Mike Richter, were you born with
"Scam Artist" emblazoned on your face?
> There are many possible reasons for the failure you report; frankly if
> you insist on writing fixed-length packets in batches of that size, you
> can expect problems from the Windows filesystem.
> At the least, you
> should plan to move no more than 50 MB at a time; what you are doing now
> will increase interleave (depending on the size, all the files may be in
> various stages of writing at once) and may never succeed.
Subject: Re: AVI files in Direct CD
> > I was copying a few avi files to my cd-rw disk, and all went well,
> > until I wanted to see how the copy was. I clicked on one of the 6
> > that I copied to play it back. One or two of the six turned out bad.
> > One of them started okay, and then the scene just froze. The other
> > had choppy scenes and audio, not like the original. The other 4 were
> > good. These avi files were done by the same software ( ATI ) and
> > played back by ATI's File Player. Why would some come out good and
> > others bad? I deleted the bad one, and recopied it. This time it came
> > out good. Does it make a difference when copying..by doing it in
> > clusters, in this case 2 or 3, or copying them one at a time?
> You are using the least reliable, most fragile format known to CD. You
> are far better off mastering the disc or writing variable-length
> packets. For one thing, a disc in fixed-length packets is as fragmented
> as possible. Playback of such a large file is extremely slow because of
> the vast number of seeks required.
Whatever happened to this weasel drivel, Mikey?
Mikey spewed this weasel drivel when DirectCD had trouble with large
From: Mike Richter (cRoxshit Shill)
Subject: Re: Direct CD - I know, I know, but could somebody help?
> ... I formatted a new CDR, and successfully burned a 200 MB
> mpeg file to it. I even ejected it, put it back in, played the
> file, and everything seemed ok.)
> But then when I tried to burn the second large file, it appeared
> to write only about 20 seconds of the mpeg, and then just stopped.
... packet writing is made for drag-and-drop of smaller files ...
But then when DirectCD had trouble with small files, Mikey spewed this:
From: Peter Kronenberg
Subject: Re: Help! Can't copy files to Direct CD
> > I'm having a problem with Direct CD. I think it started when
> > I upgraded to 22.214.171.124. I upgraded again to 126.96.36.199 SP4,
> > hoping that would fix it, but it's the same.
> > Basically, I can't copy more than a certain number of files to
> > the CD. I format a brand new CD. Somewhere between 60-70 files,
> > or about 10-15MB, I get two message boxes ...
> It is more likely due to a problem with your medium than with the
> Are you writing to erasables or write-once blanks? Your symptoms
> are familiar to those trying to write fixed-length packets to an
> unproven medium.
I'm writing to the same batch of CD-R disks that I've been using
for a while.