DL DVD's?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by iJon, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. iJon macrumors 604

    iJon

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    I was curious if anyone has started using DL DVD's yet and how they are working with common household DVD players. As some of you know, our house burned down and I lost about 100 DVD's in the act. Since I still legally bought them I decided I would just burn copies of them but I am getting tired of compressing, MactheRipper, Popcorn and all that stuff. With the prices falling on DL DVD's it would be much easier to just start doing exact copies of the few movies I want. Let me know if you have used them and your thoughts.

    jon
     
  2. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    I've burned a couple of DL dvd's and like some single layer discs, it depends on the mood of a player wether it will like the DL disc os not. My expencive Panasonic one, wont play light dye -R's but will play anything else (inc DL+R), my Recorder will play anything apart from -R light dye and Traxdata DL+R but will play Verbatum DL+R ok, My cheap £20uk one will play anything apart from Verbatum DL+R, my xbox only playes DL+R discs (refuses to accept theres even a dics in the drawer if i use SL-R or SL+Rs), and my PS2 dont giva damn what u put in, it will play it.

    not much help i know but basicly its dependant on the discs you buy and the player you are trying to put them in.
     
  3. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    I havn't started using them, but i was wondering where you would even find them for purchase?

    i'm suprised that places like BestBuy, and OfficeMax don't carry them. I can't find them any where. I'm not sure if i would even buy the, cause i'm sure they would be expensive still.
     
  4. iJon thread starter macrumors 604

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    Best Buy does have them. They have Verbatim 10x packs for $40. Thats about $5 a disc and it's a very good brand name.

    jon
     
  5. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    thanx jon,

    i think i might be missing them then, so next time i am there i will have to look again. That price does seem that bad i guess, once i use up my 50 pak of single layer discs i will have to give those a try.
     
  6. iJon thread starter macrumors 604

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    Well actually I don't know if they have them in the stores. They do have them on the web page, so I'm sure they are probably at the store. The price is expensive but compared to about 6 months ago it's a lot cheaper. I just want to convenience of a straight copy to copy DVD.

    jon
     
  7. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    my verbatim dvd+r DL have worked with my ps2 and apex dvd player. the only problem is you need a DL DVD-ROM to play movies them in a computer which is kind of annoying.
     
  8. iJon thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks for the info guys. All I gotta say though is that when these drop in price even more the movie industry has some worrying to do.

    jon
     
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    I thought all DVD-ROMs were DL :confused: (most commercial movies are DL and all drives can play them)
     
  10. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    I could be wrong on this, but aren't dvd's that you rent or buy DL DVD's? If they are then wouldn't any DVD-ROM drive be able to read it?

    Feel free to correct me if i am wrong.
     
  11. eva01 macrumors 601

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    I thought all commercial DVDs were DL as well except for those random double sided DVDs (i have one commercial DVD tht is double sided)
     
  12. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Its just whether or not a DVD player will recognize a burned DL DVD, just like some DVD players can't read DVD-R's and/or DVD+R's
     
  13. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    I'm kinda suprised they don't have Apple branded DL DVDs yet, seeing as they have normal Apple DVDs.
     

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