I am new to burning DVDs and was wondering what I should be looking for - my DVD burner writes to DVD-Rs and 4x and DVD-RWs at 2x.
Any help would be appreciated.
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I would invest in a couple of rewritables to get you started (I still prototype my stuff occasionally), and then look at the many media based threads already in the forum.
Also, look up your DVD player in the list to the left to see what other people have said about it regarding media compatibility. You might find some discs work much better than others and subsequently save you some hard earned cash and time in "trial and error".
My personal recommendations for -R would be (in no real order)
Ritek G03 / 04
... all of which seem very compatible with my DVD player which is an absolute arse when it comes to recordable media.
Agreed - that is a good point.
For example, look at the first product here:
There are other companies out there doing a similar thing, but I have got on well with SVP and would say that if you're in the UK, you could do a lot worse than these guys.
Thanks for your help. What does it mean when the disks (DVDRs and CDRs) have a speed on them e.g. Ritek 48x? Should I be looking a disks with a higher or lower speed that the write speed of my burner?
What does it mean when the disks (DVDRs and CDRs) have a speed on them e.g. Ritek 48x? Should I be looking a disks with a higher or lower speed that the write speed of my burner?
The only place where this doesn't always hold is with CD-RW media. The phase-change material, and thus the required write strategy for the laser and drive, is different between the "low-speed" 1X-4X RW media and the "high-speed" 4X-10X stuff. (It may also be different between those and the so-called "ultra-speed" 12X-and-up stuff; I'm not sure because I haven't used any of those.) So if your CD-RW drive is only capable of 4X-or-less burn speed on -RW media, you probably can't use the high-speed 4X-10X stuff. (Which is why they still sell the old 1X-4X media in stores, for people with older drives.) Unless your drive is more than a couple of years old, though, this shouldn't be an issue.