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Windows 7: Dvd-r dl

3 Weeks Ago   #1
Chips

Windows 7
 
 
Dvd-r dl

I've got a couple of films I want to put on DVD. Trouble is they're too long for regular DVD-R disks. Instead I have to get 8GB disks to fit them on. My problem is no matter how much I search all I can find are DVD+R DL disks. Nope, nowhere I look seems to stock DVD-R DL disks. Any reason for this?


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Can't help you with the discs, there are many programs that can convert/compress the video file so you can fit them on smaller discs.

Search the internet for giveaways which are quite frequent.
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
erpster4

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]
 
 

perhaps also get a better dvd burner that can burn either dvd-r dl & dvd+r dl discs
older dual layered dvd burners had trouble making either DL discs but dvd burners made in 2010 & later are good


Wikipedia article on DVD-R DL (not DVD+R DL) - it was discontinued due to compatibility issues
DVD-R DL - Wikipedia
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
Chips

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by erpster4 View Post
perhaps also get a better dvd burner that can burn either dvd-r dl & dvd+r dl discs
older dual layered dvd burners had trouble making either DL discs but dvd burners made in 2010 & later are good


Wikipedia article on DVD-R DL (not DVD+R DL) - it was discontinued due to compatibility issues
DVD-R DL - Wikipedia


It can burn and play both, but my Blu-ray player for my TV can only play DVD-R and DVD-RW.
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

looks like an excellent excuse to upgrade your br.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

If you're optical drive was manufactured after 2004, in all likelihood, you can use the +R DL discs. Earlier drives wouldn't recognize them, only -R DL.
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x86
 
 

I recently ran out of DL disks and went shopping on line for a particular brand....that being, "Verbatim".
But all I could find On-Line was the +R variety. So that's what I bought.


Because of the nasty little habit of DVD drives having their Lasers drift off Frequency, with age, I change my own DVD drive once a year. I recently had to change a drive after only six months of service. I could burn a disk and verify it, No problem, but put that same disk in someone elses drive and it would error out.


I've also had that same problem with RW disks, so I just won't use them anymore. I found them to only be reliable on the drive that wrote them.


A cheaper and more reliable media for storing large files, like ISO's, is the USB Flash Drive. As the need for the stored data changes, the Flash Drive can be RE-Formatted just like a Floppy Disk, and used again.


Most currently available PC's today, have no trouble reading or booting off of a 64 to 128 GB Flash Drive and the prices have come down to where they are much more affordable.


Cheers Mates!
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I was in an Office Max last weekend and they were selling 64 GB flash drives for $8.99 to clear them out. I gobbled one of them up even though I don't have an immediate use for it. Reformatted it from Fat32 to NTFS.
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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3 Weeks Ago   #10
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x86
 
 

OK, my pick is:
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I do love the Printable Disks, because I can put one in my Epson Printer and print a beautiful COLOR label right on the disk.


Is it just me, and maybe my old age, or are all the DL disks being offered +R. ???
For me, that's just fine.

I'm kind of amazed though, at the tremendous difference in price being charged by different suppliers.


Y'all have a great day now, Y'hear?
TM
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