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ffooky
2007-02-17, 12:03 PM
One thing to add would be that the conventional wisdom very strongly suggests going with DVD+R DL rather than DVD-R DL.

Mister_H
2007-02-17, 04:56 PM
I have to go buy a dvd burner. I have been burning cd's for years, but the dvd thing is new to me. Are there any features I should look for in a burner? Is there any type of blank dvd's I should get for burning shows I downloaded? I am just finishing up a 12+ gig GD show, and I want to make sure I get the right equipment. Thanks in advance for the help.

-H

slewofboots
2007-02-17, 06:03 PM
Check out the drives from tigerdirect.com good prices, good rebates (you have to be patient but the check will arrive eventually) save your UPC code!

Just get a 16x DVD-RW drive that supports dual layer (designated by DL)

-Slew

Mister_H
2007-02-18, 07:19 AM
Is there usually a note in the torrent text file, letting me know if I need a double layer disc to burn that particular show, or do I need to use double layer all the time?

-H

DanielG
2007-02-18, 09:11 AM
Is there usually a note in the torrent text file, letting me know if I need a double layer disc to burn that particular show, or do I need to use double layer all the time?
-H
Most DVD torrents seeded at TheTradersDen.org are authored for single layer (DVD5) discs. If a particular torrent uses dual layer (DVD9) discs, then it is noted clearly in the torrent description.


Is there any type of blank dvd's I should get for burning shows I downloaded?

If you want your discs to be playable in 3+ years time, then buy a spindle of Taiyo Yuden discs. Burn them at 4X speed (15 minutes to burn a full DVD5 disc). If you're burning dual layered discs, then I've heard good things about the Verbatim line of dvds but I don't have any personal experience using them.