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On the use of DVD recordable media (was: Re: DVD+R writing problems)

On Aug 14 2005, Brendon Lloyd Higgins wrote:
> Brendon Lloyd Higgins wrote (Wednesday 10 August 2005 10:50 am):
> > Do note that the problem only seems to be with DVD+R discs. CD-R,
> > CD-RW, and DVD+RW writing is fine (although consistently slower than
> > advertised, this is probably a different issue altogether). I have no
> > DVD-R/RW media to test, so I have no idea if they fair any better.
> Really? No-one has any ideas?

I was just going to ask you if you had problems with DVD+RW media, but,
then, I saw that you said it was fine.

My DVD writer is an HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B (according to dmesg) and it
works fine with DVD-R media, but has some troubles with DVD-RW media (I
would tell you to avoid that, based on my experience).

Perhaps I had bad luck with the media that I used (two brands, can't
remember their names), but sometimes the DVD writer wouldn't even recognize
that there was a disc inserted.

Anyway, just out of curiosity: are you able to read all the DVD discs that
you burn on regular computer or standalone drives? I have only had success
when using DVD-R media, not with the other variants (DVD+RW or DVD-RW; I
don't have DVD+R media).

I'm carbon copying this to debian-powerpc because I am quite curious to
know if *ONLY* the superdrive equipped notebooks are able to read all
meddia or if all the current-selling models (including the cheaper combo
drive models) can read such media.

My iBook's combo drive (it's an iBook 600MHz, Late 2001 model) has problems
even with some DVD-R media that was spec'ed to be burnt in 8x, which is a
bit frustrating. :-(

Thanks in advance for any comments, Rogério Brito.

Rogério Brito : rbrito@ime.usp.br : http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito
Homepage of the algorithms package : http://algorithms.berlios.de
Homepage on freshmeat:  http://freshmeat.net/projects/algorithms/

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