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.
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
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?