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Thread: strange Verbatim DVD-R Problem and Sony DVD-RW works fine !

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    strange Verbatim DVD-R Problem and Sony DVD-RW works fine !

    Hello, friends

    I burnt Call of Duty Black Ops on Verbatim DVD-R at 4x. And I kept getting disk read errors in the middle of the games. I thought it was my ISO problem, but it was fine as i have dumpt it my self.

    I burnt 3 more copies at 1x 2x and 4x but it got game problem even though all disk were verified with IMGBURN again and again.

    So I decided to burn on other DVDs that I had, even though they are not good with wii.

    I used SONY DVD-RW, which only burn at maximum of 2x speed. the game worked perfectly. I played for like 2 hours non-stop and not a single read disk error. after that I tried all four Verbatim DVD-R, but they kept giving disk read errors in less than 10 minutes of playing.

    So I found out that Verbatim DVD-R is not always the best choice. but for same games you need other media.

    so what do you think?

    is it because i used Verbatim DVD-R, 16x, 4.7GB, 100 Pack?
    Last edited by kintesh; 11-13-2010 at 06:21 AM.

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    As long as you are using quality media rather than junk it's all a matter of opinion. I usually use Sony discs for everything. I think the recommendations on here are based off of proven reliability and quality but it's all a matter of what works for you. Also not all Verbatim media is high quality so you could have been using whatever they call their inferior line of media.
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    One type of Verbatim (sub-brand) labeled "Life Series" are CMC MAG junk media; it's possible this was the type of Verbatim you were attempting to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdssh View Post
    A common mistake of those who use IMGBURN is that they adjust the writing speed to 4x (for Wii Games), but always forget to adjust the speed for the type of DVD disc used while burning and the speed adjustment of the drive.

    Here's what to do:

    1. Put your blank DVD-R (it doesn't matter if you use the cheap ones) in the DVD drive. Let IMGBURN read the type of DVD you are using. After it recognize the DVD, click on the green running man at the right of the speed setup.
    2. After this you will see a window where you will add the DISC ID by clicking on the green arrow besides the DISC ID max speed. Then set the max speed of the DISC ID to 4x.
    Do the same with the DEVICE. Specify the device you will use and set the speed to 4x. Click add or update to ensure the info is in the top part of the window.
    At the end click OK.

    3. You must be now back in the main window. Browse for your iso. Make sure also the write speed is at 4x in this window. Now start burning your DVD game.
    Ok, first off buddy, it DOES matter if you use junk media. I can guarantee you will have way better results with Verbs/Taiyo Yudens than you would with Memorex/Riteks.
    Second, the thing you're saying about "people forget that they have to set the speed adjustment of the drive", I think you're thinking of Imgbruns AWS(or Automatic Write Speed) function. This basically allows you to set different speeds for different media in different drives(if you choose) so you don't have to change the speed each time you stick a disc in, Imgburn will automatically pick up the MID of the disc(if you have it set to AWS) and will adjust the speed accordingly. So if you set the disc to 4x or you go in and set AWS for that Media ID to 4x, guess what, it's going to burn exactly the same in each instance. It's not like you have to go to it and match speeds or something. If you notice where you set the burn speed, you can select, lets say, either 4x or AWS(among many other options), if you end up setting it to AWS and you've set up that Media ID to 4x, then it will say AWS(4x). So either way, you're burning at 4x. I just figured I would add this so people didn't get confused.

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    I think you both should post a hello in the introductions area. Dont you?

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    Oh yeah, no problem man. I posted one and sorry, wasn't trying to be rude or anything.

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    Cool Debate away lol

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    this Verbatim dvd-r i got:

    Optiarc DVD RW AD-7560S SS05 (SATA)
    Current Profile: DVD-R

    Disc Information:
    Status: Empty
    State of Last Session: Empty
    Erasable: No
    Free Sectors: 2,297,888
    Free Space: 4,706,074,624 bytes
    Free Time: 510:40:38 (MM:SS:FF)
    Next Writable Address: 0
    Supported Write Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x

    Pre-recorded Information:
    Manufacturer ID: MCC 03RG20

    Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
    Book Type: DVD-R
    Part Version: 5
    Disc Size: 120mm
    Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
    Number of Layers: 1
    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
    Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
    Track Density: 0.74 um/track
    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 0
    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

    is this junk? it might be because it was pack of 100

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    No, that MID is MCC so that's a good Verb, most likely with the AZO dye. Why do you think it's junk? Are you having issues with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racem22 View Post
    No, that MID is MCC so that's a good Verb, most likely with the AZO dye. Why do you think it's junk? Are you having issues with them?
    read my first post at the top ^

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