Does Mac OS X Support DVD-R DL?

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  1. appleweek macrumors member

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    Hello,
    I would like to know if Mac OS X supports DVD-R DL (Dual Layer/Double Layer; aka DVD-R9) technology? I have been a longtime LiteON DVD Burner user on OS X, and I recently bought my 2nd LiteON DVDRW Drive. This latest version DVDRW Drive (SOHW-1693S) is identical to the previous revision except that it now supports 4x DVD-R DL (not to be confused with DVD+R DL). However, I was surprised that OS X recognized all the functionality of the burner except its DVD-R DL ability. Granted DVD-R DL is new, but does Apple need to add support in the OS for this new technology to be functional in burners? Are their any other programs known to support DVD-R DL on the Mac?

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  2. rjphoto macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not an expert on DL but it may depend on your OS. What version are you using?
     
  3. appleweek thread starter macrumors member

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    Using all latest software (10.4.2, all available updates).

    I assumed that it was Apple that needs to add DVD-R DL support because of the fact that Apple's top-of-the-line PM G5 Superdrive lacks DVD-R DL support itself. A theory is that when Apple ships a Mac with an updated Superdrive that actually supports DVD-R DL is only when we'll see DVD-R DL support for third-part DVD burners included in the OS. Does this seem likely or will Apple include DVD-R DL support before that technology is included in one of its Superdrives?
     
  4. crees! macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried using Toast?
     
  5. appleweek thread starter macrumors member

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    Toast 6 may possibly support DVD-R DL, not sure either way. However I wanted to use the Tiger OS itself (Finder Disc Burning/Disk Utility) in order to use a uniform method in my comparison of various disc brands/kinds.
     
  6. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    drivers...get updated drivers.
     
  7. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Hi, if I may where did you find DVD-R DL discs at? I've been watching for some new info on this and would like to know if you can give some info ;)

    Okay it took 15mins. but a site finally came up with the -R DL as most say that but then bring you to +R DL :rolleyes:
     
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  9. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, I can't help specifically with your problem, but Macs definitely can support dual-layer burning. The current Power Mac G5s have dual layer burners in their stock configuration (http://www.apple.com/powermac/). Check out Patchburn like the previous two posters suggested.
     
  10. appleweek thread starter macrumors member

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    Check out here to find a webstore that has DVD-R DL media. Not cheap (US$6.00/one), but available.

    Thanks for the reco on patchburn, but I think patchburn adds support for un-supported drives to OS X. My liteOn is allready fully supported by OS X. The function of DVD-R DL burning looks like it needs to be implementated on the OS side in a software mechanism.
     
  11. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Thanks that's where I ended up going to and after your thread I sent an email to Roxio asking if Toast 7 will support this with/without an update, so when I hear from them I'll post back ;)
     
  12. appleweek thread starter macrumors member

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    Any official word back from Roxio about -R DL support?
     
  13. petitlo macrumors newbie

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    avoid Philips DVDR DL

    JUst givinig a bad experience I had...

    Unable to burn a DL DVD from an ISO image with my Macbook Pro with Philips DVD+R DL...
    Then I bought EMTEC, an it worked perfectly.

    Laurent
     

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