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September 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm Quote #38569

voodoo
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OK, so I went out and bought an LG external Blu-Ray burner and some discs and I can’t figure out for the life of me how to burn one of these VH shows to the disc. Do I need special software? Do I burn it as a Data disc and drag and drop the BDMV folder onto the disc? My laptop says it can’t play Blu Ray, but will that stop it from burning the discs to watch on my TV? I brought the burner and discs into work and tried to get it to work and still nothing. I put in a blank disc and it keeps asking me to insert recordable media. I bought BD-R discs? I feel like I’m starting all over learning how to burn CDs again. Thanks in advance for any assistance.


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September 3, 2014 at 5:12 pm Quote #38570

ron
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ImgBurn is your friend. Get it, use it, be one with it.
http://www.imgburn.com/


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September 3, 2014 at 5:55 pm Quote #38572

guitard
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I drag and drop the entire (parent) folder – not just the BDMV folder (although you might be able to do it that way also).

Other than that – what ron said: ImgBurn.


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September 3, 2014 at 10:41 pm Quote #38582

voodoo
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Thanks, guys! Much appreciated!


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September 3, 2014 at 11:39 pm Quote #38586

guitard
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Truth be told, I wish Dime and the other sites would allow you upload .iso image files. It’s so simple – one file for the whole DVD or blu-ray. But they don’t allow that – you have to upload the show with all the folders as they appear in the disc.


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September 4, 2014 at 9:32 am Quote #38595

voodoo
(1876)

Either the burner is junk or the discs are junk. I have tried four discs and Imgburn just says, “Incompatible medium installed”. :-x


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September 4, 2014 at 9:33 am Quote #38596

KISSMAD
(421)

guitard: Truth be told, I wish Dime and the other sites would allow you upload .iso image files.It’s so simple – one file for the whole DVD or blu-ray.But they don’t allow that – you have to upload the show with all the folders as they appear in the disc.

I wish JTT would allow blu-ray files!


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September 4, 2014 at 9:34 am Quote #38597

ron
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Did you check to see if there’s a firmware update available for the burner?

What kind of BluRay blanks did you buy? I’ve been using Titan brand without issue so far.


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September 4, 2014 at 10:14 am Quote #38598

KISSMAD
(421)

voodoo: OK, so I went out and bought an LG external Blu-Ray burner and some discs and I can’t figure out for the life of me how to burn one of these VH shows to the disc. Do I need special software? Do I burn it as a Data disc and drag and drop the BDMV folder onto the disc? My laptop says it can’t play Blu Ray, but will that stop it from burning the discs to watch on my TV? I brought the burner and discs into work and tried to get it to work and still nothing. I put in a blank disc and it keeps asking me to insert recordable media. I bought BD-R discs? I feel like I’m starting all over learning how to burn CDs again. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Here is a guide on how to burn a Blu-ray disc with Imgburn.
http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?/topic/9512-how-to-write-a-blu-ray-video-disc-using-imgburn/


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September 4, 2014 at 10:20 am Quote #38599

single-8
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LG WAS a very good brand,dont know about newer models I use a samsung external with the cyberlink program that was bundled with it..for discs I use Delkin devices archive gold BDR($$$) or RiData..but avoid Windows 8! no coasters yet..


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September 4, 2014 at 12:25 pm Quote #38601

guitard
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A buddy of mine bought an LG burner a few months back and went through hell trying to burn a disc. He finally gave up and bought some different discs and hasn’t had a problem since. I just emailed him to ask what discs he bought the second time.

Personally, I use Verbatim discs and have never had a problem with the Samsung burner I have.

I think blu-ray burning is going through the same growing pains that CD-R burning went through 15 years ago and DVD-R burning went through 10 years ago. For the first few years, it was kind of like walking through a minefield with compatibility issues lurking around every corner. And by compatibility issues, I’m not just referring to the media and burner not being compatible. It could be that the authoring program had some obscure setting that made it so the disc wouldn’t burn right … or if the disc did burn … some DVD players wouldn’t properly play the DVD. With CD-Rs and DVD-Rs, the kinks were eventually ironed out and things got standardized and the pitfalls gradually disappeared. I’m sure the same thing will happen with blu-rays – but we’re not there yet.


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September 4, 2014 at 1:11 pm Quote #38608

single-8
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I never had a problem with the SD/4.7 verbatims..I like the archive gold discs because they dont fade away and sound like a clikcing record.or glitch out and freeze-up…but the verbatim BD-R discs are more $$$ and RiData look exactly the same and Ive had Zero problems.Delkin devices cost about 180.00 for 25..200 year gold archive BDR. if you want the ultimate….meritline has very good prices..(On RiData)..some file types are not supported and some players/Burners dont support BD-RE discs..


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September 4, 2014 at 4:36 pm Quote #38612

voodoo
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I just bought some inexpensive discs to make copies for myself and test the burner. I wouldn’t use them for trading or archiving. They’re Optical Quantum BD-R 4x single layer discs and the burner is an LG CP40NG10 if that means anything. It also came bundled with the Cyberlink software. I guess I’m going to have to buy more expensive discs to see if it will work. The only place in town that carries them is Best Buy and they’re $20 for 5 discs. The discs I bought were 10 for $9. I figured I would at least be able to burn a show or two and watch them. I guess not.


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September 4, 2014 at 5:06 pm Quote #38613

ron
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Did you check for a firmware update for the LG drive?
Are the blanks “LTH” type discs? You need to make sure your drive can burn LTH discs before buying those.
There are reviews of LG burners having trouble with Optical Quantum blanks. That error message from ImgBurn you posted seems to indicate the drive doesn’t like the disc at all and the burn won’t even start(?)
While it’s nice to try and pick something up locally, if you’ve got Amazon Prime, their shipping is pretty speedy and you can usually get an okay deal on blanks if you poke around (have to check the spindle sizes and mfgs, etc…)


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September 4, 2014 at 5:50 pm Quote #38614

single-8
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I bought optical quantum and they burned, but I had a lot of defective discs..no problems with Delkin or RiData…Mereitline has very good prices and so does B&H Photo..the cyberlink software is a common program and I have had no issues with it


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