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I have a samsung drive, doesnt play shit

Discussion in 'Xbox - General discussion' started by domerdel, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. domerdel

    domerdel Member

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    I have a samsung drive (according to the comparison chart online: 2 wholes in the tray)

    [bold]Wont play:[/bold]
    dvd-r = dvd-iso data discs
    dvd-rw = dvd-iso data discs
    dvd+r = dvd-iso data discs/dvd-video (Straight copy from an actual movie)

    Mediums used for above: TDK, Fuji, Verbatim

    [bold]Will Play:[/bold]
    dvd-r = dvd-video (Straight copy from an actual movie)
    dvd+rw = dvd-iso data disc / dvd-video (Straight copy from an actual movie)

    So basically, the type of drive I'm looking for in the following priority:

    [bold]Primary formats I need:[/bold]
    dvd+r
    dvd+rw

    [bold]Secondary[/bold]
    dvd-r
    dvd-rw

    3rd:
    cd-r
    cd-rw


    According to my understanding of why DVD-R only worked because of the DVD-video format. I figured the same theory would work for DVD+R, if it was a straight burn from a movie, but that's not the case.

    People keep listing the drive S 616T to be the superior must have, that plays all formats. When I see a listing in ebay it doesnt include +R or +RW anywhere.

    So which Samsung drive do I have? the 616 or the 605?

    and which drive (based on the priority lists above) will I need to replace my current drive?

    I do realize there's a hit and miss with formats, but based on the mediums I've tried, I realize my drive completely rules out the formats I need. Please help.
     
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    matty8887 Regular member

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    You should have the 605. Have you even got your xbox modded?
     
  3. domerdel

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    its a software Exploit... with the eVox bios. the console is v.1.5 (right before they came out with 1.6 which i believe 1.6 is the green special edition xbox halo pack).

    Please recommend a drive for me to use, based on the priority list above (if you have a comment, that is).

    Thanks for the reply.
     
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    So the above media that doesnt play is games or dvd's or both?

    You could be burning it wrong and that is why it isnt reading.
     
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    I thought that was the case, but its the same burner..
    i've tried dvd-r's, they work for Games and Movies, but not data.

    DVD+R's dont work at all (unless I have to specify another burning method with +R differently than -R)

    They work in a regular DVD player, just not XBOX.

    side note: does xbox DVD Dongle free software support PAL dvds (region free)? that was one of the 3 i tested.
     

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