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Best CD-R media for Video?

Postby malice on Sun Jun 01, 2003 10:06 pm

I've been burning alot of DVD backups lately in the form of SVCD, but can't seem to find a high quality media to put them on. I've been using TDK and Memorex (both of which use CMC Magnetics amnufacturer I believe). From what I've read around the web, CMC isn't really regarded as a decent quality media.

So basically I'm just curious if you guys can give me any kind of reccomendation on which media brand/manufacturer would be best for SVCD storage. Also, if you know of any good online stores that sell the media you would be reccomending.

TIA ;)

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Postby Spazmogen on Sun Jun 01, 2003 10:14 pm

Fuji (Made in Japan) is probably the highest rated discs I've used.
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Also consider making an SVCD with 99 minute discs. You have an extra 170mb to work with, providing your DVD player (or computer drive) can read them ok. Mine can.

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Postby malice on Sun Jun 01, 2003 10:49 pm

Thanks for the tip Spazmogen, I persoanlly have been using 80Min/700MB CD-R's for my SVCD's, but wouldn't mind giving 99min CD-R's a try. I usually put about 45-50min of video on a single disk to keep a decent bitrate, I could raise that a little bit with some 99min CD-R's.

Do you know of any reputable online dealers that happen to carry 99min Fuji CD-R's? Oh BTW, I'm in the U.S.
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun Jun 01, 2003 10:59 pm

I don't think Fuji makes 99-minute discs. They aren't as common as regular 80-minute discs.

BTW, your burner will need to support overburning to make 99-minute discs work. What burner do you have?
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Postby malice on Sun Jun 01, 2003 11:09 pm

Lite-On LTR 32123S model. I'm pretty sure I've over-burned a few things before with this drive, but I can't really recall.

I think I'm just going to stick with 80Min CD-R's for the time being, as I'm not sure if my standalone DVD player will support them or not. I'll just stick with what works for now :D But then I have to ask if you know where I can get any Fuji 80Min CDR's online ;)
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun Jun 01, 2003 11:19 pm

The LTR-32123S will overburn, I think. BTW, I use that drive, too!

You can get Fuji CD-R media at BestBuy.com.
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Postby malice on Sun Jun 01, 2003 11:28 pm

Is there anyway of telling which manufacturer they are using before purchasing? Or does Fuji manufacture their own media? I thought I read somewhere that Fuji uses Taiyo Yuden?

Yea I noticed you have that same drive in your sig after posting. I've had it for alittle over a year now and it's worked flawlessly for me. I'm waiting for Lite-On to release a DVD burner before I go and make the dive on that piece of hardware :D
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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Jun 02, 2003 12:01 am

Check out this thread for media identifying information.
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Postby Spazmogen on Mon Jun 02, 2003 12:17 am

LiteOnGuy wrote:Check out this thread for media identifying information.


That's one of the best threads that you can read here.

Good find LiteOnGuy

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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Jun 02, 2003 12:39 am

Thanks, Spazmogen! I remembered reading that thread, and I thought that it might help here. :D
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Postby TheWizard on Mon Jun 02, 2003 8:27 am

The thing I like about Fuji/TY is that their discs are great for overburning, and some SVCD's go over the 80 minute mark. In personal experience, Ritek discs overburn well too.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jun 05, 2003 10:50 am

Spazmogen wrote:
LiteOnGuy wrote:Check out this thread for media identifying information.


That's one of the best threads that you can read here.

now that semester is over and i'll have a little more time, this thread will find it's way to the FAQ! :)
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Postby CDRecorder on Fri Jun 06, 2003 2:39 am

Thanks, dodecahedron! I'm sure that many people will find that thread useful! :D
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Postby faithfoo on Sat Jun 07, 2003 5:52 am

I am a bit overwhelmed

can somebody enlighten which brand of CDR or RW can retain the best image quality and less prone to read or write errors ?

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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Jun 07, 2003 11:37 am

There is no single "best" media, but some are better than others. In the US, Fuji (made by TY) is very good, and it is probably one of the best types of blank media available. Also, keep in mind that the quality of the drive also affects writing quality.
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Postby Halc on Sun Jun 08, 2003 3:33 am

Spazmogen,

very nice results.

Do you remember accurately what drive/speed did you use to write that disc (that you included the CD Doctor image for) and what drive/speed did you use to test it with?

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Postby Spazmogen on Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:05 pm

Halc wrote:Spazmogen,

very nice results.

Do you remember accurately what drive/speed did you use to write that disc (that you included the CD Doctor image for) and what drive/speed did you use to test it with?

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You can find it here: http://www.ormsby.ca/Disc_tests/

It's a page I threw together for the Samsung discs. All discs (Fuji included) were done @48x on a Lite On 52x24x52x. I bumped it up to 52x just to try it, and the result went up to 7 errors maximum from 5 errors.
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