[mythtv-users] Reliable, proven dual-layer burn capable DVD for Ubuntu?
mythtv at rodsbooks.com
Fri Jul 4 14:56:38 UTC 2008
On Friday 04 July 2008 10:41:59 am Scott Traurig wrote:
> Not really off-topic since I'm using Myth to burn all my DVDs!
> Can anyone recommend a good, reliable and proven dual-layer burning
> solution for Ubuntu? Drive + media.
> I've got some el-cheapo DVD drive that came with the machine and it is
> claimed to be dual-layer-burn capable and indeed Ubuntu sees that. The
> whole mess will dutifully attempt to make one but the result is not quite a
> coaster but darn close (it will play crazily for a minute or so but that's
> it). To it's credit the drive does everything else fine, but I'd really
> like to be able to make dual-layer DVDs.
I've had tolerable results with an HP DVD Writer 940d and both RiData and
Philips dual-layer DVD+R media. (For single-layer, I use Taio Yuden or
Verbatim DVD+Rs.) The catch is that the first burn attempt always fails. Try
it again with the same media and it succeeds. I've burned an occasional
coaster (maybe 10-20% of attempts), but it usually works in the end. The
writer is much more reliable with single-layer media, but I gather that's
true generally of single- vs. dual-layer DVD media.
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