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

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    what about using verbatims dvd+r?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexeversden View Post
    what about using verbatims dvd+r?
    Its not the BRAND of +R disc its the way it is authored/ mastered what ever the correct terminolgy is. Do a google search on difference between -/+R DVD. Its the way the dvd writter burns the data onto the disc and then the way the disc is in turn read. If my memory serves me correctly dvd-r is compatible with around 60% of all dvd players sold and dvd+r was compatible with about 47%. So im guessing the wii falls in that 53% or THE MAJORITY of dvd players that wont play dvd+r but then again in the MAJORITY of dvd players that will read -R....

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    ok thx for the explanation.
    but verbatim dvd+r seems to work fine on my wii now, or is it becouse the wii is new from a couple weeks ago, so it has a newer dvd reader in it to read dvd+r also?
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    Quote Originally Posted by berniethumblac View Post
    CLV and CAV Burning :

    from dvr-digest "There are also two different recording methods, CLV (Constant Linear Velocity) and CAV (Constant Angular Velocity). CLV is mainly used in streaming video applications where high transfer speed is required. CAV has better random access times, and hence better for computer storage/applications.

    DVD-R/RW uses CLV, which makes them good for DVD-Video applications. DVD+R/RW can use both CLV and CAV."

    Since DVR-R is what we are using to burn wii games, would a burner that burns DVR-R via CAV not work as well? I was thinking about picking this up from Newegg LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 [DVD-R 22X (CAV)] but it seems to only burn DVR-R via CAV.
    The drives a piece of junk from all the reviews Ive seen alot of ppl arent happy with LG and firmware issues lately, the drive doesnt support support disc quality scans either so u never really know just how good a burn it really is.
    My understanding of CLV was that the writting speed was constant and cav the writting speed is always increasing. ie as the disc is written from the inside of the disc its slower but as it gets closer to the outside where the circumferance of the writting area on the disc increases so does the speed.... but its constant from point to point ie 1 second for a loop at the inner most and 1 second for a full loop at the outer most part of the disc. My understanding might of been wrong but its why I always wrote +R discs off as a bad idea.
    I didnt even know -r discs were capable of being written in cav to be honest, pioneer drives all the way in my opinion.

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    My computer won't read DVD-R's............ It reads all of them as having 0 bytes available............

    On the plus side, I can buy 2 Verbatin DVD-R,s for 1$................

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    You should be able to buy 2 verbatim printable dvd-rs for less than a dollar becuase I know I can goto my local plaza and walk in and buy them straight off a shelf for that price and im talking retail here....

    But I dont understand why your computer will not read dvd-rs, what brand is ur dvd writter is it a sony?

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    It is an LG brand........ It is a supermulti, but it reads DVD-R's as having 0 bytes available..........

    Here is a photo............


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alucard582 View Post
    My computer won't read DVD-R's............ It reads all of them as having 0 bytes available............

    On the plus side, I can buy 2 Verbatin DVD-R,s for 1$................

    have ya tried flashing the firmware on ya burner i have an issue that my burner wont write ritek ink dvd-r and flashing the burner worked for me for a bit anyway lol, i tend to just stay away from ritek ink now, some online shops do a sample collection of different media so that might be worth trying to see if yours tends to favour a certain type of ink

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    Maxell DVD+RW

    I like the Maxell DVD+RW discs. They burn fine and play fine. I have the option to erase and rewrite, so when I am done with a game I can just load another image onto it. Since I store all my images on large HD's, I always have access to reburn if I need to. They come in a yellow container, Best Buy sells 25 for $23.

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    hey guys hope all is well today i have a question. So my wii loads the back up games perfectly and then i start playing the ario and sonic at the olympics and i can play them for about 5 minutes but then when i am done with an event and it loads to go back to the main menu my wii times out and says it cant read the discs anyone have any ideas

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