[mythtv-users] Reliable, proven dual-layer burn capable DVD for Ubuntu?

William william_munson at comcast.net
Fri Jul 4 21:59:35 UTC 2008

Brian Wood wrote:
> On Friday 04 July 2008 09:19:50 John Drescher wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 10:41 AM, Scott Traurig <straurig at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> Not really off-topic since I'm using Myth to burn all my DVDs!
>>> Can anyone recommend a good, reliable and proven dual-layer burning
>>> solution for Ubuntu? Drive + media.
>>> I've got some el-cheapo DVD drive that came with the machine and it is
>>> claimed to be dual-layer-burn capable and indeed Ubuntu sees that. The
>>> whole mess will dutifully attempt to make one but the result is not quite
>>> a coaster but darn close (it will play crazily for a minute or so but
>>> that's it). To it's credit the drive does everything else fine, but I'd
>>> really like to be able to make dual-layer DVDs.
>> I have had some success with LITE-ON and Samsung burners both can be
>> had for around $30US. Are you looking to play back on the same
>> computer or a standalone player?
> I agree about the Lite-Ons, they used to be considered pretty low-end but I've 
> had no problems. I've amsl had good luck with Matsushita (Panasonic) drives.
> The Plextors are probable the other extreme, pretty high-end but pricey.
> I'm using "Matrix" brand dual-layer media which I got from geeks.com at a 
> reasonable price and I have not had any problems.
> Compatibility of recorded DVDs with standalone players is not 100% and 
> probably never will be. In general the newer players seem to handle burned 
> disks better than the older ones, but this is not a hard and fast rule.
> beww
I also agree about the Lite-On drives. Not only do they work quite well 
for the money but you can reflash them with updated firmware that will 
enable all features. Not bad for a drive that can be had for $25 or less 
if you look around.

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