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Gradius V only works on crappy media?
Gradius V only works on crappy media? –
I've run into an interesting problem. When using Verbatim DVDs, burning at 4X, gradius V doesn't work. But it does work when using generic 200-for-$20 DVDs. Can anyone explain this?
Using Verbatim, I've burned seven copies using various programs. None work.
Using generic, I've burned three different copies, using dvd decryptor, alcohol, and nero. These all work.
Since your initial bad burn of Gradius V, have you burned anything else on the Verbatim media? I've heard that if you happen to get a marginal quality disc of a particular ID code, it's possible for some drives' "media learning" function to screw up the write strategy for that particular media, leading to a series of bad burns.
Also, where was Gradius V released on DVD? My NTSC-U/C edition is a CD...
No, it only affects Gradius V. I've burned a couple of games after using Verbatim, and they all work.
My Gradius V is the NTSC CD version which has been DVD patched by someone else.
Are the generic and Verbatim both the same type of media (-R vs. +R)?
Hmm now that I check.
The generic DVD is -R, and the Verbatim is +R.
This might be the cause...but how come only Gradius V is unable to be burned to +R?
One interesting note: After burning data on a blank DVD, the burned area of the DVD will be a slightly different color than the blank area, so you can see how much of the DVD has been taken up.
On all the DVD's that I burned, there appears to be much less data burned on the Verbatim DVD's than on the generic DVD's. What's up with that?
-r and +r –
I am no expert but from most of the posting/tutorials that I have read suggest that -r is more compatable for the PS2 -- well at least for the older models.