[iBook] Double layer superdrive

Anne Cartwright cartwrig at aye.net
Fri Dec 7 18:04:36 PST 2007

If you are burning a DV to send to a number of people, many of whom  
will be playing it on their TV DVD player, which is the best format  
to use?

In other words, what format works on most play DVD players (computer  
and/or TV)?

Anne Cartwright

On Dec 7, 2007, at 8:03 PM, Richard J Laue wrote:

>> This is what I have. So how does that spell out?
>>   CD-Write:	-R, -RW
>>   DVD-Write:	-R, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
>>   Write Strategies:	CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
>>   Media:	Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds
> This drive will burn +R DL (Dual Layer) DVDs.
> It will NOT burn -R DL media, so be sure to check the label  
> carefully when you buy your DVDs.
> For SINGLE-layer DVDs, this drive will handle either +R or -R.
> For burning CDs, you need -R media, NOT +R.
> You should write down the specs above, and take it with you when  
> you go shopping for media.
> Newer Macs are able to handle any and all of the above, but you've  
> got one of the older models that won't.  You will probably discover  
> that your drive won't PLAY +R CDs, or -R DVDs, that have been  
> burned on other people's machines.  The Matshita drive is very  
> fussy in that regard.
> Cheers -
> RJLaue
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