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Newbie Media Questions

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by liebs, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. liebs

    liebs Member

    Oct 13, 2004
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    Hi there, I wonder if some experienced users could help me with 2 questions.

    1) I have been told by a friend to only use Ritek Media, the store I use sells it in DVD-R as well as DVD+R. Can anyone tell me what the key benefits of +R would be, as I see this media is more expensive and i'm not sure if thats down to reliability or quality, or what.

    2) This may be stupid, but if I use 8x media, does that mean it will burn twice as fast? providing of course my dvd can write @ that speed (Liteon 812S)

  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 13, 2003
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    Here goes :)

    1) Neither format (+/-) is better than the other. Since your Lite-On will burn both formats the main consideration will be what format your standalone player prefers. Here's a link where you can check your player's compatibility:


    2) Burning at 8X will save you about seven minutes over a 4X burn. As the burn speeds increase the time saved goes down.

    2X - 30 min.
    4X - 15 min.
    8X - 8 min.
    12X - 6 min.
    16X - 5 min.

    Anything over 8X is begging for coasters. For the best burn and compatibility 4X burns can't be beat :)
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    Last edited: Oct 14, 2004

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