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How Important Is It To Verify The Burn?

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A co-worker refuses to verify, says it doesn't need to. This worked a long time for him. But now we're having problems with burned disks pixelating and just not playing well.

 

This enquiring mind would like to know ....

 

TIA

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A verified disc may show problems after a while. So if the burn was good, but the disc went bad, then the verification doesn't mean much.

A failed verification may still be a perfectly playable disc, without any visible problems. Then the verification doesn't mean much.

A bad video file may look bad, but burn good and verify good, then the verification doesn't mean much.

 

IMHO, it is more important to invest in quality media.

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What I was asking was, just how important is it to verify a disk? Is it okay to skip the verification or not?

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A co-worker refuses to verify, says it doesn't need to. This worked a long time for him. But now we're having problems with burned disks pixelating and just not playing well.

 

This enquiring mind would like to know ....

 

TIA

Frenzalre-

I've found that skipping verification doesn't affect playback, but it does affect the ability to access and convert the vob files in the VIDEO_TS folder. I'm a Mac user and often need to access those files for re-editing projects. I use MPEG Streamclip to convert vob files to dv, and it fails to complete the process and reports errors with unverified data.

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