Is it possible to copy a DVD-R disc onto a DVD+R disc? and how do you do it?

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#1

Hi I’m new here and new to the wonderful world of disc burning. I wondered if one of you kind people could help me please?

Is it possible to copy a DVD-R disc onto a DVD+R disc? and how do you do it?

My burner copies the original minus disc fine then when I put the plus disc in to copy onto it says I should put the correct format disc in??

HELP please??

Caz


#2

Seems you may have a -R burner only. If so you will not be able to use +R discs at all.


#3

Caz156,
Please supply us with information about your hardware,then we will be able to help sort your problem out.


#4

I’ve got the same “problem”. But it doesnt bother me 'cause i always use DVD+R. I’ve got a DVD± Burner!
See my signature for my hardware…


#5

Thanks for your quick replies :slight_smile:

Reading from the box… I have an Optorite DD1205. It also says “DVD+R double layer” and DVD +/- RW, which I thought meant I could use either?

Please excuse my ignorance, I’m learning as I go along :slight_smile:

Caz


#6

Yeah, you have a DVD± Burner
So DVD- to DVD+ should give no problems


#7

What -R medias are you using, the message is probably caused by unsupported medias. I would suggest to update your drives firmware to the latest version to get support for more media.

http://www.optorite.com/_english/web/2_service/2_firmwares.php


#8

Caz is not having any problems with -R medoia it is +R media causing the problems.

What + media are you using, and have you tried different ones? Areyou trying with single or dual layer? What software?


#9

It can depend on the method of copying too. I think with some software if you are trying to do an exact disk to disk copy it cannot do it because + and - have a diffrent file structure so it cannot make an exact copy. You could copy the file from one to the other but not make an “exact” copy.


#10

You blinded me with science now… LOL!!

I’ll get my son to look at your replies tomorrow, he’s better with the technical stuff than I am, Thanks for your help… I will be back :slight_smile:

Caz


#11

I’ve had that problem before trying to do a straight copy. I ended up getting around the problem by reading with dvdshrink and making the new dvd with dvdcrypter. That worked for me. I’m sure that other softwares will do the same.


#12

+,-,-,+,-,+,-,-,+ I was gone confused, sorry. However, the answer is the same for +R. :wink:


#13

Thank you for your help, I have updated my drives firmware but still no luck but will try other software. :wink:


#14

Yo-

If you are trying to copy a full -R disc - the data will not fit on a +R disc - mainly because the +R has less room (data space) on it-

If it is a partially filled disc - it should copy - no problem IMO-

Mike


#15

That’s interesting. I didn’t realize the capacities were slightly different. I’ve converted about a dozen and never run into that problem yet. (TV shows burned on a Toshiba DVR and movies backed up on a Plextor.)

DVDShrink/Nero does a good job of converting -R to +R.

Later, Conrad