[mythtv-users] Dual-layer DVD writing: a quick poll.

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at kjchome.homeip.net
Wed Jul 15 01:58:33 UTC 2009

Bob Sully wrote:
>> Message: 13
>> Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 19:47:50 +0100
>> From: Shadowfirebird <shadowfirebird at gmail.com>
>> Could you respond, please, if you've managed to write dual-layer DVD
>> media?
>> A simple "Yes" will do nicely, although details are good, too...
> Yes, I have.
> However, I haven't used Mytharchive for the dual-layer discs; for those I
> use K3B to do the actual burn (after using Mytharchive to create the .iso
> files).  This usually works well, but occasionally I get a disc which
> doesn't play back all the way through properly (hangs up; sometimes I can
> skip over the affected spot easily, sometimes I've created $1 coasters).

I've burned DL DVD with MythArchive.  Quite a few as a matter of fact.
The only problems I had with them is that *some* of the disks don't play 
well on *one* of my DVD players, but play fine on my other one.  So I 
guess stand-alone DVD players have different quality issues as well.  B^)

> I have also noticed that some burners work better than others.  Strangely,
> the one in my laptop works better than the full-size ones in my Myth box.
> Bob

Kevin J. Cummings
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