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Double sided DVD's

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Cliffman, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. Cliffman

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    My question is... Can you put a label on double sided DVD's if you use both sides? Can you even write on them with a sharpie?_X_X_X_X_X_[small]Newbee[/small]
     
  2. cpb353

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    The answer to the first half of your question is a resounding no. This is why there are not many double-sided DVD movies etc out there.

    Secondly, if you use DVDXCopy to backup a DVD, it asks you half way through to swap the disc. There is no reason why you cant turn the DVD over and use that side....
     
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    cpd353, thanks for getten back. Kinda figured that but just wanted to make sure. What about using a sharpie to write directly on the disk without a label of course??
     
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  4. cpb353

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    You should be able to.

    It depends on the program you use. If the program prompts you to insert the second DVD (As DVDXCopy does) then there is no reason why you cant turn the dvd over and carry on burning.
     
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    I am using X-COPY and I burned my first DVD using double side DVD's last night. But some how you need to label the DVD. I don't like having a blank disk without being labeled somehow. I went ahead and used a sharpie to write directly on the disk. I guess we'll see when I play the movie tonight if using the sharpie caused any problems.
     
  6. cpb353

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    I've only ever seen 1 pre-recorded double-sided DVD, and they wrote the DVD name on the little plastic bit around the middle of the disc.

    Certain Paper CD/DVD labels dont cover the plastic bit in the middle of the disc, but if you save the bit of paper, you should be able to print on that, and then stick that to the centre of the DVD. You could then cut the middle out, and hey-presto, labelled DVD (just).
     
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    Hmmm, now that you mention it there's seems to be a writable space in the middle of the DVD. Unlike other DVD's this middle space is not clear. Just for the record you can not write on the surface with a sharpie. Found out the hard way!! :-(
     
  8. wmg1574

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    COMPUSA sells CD labels that only cover the center ring. Their intent is to label ownership on retail software, but I don't see why they couldn't work for these.
     
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    I'll give Comp USA a look see. Thanks for the info wmg1574
     

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