I need best free program for checking cds/dvds for errors?

Ralston18

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"Best" is relative.

What are your requirements.

The features matter as does the user interface.

For example: #2, Ariolic does not need to be installed. That can be a big plus.

Or Emsa which provides statistical data may be more applicable to your requirements.

Look at the four choices and start with the listed program that "appears" to do most or all of what you require.

Then go to its' website, FAQs, and forums to see what other users are saying. Check the support links. They can be a very good indicator regarding the usefulness and quality of an application or utility.

Download and test. But watch out. The downloads may include other "crapware" or even alter your current system configuration. You may or may not even notice the matter. Just do not blindly "agree" to anything.

In fact if the app does try to do such things I tend to cancel the install and move on to the next choice.

And you may discover, after a few uses, that there is some unfavorable aspect to the software. Then just uninstall and move on.





 

Ralston18

Dignified
Moderator
"Best" is relative.

What are your requirements.

The features matter as does the user interface.

For example: #2, Ariolic does not need to be installed. That can be a big plus.

Or Emsa which provides statistical data may be more applicable to your requirements.

Look at the four choices and start with the listed program that "appears" to do most or all of what you require.

Then go to its' website, FAQs, and forums to see what other users are saying. Check the support links. They can be a very good indicator regarding the usefulness and quality of an application or utility.

Download and test. But watch out. The downloads may include other "crapware" or even alter your current system configuration. You may or may not even notice the matter. Just do not blindly "agree" to anything.

In fact if the app does try to do such things I tend to cancel the install and move on to the next choice.

And you may discover, after a few uses, that there is some unfavorable aspect to the software. Then just uninstall and move on.





 

BFG-9000

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Keep in mind that most drive firmware hides the error-correction from you or any program, so you will need compatible hardware too.

AFAIK the only DVD burners that could do accurate error scans were Lite-On and BenQ. Lite-On used Toshiba's Mediatek chipsets but so did Pioneer, Samsung, TSST and their drives hide errors from you. It's an odd situation where the burners that have the least burn errors cannot check for them.
 
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