DVD-R Issues... Need some help!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by neoterixx, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. neoterixx

    neoterixx Guest

    I have a ASUS DVR-A04 2X DVD BURNER. I recently purchased 1X/2X DVD-r's (cake of 50) for some reason my burner only wants to burn in 1X mode. Could it be the DVD-r's cause they are so cheap, or is it my burner? I have updated the Bios of the device as well and can't figure out why it wont burn at 2X....

    Btw if anyone has a 2X dvd-r how long does it normally take you to burn a full DVD ? With 1X it takes me aprox. 53 min.:(
  2. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    Depends if you are copying a DVD film, or copying your own audio video input from a camcorder source etc.

    If you are using copying sofware, you would usually have to compress the resulting copy of a DVD film for it to fit to a single 4.7 GB disc , this would take about the time you mention.

    If you have a DVD-RW, that is DVD Ram compliant you could use a 9.4 Gb Disc that should copy a typical 6-7 GB DVd film in about 45 mins, or so.

    Perhaps they will bring out double data DVD- and DVD+ discs that can hold the same amount of data as DVD- Ram discs, eventually.

    I have copied a DVD film of 7 GB to an ISO image file on my H/ Drive in 12 mins, using an NEC DVD + recorder, but would prefer to copy to disc when (if) larger size ones are available.
  3. H@cher

    H@cher Guest

    Hi there,

    there is unlikely to be a 9gb disk in + or -. The reason dvd movies are 9gig is that they are dual layered (this is 2 dvd's pressed together!)

    For more in depth info, check out dvdhelp.com

    As for your a04, (pioneer?) what software are you using? Nero should tell you the recording speed.

    Hope this helps.
  4. neoterixx

    neoterixx Guest

    the files are in .img format.