Subject: Re: burning DVDs?
To: Mark Weinem <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 08/21/2005 20:41:25
In message <20050822002733.GA13462@vigor10.my.domain>, Mark Weinem writes:
>On Sun, 21 Aug 2005, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> I'm confused -- is the media speed readable by the drive?
>Yes, magic word is "ADIP" (Address in pre-groove). But why are you
I was confused because I had no idea there was such a capability.
>> My son is having problems (on a Windows machine) with some disks that
>> *should* be compatible, but Windows refuses to touch them.
>What kind of problems? Burning blank media, or reading the burned media?
>And what do you mean with "should be compatible", does he really use the
>producsts suggested by the DVD-drive's vendor? Apart from the disks it
>could be a problem with the drive or the burning software.
We have a stack of blank 8x Maxell DVD-Rs. The burner is rated at 4x,
so it looked to me like it should work -- the disks are rated for
higher speed than the drive. When we put a blank disk in to burn,
Windows doesn't recognize it as a valid disk in the drive. Other disks
have worked just fine.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb