DVD 9 format
Hey guys, I need some help on the DVD 9 format. I kinda know that it suppose to be a dual layer dvd that can almost hold twice the data of a normal dvdr. But just wanna make sure dual layer does not mean its double sided right? And how can we tell a ps2 game is DVD 9 or not? And also if there was a dvd 9 blank media can the dvd-writer still copy dvd 9s? Thx guys, any help would be appreciated.
A double sided dvdr is NOT a dvd9. A dvd9 holds twice the amount of data of a normal dvdr on one side. You can NOT buy dvd9 media or even burn it. The following games are dvd9:
Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance
Gran Turismo Concept 2002 (jap)
actually dvd9 holds 8.5GB, which is just a bit less than 2x 4.37GB :)
Actually a DVD9 holds 9.4GB and a SIngle Layer holds 4.7GB. The reason you cant put that much data on it is becuase on a PC widnows considers 1 KB not to be 1000 bytes but really as 1024 bytes. So its off. So if you look at a FULL DVD in windows it may say 8. watevery GB but it will also say 9,400,000KB. So truley its the PC that makes it seem smaller.
a dvd9 holds a bit less than 2x dvd5
its still 8.5 GB (1kb = 2^10 bytes)
aka 9.4 BB (billion bytes)
second layer can not hold as much data as the first.
Unfortunatly home DVD-R recorders can only burn single layer DVDs, therefore games like Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance cannot be burn without proffesional hardware.
However in XenosagaÂ´s case, there is a DVD rip made by Kalisto that works like charm and it fits in a single sided DVD (itÂ´s about 4.39 GB), They reduced the quality of the cutscenes a bit to fit it, but the rest of the game is perfect.
Yeah. Kudo's to the guys who worked on that Xeonsaga rip. I know it ways a pain in the arse. @#$# Layer Breaks, IlVu Angles--DVD-9's were a nightmare for the movie backup scene before some comprehensive tools came out. Elby has entertained the idea of adding PS2 backup to their latest offering (CloneDVD) but a lot more info on the specifics of how to strip and compress the data and all is needed before they can do any real work on that project. Only way to back up the DV-9 PS2 games is with the rip kits for now.
Let's hope they don't make a big habit of using dual-layered discs anytime soon. The next gen box looks like it's leaning towards BlueRay anyway.....there's another Pandora's box for us to deal with.
The reason DVD's seem to hold less that they say they do is error protection. They always leave some blank. It's like this: a writer can make a few mistakes...it just "scratches them out" and keeps going...readers skip right on by the corrections, but for that to work, there has to be some extra space. If the writer messes up, say 18 digits, it "scratches them out" and writes 18 spaces farther than it planned, that's what the error correction space "at the bottom of each page" is for.
I have a very old project bugging the hell out of me. I have both the Japanese and English versions of Onimusha 2. We who grew up on subtitled Japanese action heroes think that the voice actors on the English one just sucked, and we'd prefer the original language movies, just stuck back into the English format, so we can at least read the subtitles, and all in English. It failed again and again. The Japanese PSS files are a little bigger.... I have downsampled them, but never got around to this one again. Also replaced "languageE.dat" with "languageJ.dat" renamed to the former. those were also a little bigger. Must I keep within the original size, even if I'm rebuilding them from scratch?
And why does'nt "PGEN" work on a DVD-R? The Sony CDVD Generator I use has a DVD project format, so what's with that?
Where can I get this Xenosaga Rip?