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Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by hot_wire, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. hot_wire

    hot_wire Member

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    I have a sony DRU-710A and i want to kknow which is the best media to back up my dvd's. ritek GO4 4x or ritek GO5 8x? And is dvd shrink the better program to use. What is dvd-9, dvd-5 and dvd-2?
     
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    Oh ......i still dont understand the difference between dvd-r and dvd+r and how does this media relate to dual layer burners?
     
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    Navig8r Regular member

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    Yes use DVD Shrink

    DVD 5 = single layer DVD 4.7GB
    dvd 9 = Dual Layer DVD 8.5GB

    Yours is a dual layer DVD burner
    but you can use either dual or single (depending on needs)

    Also you can use either -R or +R
    again your preference (-r seems to play in more stand alone DVD players)

    And Yes Ritek GO4 or GO5 are good to use
     
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    Additions / clarification:

    DVD-5's are less than 4.36 GB and be copied without compression. They can give you a 1:1 copy.

    DVD-9's are larger than 4.36GB and require compression when burning to a single disc in a non-dual layered mode. Using a dual layered disc they can be copied giving you a 1:1 copy.

    A DVD+R is a superior disc.

    In older standalone players (2 years or more) -R discs were more popular. In newer players. it makes no difference as they'll play a small mushroom pizza if the cheese isn't too thick :p)

    Many other $$$$ proggys are better than DVD Shrink.

    DVD Shrink is the best FREE proggy.

    Cheers,

    Pete


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  6. Navig8r

    Navig8r Regular member

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    I stand corrected Scuba

    I guess this is why your an Addict

    and Im just a pee on member...lol

    See everyday you learn something new here...
    thats why i love this place
    :)
     
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    Navig8r,

    Hey there guy, there wasn't anything wrong with your post - I just tried to make it ultra-simple for Newbies.

    There wasn't anything at all that needed correction -

    You'll notice I said additions and clarification and that's all I did, I just put exactly what you said in a simplier form -

    Ya done fine "Kiddo", don't take offence -

    Pete
     

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