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9.4 gb DVD-R's OK to use on Plextor 708A?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by medialife, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. medialife

    medialife Member

    Jun 12, 2003
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    Supposedly my Plextor dvd burner is Ritek 4x DVD-R compatible. I went to the following website, which provided a list of dvd brands compatible with my dvd player:


    Under the various types of Ritek dvd-r's, it had a 9.4 gb dvd, which was 4.7 (or 4.3) gb on each side, i.e. it was dual-sided. I remember hearing something about how dual-sided dvds aren't available or can't be burnt yet or something, so I was wondering if I simply misheard, and can buy them and they'll work just like regular dvd's so long as I flip them over to burn on each side.

  2. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

    Jun 10, 1999
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    Ye, two-sided, i.e. flippers, work with all the burners. Usually people confuse these "9.4GB" discs to dual-layer discs (i.e. one side has 8.5GB of data) and think that they can backup their DVD-9 movies to these discs without transcoding/splitting the movie.

    Problem with flippers is that there's only very small area to write the disc name with a pen and you need to be super-careful with handling the discs as both sides need to be treated carefully.

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