Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 198
  • Last Modified:

Do these Dual Layer CD Burners need "Dual Layer" capable stuff to be read?

If I burned 4GB of stuff on one, & then sent it to a buddy who didn't have a dual layer cd burner, can he still see all the files in Explorer?
0
CaptainPickard
Asked:
CaptainPickard
  • 2
2 Solutions
 
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
There is no Dual layer CD I've heard of.  There is a Dual Layer DVD, which I'll assume is what you are talking about.  A dual layer DVD SHOULD be readable in other DVD READERS, but you always need to consider that sometimes media simply cannot be read on the occasional model/brand of reader.
0
 
Gary CaseRetiredCommented:

... a "dual layer" drive simply means it can WRITE to both layers.   ALL drives can READ both layers of a DVD.   The possible exception is a media incompatibility (e.g. not all readers can read both DVD "-" media and DVD "+" media) ==> so you can burn 8GB on one and your friend can still read it :-)

0
 
Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
Note:  it's implied above, but if you're not sure about the media compatibility of your friend's drive, post the make/model here and we can tell you;  or just burn one "+" DVD and one "-" DVD and send him both (they don't have to be dual layer).
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now