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Anonymous
June 17, 2004 5:12:03 AM

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I have a Dimension 4600 with a TEAC DVD+RW drive.

I'm using Sonic RecordNow to backup some important stuff to DVD.

I notice that I can't read the resulting DVDs on other computers - I *can*
read them OK on my PC.

I'm worried that if my PC dies, I won't be able to read my backup DVDs on
another PC.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Brian

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Anonymous
June 17, 2004 8:48:59 AM

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check in the Sonic settings. It might have a save setting that does a quick
save for computers with Sonic onboard. If you then load the disc into a comp
without sonic it wont be able to read it.

Roxio does a similar setting whereby it can save as UDF or ISO. Under UDF
the receiving computer has to accept a piece of software from the disc
before it can read it. The ISO setting is a standard that can be immediately
read on any reader without having to install further software.

Saving and Ejecting when under the ISO setting takes a little longer.




"Brian McKillop" <brian.nospamforme@mckillopassociates.com.au> wrote in
message news:D d6Ac.31139$sj4.23743@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> I have a Dimension 4600 with a TEAC DVD+RW drive.
>
> I'm using Sonic RecordNow to backup some important stuff to DVD.
>
> I notice that I can't read the resulting DVDs on other computers - I *can*
> read them OK on my PC.
>
> I'm worried that if my PC dies, I won't be able to read my backup DVDs on
> another PC.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Brian
>
>
Anonymous
June 17, 2004 10:02:00 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Thanks Eric.

Sonic has an option "File System". It's set to "ISO + Joilet".

Sonic help tells me "Choose ISO+Joliet to make a disc readable by as many
computer as possible.".

I don't like the sound of "as many ...as possible".

Brian

"Eric Shune" <dj@124btinternet.com> wrote in message
news:car7rr$sj7$1@sparta.btinternet.com...
> check in the Sonic settings. It might have a save setting that does a
quick
> save for computers with Sonic onboard. If you then load the disc into a
comp
> without sonic it wont be able to read it.
>
> Roxio does a similar setting whereby it can save as UDF or ISO. Under UDF
> the receiving computer has to accept a piece of software from the disc
> before it can read it. The ISO setting is a standard that can be
immediately
> read on any reader without having to install further software.
>
> Saving and Ejecting when under the ISO setting takes a little longer.
>
>
>
>
> "Brian McKillop" <brian.nospamforme@mckillopassociates.com.au> wrote in
> message news:D d6Ac.31139$sj4.23743@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> > I have a Dimension 4600 with a TEAC DVD+RW drive.
> >
> > I'm using Sonic RecordNow to backup some important stuff to DVD.
> >
> > I notice that I can't read the resulting DVDs on other computers - I
*can*
> > read them OK on my PC.
> >
> > I'm worried that if my PC dies, I won't be able to read my backup DVDs
on
> > another PC.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Brian
> >
> >
>
>
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Anonymous
June 17, 2004 10:02:01 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 06:02:00 GMT, Brian McKillop wrote:

> Thanks Eric.
>
> Sonic has an option "File System". It's set to "ISO + Joilet".
>
> Sonic help tells me "Choose ISO+Joliet to make a disc readable by as many
> computer as possible.".
>
> I don't like the sound of "as many ...as possible".

Home DVD recording is still in its infancy and an industry standard is
still being worked on. "As many as possible" is the result of that lack of
standard.

--

-Jeff B.
yeff at erols dot com
Anonymous
June 17, 2004 2:24:46 PM

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The organic entity known as Yeff communicated the following:

>
> Home DVD recording is still in its infancy and an industry standard is
> still being worked on. "As many as possible" is the result of that
> lack of standard.
>
No, "as many as possible" is to avoid lawsuits. As long as a DVD is
properly written & finalized, I have had no trouble reading it on other DVD
players, be it plus or minus standard.

Hans
Anonymous
June 18, 2004 12:36:11 AM

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"LaVacheQuiRit" <i.dont.want.spam@xs4all.invalid> wrote in message
news:Xns950B69ECC8AAB12345679x81@195.129.110.74...
> The organic entity known as Yeff communicated the following:
>
> >
> > Home DVD recording is still in its infancy and an industry standard is
> > still being worked on. "As many as possible" is the result of that
> > lack of standard.
> >
> No, "as many as possible" is to avoid lawsuits. As long as a DVD is
> properly written & finalized, I have had no trouble reading it on other
DVD
> players, be it plus or minus standard.
>

Hans,

That's not what I'm experiencing. I create the DVD on my server and cannot
read it on either of the other two machines in the office.

I note you said "properly written & *finalized*".

Is this my problem? These backup DVDs are erased and then written to every
week.

