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12/01/2010

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Michael Huebmer

When buying new DVD/BD´s, be shure to check out if the writing speed is recognised by Arabesk!

This is shown in the "Media Info" within Arabesk. Last time I had some cheep BD-R that told the BD-Burner 8x. But the BD-R was labeled 2x-4x. With the normal "maximum" write speed, 3x BD-R failed bevor I took a look at the speed. After setting the speed to 4x, it worked. This is also important, when "unknown" speed is shown. Then you have to set this by hand.

Chet Davis

Definitely a good point Michael. I am glad you pointed that out as I understand from other colleagues they have also run into quality problems with off-brands. It is so much better to spend a few extra pennies per disk to ensure your project goes smoothly to your audience. Avoid that special discount at your local office supply store and go for a higher grade blank media.
I recommend only using quality blank media - for DVDs I use both Taiyo Yuden and Ritek commercial quality blank DVD.I purchase mine in spools of 100 from CAM Audio in Dallas, Texas.

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