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Writing a dvd so that it can be read in a dvd-rom drive

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  1. fred03

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    I am trying to create backups of my files, and want to be able to read them on another computer which only has a dvd-rom drive. Currently I am using a dvd+rw disk and nero (with a dvd+- r/rw drive to burn), but can only read the disk in my dvd +- drive. What am I doing wrong? - is it the media I am using (dvd + rw disks) or is it something else.
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    You still havent said what media you're using ... stating whether it is minus or plus format is totally irrelevant.

    Search guide section for step by step tutorial(s) !
     
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    Sorry I am a complete newbie, what do you mean by "the media"?

    Thanx for your help.
     
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    herbsman when burning dvd's which format is more likly to be red in a dvd player + or -??
     
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    I am using verbatim datalifeplus DVD+rw 2.4 x, and burning using nero 6.316.

     
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    Fred , are you burning VOB/BUP/IFO files to a VIDEO_TS folder in DVD-Video mode with Nero ?

    Have you ever backed up a DVD before ..?

    If you are using a RW (the Verbatim you're using should be fine as they're fairly good media) don't forget to finalize RW media !

    (Other than that , have a 'search messages' & you'll find most answers have already been given at some point mate)
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    Heya Herbsman,
    If you finalize a RW disk, can it still be erased and reused? Thanks. ;)
     
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    No, never had the pleasure of backing up on a DVD before.I am trying to back up digital images.Have finalised the dvd but still will not play in my Toshiba laptop but its fine on my desktop PC.Have tried it on a TDK dvd and the same happens-so its not the dvd.

    Thanks
     
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    [bold]Doohickey[/bold]: Yes mate , you have to do a 'full erase' but then you are left with a clean disc !! (even though it still looks like it has info/data on it).

    [bold]fred03[/bold]: If using Nero to back up data , I usually tick/check the 'Verify (after burn)' box.
    Also when you say digital images , that's quite a broad term .... care to elaborate ?

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    Hi- sorry for the delay.
    The images are jpg`s or tiffs photos.I now have the problem that when i ask it to verify it works fine with verbatim dvd+rw but fails the verification with Packard Bell dvd+R-even though they are exactly the same files.

    Thanks
     
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    Verbatimm is good media , where as I haven't heard such good things of Packard Bell...

    (Suggest you use Verbatim or Ritek media)
     
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    Solved the problem, it turned out that my laptop would only read dvd - disks. Thanx for your help.
     
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    Heya Herbsman ;),
    Thanks from me too, matey!
    (I kinda forgot to check back here 'till now)
    Cheerio!, Doo ;)
     
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    Nice , glad to hear everyone's onto a winner now...

    ;-)
     

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