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dvd-r to dv+r

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by thecrow46, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. thecrow46

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    my pc will only record on dvd + r . is there a program i can use to to convert dvd-r to dvd +r?
     
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    You can't change + into -. It's not software related it's a physical difference
     
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    i was reading where some one suggested on using a dvd decrypter. would that work?
    actually it says dvd_rw. whats that mean
     
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    i was reading where some one suggested on using a dvd decrypter. would that work?
    actually on my explorer it says dvd_rw. whats that mean
     
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    DVD Decrypter is a useful program for removing copy protection from commercial DVDs. Nothing will change a +r writer to -r. DVD-rw is a type of disc that can be written to more than once.
     
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    what other program can i use to use either -r /+r?
     
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    What do you meen "what other program can i use to use either -r /+r? "? I told you nothing will convert + to -
     
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    thecrow46, your PC burner can read ALL DVD-Rs, so all you have to do is make a DVD copy unto a DVD+R (read the original DVD-R in your DVD burner and copy onto a DVD+R).
     
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    ok thanks. guess i have 50 dvd-rs to sell now lol
     
  10. sadsac

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    Does your pc say the media's unsupported? Most newer drives support both. What brand of drive do you have? It seems that if you're just buying your first pack of recordable media, you must have just gotten your computer.
     
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    its an nec dvd_rw
     
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    when i tried a dvd -r it said it couldnt read the disc
     
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    What model of NEC?

    Go into your device manager and see what the model number is. Mine's an NEC ND2500A
     
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    it says nec dvd_rw nd-1300a
     
  15. sadsac

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    Write support
    CDR/W,DVD+-R/W/RAM Read

    NEC ND-1300A


    OEM:NEC
    Chipset:NEC


    Write speeds:
    16xCDR CLV
    10xCDRW CLV
    4xDVD-R CLV
    2xDVD-RW CLV
    DVD-RDL
    4xDVD+R CLV
    2.4xDVD+RW CLV
    DVD+RDL
    DVD-RAM


    This information is from www.videohelp.com, so it's reliable.

    According to this, your burner supports both + and - formats. There has to be something else going on.

    If you're just inserting a blank -r disk and trying to see if there's anything on it, you probably will get an error saying it can't read the disk.
     
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    the error occurs when trying to burn
     
  17. sadsac

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    What programs are you using when you try to burn a disk? When do you see the error? Are you saying you have a disk that someone gave you that your drive won't read or are you saying that when you try to burn to a -r disk, the drive gives you an error?

    Also, what exactly does the error say?
     
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    when i try to burn to an dvd-r it says it cant read it. i am using dvd fab to burn movies.

    i have dvd x copy but it wont work
     
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    when i try to burn to an dvd-r it says it cant read it. i am using dvd fab to burn movies.

    i have dvd x copy but it wont work
     
  20. sadsac

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    I'll be willing to bet that there's a firmware update that hasn't been installed. You have probably bought some 8x or 16x dvd-r media that the drive isn't compatible with unless you update the firmware.

    Your drive will burn to -r according to the specs.

    My buddy bought some 8x Memorex that he can't use on his Sony dvd burner. He didn't want to update the firmware because he was scared (there is a slight risk to doing it).

    I'd bet this is the problem.
     

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