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DVD-R unable to burn but DVD+R BURNED

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Big_WinG, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. Big_WinG

    Big_WinG Guest

    I am using a dual layered plextor burner and dvd-R discs burned two discs and they are unable to play...As a last chance I stuck in a DVD+R that was sent with the burner and it plays great...Can anyone help me with this, I have 48 more DVD-R and no DVD+R...Is there setting that can be changed? I am using DVD SHRINK and DVD DECRYPTER to rip and burn.
     
  2. bbmayo

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    When you say they wont play do you mean they won't play on a stand alone DVD player or on your computer?

    What is the brand of media you are using (this is usually where the problem is more than the - or + format)

    Make sure what ever you are trying to read them in can support reading both formats.
     
  3. Big_WinG

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    well...I believe they are TDK and they won't play on my computer DVD player or the stand alone DVD...it's like it just stalls out and can't read the disc.
     
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    Try updating your drives firmware (go to Plextor site) and burn at a slow speed like x4 or under. TDKs are middle of the road discs but they should at least play.
     
  5. Big_WinG

    Big_WinG Guest

    Other than that there really isn't any difference in the + or - format...someone was trying to tell me that + are better for DVD and - are meant for data disk...is this statement correct?
     
  6. Big_WinG

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    Not sure I understand "firmware" I just put the burner in 2 days ago and have been trying to get the dvds to burn on -
     
  7. cfh107

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    my burner only burns to dvd+r it will not burn onto a dvd-r try to use the dvd+r's

     
  8. Big_WinG

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    Well mine is supose to be -+ (both)...I am going to try turning down and waste another - to see what happens...thanks for the help
     
  9. bbmayo

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    What is the model number of your drive?
     
  10. Big_WinG

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    Thank you for your time, it seems when I turn down the speed I get a perfect burn and if it only takes 5 more minutes to burn a perfect DVD then I can wait...thanks again for all who responded to my question.
     
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    Glad you got it sorted out :)
     

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