Does it ever get easy? Off to the shop to buy some blank DVD discs, confident in the knowledge I need DVD-, not +, only to be greeted with a plethora choice for different speeds no less! OK, read the labels. On the back of each goes something like "Caution. You could nadger your drives/writers if they don't conform to...blah blah" Hey ho, ask in the shop and the assistants face is as blank as the disc. So I buy 3 x DVD-RW 1-2X Speed and 3 DVD-R 4X Speed - with a view to checking drive read/write speeds at home and returning the goods unopened if necessary. The DVD player [lounge] states in its spec " 2,8,16,32 x speeds", so thats OK - I can use the new 1-2x [assuming 1-2x means anything between and including 1 and 2]. But on the back of the 4X it states ".......blah..conforms to 1 - 4x speeds". Hummm, as 2x falls in between 1 - 4x is that OK too? Perhaps it's like this to slow down piracy but we have just landed a probe on Titan and it worked! - makes you wonder. Help...and I havent even looked at the specs of my PC DVD writer yet. Finally, assuming comapibility between drives and discs - is the increase in speeds merely work getting done faster or better end result quality?
Brilliant Fruit Bat /\0/\, my choice and subsequent purchase of the slower speed discs was only influenced by the price! lucky I guess, but how do people get on without knowing about forums like this?. Thanks very much for the information.
My thanks again to everyone who responed to my post[s] requesting help and advice, particularly my recent problems with producing a readable DVD disc. I now know and understand a lot more than I did before and yesterday produced exactly what I wanted. Thanks again everyone and especially FE who has to tollerate and temper the odd ramble or two ;-). It's great forum.
Hi TomJerry. Write or rong, Fruit Bat /\0/\ gave sufficient assistance for me to do the job and to understand a bit more, and I am grateful to you for your update on this "speeds" thing. My drive is indeed "DW-U10A", apologies for the error. Thanks again everyone - one happy M in L this end now ;-)