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LG GSA-4120B and DVD-RAM recording

Postby dodecahedron on Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:32 pm

i just got this drive, my first DVD recorder. :P

i'm thinking of trying out DVD-RAM.
i must have skimmed that part of Ian's review, where he says that in oder to use DVD-RAM you need to use InCD. bleh :x
with previous LG DVD-RAM drives, you got DVD-RAM drivers on the support CD. so you can write DVD-RAM either by using the drivers ("directly from Windows") or by using a packet writing software.

i had thought that with DVD-RAM, (part of) the point of it was that it was integrated into Windows and you don't need packet-writing software to use it (along with all of the problems of such software).

let's say, i feel cheated :(

do i really have to use packet-writing software?
or are such -RAM drivers available?
couldn't find on LG's support website. they say to use InCD.

does anyone know if DragToDisc also works with DVD-RAM with the LG super-multi drives?
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Postby Ian on Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:41 pm

Do a search. I posted some DVD-RAM drivers a few months ago. If you can't find em, email me.
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Postby wuub on Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:01 am

You do not need any additional drivers to write to DVD-RAM with windows XP. I have been using DVD-RAM discs (FAT32 format) just fine. You will need the drivers if you plan to format the discs with UDF, windows only does FAT32.
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Postby Bhairav on Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:05 am

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Postby Ian on Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:21 am

hehe.. I think Kennyshin just chopped up my zip files...

http://www.cdrlabs.com/files/DVD-RAM-XP.zip
http://www.cdrlabs.com/files/DVD-RAM-2K.zip
http://www.cdrlabs.com/files/DVD-RAM-98.zip

Due to people stealing our bandwidth by linking directly to the DVD-RAM drivers, they have been removed. If you need access to them, send me a private message.
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Postby Bhairav on Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:31 am

LOL! Sorry,Ian... I didn't know where he got them from!
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Postby Ian on Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:42 am

No problem.. it's just Kennyshin. He's a good guy.
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Re: LG GSA-4120B and DVD-RAM recording

Postby MediumRare on Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:02 pm

dodecahedron wrote:i just got this drive, my first DVD recorder. :P

Congrats. :D Based on your comments/questions, I figured you'd go for that one. (What took you so long ? :wink:)

dodecahedron wrote:i'm thinking of trying out DVD-RAM.

Let us know how it turns out for you.

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Re: LG GSA-4120B and DVD-RAM recording

Postby dodecahedron on Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:49 pm

MediumRare wrote:
dodecahedron wrote:i just got this drive, my first DVD recorder. :P

Congrats. :D Based on your comments/questions, I figured you'd go for that one. (What took you so long ? :wink:)

because i'm a skinflint...
well, not really.
but my financial situation isn't all that great.
beause i always deliberate a lot when it comes to spending money, especailly on myself. it's easier to spend money (when i have it) on gifts for other people (family, friends) :D
because i'm indecisive and take a really long time to make up my mind.

even then it's not good :x
it was a spontaneous purchase.
i went to buy a microwave oven ($220). the old one croaked (currently were 'borrowing' my mother's microwave oven.)
then, spontaneously, decided to buy also a toaster oven. the old one is perfectly functional, but old and really dirty (LOL we didn't take good care of it or clean it none too often). another $150.

then, on the spur of the moment, at the cashier's counter, i saw the 4120B grinning at me from beneath the glass.
since i was already buying all that other stuff i said what the heck, i can spead it (LG GSA-4120B: $120) on 12 payments. so i took it :)

and now for the bad news:
3 days after, i discover that they started selling the LG GSA-4160B in Israel!!! last week it wasn't here! :x
so i'm deliberating, i might be able to return it and get either money back or refund, and buy the new one.

i really can't make up my mind. my life's sad story. :(
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Re: LG GSA-4120B and DVD-RAM recording

Postby MediumRare on Thu Nov 04, 2004 8:46 am

dodecahedron wrote:
MediumRare wrote:(What took you so long ? :wink:)

because i'm a skinflint...
well, not really.
but my financial situation isn't all that great.
beause i always deliberate a lot when it comes to spending money, especailly on myself. it's easier to spend money (when i have it) on gifts for other people (family, friends) :D
because i'm indecisive and take a really long time to make up my mind.

Actually, that was a rhetorical question (because I know exactly what you went through- I don't really need a DVD burner and hedged a lot before springing for the LiteOn 1213S, mainly because of potential upgrades, and partly because it seemed to hit Europe before the US at the time).
dodecahedron wrote:it was a spontaneous purchase.

Let's see. The sequence was
microwave oven -> toaster oven -> (roxio) toast? -> DVD burner?

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Re: LG GSA-4120B and DVD-RAM recording

Postby dodecahedron on Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:38 pm

MediumRare wrote:
dodecahedron wrote:it was a spontaneous purchase.

Let's see. The sequence was
microwave oven -> toaster oven -> (roxio) toast? -> DVD burner?

LOL! :lol:
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