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#1 gpace00

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 11:24 PM

Two things, and please bare with me because I still have some noob qualities. I DO read the pins though.

Every backup guide I read seems to agree on using nero to burn the isos - does anyone use anything else? Its just that I don't feel like buying the entire nero suite, and the trial version isn't available right now (checked the website). I heard something about dvd decrypter? Lately, I feel like freeware always works better than commercial stuff, go figure. I love avg, I got rid of norton, I love spyware blaster, etc, you get the picture.

Secondly, I realize a lot of the games are dual layer, and some of the guides mentioning raping/ripping the sections outta games to make them fit on 4.7 single layer burnable discs. A friend just got a new comp with a dual layer, dual format dvd burner; could we use this to avoid trimming down games?


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Posted 14 February 2005 - 12:08 AM

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 12:44 AM

DVD Decryptor does work very well and yes, ya gotta love the freeware(donate-ware rather smile.gif I may be mistaken but I believe DVDDecryptor burns DVDs with the Nero Burning ROM. It should be available as a free download however.
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Posted 14 February 2005 - 03:25 AM

As far as using dual layer goes, yes you can use dual layer dvd+r disks and not have to rip sections of games. But dual layer media is very expensive (around $5 per disk) so you might want to stick with single layer.

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 05:19 AM

It should be noted that $5 per disc is only if they are on sale. Only two manufacturers currently make D/L media. Ritek and Verbatim(Mitsubishi Chemicals) and they don't make them in bulk quantities so the cost is usually prohibitive. I really do recommend DVD Decrypter. I have just found that it is the most consistant app when it comes to burning XBOX ISOs to DVD. I have tried the other programs out there and had mixed results. As for using D/L on a regular basis, I wouldn't worry too much about it as there are only about 6-7 games that really need a double layer disc. Some D/L games like Halo2 can be made to fit by simply removing 3 unnecessary XBL files. You can't go on XBL with a backup anyways and the files are unique to XBL so they are doing you absolutely no good on the backup. I certainly wouldn't waste a double layer disc on that game. wink.gif Just follow the pinned guide above for it and it should work fine. wink.gif

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 08:00 AM

Jester, any insight into the future of DL media being mass produced, coming down in price any time soon?

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 09:32 AM

IMHO that all hinges on the new D/L DVD-R format. In order to make the format work D/L DVD-R has to be able to come out at a cheaper price (offer something D/L DVD+R doesn't). In order to come out at a cheaper price they will have to mass produce (or at least produce in larger quantities). Anyways, if D/L DVD-R come out cheaper, then D/L DVD+R will have to follow suit and we will have the two formats competing again. Yeah, I know it's a stretch but it's possible, that and D/L isn't doing really well for the above reasons.

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 04:01 AM

Sorta a side track, but you seem in the know about disc storage stuff...

Heard anything about this new storage format, blue ray? I heard it will dwarf dvds...put all your xbox games on one disc, no more swapping! Keep the originals nice and safe.

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 05:00 AM

and i dont beleive bluray is all readable ith a reg. DVD drive.. please corect me since im (more than likely) wrong..

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 05:12 AM

I use alcohol 120% google it, very useful program to have! it's a 30 day trial..so If you dont buy it before the 30 days are up, you'll have to hunt through your registry and remove it before you can install it agian.

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE(gpace00 @ Feb 17 2005, 07:07 PM)
Sorta a side track, but you seem in the know about disc storage stuff...

Heard anything about this new storage format, blue ray?  I heard it will dwarf dvds...put all your xbox games on one disc, no more swapping!  Keep the originals nice and safe.

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BluRay and the competing HDDVD will not (of course) read in a standard DVD player.






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