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8x or 4x DVD+R problems

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by PghPens, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. PghPens

    PghPens Guest

    Complete newbie so sorry for the inane question, but here's my problem. My 8x discs take almost twice as long to burn as my 4x discs. I read the previous forum about 8x & 4x discs but I don't even know what my settings are or how to change 'em. I did check to see if my DMA was on (whatever that is) and it was set right. Any help would be greatly appreciated since I just bought 200 8x discs. I would hate to wait 20 mins. for each burn, when using the 4x only took about 10 mins. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. cougar_ii

    cougar_ii Regular member

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    Hi there,

    What brand of media are you using?

    If you are not sure, http://www.dvdinfopro.com (DVDInfoPro)can scan the media and give us the Media ID.

    http://www.videohelp.com is also a great site to find out what others say about that media, and how well it worked with your kind of drive.

    What DVD Burner do you have ? Have the latest firmware on it ?
    What software v?.?? are you using !
    Have any log files we can look at ?

    With these info, I'm sure someone will get a better idea on what's going on !

    Media quality makes all the difference in the world !

    My 2 cents worth !

     
  3. PghPens

    PghPens Guest

    Thanks for the reply cougar. I'm have an NEC DVD+RW ND 2100AD burner and haven't found any firmware upgrades. Also using ICopyDVDs2 software. When using Sony or Memorex (both 4x) a normal burn will take about 12 mins. But burning same movie with HP or Memorex (both 8x) takes about 20 mins. Thanks for the links. All the info I can get will be helpful.
     

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