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Old December 11th, 2006, 10:46 AM   #16
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The main problem with older (and some new) dvd players is that they do not like 'burnt' discs, they are expecting DVD-ROM discs.

To make your discs as playable as possible there is a setting that can be flagged on the disc during the burning session to change the setting to DVD-ROM so when placed in a player it plays it as a regular disc.

It is called the bit-setting and here is a link explaining more...

http://www.k-probe.com/bitsetting-booktype-faq.php

I use nero 7 to burn and +R discs as the bit setting change works much better on + discs than - ones.

I also use Verbatims and Maxells with very little failure.

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True....I switched to +Rs when I started using bit setting.
Bit setting doesn't work with -Rs.
And some burners won't let you enable bit setting.
But you can usually find some new software and reflash the drive.
I had to reflash my NEC burner with hacked software to enable bit setting.

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Old December 12th, 2006, 04:06 PM   #17
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HP Single Layer DVD-R LightScribe DVDs. IMO the quality is pro-ish & definately has been giving off the WOW-factor (for now). Will take a picture for those interested with my buddies 1DS next time he heads over.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 11:43 AM   #18
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HP Single Layer DVD-R LightScribe DVDs. IMO the quality is pro-ish & definately has been giving off the WOW-factor (for now). Will take a picture for those interested with my buddies 1DS next time he heads over.
I deliver my content on these discs as well. The problem.... finding the dam things ANYWHERE. I can usually find lightscribe +R but not -R (why oh why?????). They are dam expensive too. About $1 each disc. I think i have also used Verbatim's Lightscribe -Rs.

But the laser image on top just looks so nice, especially because the "gold-ish" cast is distinctive. I would like to see the lightscribe burn time reduced. 40 minutes to burn the image is rediculous.

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Old December 13th, 2006, 11:44 AM   #19
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Completely unrelated... IGNORE POST :-)

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Old December 13th, 2006, 01:24 PM   #20
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I would like to see the lightscribe burn time reduced. 40 minutes to burn the image is rediculous.
40 minutes? that doesnt seem right to me, even @ best mode it takes me 19 minutes. I am using the LG HL-22 (i think thats the model name but NOT 100% positive)
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Old January 5th, 2007, 09:40 AM   #21
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Sorry to revive an older thread, but I wanted to post about the compatibility of burned DVDs with set-top players. A lot of the problems with DVD+R is caused by the burning software's relaxing of the DVD standards. This isn't going to seem like much at all, but there is supposed to be a 32kb buffer between the .ifo and .bup files if those files are smaller than 32kb. Nero, Roxio, etc don't insert these gaps. There are a couple of esoteric ways to do this, but the easiest I've found is a freeware app called ImgBurn, which builds an .iso of your DVD and then burns it.

In my tests, a DVD burned on DVD+R with Nero would not play in a Panasonic DVD player, but the same DVD burned with ImgBurn would.

For some reason this only affects DVD+R. But I've had a lot fewer compatibility problems since switching to ImgBurn for the final burn.

Oh yeah, Verbatim makes LiteScribe DVD-Rs now too. I ordered mine from verbatim.com (or whatever it is).
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Old January 5th, 2007, 10:16 AM   #22
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Justin...on your +R experiments did you enable bit setting?

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Old January 5th, 2007, 10:18 AM   #23
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Old January 5th, 2007, 11:16 AM   #24
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Yes, bitsetting was used on both discs.

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Justin...on your +R experiments did you enable bit setting?

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Old January 6th, 2007, 09:15 AM   #25
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Thanks Justin....

I'll have to try ImgBurn.
I currently burn with Roxio and although I rarely have issues, when I do its not a good thing.

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Old January 6th, 2007, 03:38 PM   #26
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Justin....thanks! ImgBurn is an outstanding program!!

At its free....this one will get a donation.

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Old January 6th, 2007, 04:12 PM   #27
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No problem. Glad it's working out for you!
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 09:30 PM   #28
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No Writing on the DVD

Where can I get DVDs with no writing on them? Is this what you guys get for printing on? Or do we have to deal with the writing the companies put on their dvds?
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Old April 4th, 2008, 12:59 PM   #29
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Where can I get DVDs with no writing on them?
Look for printable DVDs. Here is one place where you can find them: www.supermediastore.com

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Old April 6th, 2008, 08:23 AM   #30
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I always use maxells 16x printable -DVD's and they have been working perfectly for me. Have so far only encounter one client that could play the discs. We are using around 3000discs every year.

We are burning with nero 6.6 and 8x speed
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