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I purchased a CD-R/RW DVD-R/RW drive for my Sony laptop. The TEAC drive functions as a CD-R/RW properly using Easy CD Creator (ecdc ). It will not write a DVD-R using ecdc, it says I have the wrong media type. am using a DVD-R disk, could I be needing a DVD+R disk ?? What is the difference ?? Someone told me needed Nero 6. The DVD drive will not play DVD movies as well.
Thanks,
Garland
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What, exactly, are the specs of your burner. DVD+RW and DVD-RW are two different standards/technologies that are incompatible. I, for example, have a Sony DVD+RW drive. It will ONLY write to DVD+RW disks. It won't even write to DVD+R disks! (Nevermind DVD-R/W)

There are some new combo drives out that can handle both + and - R/RW.

As far as I am aware, the only difference is in the technology. Since writing to DVD's (4.7 gigs) is somewhat new, the technology hasn't been standardized yet and therefore multiple standards currently exist.

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Based on the e-mail you sent me with the specs of your burner, it only supports DVD-R and DVD-RW media. ECDC has always been a lil flaky when writing to DVDS ... I would try Nero and see if that works. Otherwise call up the manufacturer and ask them their recommended software. Technically, ECDC *should* work if your drive is properly configured.

Considering the drive will not play DVD movies either, it appears to be incorrectly configured as a DVD reader/writer. Make sure you're using the latest hardware firmware. Does Windows recognize it as a DVD drive?

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