Old DVD-ROM drives cannot read burned disks?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Anthony, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. Anthony

    Anthony Guest

    Is it true that many old (2 yrs) DVD-ROM drives cannot read burned DVD
    disks? Is there a way to fix this?

    thanks
     
    Anthony, Apr 14, 2005
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  2. Anthony

    GraB Guest

    Old ones might have trouble with some disks. Update the firmware for
    that model.
     
    GraB, Apr 14, 2005
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  3. Burn your discs at a lower speed for a better quality. Sometimes your
    old drive can then read it.
     
    zhuangyizhuangyi, Apr 14, 2005
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  4. Anthony

    Marty Guest

    Somewhere around 13 Apr 2005 22:58:01 -0700, while reading
    alt.video.dvd.tech, I think I thought I saw this post from "Anthony"
    Could be - I know there were combo drives that could not read burned CDs.
     
    Marty, Apr 15, 2005
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    NSM Guest

    2 years is too new. I have a double speed drive from way back when - before
    burners - that can read a CDR OK, but not a CDRW.
     
    NSM, Apr 15, 2005
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  6. You'll probably have better luck with -R/+R than with -RW/+RW.

    Oh, and the official name for CDs and DVDs is "discs", not "disks".
     
    Lawrence D¹Oliveiro, Apr 16, 2005
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  7. Anthony

    Anthony Guest

    Anthony, Apr 18, 2005
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  8. Anthony

    Billy Joe Guest

    In ref:

    This page
    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=compact disk, a link
    (or linc??) from your second reference gives a nice history of
    usage of the C word vs. the K word.

    Apparently the optical media is called a disk. However, if the
    CD or DVD contains audio or video it is a disc. If it contains
    computer data, then it's a disk. Nothing is mentioned about
    it's proper name when housing the complete written works of
    Shakespeare ;-0)

    BJ
     
    Billy Joe, Apr 18, 2005
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  9. "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare on Compact Disck"

    Ouch.
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Apr 19, 2005
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  10. Anthony

    Billy Joe Guest

    In ref:

    Well "Hamlet," in English at gutenberg.org, is 75kB in plain
    text zipped (only 188kB unzipped). "Julius Caesar" or "Macbeth"
    each a tad more than half that size.

    3,700 or more copies of Hamlet ought to about cover everything
    Willie ever wrote, no?

    Looking over my shoulder, the hard-covered complete and
    unabridged comedies and tragedies with footnotes are a mere four
    smallish volumes. OK, yes, it's the 1944 Random House edition,
    but I was very young when I bought it used ;-0)

    BJ
     
    Billy Joe, Apr 19, 2005
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    Mike Fields Guest

    Mike Fields, Apr 19, 2005
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  12. Oh, and the official name for CDs and DVDs is "discs", not "disks".

    who gives a rats ass, spelling-bitch teacher, i think all who read the
    post knows what "disk" means. uppity-bitch people like you make me wanna
    puke.
     
    Blinko Glioba, Apr 22, 2005
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  13. Oh, and the official name for CDs and DVDs is "discs", not "disks".

    who gives a rats ass, spelling-bitch teacher, i think all who read the
    post knows what "disk" means. uppity-bitch people like you make me wanna
    puke.
     
    Blinko Glioba, Apr 22, 2005
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  14. Oh, and the official name for CDs and DVDs is "discs", not "disks".

    who gives a rats ass, spelling-bitch teacher, i think all who read the
    post knows what "disk" means. uppity-bitch people like you make me wanna
    puke.
     
    Blinko Glioba, Apr 22, 2005
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  15. who gives a rats ass, spelling-bitch teacher, i think all who read the
    post knows what "disk" means. uppity-bitch people like you make me wanna
    puke.
     
    Blinko Glioba, Apr 22, 2005
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    David McCall Guest

    Can you explain why you chose to announce your pride in
    misspelling "disc" 4 times?

    David
     
    David McCall, Apr 22, 2005
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