Verbatim MCC 03 RG20, Verbatim x16 DVD-R etc

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#1

Hi

Has Verbatim actually released the 16 speed minus version of blank DVDs? I’ve come across the plus equivalent at blankdiscshop which works out 50p per disc for a x50 spindle set. I have been Googling for some time, perhaps I’m using not enough combinations of logic in the searches.

I’m asking as I usually buy in batch and I have some films to put on DVD so I’m looking into the differences between plus and minus along with booksetting (think it’s called).

Any help greatfully appreciated.


#2

Since posting I’ve come across two good articles:

http://www.eventdv.net/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?CategoryID=57&ArticleID=9215
http://www.esbuy.com/tosd16xdv5xr.html

Why are people making x5 DVD DL drives when there aren’t the discs for them yet beats me.


#3

Probably will burn 2.4x rated media at 5x. A lot of the 16x drives will burn high quality SL 8x rated media at 12x or even 16x.


#4

Good point. Whether it works will remain to be seen.


#5

Accrding to blankdiscshop.co.uk, the Verbatim x16 DVD-R is MCC 03RG20 but the Verbatim x16 DVD+R is MCC 004. Shouldn’t the DVD-R be the same? Stupid question I know but I’m making sure there’s no mistakes so when I order I get what I expect. :slight_smile:


#6

They are correct. All the manufacturers have different MIDs for -R and +R discs. Verb’s 8X +R discs are MCC003, and their 8X -R discs are MCC02RG20.


#7

DVD-R is different of DVD+R (search on forum, there is a full explanation about that), that means they need a different write strategy and also a different dye.
All manufacturers have a different MID for each type of dvd
example:
dvd-r dvd+r
RitekG05 RitekR03
MXL RG03 Maxell003
MCC 03RG20 MCC 004


#8

I’m aware of the differences of the format. I didn’t know if the codes were for certain speeds, format, or both etc.


#9

That would be it then. Thanks. :slight_smile:


#10

I just got some of the 16x DVD-R Verbatim blanks. Media code is MCC 03 RG20