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wdickey4



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:03 pm    Post subject: DL dvd layers Reply with quote

My G4 Mac will burn a dl dvd with toast titanium with one click
what is all this messing around with sectors and layers? I need a good burner for my XP PC but I can't seem to find one. (as usual)
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Michael Szabo
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are plenty of software applications for Windows that can burn dual-layer media.

GEAR strives to give 'a professional level of control' to our users.

Setting the layer-break on DVD-Video titles can be crucial for 'seamless playback', placing files that will be accessed more frequently on the first layer (Layer0) on dual-layer media for faster access times.

There are many more reasons why the features GEAR offers are suitable for a more 'hands on' approach to DVD recording/mastering.
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neilwilkes
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a good burner, use Pioneer.
Make sure the firmware is up to date.

You'll find that being able to set the correct layer break is critical - GEAR will default to one, as will toast, but it will almost certainly be in the wrong place - unless the original image was created properly.

If all you want to do is clone what you have, then try the freeware app IMGburn.
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wdickey4



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what I've had the most trouble with was writing a 7giga byte data file.
I just can't seem to get a DL to write. I finally split the data and recombined on my Mac to get it all on a DL
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neilwilkes
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you try that freeware app at all?
It's supposed to be really good with DL media.

I have to admit I've not had any trouble getting GEAR to write to DL media though - but it is important to use High Quality media - doubly so with DL.
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