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Thread: Media: DVD-R for backups, not DVD+R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smity_oz View Post
    Modcip? Softmod?
    What games have you tried?
    Whats the source of the ISO file? Downloaded or wifi dvd dump?
    Burn speed? Brand on -R Discs?
    What backup loader are you using?
    Have you got ANY BACKUPS TO LOAD EVER??? The problem might not lie in ur burning of the discs if you have NEVER got a backup to load.
    I'm have a similar issue ... this burning stuff is driving me nuts. And it seems there are sooo many details/variables to ensure but everyone seems to have different results. it appears to be an issue of finding the right media with the right burner.

    I used a samsung burner with a memorex dvd-r at 1x (60min to burn) and when inserted the wii said there was an error, remove the disc and read the manual.

    I've also tried a dvd+r with an lg and a different samsung burner at 4x (the minimum) and I got the same problem.

    I have no back up loader, just a drive-key. I'm sure I installed it right because it reads regular discs fine. I'm almost ready to make my own backup and test it that way but I probably don't have the right equipment for that. I'm also 90% sure that the region is usa based on region frii, but I don't think the error I get is due to region problems.

    It's like nintendo tried their hardest to find the cheapest drive to install on the wii so no disc could be read but theirs.

    What else can be suggested for me to do to get this chip to work with backups? Is it my burner? I'll buy a new one if I know it'll work for backups.

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    From a lot of the reading I've been doing people get mixed results with different DVD media but they can get some type of results on most media ... so it seems really dependent on the dvd burner that you are using as well. Having good media helps, but poor media works as well, however having a good burner seems just as important. I'd like to hear what burners people use with what media. I think that would make a good comparison. Unless there are specific spec's required in the dvd burner to burn the iso's too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khisanthax View Post
    From a lot of the reading I've been doing people get mixed results with different DVD media but they can get some type of results on most media ... so it seems really dependent on the dvd burner that you are using as well. Having good media helps, but poor media works as well, however having a good burner seems just as important. I'd like to hear what burners people use with what media. I think that would make a good comparison. Unless there are specific spec's required in the dvd burner to burn the iso's too.
    I don't believe that's the case. I think it's more about the PC and the person doing the burning rather than the burner or media. I've used many different types of media with my Plextor drive that's several years old now, and never had a problem. I've used DVD+R and DVD-R, and don't even look at what kind it is any longer, and they still work.

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    Great info in this thread, which actually concerns me. Before reading the forums, I have been burning my ISOs onto Philips branded DVD-R's (from the 99cent no less!) with great success. But the suggestions have been Verbatim disc. Is this something I should worry about down the line? Will the lens in my console crap out because I'm using this particular DVD-R? Thanks a bunch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiiLike2Hacks View Post
    Great info in this thread, which actually concerns me. Before reading the forums, I have been burning my ISOs onto Philips branded DVD-R's (from the 99cent no less!) with great success. But the suggestions have been Verbatim disc. Is this something I should worry about down the line? Will the lens in my console crap out because I'm using this particular DVD-R? Thanks a bunch!
    No, I really don't see how using a particular DVD media could possibly screw up the lens of your recorder under any circumstances. It's just not going to happen. If you have a PC that is powerful enough, with enough memory and a relatively new recorder, I bet you could use the cheapest media that you can possibly find and it will still work. Burn at the slower speeds to be sure.

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    Oops, I meant the lens on my Wii - when playing back the games. For example, I was trying out Fatal Frame IV (with english patch), and there are instances where my Wii sounds like it's going to explode! It's only this game where I've notice it happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broccoli View Post
    Been lurking and reading and stuff for weeks....all good info, thanks to all the staff and contributors here.
    Thought my burning experiences so far may help someone else.
    I have a PAL wii 4.2e system menu, LEH271.. with wasabi dx installed, 3.0b firmware, no softmod, and been burning isos with an Asus burner to verbatim -r with imgburn (v2.5) at 2x, 2.4x, 4x and none work.
    However when i set imgburn to AWS (max) they burn at (up to) 16x and all play perfectly! The disc media ID code has not been entered into imgburn, if i do so, they dont play either.
    Whats all that about then, any ideas?
    It is all about a combination of hardware-software-disc brand-disc burning speed. Some people have really bad burnings with Princo discs, in my case I don't, even burning them at 8X, some recommend to burn your backups as lowest as possible, I can say that it will depend on your combination. I've burned several backups at 4X, 6X and 8X and I have the same results, because I can't find a dvd brand with a 2X minimum writing speed here in my country, and some brands aren't making dvds lower than 4X speed. Some brands are selling 8X speed discs and when you place it on your burner it only can be burned at 4X, 6X and 8X; as for the 16X you'll probably get 6X, 8X, 12X and 16X.

    Some will say flash your burner and will unlock burning speeds, yes you can but in some cases it is just useful. In my experience I've flashed my Liteon burner and all I got was a locked burning speed for all media (I used the official firmware not a custom). IMHO I prefer not to flash my burners.

    I use Imgburn 2.5 as default burning program, got rid of the "buffer underrun" protection and increased the buffer memory size to 257MB (alcohol120% uses 256MB by default), that allows my hdd and burner to get along without seeing the buffer dropping everytime and the burning speed to 0X. While I'm burning I close the internet browser (IE, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, whatever browser) and any other program that consumes pc's ram memory, I can chat over IM program and even maybe listen to music (better if not).

    It is all about sorting out what is your right combo

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    Always used sony -r dvd with imageburn at 2X. Never have had any issues.

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    I can verify that my Wii doesn't read dvd+r. I burned an ISO and attempted to play it back on the Wii with no success. I then burned in onto a dvd-r (same brand) and now it runs perfectly.

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    Being stupid, I accidentally ordered Verbatim DVD +R instead of DVD -R. Worked great. I burned it with Nero Burning ROM as it set booktype to DVD-R as default. SO ... Verbatim DVD +R does work but you need to burn it using BookType setting at 4x speed.

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