CD-R & DVD-R, Burning Question

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by [M]artin, May 20, 2007.

  1. [M]artin
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    [M]artin .

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    So here's the dealie-o, I called my roomie and asked him to grab me a pack of CD-R's while he was at Walgreens shopping his ass off. He does his thing, and I come home to find a pack of DVD-R's instead of the CD-R's I asked him to pick up. He replied with an "Oops" and went on his merry way.

    Now, what I was trying to do with the CD-R's was burn an ISO file (CD Image) of a game I wanted to backup *[cough]StarcraftandSCBroodWar[/cough]*. Now I was wondering, my lappy has a DVD ROM drive, and these DVD-R's claim to hold 4.7GB soooo... would I just be able to burn a PC Game ISO file to a DVD-R and run it as a game disc off my lappy's CD/DVDROM Drive(will my lappy properly recognize it as a game disc and run the game from that DVD-R)? Really don't wanna return this shizz, DVD-R's are so pretty, and THEY'RE IN COLOR! [​IMG]

    Some stuff that's plastered on the DVD-R's and back of the packaging:

    -Maxell Video/Data Media
    -DVD-R 4.7GB Single Sided Recordable
    -120MIN Video, 4.7GB DATA, 1-16x Speed
    -TO RECORD: "This DVD-R disc is designed for one-time recording with 16x write speed 4.7GB DVD-R compatible drives and video recorders may be recorded at 1x to 16x speed"
    -FOR PLAYBACK: "After recording, this DVD-R disc can be played back in DVD-R compatible drives and video recorders as well as DVD-ROM DVD-Video and DVD-Audio Players."

    --->DVD-R Thingies That Got n00b'd
     
  2. blade85

    blade85 GBAtemp Regular

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    u cannot burn an iso of a cd-r onto a dvd-r
     
  3. Ery

    Ery GBAtemp Regular

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    Ofcourse lol, ISO are just images.
    Not just CD images [​IMG]



    There is no ISO CD or ISO DVD, duh..
     
  4. blade85

    blade85 GBAtemp Regular

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    Go try it, it wont work
     
  5. Ery

    Ery GBAtemp Regular

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    Lovely.
    I got a ISO from a game, was aprox 500mb i think.
    Was from a CD, burned to a DVD worked.

    Oookey?
     
  6. blade85

    blade85 GBAtemp Regular

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    really now

    When i tried it, it didnt work -.-

    Ah well then, my bad
     
  7. Ery

    Ery GBAtemp Regular

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    Hmm, strange o.O
     
  8. [M]artin
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    [M]artin .

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    Well, I never ripped the ISO file directly myself, I obtained it through other means. From what I know, SC used hybrid MAC/PC cd's or something, but that shouldn't matter, since I have ISO images.

    @ Radivax
    So ISO images are universal then? There's no seperation of DVD and CD ISO's? If so, then I'll just go ahead and burn it to a DVD-R
     
  9. Ery

    Ery GBAtemp Regular

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    ISO's are just like a .rar file, atleast i think that [​IMG].
    Don't kill me if your computer implodes.
     
  10. [M]artin
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    [M]artin .

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    Yeah, that sounds right cause I have WinRAR installed and my ISO files show up with the WinRAR "stacked books" icon...

    Problem solved! Just mounted it onto a Virtual Drive with D-Tools with the help of DEF- and it works like a dream. Thanks for the help everyone! [​IMG]

    Three 4.7GB DVD-R's... What should I do with all that stuff...? COASTERS! [​IMG]
     
  11. Ery

    Ery GBAtemp Regular

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    Daemon Tools ftw, i use it alot.
    Saves time and you don't need to burn alot of stupid things..
     
  12. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

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    Computer backup (assuming "DVD-ROM drive" was a typo) [​IMG]
     
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