Stupid newbie question.
I have been writing DVD’s with my Plextor 708A without problem for many months and have a basic understanding of how to rip DVD’s and either do some simple authoring or just copy them using DVD Shrink, DVDecrypter, Movie Factory.
I am not clear what Dual Layer technology would add to what I am presently doing, so here are some stupid questions:
My assumption is that Dual Layer is what is the difference between a disk that holds 4.8 and one that holds 9+ GB and there must be special media for the dual layer.
Can dual layer media be played in standalone DVD players like the ones that most everyone has now or would I need to purchase a special set top DVD player?
Assuming one has a DL writer, does one have to select between using the dual layer technology or DL capability in order to write a DVD that is 4.36GB or smaller?
Is this an evolving technology or is it ready for prime time?
Thanks for helping me get started…