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dual layer cd's

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by pio4030, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. pio4030

    pio4030 Regular member

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    I was wondering if someone has info on what dual layer cd's are about. I know a little info that they hold big sized data on them. Do I need to have a dual layer dvd burner to burn dvd's with? Will an 8gb movie fit perfectly on a 8x gb dvd disc? Any info on it will be appreciated. thanks guys.
     
  2. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    A dual layer blank dvd disc will hold about 8.5 gig of data. Yes you do need a dual layer burner drive to use those discs. An 8 gig movie will fit on one with out any compression. The only drawback is the price of each blank is around $6. to $8. each. You want to make sure you don't produce any coasters with one of those.

    Jerry
     
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    pio4030 Regular member

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    thanks. But do regular 4.7gb discs also work on a dual layer burner or does it only need the 8.5 gb discs? Thanks again.
     
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    Jerry746 Senior member

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    The dual layer drives can also burn the single layer blanks, but single layer drives can't burn dual layer blanks.

    Jerry
     
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    fasfrank Active member

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    You can record a standard single layer DVD on a dual-layer burner, no problems.
     
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    Hi Jerry, Its so nice to be able to make fast posts! AD is back and fast again. I just have to type faster!
     
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    Hey frank, I just answered you PM. Its good to have the replys actually go through again. Good to see you on here .

    Jerry
     

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