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DVD-R or DVD+R ??? Which is better

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by RXB5095, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. RXB5095

    RXB5095 Member

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    Which media is better for backing ups ps2 game? DVD-R or DVD+R. Does it make any difference what I use? I used a DVD+R to copy my SOCOM 1 and it freezes a lot and never loads to the second mission; freezes after i beat first mission.. Any suggestions??????????
     
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    devilhunt Active member

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    don't think its a case of which is better but most people seem to find dvd-r more compatable with a greater range of ps2 models, you say you have a v9 ps2 so realy you should have no problems with dvd+r media maybe its just a case of your ps2 just doesn't like that paticular brand of media that you are using or you got a marginal burn on that paticular game backup
     
  3. RXB5095

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    If its the media or how it was burnt than how come it workes on my friends ps2 v7 who uses swap disk method?
     
  4. Jerman

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    I've never used DVD+R disks, so I can't really say anything about them, but I find almost all people I know who make backups, including myself, use DVD-R.
     
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    What is PS2 and what does disk swap method mean? Laymans terms please..

    Jim
     
  6. olympic

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    dumbass...
     
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    i have a v5 ps2 with a messiah mod fitted...

    in regards to which media is better for ps2 back ups, it all depends on your ps2, the chip, the media, the speed its burnt at etc etc

    obviously you have had some troubles wiht +r media so do the smart thing and use -r...

    i use -r media using dvd decrypter iso read / iso write mode and at 2x speed and they all seem to work fine on mine...

    if you havent got dvd decrypter then download it free at:
    http://www.dvddecrypter.com/index.php?act=download

    as you say, the +rs work on your mates ps2 so therefore its simply a compatibility problem with you ps2 and the +r media.

    besides, -r media is cheaper than +r media at the moment, so why not try it out...

    hope that helps you out a bit...
     
  8. SuperTed

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    I.M.O. DVD+R works better for PS2.
    My PS2 is alot less noisy when reading a DVD+R and it's a little faster when it comes to loading.
     
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    OLYMPIC SHOULD BE BARRED FROM BEING ON HERE...WHAT A JERK..

    When using DVD XCOPY Pentium...found that if you use the SIMPLE MODE...and UNCHECK the ENTIRE box..there is far less compression, if any, and 99% of burns are successful..What a difference. Nice to have all the out-takes...etc, but we all want the movie...not the sales pitches.

     
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    what THE hell are you talking about?!
     
  12. jimlowe

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    YOUR MOTHER DICK BREATH!
     
  13. PupDog44

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    6. No foul language.

    Nice

    I always use DVD-R and i have never had a problem.
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    i found out what the real problem was. Its wasn't the dvd+r nor -r. I used glue to put on a printer cd cover that i printed from cdcover.cc. it was the glue that made it hard for the laser to read (somehow).. I figured that out few days ago when i got my backed splinter cell PT and played it without any problems.. then i put a cd cover using too much glue and then the game froze on the second loading screen after 15 minutes just like socom. so i removed the cover and used a little water to remove the glue and it never freezes anymore...
     
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    SO.... Which is better?

    I'm about to buy a 100 pack of Ritek DVD-R G05's. But, I've been burning backups with DVD+R's from Ritek. I hope I don't end up with a 100 pack of DVD-R's I can't use. Would that happen? (Yeah, I just modded my PS2 and I'm a newbie at backups. So, go easy on me!)

     
  16. pik4

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    same question, so it seems by what most people are saying dvd-r is the way to go?
     

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