Dual-Layer recording help needed!

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  1. Doc Horrorshow macrumors member

    Doc Horrorshow

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    #1
    Hi,
    Here's my disc Burning info:
    Firmware Revision: DB09
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 0 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
    Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds
    I'm not sure but do I have I got a DL burner? I've tried Verbatim DL discs but the recorder spits them out midway through. Is the brand the problem or is it the burner?
    Thanks in advance!
    Cheers,
    Doc
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    what Mac do you have? if its a Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro tehn it has a DVD-RW DL.
     
  3. Doc Horrorshow thread starter macrumors member

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    It's an iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2gb 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. So could it be the -DL blanks I've been using (Verbatim)?
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    If it supports dual layer burning, then it should say so in Disc Burning info: ie +R DL, or-R DL.

    Your post doesn't show that.
     
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    It should list DL under DVD-Write, as you can see here:

    Firmware Revision: YL03
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Generic Drive Support)
    Profile Path: None
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RAM, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    BD-Write: -R, -RE
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: To show the available burn speeds, insert a disc and choose View > Refresh

    What model of drive is listed above your specs?
     
  6. Doc Horrorshow thread starter macrumors member

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    Here's what I says:
    MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-875:

    Firmware Revision: DB09
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
    Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds
    As you can see, now it's saying - and + DL. But the times I've attempted to burn DL discs in Toast Titanium, they've failed. could it be the brand of disc-Verbatim? Has anyone used a brand on this burner that works consistently?
    Thanks!
     
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    Does it work when using Disk Utility or the drag-and-drop functionality available in Finder?
     
  8. Doc Horrorshow thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry for being dumb here, but how would i go about trying that?
    Thanks,
    DH
     

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