Ok, so, I was reading This Article, and some questions popped up.
It is important to keep in mind that although your DVD-9 title has 2 layers, it is not 2 discs. The DVD player software will see only one disc, with one ISO/UDF file system, and one set of files.
So far, I know there are 2 types of Dual Layer DVDs… flippers and single-sided ones.
I know that flippers are available in the market today, but I wonder how does your DVD writer treats them? Just like when you finish burning one side, then Nero or whatever software you are using asks you to flip the DVD to the other side so that It can continue burning the second layer?
When you have a movie on a flipper (like The Girl Next Door, which, hopefully Ill have by Xmas, but so far, Ive rented it , and havent been able to see the second layer -extra scenes- because the rental shop puts an “ID” sticker on the man side ), how does your DVD player treats it? Just like, if it was 2 normal DVD5’s? aka when you’re done with one side, nothing happens, and you have to manually flip the disc? (Notice I dont have any DVD player, I just have a DVD-RW drive, and Im sticking to it, as Im more of the PC-only guy :D)
These two questions are regarding the quoted part above, because I’ve always thought “flippers” where just 2 DVD5’s on 1 single disc and thats it, no weirdos attached.
- Most movies, are now bundled into DVD9 single-sided DL discs (for example, I own Anchorman which is in this style). Are those also available in the market? Like, If I wanna make a backup can I just buy one of these and so I wont have to remove any parts of the movie, or compromise the quality at all?
It just, Im really confused, because I see all this talking about layers and break points and DVD9 and else, and so I dont really know where I am, and well, you guys understand Im teh biggest n00b around.