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Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by Mournbringer, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. Mournbringer

    Mournbringer Member

    I have read many of the posts on this forum and all it has done is to confuse me. I am getting ready to back up my DVD collection, i have purchased AnyDVD and CloneDVD2. What media is good to get. I don't really need to know the technical stuff (like what ever the hell Booktypeing is). I just need to know what is a good brand (Taiyo Yurden?), + or -, and does speed matter?

    I just want to be able to start the clone and have everything come out happy.

    I have a 16X sony DVD burner and will just be putting my movies in, and telling Clone DVD to clone the disk. To date the only website that i have used to purchase media is www.meritline.com.

    If someone has a link to a good price for a good media i would appreciate it, or if someone could point me to the right direction on the merit line site i would be forever in debt to you.

    Thank you all in advance
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    CD-Rs = Maxell CD-R Pro (these are Taiyo Yudens with a protective coating), Verbatim Datalife Plus, Taiyo Yuden
    DVD±Rs = Maxell Broadcast Quality Series 8x (not regular junk Maxells you find everywhere), Verbatim 8x & 16x, Taiyo Yuden (not Valueline) 8x
    DVD+R DLs = Verbatim made in Singapore (not India), MAM-A 8x

    click http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=476 and follow the steps (read step 3 fully)

    I do recommend using dvd+rs (and changing the booktype to "dvd-rom"), if your burner supports bitsetting changes.

    Taiyio Yuden is very good. Avoid the valueline series. Taiyo Yuden 8x are a little more reliable than the 16x series, but they are both excellent.
  3. Mournbringer

    Mournbringer Member

  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Do want a thermal printable surface? If so, yeah, those should be fine.

    If your backup is a dvd-r (and it played fine on your standalone), then you don't need to worry about dvd-rs.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2008
  5. Mournbringer

    Mournbringer Member

    Great! Thank you for the help. I am toying with the idea of the printable since my new printer can print right to the dvd.
  6. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    What printer do you have? Regular white printable media is fine for an inkjet printer.
  7. mwb1100

    mwb1100 Active Member

    And, in fact, inkjet printing will not adhere to the surface of thermal printable discs - you need to get discs that are inkjet printable.
  8. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Correct,that is why I ask what printer the OP intended to use. :)
  9. Mournbringer

    Mournbringer Member

    I have the TEAC P-11. My HP all in one will print on the injets if i get them. Does anyone have good links for purchasing the Taiyo Yudens?
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    If I lived in the U.S., I would probably get these (if I wanted Taiyo Yuden dvd-rs):

    And I would get 8x (I have burned a lot of these at 12x without issue, but some burners will not burn these at 12x, and I don't necessarily recommend burning these at 12x either).