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chewie420
2006-03-14, 06:48 PM
i have a teac dvd+rw dv-w58e dvd burner, which is only about 2 years old. i looked it up on the net and in the descriptions i found don't mention anything about dual layer. is there any other way to tell? i bought a 3 pack to try and burn some longer shows on (11/16/95 phish) but i don't to open them and waste them if i can't use them....

Chachi420
2006-03-14, 07:06 PM
nero info tool

chewie420
2006-03-14, 07:38 PM
when i try that, it gives me a list of things it can read or write, but i don't see dual layer as an option anywhere. is it called something else?

AAR.oner
2006-03-14, 07:56 PM
from what i found googling it, looks to be only a single layer burner...it'll still read DL layer discs tho

Chachi420
2006-03-14, 08:21 PM
when i try that, it gives me a list of things it can read or write, but i don't see dual layer as an option anywhere. is it called something else?
I think you may need an updated version of nero that recognizes DL discs?

Chachi420
2006-03-14, 08:22 PM
http://tdb.rpc1.org/

^Good site for firmwares to change your dvd drive to DL capable :)

chewie420
2006-03-14, 08:39 PM
that's a pretty cool site, but it's a little above my know how. i was reading the thread from that show (11/16/95) and i think i'll try to split it, or if worst comes to worst i'll shrink it 2x. thanks for all the help, chewie

Five
2006-03-15, 01:54 AM
when I got my dual layer burner Nero detected it and shows 9GB available even if I insert a normal dvd-r

hope this helps

ssamadhi97
2006-03-15, 08:04 AM
that's a pretty cool site, but it's a little above my know how. i was reading the thread from that show (11/16/95) and i think i'll try to split it, or if worst comes to worst i'll shrink it 2x. thanks for all the help, chewie
Just keep in mind that when shrinking it to 50% you're really going to sacrifice a metric fuckload of quality. Splitting would really be preferable - good luck with that!