Brian
Anonymous
June 18, 2004 12:36:12 AM

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Ah yes, DVD+RW rewriteables. Have you installed a UDF reader on the other
machines?
"Brian McKillop" <brian.nospamforme@mckillopassociates.com.au> wrote in
message news:%gnAc.32533$sj4.21213@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>
> "LaVacheQuiRit" <i.dont.want.spam@xs4all.invalid> wrote in message
> news:Xns950B69ECC8AAB12345679x81@195.129.110.74...
> > The organic entity known as Yeff communicated the following:
> >
> > >
> > > Home DVD recording is still in its infancy and an industry standard is
> > > still being worked on. "As many as possible" is the result of that
> > > lack of standard.
> > >
> > No, "as many as possible" is to avoid lawsuits. As long as a DVD is
> > properly written & finalized, I have had no trouble reading it on other
> DVD
> > players, be it plus or minus standard.
> >
>
> Hans,
>
> That's not what I'm experiencing. I create the DVD on my server and
cannot
> read it on either of the other two machines in the office.
>
> I note you said "properly written & *finalized*".
>
> Is this my problem? These backup DVDs are erased and then written to
every
> week.
>
> Brian
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 18, 2004 7:19:08 AM

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"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
news:p a6dnRAvH-jZpU_dRVn-uQ@comcast.com...
> Ah yes, DVD+RW rewriteables. Have you installed a UDF reader on the other
> machines?

Tom,

"UDF reader" ?

Brian
Anonymous
June 18, 2004 7:19:09 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

"Brian McKillop" <brian.nospamforme@mckillopassociates.com.au> wrote in
message news:MatAc.32766$sj4.2657@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>
> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> news:p a6dnRAvH-jZpU_dRVn-uQ@comcast.com...
>> Ah yes, DVD+RW rewriteables. Have you installed a UDF reader on the other
>> machines?
>
> Tom,
>
> "UDF reader" ?
>
> Brian
>
>

http://www.download.com/3000-2100-9497911.html


Stew
Anonymous
June 19, 2004 1:43:46 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

With DVD re-writables, be sure to use the 15-20-minute "Full
Erase" option. I've had problems with "Quick Erase" from Nero 6
and the Sonic utility on Memorex DVD+RWs in my Dell 4600 with the
NEC ND2100A (not listed even at NEC or Gear, apparently an OEM
most resembling NEC's ND2500).

I guess they just ain't CDs.






"Brian McKillop" <brian.nospamforme@mckillopassociates.com.au>
wrote in message
news:D d6Ac.31139$sj4.23743@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> I have a Dimension 4600 with a TEAC DVD+RW drive.
>
> I'm using Sonic RecordNow to backup some important stuff to
DVD.
>
> I notice that I can't read the resulting DVDs on other
computers - I *can*
> read them OK on my PC.
>
> I'm worried that if my PC dies, I won't be able to read my
backup DVDs on
> another PC.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Brian
>
>
June 20, 2004 4:44:42 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

I haven't had any problems using the Quick Erase, or with Nero just
overwriting the contents of the disc. I use Ricoh and Infodisc +RW's
on my NEC 2500. This is with video only, for data discs I only use +
or -R.

I don't think I've seen anyone that has said they have a NEC 2100 that
didn't come from Dell. Since there's a hacked firmware to convert a
2100 to a 2500, I suspect the 2100 is really a 2500 with a crippled
firmware for Dell.

Dave

On Sat, 19 Jun 2004 09:43:46 -0400, "Travis"
<travis_at_charbeneau_dot_net> wrote:

>With DVD re-writables, be sure to use the 15-20-minute "Full
>Erase" option. I've had problems with "Quick Erase" from Nero 6
>and the Sonic utility on Memorex DVD+RWs in my Dell 4600 with the
>NEC ND2100A (not listed even at NEC or Gear, apparently an OEM
>most resembling NEC's ND2500).
>
>I guess they just ain't CDs.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>"Brian McKillop" <brian.nospamforme@mckillopassociates.com.au>
>wrote in message
>news:D d6Ac.31139$sj4.23743@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>> I have a Dimension 4600 with a TEAC DVD+RW drive.
>>
>> I'm using Sonic RecordNow to backup some important stuff to
>DVD.
>>
>> I notice that I can't read the resulting DVDs on other
>computers - I *can*
>> read them OK on my PC.
>>
>> I'm worried that if my PC dies, I won't be able to read my
>backup DVDs on
>> another PC.
>>
>> Any ideas?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Brian
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
June 21, 2004 1:30:24 AM

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How do you get this firmware?

