Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by martim10, Apr 1, 2007.
I just bought TY DVD 8x. When burnimg a movie do I leave @ 8x or put it @ 4x?
well the rule that most people go by is to burn at half of the speed of the media like with the 16x you would burn at 8x. so yes you would burn your 8x ty's at 4x
Sort of depends on the quality of the media and hardware. I never burned my 4X media at 2. I burned my 8X at 6X and doing the same with 16X. If you don't get write errors at 8X, burn at 8X. However, if you get errrors, back off. You can do a burn verify on one or two to see if they're coming out right.
I always burn at half of what the rated speed is. I use mostly 8x TYs and burn them at 4x. Time really isn't an issue for me and I care about the quality of my backups. I have never had any problems burning this way.
With advancements in media and hardware, it's no longer necessary to burn everything at 4X (or 8X with 16X). At one time I burned 4X on 4X. I'm in no hurry when I'm burning at 6X. But there's no good reason not to burn at faster speeds as long as burn errors don't creep in. For those in a hurry, all I got to say is they're only saving a small fraction of the over all time. Personally I'm not in that much of a hurry. However, some people like to save the very last second possible. There's nothing wrong with doing it as long as they know to back off when necessary.
hey pacman, I am using 8x TY'S are you saying that I dont have to put it @ 4x? Also When using the DVD Decrypter when copy the files can browsing the net cause any skipping to the movie when is burned? b/c I burned casino royle using TY'S dvd @ 4x and it skipping.
Casino Royale, as an example, was a large DVD and even at Movie and Menu it was about 70% on a DVD5. Compression errors may account for your skipping. I have no idea what the condition of your system is or your system resources. I've got a fair sized dual core CPU, 2GB RAM, and a couple of large hard drives. I multitask all the time without recording errors. A single core with 512MB RAM probably wouldn't fare as well. A person has to pay attention to their individual system and work accordingly.
thank for clearing that up, ok as far as the TY DVD 8x Do I burn at 4x or leave it @ 8x
That decision is up to you. If you feel the need, try it faster. If you get write errors, slow the burn back down. If your burner ware has verify, I'd use that for a few burns to see if the faster speed is causing errors. You can get errors without them effecting playability. When the errors get bad enough, then you see it. The verify function will tip you off to what's happening before it gets bad enough to cause problems. I use 6X more as a matter of habit and being in a comfort zone than out of necessity. I've done max speed burns with 16X media and had them turn out okay.
Pac Man thanks sorry for all the questions but hopefully this is the last one: Is it possible if a dvd that I burned @ 16x speed skipped in the my dvd player and I made a copy of it w/a TY dvd will it still skip?
If the original is bad then the copy will also be bad.
Thanks car mike
I have burned all my 8X TY +Rs at 8X from the start. If your pc is clean of spyware and viri and your HD is defrag weekly, you got decent burners, then burn those at 8X unless you get issues. I'm burning with benQ1650s X16 and LG 2166D X 16. They have no problem burning those TYs at 8X. JM2C
I wonder when "1/2 of rated speed" became a law?
lol When I first started burning, I always burned at max speed and my backups would skip. A lot of people recommended burning at half the rated speed, so I started doing that and haven't had any problems since. Like I said, time isn't an issue for me and my backups have been coming out quite nice, so I'm gonna stick to what I'm doing.
No problem. I wasn't saying it was wrong, just that it isn't applicable in all cases. I think it should have to carry a disclaimer, "for those who like to be safe and for those with shoddy equipment and crap media". LOL I fall into the safe category myself. As I mentioned before, I usually burn at 6X for the comfort factor.
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