Mac tool for measuring DVD burn quality (PI/PO errors)?

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  1. cwerdna macrumors 6502

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    Is there a tool for the Mac that's similiar to one of these, but for the Mac?
    http://www.k-probe.com/
    http://www.dvdinfopro.com/
    http://www.plextools.com/info/info.asp

    I'm looking trying to do PI/PO quality tests on discs burned by my Pioneer DVR-220S standalone DVD recorder. I can run DVDInfo Pro on my PC w/BenQ DW1640 drive but since my Mac Mini has a DVD burner (Matsushita UJ-845C), I'd like to see how the same discs fare.

    To give you an example, DVDInfo Pro output looks like this: http://www.cdrinfo.com/forum/tm.asp?m=70296&mpage=3&key=&#121883.
     
  2. cwerdna thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nobody knows? Is there another good forum where someone might know the answer? Is the Matsushita UJ-845C even capable of returning PI/PO data?
     
  3. Sol macrumors 68000

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    Interesting programs

    I had never heard of programs like these, until I read this page. It would be useful to have such a diagnostic tool in Toast. By the way, judging by the example picture you linked to, it seems like DVDs are reliable up to 3.5 GB.
     
  4. cwerdna thread starter macrumors 6502

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    http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=136232 and http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=80545 have a discussion about interpreting the results.

    Whoops, I just found a random sample screenshot. It wasn't meant to imply that DVDs are reliable/unreliable after a certain point on the disc.

    Here's one from a Sony DVD-R made by Taiyo Yuden from my BenQ DW1640 drive burned by a Pioneer DVR-220S standalone recorder. This was a pretty good result. The second is from a Verbatim MCC (Mitsubishi Chemical Corp) disc which did a lot worst using the same equipment.
     

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  5. Sir Al macrumors member

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    Have you had any luck finding such a program for Mac OS X?
     

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