DVD Burning speeds

hey, i was wondering how many kb/s is in one “x”, how fast exactly does a 2x or 16x burner write? i know with cds 1 x = 150kb/s is that the same for dvds or is it faster?

DVDs can be written faster, and the quickest way to find this out in the kb/s dept. is to access the log of your burning software. I use VSO CopyToDVD, which also will burn music compilations and DVD movies. I’ll give you an example from the log just in case, so you see what you might need to look for in your burning program. :wink:

In case you have this program, here’s how to access the log:

start button>programs>vso>VSO Starter>Movie and Pictures>Write DVD video>cancel>CopyToDVD log

This brings you to the log. Here’s an example of one of my recent DVD burns:

8/5/2006 1:24:51 PM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
8/5/2006 1:24:46 PM info Write completed
8/5/2006 1:24:46 PM info Average speed x6.58 Reference x1 = 1385.00 kbps
8/5/2006 1:24:46 PM info Total burning time 00:05:23.703
8/5/2006 1:19:52 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 34812
8/5/2006 1:19:17 PM info Start Write Buffer
8/5/2006 1:19:17 PM info Start writing…
8/5/2006 1:19:17 PM info Buffer under-run proof enabled
8/5/2006 1:19:17 PM info Writing speed requested x12.0, effective x8.0
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info Writing session #1 and closing disc.
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info Open Image file "C:\Documents and Settings\Customer\Application Data\CopyToDvd\COPYTODVD_08052006_131916_375.cache"
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info Required sector size : 1379568
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info Available sector size : 2295104
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info Available write speed: x12.0, x8.0, x6.0, x4.0, x2.4
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info Media ID: MCC-003-00
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info 120mm DVD
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info Detected media $001B : DVD+R
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info Finished browsing files - Data size 2.63 Gb.
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info File scan complete: 9 files, 2 directories
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info Start Browsing file structures
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info IDE Controler manufacturer : Silicon Integrated System
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info IDE Controler Description : SiS PCI IDE Controller
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info Location : PCI bus 0, device 2, function 5
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info Support Media : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info Writing device used : 1:0:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165P6S MV96 [E]
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info Using ASPI from “C:\PROGRA~1\VSO\COPYTO~1\NtAspi32.Dll” version 5, 0, 0, 0
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info Using DVD Video filelist creation mode.
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info ParamStr 4 = "/writespeed=12.0"
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info ParamStr 3 = "/writedevice=E"
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info ParamStr 2 = "/volumename=HC_Halloween"
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info ParamStr 1 = "/dvdvideofl=C:\Documents and Settings\Customer\Application Data\Vso~c2c_fl.tmp"
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info ParamStr 0 = "C:\PROGRA~1\VSO\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe"
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info Version 3.1.3.137
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info ExeName : "C:\PROGRA~1\VSO\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe"
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
8/5/2006 1:19:16 PM info 32 bits native system
8/5/2006 1:19:15 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

So there’s an example of how fast a DVD can burn. You can also see kb/sec or related information if you kept your original box the burner came in, as it should list burn speeds available for CD and DVD. You can also view the specs from your burner website, under the specific model, or even someplace like this (if you’d like to do some browsing). :wink:

BTW Shinra, welcome to CDFreaks! :slight_smile: