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Subject: IPSG DVD Media Test Rev. 3


  • Use a known good DVD movie image of not less than approximately 4.2GB and not more than 4.4GB.
  • If there are no vendor code or ring codes readable then put No Code in appropriate cells.
  • ALL burns are from DVD movie image on the HD for repeatability. If this rule is not followed it will skew the test data.
  • ALL burns will use Nero Express If this rule is not followed it will skew the test data.
  • Attempt to burn ALL media even if cosmetic defects are found.
  • The DVD reader can be a Consumer Electronics (CE) device (DVD Player), but some CE devices may not read good burns on some media because of the speed.
  • If the CE device fails to read then try another DVD drive to play the burned DVD.

Setup Note:
You may have to update the firmware or burning application for the DVDR optical device to get a good burn @ max speed.
You may have to update the firmware for the DVDR optical device to get a good read @ max speed.
You may fill in the spread sheet for Test Data any time during each test or you may want to print it out and use it as a check sheet.

Updates since the original test plan was developed:
OS = Windows XP SP2
Nero Express DVD Burning application =

Disclaimer: This information is being provided to you as a service from the Technical Support Department of IPSG (The International Products Sourcing Group). It is intended to assist you in the resolution of your technical problems or questions. If you feel uncomfortable implementing any of the information or suggestions contained herein then you should contact IPSG through our web site. IPSG will not be held responsible for any loss of information, data or programming as a result of the use of this article.

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