1. Der_Blockbuster

    OP Der_Blockbuster GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2016
    Messages:
    700
    Country:
    Germany
    Where do you guys get your Mini DVD's?

    What about this ? https://www.codejunkies.com/Products/SD-Media-Launcher__EF000580V.aspx
    Is this legit? 20 Bucks seems like a fair price!
    I mean im Happy that I got the Xeno GC chip working (it shows that its working when holding start)
    But my first try with a Verbatim Disc on my Black Gamecube didnt work well. I went from 160 Ohms to about 40 and decreasing it always about 10 Ohms but no luck.
    Is it the disk?

    thank you :)
     
  2. Hanafuda

    Hanafuda GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    2,869
    Country:
    United States
    I have used these in my GC w/ XenoGC installed, and using Imgburn they flat out work. The only time I had trouble was with an old drive. Switched to the drive in my laptop and 100% back in business. I didn't do any 'pot tweaking' on my GC, and I don't recommend you get too wild with it. Try to set it back to its original position and use a different burner before you write off the Verbatims you're using. But these work for me.

    https://www.amazon.com/Philips-Duplicator-Grade-Silver-Spindle/dp/B0056BYHAM
     
  3. Der_Blockbuster

    OP Der_Blockbuster GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2016
    Messages:
    700
    Country:
    Germany
    Which color is your GC?
     
  4. Hanafuda

    Hanafuda GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    2,869
    Country:
    United States

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by Hanafuda, Feb 4, 2018
    Pineapples and Cosmic_Link like this.
  5. Der_Blockbuster

    OP Der_Blockbuster GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2016
    Messages:
    700
    Country:
    Germany
    Nice condition dude ^_^
     
    StrayGuitarist and Pineapples like this.
  6. Pineapples

    Pineapples Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2017
    Messages:
    32
    Country:
    Hi I'm just about to install a xeno into my console and was looking into which discs to use and found this thread. I can't seem to find Philips mini dvd-r disks you linked above available anywhere in the UK. Do you know of any other reliable discs to use that are available in UK at the moment?
     
  7. Der_Blockbuster

    OP Der_Blockbuster GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2016
    Messages:
    700
    Country:
    Germany
    Take a Look at Verbatims, I used them and they work pretty well. You can probably go with any mini dvd, you will have to lower the Laser's Poti a bit
     
    Pineapples and alexander1970 like this.
  8. Zonark

    Zonark Zonark - Noun - A God
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    317
    Country:
    United States
    I would use a Blu-ray burner to burn the dvd minis usually cleaner burn
     
    alexander1970 likes this.
  9. Pineapples

    Pineapples Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2017
    Messages:
    32
    Country:
    I got one, used Swiss to load backups, you need a 2gb SD to load swiss then a larger SD for the backups. Problem I had was I was lucky if I got 30mins gameplay before a crash, most cut-scenes would cause a crash, tried numerous settings and configs - Tbh the whole setup was a chore, constantly swapping SD cards! I think xeno is the way forward for backups on GC.

    And thanks for the info on the disks, I always used verbatims back in the C4Xtreme CFW days on the 360!
     
  10. YOUCANTSTOPME

    YOUCANTSTOPME GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2012
    Messages:
    274
    Country:
    Canada
    lol I'm sorry but there is absolutely no truth to this.
     
  11. Zonark

    Zonark Zonark - Noun - A God
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    317
    Country:
    United States
    I’m meaning in regards to how a Blu-ray burner actually works the laser Module has more stabilizing features as well as it isn’t going to be able to burn the disk faster aka not making the dumb choice of 48x or something stupid as such thus giving a cleaner burn. Still uses a red laser to burn but on greater quality module. Please look at how a Blu-ray burner actually works and understand how internals of a drive fully function before replying garbage.
     
  12. YOUCANTSTOPME

    YOUCANTSTOPME GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2012
    Messages:
    274
    Country:
    Canada
    Could you please show me even one article that shows that Bluray burners produce "cleaner" burns for DVDs?
     
    6adget likes this.
  13. R0B0T0

    R0B0T0 GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    132
    Country:
    United States
    You can always get a replacement case and then use regular full size DVDs, gives you more options.
     
    StrayGuitarist likes this.
  14. gamesquest1

    gamesquest1 Nabnut
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2013
    Messages:
    14,972
    yeah i always found mini DVD's were unreliable, i used to just keep the top loose and pop it off to play full sized dvd backups as the full size dvd cases were pretty pricey, always intended to try design a 3d printable top case but never got around to it.
     
    StrayGuitarist likes this.
  15. Der_Blockbuster

    OP Der_Blockbuster GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2016
    Messages:
    700
    Country:
    Germany
    Same to be honest, I'd love to just buy one XD
     
    alexander1970 likes this.
  16. jadey4

    jadey4 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    Messages:
    23
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Screenshot_20190924-194800.png Bought these ones from AliExpress
     
    alexander1970 likes this.
  17. Der_Blockbuster

    OP Der_Blockbuster GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2016
    Messages:
    700
    Country:
    Germany
    And did they work?
     
    alexander1970 likes this.
  18. jadey4

    jadey4 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    Messages:
    23
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yes
     
    Der_Blockbuster likes this.
  19. toxic9

    toxic9 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2016
    Messages:
    612
    Country:
    If you want to assure quality, less reading problems and not killing your DVD drive, please use Memorex.
    Memorex miniDVD reading on GC is 90% success.
    Any other brand is 10- 40 % success.
     
    alexander1970 likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - working,