DVD+R Works

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May 12, 2009

DVD+R Works by JaapDraad at 9:31 PM (1,706 Views / 0 Likes) 18 replies

  1. JaapDraad
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    The other day I burnt a copy of Diego Dinosaur rescue (yeah, yeah, I've got kids).
    I accidentally used a DVD+R. I only noticed this after I succesfully ran the game?

    How is this possible? [​IMG] I assumed that I could only use DVD-R on the Wii.

    I have a softmodded Wii. Recently used Waninkoko's 4.0 upgrader.
    I haven't changed the book type for my DVD burner
    I have previously installed DVDx
     
  2. WiiPower

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    Some dvd burner/software combinations do change the booktype for DVD+Rs automatically. And maybe there are very few games that work without the bitsetting.
     
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    I know my burner let's me change bitsetting, and so I always just use DVD +R
     
  4. raptir

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    I've used DVD+Rs on my PS2 and my Wii. I just used imgBurn's default settings. I've never had an issue with any games.
     
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    NO not again! DVD+Rs need the bitsetting. If you didn't do it, you are lucky that your pc does it automatically. That's it. Or if you use a modchip, you don't need it, but 90% if the people here don't have a modchip.
     
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    Every one of my backups are dvd+r and they work imgburn does it automaticcly or something?
     
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    I think that IMGBurn must be doing it automatically, because I always have been using DVD+R's. You just made me check, and I never even noticed. They all work fine without changing any settings, and I too use IMGBurn. But why would IMGBurn be automatically doing that? Is IMGBurn designed for Wii game pirates?

    P.S. My 100th post! [​IMG]
     
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    No one ever said Wii games can't run off of DVD+R. People just say use Dvd-R because alot of noobs don't know how to change booktype. I have burned plenty of games on DVD+R and -R. It doesn't really matter...
     
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    DVD+R works fine for me. If it works, continue to use. [​IMG]
     
  10. rAiN mAn 2o0o

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    I have burned thousands of DVD's in my life time for one purpose or another... and not a single one of them has ever been a dvd-r!!! all of my backups of my games are DVD+R.. burned with either nero 7 or imgburn... never had a single problem...
     
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    Some burners auto bitset +r to rom and others don't, Pioneers for example don't with standard firmware.
     
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    I've burned dozens of DVD+R.
    And they work just fine, both on a hardmodded and a softmodded wii
     
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    my dvd+r have a slightly less space for data on them then my isos how would you fit this iso thats to big for a dvd+r on a dvd+r? can i compress it somehow?
     
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    You can find out easily enough which booktype your disc has after the burn - grab DVDINFOPRO...

    I've never had problems with DVD+R and DVD+R booktype on wasabi or wiikey mod chips... but have had issues with Drivekey.

    Wiipower is probably right - if you have a mod chip which injects code in to the controller... (ie - pre-drivekey/flatmod/wasabidx/sunkey...) you can get away with +R booktype - otherwise not.

    Bitsetting is a function of drive firmware, depending on your drive, imgburn may or may not be able to set it.

     
  15. capuuz

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    I also have used dvd+Rs and they have worked great without changing the book type or any other setting.

    Posts merged

    I also have used dvd+Rs and they have worked great without changing the book type or any other setting.
     
  16. WiiPower

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    I said:

    Seriously, we don't need the discussion that the need for bitsetting on DVD+Rs is a myth. I thought we are past that. Stop posting the 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
    00 time that DVD+Rs work fine.
     
  17. djtaz

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    The issues and answers thread that has been there from the beginning states on page 1 :

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    Every single new person to the scene asks about discs. Use DVD-R discs as they are most reliable. DVD re-writables dont work 90% of the time and its best to totally avoid them if u dont want headaches. DVD+R can work , but its not a guarantee and you may waste a lot of discs trying to get them working. The best brand recommended by almost everyone is Verbatim DVD-R. Use the free program IMGBurn to burn the ISO at Max speed to being - any issues try reducing the speed (usually older drives) .
    *Addition to above* - David has written a new write up on burning DVDs for Wii including software, do's and donts , speeds and everything else you will need here : http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=129239


    All of this has been said over and over and over - the OP has just assumed and not does his research. someone close this thread - its pointless.
     
  18. rAiN mAn 2o0o

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    if you find it pointless, then why are you taking the time to add your two cents? I just find that funny. talking about doing your research... DVD+R is superior to -r when it comes to compatibility and lifespan due to the complexity of the ink compounds within the disc...
     
  19. djtaz

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    Myself and others have answered this issue over 50 times on the issues and answers thread (and others) already , and every time someone posts we say the same thing, and yet more post again , and we still answer. If he had done a quick search he would find multiple discussions about this with graphs , statistics and proof of quite a lot.

    As for research , yes i have done mine and though on a PC DVD+R gets better statistics , on a wii it generally fails. You can have 2 wii's modded the same way and a DVD+R will work on one and not on another with no apparrent difference at all, though DVD-R will work on both. Its not the Discs , its the Wii dvd readers that cause the issues , so even though the discs may be superior, a lot of wii's doesnt like them and recommending them can cause people hours and hours of headaches just because someone told them dvd+r discs work.

    Again , this has been discussed and discussed and discussed and the conclusion every time is the same - DVD+r's do work on some wii's but not all and as such are not good to be recommended for general usage as dvd-r work on all with a decent brand.
     

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