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Re: xcdroast coasters

> Tom Allison said:
>> This is the best I've been able to get out of Xcdroast now for a year. I
>> have a RICOH 7040A CD-RW.
>> What's this about the FIFO buffer being full?
> xcdroast has a internal buffer setting to buffer stuff to ram before
> sending it to the CDR, it means I believe that the buffer always had
> data in it(meaning the buffer was big enough to keep the drive
> supplied with data at the specified speed), and the lowest the buffer
> ever got was 81% of capacity. the drive buffer(usually a 2-8MB cache
> on the drive itself) was always 100% full(any drops in this can
> cause buffer underruns and a bad burn). you can tune the buffer
> settings in xcdroast's setup, I usually set it at the max, which
> I think is 16MB.
> I've never EVER burned a coaster in xcdroast, been using it for probably
> at least 4 years(long before it became a GTK app), I love it.
> nate

I've heard a lot of good things about xcdroast.
But I have never EVER made anything but coasters with this one.  However,
it did work in Windows and it can burn very small ISO's (gentoo
installation CD).

Given those two points of success, I am going to keep trying.

However, I have one question.  If my fifo buffer get's filled up, isn't
setting it to 16MB going to just defer the problem until more data has
been copied?  I mean, it doesn't sound like it will actually "fix"
anything.  But if I'm lucky the problem will appear at about 1,000MB of
data, far outside of a normal CD's maximum capacity.

Am I being reasonably accurate here?

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