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Will a DVD-R Dual Layer work in all players or drives?

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September 5, 2010 12:07:46 AM

Will a DVD-R Dual Layer Play in all dvd players and drives? even my dvd-rom is just a rom?
a b G Storage
September 5, 2010 1:47:26 PM

Only if the drive is dual layer-capable. If it is not older than 3 or 4 years, it is likely capable of reading DL.
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a b G Storage
September 10, 2010 5:22:46 AM

Original DVD movies discs are dual layer. If your DVD ROM can read and play DVD movies it can READ Dual Layer-R Disc.

Dual Layer came about since the first generation writable/Rewritable disc are single layer 4 Gbyte Capacity. The Dual Layer writable/Rewritable disc (8 Gbyte) came out in the early 2000.

DVD ROMS and Stand Alone Player are designed to read Dual Layer as DVD movies are Dual Layer ( Gbyte format discs).

Your ROM can read dual layer writable/rewritable discs just like my old 2x 4x speed DVD drive
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September 10, 2010 8:24:26 AM

Best answer selected by mjyumping.
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September 11, 2010 9:24:21 AM

mjyumping said:
Will a DVD-R Dual Layer Play in all dvd players and drives? even my dvd-rom is just a rom?
You might want to take away that "Best Answer" award when you find out the truth. Many early stand-alone readers could not read DVD-R Dual Layer format. Some could read DVD-R but not DVD+R in single-layer format. I believe programming was the issue, as many experts used to alter the "book type" of writable media to make drives detect it as pressed media.
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May 6, 2012 4:29:27 AM

well, it's 2012 now and was actually (without creating a NEW thread if you (crashman) or anyone else can verify approximately what years could we all begin to see almost if not all DL's being read by single layer drives?
Thanks for the update, all. :hello: 

because i have some 8GB Double Layer discs full of data, and i want to give one to a friend and i KNOW he does not have a DL drive.
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May 6, 2012 4:59:10 AM

Majestic One said:
well, it's 2012 now and was actually (without creating a NEW thread if you (crashman) or anyone else can verify approximately what years could we all begin to see almost if not all DL's being read by single layer drives?
Thanks for the update, all. :hello: 

because i have some 8GB Double Layer discs full of data, and i want to give one to a friend and i KNOW he does not have a DL drive.
I don't believe there's any such thing as a single-layer reader. The problem was with early standalone readers (not computer drives), not reading various types of WRITABLE media.
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May 6, 2012 5:04:14 AM

Crashman said:
I don't believe there's any such thing as a single-layer drive.

HAHAHAHA I can't stop laughing. ok. thanks man that pretty much sums it up.

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May 6, 2012 5:20:44 AM

Majestic One said:
HAHAHAHA I can't stop laughing. ok. thanks man that pretty much sums it up.

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Yes, I edited it to say reader since that's what I meant. Obviously single-layer writers were around for a couple years, I even had one.
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May 6, 2012 6:53:16 AM

Crashman said:
Yes, I edited it to say reader since that's what I meant. Obviously single-layer writers were around for a couple years, I even had one.

NO NO NO - i wasn't laughing at you... it is true!! there are no single...
well... you know what i mean.
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December 1, 2012 11:39:09 PM

Well, after reading this post. I'm really confused now. My father gave me some old (2000-2004) DVDs which I use the Cyberlink to create an image. I was going to put it on the DVD +RW but failed and find out that it has 7+ gb so I order some DVD +R DL. It created the image on DVD +R DL but I can't play it on any of my home DVD players, both Blue Ray and non-BlueRays. Both players are fairly recent. However, I have no problem when playing on my laptop. Any ideas why?

Thanks.
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