View Full Version : Could different file type affect burning speed?

22-04-2008, 11:14 PM
HI guys,

Ive making my own music mixes onto cd using Nero.

The last day or two Ive noticed a dramatic decrease in the actual burning speed.

Normally it burns in at least 16x but now a meager 4x.

I just did a cd of flac files and wav files, could this be the reason why?

Just thought Id ask before investigating further.


Speedy Gonzales
22-04-2008, 11:23 PM
It may also depend on the speed of the blank cd /dvd

Obviously if it only goes to x2, x 4 whatever, it wont burn at 16x

22-04-2008, 11:31 PM
Oh true. I didnt think of that, Ill have to check when I get back home. They are a new batch I dont normally use too. Thanks Speedy:thanks

Speedy Gonzales
22-04-2008, 11:33 PM
No probs

kahawai chaser
22-04-2008, 11:39 PM
Not sure about file type, maybe any differences in speed, due to file type, may have been evident in the buffer level during the burning process. I have found slow ups if the DMA mode for file transfers during burning or ripping process has been deactivated. Had to do a registry change once, as explained here (http://www.dvdplusvideo.com/dvdguide005.html)...

22-04-2008, 11:43 PM
I get what you mean kahawai, Ill check it out too, cheers!

23-04-2008, 09:35 AM
Also file size matters...hehe, doesnt it always?. Large file will burn quickly and transfer quickly, small ones take longer!

23-04-2008, 02:49 PM
Just to confirm, yup Speedy you were correct, CD speed is only x4! Man I should have cheked that one first!