Generic DVD-R

My friend gave me a pack of no-name DVD-Rs. His friend gave them to him after a couple of bad burns… I backed up one movie and was actually trying to copy a copy (to see how well that works) and found that this generic media had an error on it.

I don’t think I will use this media for any movies, but I was wondering if generic DVD-R’s are any good for data? Or if I’ll get the same results (movie or data)?

Is there a utility to find out the actual name of the manufacturer?

Originally posted by Pakratus
Is there a utility to find out the actual name of the manufacturer?

DVD Info Pro at http://www.dvdinfopro.com

DVD Identifier at http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com

Andy :smiley:

Also, a lot of time when discs is sub-par, most likely that quality is getting even worse at the edge. It maybe usuable on the first 80%-90% of the disc.

So, try to leave some space on the outside. Instead of completely fill up the disk, leave like 10%-20% of the disk blank.

Thank you both.

I found that this media is AN31. I already searched here for AN31, it’s not good.