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using dvd+r or dvd-r

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  1. dabhbl

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    Hi,

    i have been burning a few dvd movies, mostly from avi format, then converting and burning to dvd using nero.

    Sometimes when i'm burning a dvd it, well doesn't burn, and i've, through trial and error, figured out this problem is because i'm burning to a dvd-r, as when i use a dvd+r it works! (and vise versa!)

    I am sick of wasting disks, so I was wondering if there is a way of knowing if you should be burning to a dvd-r or a dvd+r, when you don't have the original dvd disk?
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    What make/model drive are you using?
     
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    I'm using the optorite DD0203
     
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    I don't have any other problems with it other than this.

    I also have the latest firmware for it installed.

    Most of the time i try to burn to dvd-r, and on the odd ocasion it doesn't work, and by doesn't work i mean it writes the lead-in, then just hangs. After a while (between 10 mins to a couple of hours), I cancel the job as its doing nothing, then re burn it with a dvd+r and it works fine

    I thought that it maybe the actual video that i'm putting to dvd that might be the problem, but do you think it could be hardware related??
     
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    dvd-r manufacture id - AN31 and TDKG02000000
    dvd+r manufacture id - RICOHJPN
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Alright, your AN31 is about the crappiest media available so it's no wonder you're having problems with some -R burns. The TDKG02 and RICOHJPN are both good stuff.

    Now the million dollar question is: Do you get failed burns when using the TDKG02 media?
     
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    I now see the error of my ways, as no i have never had problems with the TDKG02 media!

    How do you tell whether the media is of good quality or not from the manufacturer id?
     
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