.

    The default setting is 'enabled'.

  • Cycle Tray Before Verify

    CD/DVD recorders (and modern CD/DVD-ROM drives) have a chunk of RAM that holds blocks read from the disc. Some drives provide a way to clear this out, some don't.

    All drives need to have their block cache cleared out after writing completes and before disc verification begins. If this weren't done, the files being verified could be read out of the block cache instead of from the disc itself, defeating the purpose of the verification pass. Also, some CD/DVD recorders need to have their recording buffers explicitly cleared between the "test" and "write" passes.

    The most reliable, 100%-guaranteed-to-work approach is to eject the disc and re-insert it. Watching your CD/DVD tray open and close can be startling at first, but in general it's harmless.

    Back in the early days of CD recording, the situation was a bit more awkward. Caddy drives were the norm, so an ejected disc had to be manually re-inserted. Some poorly-written CD recording software would automatically start the "write" pass a few seconds after the "test" pass, without waiting for the disc to be re-inserted, so you either had to be paying close attention or set the "wait until told to continue" option.

    The default setting is 'enabled'.

  • Verify Against Image File

    This option will run the verify process against the actual image you burned. If not enabled - it will only try to read the burned disc.

    The default setting is 'enabled'.

  • Check 'Delete Image'

    This will pre-check this option in the 'ISO Write Mode' window. After a successful burn the image source will be automatically deleted.

    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Check 'Close Program'

    After a successful burning - the program will terminate itself.

    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Check 'Shutdown Compute'

    This will pre-check this option in the 'ISO Write Mode' window.

    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Don't Prompt Erase Media

    If you enable this option - the program will erase your RW disc automatic if it's needed.

    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Don't Prompt Format Media

    If you enable this option - the program will format your RW disc automatic.

    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Don't Prompt Overwrite Media

    If you enable this option - the program will owerwrite your RW disc automatic.

    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Layer Break (For DL Media

    • Calculate Optimal

      The program will calculate the optimal layer break.

    • User Specified

      You can insert where you want the layer break to be present.

      • Sectors in L0:

        Input the amount of sectors you want to be on the first layer of the disc.

  • Use Layer Jump Recording (-R DL)

    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Auto 'Export Graph Data'

    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Format Media

    • Wait For Background Process

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

  • Queue Options

    • Insert Nect Disc - Auto 'OK'

      When you use the Queue function - the program will ask you to insert a new disc and after that is done it will wait 10 seconds by default before it starts the burning process. In this option you can specify how long that time should be.

      The default setting is 'enabled'.



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