Re: If I make an .ISO of a disc, then copy it, do I copy all the problems as well? –
A copy of a copy is always a bad idea. Ever try to fax a faxed copy? NASTY image! No matter how good the program and hardware used, there is always the potential for a stray bit here and there. The fact that the PS2 CD's don't use ECC to preserve integrity compounds the issue. DVD's use the ECC, but the media may have issues with the burn speed and not get a reliable burn here and there that doesn't get detected without a Verify cycle immediately after burning. If your software has the "Verify" option--use it so you will know if it is a decent copy. If you can't use a verify option, get the CDSpeed utility stickied in the DVD-R thread (Test Utility for Pioneer). If you can run a full speed test without errors, then the disc burned properly for the data it was given. If the disc fails, then you need to review the image creation and burning process, as well as your boot method to determine if there are any issues there. Read the image too fast, and you could have issues. Burn too fast or too slow can create issues as well. It is best to Read slow and Burn in the reported speed range when the media is tested (use the CDSpeed utility).
Originally posted by sofakng
My PS2 is having problems (the games are skipping etc etc), so I'm trying out different media.
Lets say I backed up the game FFX-2 onto a DVD+R.
Now lets say I made a NEW .ISO image from my DVD+R disc.
Now I burn that new image onto a DVD-R disc.
Because the DVD+R disc didn't work in my PS2 and I made an ISO image from it, will my new DVD-R disc have the same problems?
If it ain't broke don't try to fix it! But, hell if you can tweak that bastard just a little bit more....hehehe.