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DVD Dual Layer in regular DVD player?

By Marty9231
Jul 6, 2009
  1. Hi, I've got a rather simple question, but I still want to know it:

    Can a regular (pc) dvd player read/play dvd-dual layer's?

    The dvd in question is home-made, if it matters

    Well, that's about it..
    Thanks in advance,
    Marty
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I would say no... But a dual-layer DVD player will read single-layer DVD's
     
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Here's a conclusive way to tell...

    Download DVDInfoPro and see what it states for
    > Your CD/DVD recorder properties as well as
    > Your CD/DVD media properties of any media you load into your device

    Is free for the 1st 14days (but IMHO is way handy for the $fee as you get unlimited updates and is wayyy handy for figuring out computer vs. CD/DVD hardware vs. media issues whenever they should arise)
     
  4. Marty9231

    Marty9231 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 142

    ok, that was/were the answer(s) I was looking for, thank you both!

    Marty
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    After investigating LookinAround's info, I reverse my conclusions... Marty9231's single layer burner will read /play dual layer DVD's. The store bought DVD movies are mostly all dual layer discs
     
  6. Marty9231

    Marty9231 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 142

    You might have misunderstood,

    I have a dual layer burner But my friend, who wants to read one of my burned dual layers, has a single layer reader/burner. He would need to read the dual layer..

    Marty
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    No Marty,
    your friend's single layer DVD RW will read and play your Dual DVD
     
  8. Marty9231

    Marty9231 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 142

    Ok, that's what I thought, since it's the same with (tv) dvd players.
    Thank you for the confirmation ;)

    Marty
     
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    depends on the model. Some will, some won't. The only way to know is to try.
     
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