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Lightscribe, how to?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by drakex, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. drakex

    drakex Regular member

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    Hy I just recently replaced my DVD burner as it stopped burning, but it can still read, so I bought a new Lite-On DVD with the capacity of Lightscribing, so I wanted to know how to use this ability, I have Nero Premium 7, the DVD HW brought the Nero Essentials 7 so any help on how to will be highly appreciated, thanks!

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  2. ZoSoIV

    ZoSoIV Regular member

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    thought that was the sig sorry
     
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    I don't know about doing it in Nero.. Lightscribe.com has a program and templates. Check it out..
     
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    blivetNC Regular member

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    go here, read the quick tutorials, download the lightscribe application and you'll be all set with Nero, you need the plug-in for lightscribe burning to work.
    Lightscribe
     
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  6. drakex

    drakex Regular member

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    Thanks to ALL for the help I will look it up.

    And for this guy! Dude I can report you right now for been so NOOB on somethings, did you notice my Signature has nothing to do with the image? Oh my God instead of providing help you came to critize something that NOT EVEN A MOD has done! PLEASE ZIPPIT!

     
  7. binkie7

    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    @ZoSoIV
    Let's not play mod - rule # 14. Have a problem then report it.

    BTW that isn't a sig just a pic posted.
     
  8. saugmon

    saugmon Senior member

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    1) You'll have to have lightscribe media. Avoid HP and get Verbatim.

    2) You'll burn your disc first--before any lightscribing.

    3) You want a folder where you can create your own artwork or download covers from many covers sites like these:

    http://covers.box.sk/.

    http://www.cdcovers.cc/
    http://www.cdcoverz.com/
    http://www.coveruniverse.com/search.php?q=doom&c=4
    http://www.freecovers.net/browse/movies.a.html
    http://www.customcdlabels.com/
    http://www.generetic.org/
    http://www.hirescovers.net/forum/index.php
    http://www.lightscribecovers.com/

    Some may work,some of those sites may be down.

    4) You'll need a program to do the labeling:

    Nero Express labeler
    Sonic express labeler
    Surething cd labeler 4 Se

    I've used them all and pretty close to the same.

    5) After burning your backup,turn it upside down in your litey. Then open up your labeling program,fish out the cover from your covers folder and scribe away. Should take 30 mins or so. If the quality looks poor,then there's an extra utility you can download to help clear it up:

    Lightscribe ELCU=

    http://www.lightscribe.com/support/index.aspx?id=306
     
  9. drakex

    drakex Regular member

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    thanks will try it, one question the DVDs are special right? Or can I use any kind, cause I have a couple lend from a friend that are completly WHITE on the top? LMK.
     
  10. ZoSoIV

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    you have to use lightscribe media to label them.yes you can use non-lightscride media but you can't label them on top

    more info

    Lightscribe(also known as Light Scribe) is the latest technology in labeling discs. Monochromatic text and graphics can be etched on to the surface of the CD or DVD. A Lightscribe capable burner and a Lightscribe DVD+R / CD-R will be needed to achieve the special effects.

    A Lightscribe DVD or CD will chemically react to the same laser device that is used to burn your data in a recordable media. The results are often a nostalgic, yet highly professional DVD or CD. It's a safe and non-toxic procedure that results in beautiful and lasting covers for your DVD and CDs. Forget using adhesives labels and rushed scribbles with a marker, Lightscribe media will make sure your DVD makes a lasting impression.


    a link o lightscribe media

    http://www.supermediastore.com/lightscribe-light-scribe-dvd-r-cd-r-media.html
     
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  11. binkie7

    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Those white top that you sound like inkjet printable - my favs. But you need a printer that prints directly to the disc for those - like an Epson R series or Canon.
    IMHO they look much nicer then lightscribe.
     
  12. saugmon

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    drakex: Lots of different types of media out there. You've got the lightscribe,which will run about 90 cents each. Stick with the verbatim and you'll have less headaches later.

    You've got the regular media which you use a sharpie to print on it. Then there's thermal and inkjet printable media.White/Glossy/Silver Shiny/ Regular Hub or full hub.

    I've done all but the thermals,and the inkjet printables yield the best looking covers.
     
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    Thanks I downloaded and installed the Lightscribe template, I will go buy some nice Lightscribe DVDs... I will be honest, it sounds great and nice, but I am thinking I should have bought maybe a DualLayered DVD burner instead, dont know, think it would have been cheaper and more usefull XD

    Still will give it a try as soon as I can, thanks to all!
     
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    Which Litey did you buy ? As far as I know all the Litey LS are DL burners. Chris
     
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    @drakex
    I'm 99.9% sure your drive is dual layer.
    Even my over 4 year old LiteOn is dual layer. That's pretty much standard now :)
     
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    at 70 cents each the Lightscribe aren't inexpensive. you can use almost three dvd-5(Taiyo Yuden shiny top) for the same price as one Lightscribe blank
     
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    Dont which one I bought how do I check if its dual layer? I can see on the top of the Drive a Plastic cap, what is it for?
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    More than likely it is but open Nero and go to Tools>Nero Info Tool.
    The drive tab will have checks next to each feature it supports.

    You can also check here. Just type in the make and model.
     

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