What DVD-DL discs are compatible with a MacBook?

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  1. Mad Mac

    Mad Mac Active Member

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    I've always burned the "Bear" design CDR-King dual layer dvd successfully with my iBook G4 + Samsung external DVD writer. But when I tried writing on these from my late 2007 MacBook, I always have errors and a lot of wasted DVDs. Sadly, these are the only ones they stock. Where can I find compatible DVD_DL media for my Mac? Oh, it writes fine on cd-r/rw, dvd-r/rw discs. Even cheap ones from CDR-King.
     
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    fcdiesta PhilMUG Addict Member
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    I've used imation branded DVD-DL's and they worked well.
     
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    Same here, I've used Imation branded ones from a seller in Virra Mall and they've all worked. 3rd Level, same corridor as the magazine seller at the top of the escalator. It's the place right where the hallway splits into two.
     
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    Which stores sell these? Hopefully in QC.
     
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    fcdiesta PhilMUG Addict Member
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    Why not try the shops in Cyberzone in SM North? At least you'll have several computer shops to choose from there...
     
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    How much does it usually cost? thanks!
     
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    I got a bunch of Imation DVD-Rs and CD-Rs from Shangri-La Plaza. They didn't have DVD-DL. Looks kike I have to head to Virramall for those DVDs. Or just use my old reliable Samsung external drive and use CDR-King's Bear DVD-DL.
     
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    CDr king has 2 kinds of generic dvd dl on stock, the star one and the bear one. I had one successful bear burn and no failed burn using the stars. try the stars I think it is faster and more reliable. Both at 30 pesos.
     
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    thanks, I was about to burn a whole series in a DVD-R (4.7GB capacity), the file was 4.5 GB only, but it prompts me I should insert a higher capacity CD, maybe the DL would do, i'm not sure if my dvd player can read it DL discs though,
     
  10. Mad Mac

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    Good question. I never tried watching avi's on dvd-dl on my dvd player. It will be convenient to do so. I'd rather keep a single disc on my shelf than two.

    I am out of luck with CDR-King Gilmore. They only have the Bear dvd-dl. Same with CDR-King Trinoma. Actually I can reliably use my Samsung writer with Bear. But it will be nice if I could use my MacBook and sell the writer. I get cash and reduce room clutter.
     
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    MacBook Late 2006 onwards can burn dual layer dvds. in shot all core 2 duo models. pero yung core duo or the rev a version can only read.
     
  12. Mad Mac

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    I bought TDK DVD+R Dual Layer form CDR-King Gilmore. P120 each. Burned ok with my MacBook (late 2007) Superdrive. Costs 4 times as the Bear DVD-DL. But since I don't burn this much often ,it is manageable. But I am keeping my external drive as backup. It can boot OS X Leopard should my Superdrive fail (knock on wood).
     
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    i've tried different types of DVD-DL (Bears, Stars (pink and orange), promedia, philips, etc.) and from my experience, it's mostly up the DVD writer itself if the burn will be successful.

    for example, for some reason, the stars DVD-DL would always result in a bad burn when i'm using the internal Lite-on drive on my desktop PC whereas when i use my other external LG DVD writer, i always get a good burn regardless of what type of DVD-DL.

    oh, and i always burn at the slowest possible speed when burning DVD-DL.
     
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    It seems it is just a compatibility issue in my case. My Superdrive is fine. I figured that my Superdrive simply does not support some cheaper and possibly older dvd dls. I guess my best bets are U.S. recognized brands of dvd dl. Although it does very well with cheap cd-r/rw, dvdr, and dvd rws.
     
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    where did you purchase imation DVD-DLs? cheers.
     
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    Aside from Imation DLs, I tried TDK DVD-DLs and worked fine in my Mac.
     
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    bought Philips DL DVD+R RW from CD-R King @60 pesos a few days ago, worked fine with my MB c2d.
     
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    what's the different with '+' & '-' disc?
    which is best to use?
     
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    Here's the explanation for the two. For the mac's superdrives, Verbatim DVD-R is the best.
     
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    +1 for Philips DVD-DL
     

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