Brian


"Dave" <dmjohn29@REMOVE.hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o 81bd0tt98loj2eolhoibb91g3r8odrja9@4ax.com...
> I haven't had any problems using the Quick Erase, or with Nero just
> overwriting the contents of the disc. I use Ricoh and Infodisc +RW's
> on my NEC 2500. This is with video only, for data discs I only use +
> or -R.
>
> I don't think I've seen anyone that has said they have a NEC 2100 that
> didn't come from Dell. Since there's a hacked firmware to convert a
> 2100 to a 2500, I suspect the 2100 is really a 2500 with a crippled
> firmware for Dell.
>
> Dave
>
> On Sat, 19 Jun 2004 09:43:46 -0400, "Travis"
> <travis_at_charbeneau_dot_net> wrote:
>
> >With DVD re-writables, be sure to use the 15-20-minute "Full
> >Erase" option. I've had problems with "Quick Erase" from Nero 6
> >and the Sonic utility on Memorex DVD+RWs in my Dell 4600 with the
> >NEC ND2100A (not listed even at NEC or Gear, apparently an OEM
> >most resembling NEC's ND2500).
> >
> >I guess they just ain't CDs.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >"Brian McKillop" <brian.nospamforme@mckillopassociates.com.au>
> >wrote in message
> >news:D d6Ac.31139$sj4.23743@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> >> I have a Dimension 4600 with a TEAC DVD+RW drive.
> >>
> >> I'm using Sonic RecordNow to backup some important stuff to
> >DVD.
> >>
> >> I notice that I can't read the resulting DVDs on other
> >computers - I *can*
> >> read them OK on my PC.
> >>
> >> I'm worried that if my PC dies, I won't be able to read my
> >backup DVDs on
> >> another PC.
> >>
> >> Any ideas?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Brian
> >>
> >>
> >
>
Anonymous
June 21, 2004 1:08:36 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

The organic entity known as Brian McKillop communicated the following:

> I create the DVD on my server and
> cannot read it on either of the other two machines in the office.
>
> I note you said "properly written & *finalized*".
>
> Is this my problem? These backup DVDs are erased and then written to
> every week.

I have two +RW and one -RW (re)writer and a good many readers. The only
problems experenced so far is (1) my Thomson DVD player that often
"hiccups" playing recorded DVD's, but since it also does that on
prerecorded DVD's, I just assume it is a bad quality player.

For the rest I haven't experienced any problems so far, but ofcourse you
might just call me lucky ;) 

In any case I have had much more troubles in the past with CDR's, of which
there only was *one* standard, than now with DVD's. My conclusion is
therefore that problems are caused more by faulty or incompatible media
than by the double standard.

Hans
June 23, 2004 4:29:53 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

http://tdb.rpc1.org/#ND2100A You can also get the DOS flasher there.

Dave


On Sun, 20 Jun 2004 21:30:24 GMT, "Brian K" <iibntgyea4_
remove_this_@hotmail.com> wrote:

>How do you get this firmware?
>
>Brian
>
>
>"Dave" <dmjohn29@REMOVE.hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:o 81bd0tt98loj2eolhoibb91g3r8odrja9@4ax.com...
>> I haven't had any problems using the Quick Erase, or with Nero just
>> overwriting the contents of the disc. I use Ricoh and Infodisc +RW's
>> on my NEC 2500. This is with video only, for data discs I only use +
>> or -R.
>>
>> I don't think I've seen anyone that has said they have a NEC 2100 that
>> didn't come from Dell. Since there's a hacked firmware to convert a
>> 2100 to a 2500, I suspect the 2100 is really a 2500 with a crippled
>> firmware for Dell.
>>
>> Dave
>>
>> On Sat, 19 Jun 2004 09:43:46 -0400, "Travis"
>> <travis_at_charbeneau_dot_net> wrote:
>>
>> >With DVD re-writables, be sure to use the 15-20-minute "Full
>> >Erase" option. I've had problems with "Quick Erase" from Nero 6
>> >and the Sonic utility on Memorex DVD+RWs in my Dell 4600 with the
>> >NEC ND2100A (not listed even at NEC or Gear, apparently an OEM
>> >most resembling NEC's ND2500).
>> >
>> >I guess they just ain't CDs.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >"Brian McKillop" <brian.nospamforme@mckillopassociates.com.au>
>> >wrote in message
>> >news:D d6Ac.31139$sj4.23743@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>> >> I have a Dimension 4600 with a TEAC DVD+RW drive.
>> >>
>> >> I'm using Sonic RecordNow to backup some important stuff to
>> >DVD.
>> >>
>> >> I notice that I can't read the resulting DVDs on other
>> >computers - I *can*
>> >> read them OK on my PC.
>> >>
>> >> I'm worried that if my PC dies, I won't be able to read my
>> >backup DVDs on
>> >> another PC.
>> >>
>> >> Any ideas?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks,
>> >>
>> >> Brian
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>>
>
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