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overburning a DVD5, possible?

Postby assalychris on Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:58 pm

hey all
is it possible to overburn a dvd5?
I mean I have been goooooogling for sooome time and I found yes :lol: answers no [-X answers it depends #-o answers and that pisses me off!!
can anyone give me a clue? someone wise?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:15 pm

Is it physically and technically possible? Yes
Does it ever work? Not that I've seen

Are there alternatives? Yes! If you're lucky you can find BeAll's EX 4x DVD-Rs, which have a little extra capacity. Unfortunately, it looks like Meritline (who I bought mine from a long time ago, although I hate meritline with a passion!) has removed them from their site.
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Postby Scour on Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:30 pm


Overburning works, AFAIK.

But the only pretty results I´ve ever seen came from newer Plextor-drives and only work with +R.

But I´m not sure, if I want to do this. I had many DVD-media that shows not nice results over the 4GB-mark, so I never had the idea to buy a Plextor and overburn this media
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Postby [buck] on Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:45 pm

The 1640 overburns DVD+Rs quite nicely with the required patch/hack.

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