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DVD burner problem
    #3926193 - 03/16/05 05:36 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I've been downloading concert DVDs (the legal kind). Unfortunately, the burner is 4x, while the DVDs are 8x (I didn't realize this until after I bought it). It's a Hitachi GCA-4040N DVD burner, if that helps (or even if it doesn't, it's still a Hitachi GCA-4040N).

After it didn't work, I noticed on the box of the DVD-rs that an upgrade of the firmware might be necessary, so I did that. It still wouldn't burn, and in face, the drive wouldn't even recognize there was a DVD-R in the drive.


Any idea what might be wrong? Is it just that I need to buy lower speed DVD-rs?


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Re: DVD burner problem [Re: Twirling]
    #3926255 - 03/16/05 05:45 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

you need 4x or lower dvd-rs


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Re: DVD burner problem [Re: Twirling]
    #3926502 - 03/16/05 06:18 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I've never understood how a disc can have a speed.

Is it all just BS or are the discs physically different?


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Re: DVD burner problem [Re: EvilEwok]
    #3926822 - 03/16/05 07:26 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Never mind, I got to work by downloading another piece of firmware. I'm so psyched to have access to such great live music.


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Re: DVD burner problem [Re: Twirling]
    #3927401 - 03/16/05 09:22 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

what live music?


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Re: DVD burner problem [Re: Twirling]
    #3927537 - 03/16/05 09:43 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I use 8x disks on my 4x burner all the time. If it wasnt reading it maybe you need new firmware. I think that warning is talking about a few certain older pioneer drives that you could overheat them by using 4x disks in them or somthing like that.


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Re: DVD burner problem [Re: Vvellum]
    #3927866 - 03/16/05 10:40 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

bi0 said:
you need 4x or lower dvd-rs




No you don't, the media is backwards compatible.


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Re: DVD burner problem [Re: Vvellum]
    #3929826 - 03/17/05 11:52 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

bi0 said:
what live music?





http://www.easytree.org/

Specifically Tool, Pink Floyd, etc...


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Re: DVD burner problem [Re: EvilEwok]
    #3960077 - 03/23/05 04:42 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I've never understood how a disc can have a speed.

The chemical reaction that occurs in the media has to take place quickly enough for the writing speed, otherwise, the laser will skip off the mark before the the burn is complete enough to be properly detected by the reading laser.

That said, fast media is backward-compatible with slower drives but not the other way around.


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