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[Advice] For ESR/Free MCBoot Users with DVD+R Discs
[Advice] For ESR/Free MCBoot Users with DVD+R Discs –
Hello there. I was searching around and didn't see anything about this using DVD+R discs for your game backups.
Well, I read on another site that DVD+R discs can work just as well as regular DVD-R discs on PS2 (Fat OR Slim).
Alright, the program I used for this was ImgBurn. All you have to do is burn at HALF the speed that is indicated on the disc (lie if it says 16x on the disc, burn it as 8x).
Then... Make sure the DVD Booktype is changed to DVD-ROM instead of DVD+ROM (I have no idea how I did this, so you have to use Google).
I read that this is the way to get your PS2 to read DVD+R discs and fooling it into thinking it was a DVD-R disc.
I've tested this on my V13 PS2 and my V7 PS2. They both work flawlessly. All my backups have worked, anyway.
I also use Maxell DVD+Rs, one of the recommended brands that has a 85% to 100% accuracy.
TBH I don't get why people would say Maxell is a good brand, it's not, I bet most of the current Maxell discs use a Ritek dye which is poor at the best of times, might be ok short term but long term they degrade quite badly.
Personally I use 3 different brands:
All work perfectly fine, cost more than Maxell usually but are better quality discs.
Verbatim DVD+R book typed to DVD-ROM is what I recommend. I have yet to get a coaster with this media, and it always scores in the very top for readability, even after years of use.
It's also readily available at at least two huge chains, best buy, and Wal Mart.
I don't get the point of changing the book type. My Verbatim DVD+R has always worked with my PS2 slim. Why are you guys doing this?
People mostly use this when backing up DVD Movies, it's useful because some older DVD players might not recognize the DVD+R booktype whereas all of them should know the DVD-ROM booktype. Maybe some older PS2's have same problem?
Originally Posted by InsanityQ