Branded dvd-r media? DVDinfo? LOL?

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  1. Baj

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    I bought a Panasonic E85 HDD/DVD-R a few weeks ago. To try it out and to ensure I had no problems with media, I also bought some expensive Sony discs. I successfully dubbed to every disc with no problems. I read comments relating to media on various forums and learnt that Datawrite Yellow 4x (V2) were highly regarded (and much cheaper (35-40p each) than the Sony discs). Twenty-five of these Datawrite discs have been successfully dubbed with no duds. On further reading I found numerous recommendations to only use branded media. But which branded media: Verbatim had problems when they changed their dye; TDK had problems when they changed their supplier; Memorex appear to be unreliable.

    Are not Datawrite branded media (manufactured by Datasafe)?

    Next I learnt that the fact that a disc plays satisfactorily is insufficient indication of the quality of the burn and that one should use a programme called DVDinfo to examine the disc. Googled “dvdinfo” and attempted to download this programme from various sites, with no success: the download is no longer available. Can anybody help me with this please?

    Where can I download DVDinfo or a similar programme? (I don’t mind paying (not much point in burning DVDs if in a few months/years they will be unusable!)).

    Finally on an unrelated matter: what does the abbreviation LOL stand for? I’m new to this and can only think of “lots of love” which must be wrong.

    Cheers and thanks in anticipation.

    Baj
     
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    The latest version of DVDInfoPro is V3.29, you should be able to download this from some of the links given at: http://forums.speedlabs.org/index.php/topic,696.0.html
    You can either use it for free and put up with a few advers at the top of the DVDInfo window, or pay a small registration fee and get rid of the adverts (I currently use the free version with no problems).


    Generally speaking "LOL" means "Laughs out loud"

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  3. PHOBIC ®

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    Its a dead link :eek:
     
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    Odd - it works OK for me.

    Try: http://www.videohelp.com/~dvdinfopro/ which is one of the mirrors that the speedlabs site links to.

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  7. Baj

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    Hi Monocrider

    All of the "Speedlabs" links are dead for me. Even with my firewall disabled. As you wrote "odd".

    "videohelp" worked fine.

    Many thanks for your help.

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    Any body like to comment on which is the best branded media that doesn't cost a fortune?

    cheers

    Baj
     
  8. Baj

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    Just finished testing four Datawrite Yellows using DVDInfoPro.

    Every one was perfect.

    I'm happy.

    cheers

    Baj
     
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    Verbatim, £11.99 for 25 from Amazon.

    Regards

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    I tend to order from Disccity.co.uk, but I've also used www.cd-rmedia.co.uk without any problems.

    http://www.disccity.co.uk/acatalog/DVDR.html

    On my E85 I use Verbatim 4x DVD-R at £11.24/25 for stuff I want to keep. I've also been using the Datawrite Premium Inkjet Printable at £5.49/25 (ha!) for discs that I burn to give away to other people.

    Bizarrely, the cheapie datawrites have had better compatibility in other people's machines than the verbatims.
     
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    Anyone using Bulkpaq 4x Orange?
     

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