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Burning films from laptop to disc (.AVI)?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by NewGuy23, Nov 21, 2012.

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  1. NewGuy23

    NewGuy23 Thread Starter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Ok so im looking for decent disc that will have best outcome when i burn my films to Laptop onto disc to watch with family...I Already have a software for that, Now i'm just looking for the discs, I've tryed amazon And i've seen what i want only problem is i dont understand this bit... Fortis 50PK DVD-R 16x Blank Media 4.7GB & FORTIS 8X DVD-R 50 PACK 4.7GB..So my question is which is better 8x or 16x?
  2. AtlasG

    AtlasG Banned

    Oct 12, 2012
    What speed is your burner? If it works at 8x, then obviously 8x will burn faster than 4x.
  3. pip22


    Nov 21, 2004
    If you want less risk of writing errors giving you coasters, the slower the write speed the better. So I recommend the 8x over the 16x.
    I never burn DVD faster than 8x, and often 4x if it's available in the burning options (depends on the make of disc).

    Talking of make of disc, I only use Sony & DataWrite DVDs. They've never let me down and I don't buy on price - that's not the best way to choose recording media if you want reliability.
  4. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    Use a quality media. SL DVD = Verbatim or Taio Yuden, for DL DVD = Verbatim. After you know everything works with a quality media, then you can experiment with (cheap) other media.

    As with most things in life, you get what you pay for.

    As for your question, it will depend upon your CD/DVD drive. If the drive can burn faster than 8x, then get the faster media. Otherwise it doesn't matter.
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