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Burning and extraction in Music Disk Creator 9


Grizzly

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HI

 

I am using Creator Suite 9 and a Lite On SHW-160P6S combo drive. I am remastering old records and burning them, and also trying to back up some CD's so they don't get trashed going back and forth from the house to the truck.

 

I have had some interesting interactions between Music Disk Creator 9 (MDC9 for short) and the drive.

 

With Firmware version 0A flashed to the drive, Extraction (ripping) is very fast and straightforward, but when burning, the speed of the burn is very erratic. It will slow down to as little as .5X on a 48X CD, and it takes over half an hour to burn a CD.

 

With Firmware version 0B flashed to the drive, MDC9 will extract one track, and then stall and quit, but will burn a disk with no slowing down.

 

With an beta firmware from codeguys, MDC9 will extract ok, but pauses at the end of each track. burning goes real well, but after several disks there will be some slowing down. This could be a duty cycle matter with something heating up. The regular create audio disk routine works okay, and Windows media player rips and burns okay, but MDC9 is the only burning tool I have found that does not reaarange teh order of my tracks without asking so I would like to get it stabalized. Yes, I did remove and reinstall Creator Suite 9. Any thoughts?

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Check the DMA setting for the IDE channel the drive is on. What brand of media are you using?

 

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The drive is running in DMA 4. I have tried both Memorex 48X and Maxell Music 32X. There may still be a heat problem with trying to either extract or burn too many cd's in a row. Nero 6 burns okay, Windows Media Player burns okay, Creator Classic burns okay but after extracting about 4 cd's it starts to throttle, Music Disc Creator still throttles the burn rate down to almost nada. I think that CD burning in general is about half science and half arcane magic! I may have to be less enthusiastic about finishing this project, and just "live with it".

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The drive is running in DMA 4. I have tried both Memorex 48X and Maxell Music 32X. There may still be a heat problem with trying to either extract or burn too many cd's in a row. Nero 6 burns okay, Windows Media Player burns okay, Creator Classic burns okay but after extracting about 4 cd's it starts to throttle, Music Disc Creator still throttles the burn rate down to almost nada. I think that CD burning in general is about half science and half arcane magic! I may have to be less enthusiastic about finishing this project, and just "live with it".

 

Actually, it is still my belief that all computer work is magic. I would burn a few CD's, then reboot, and see if that makes a difference.

 

A pain in the &%$? Yes, but if it works, so be it.

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