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Troubleshooting Burning DVD-R

Before, I was able to burn DVD+R through DVD Shrink 3.2. When I ran out of DVD+R, I bought DVD-R instead, knowing that it's better than DVD+R. I am able to burn my selected DVD video onto my computer, but I am unable to burn it onto the DVD-R that i bought. I tried burning the DVD-R through DVD Shrink 3.2 and Nero, but none of them work. Is there a solution to my problem? Thank You

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First off, I would like to say that DVD-R is not necessarily better than DVD+R. Some older DVD burners would only recognize DVD-Rs and thus had to use that format. Now on with your problem. There is a possibility that you got a bad batch of DVD-Rs. I had that happen to me once. I had a 50 pack spindle and not a one of em worked. I got a different spindle of the same brand but a different lot, and they worked fine. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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How to burn dvds

How to burn a DVD-Video Disc with Nero Burning ROM /> /> /> Alright, I know that many of you may say that there are plenty of DVD burning progs out there and that if I do a guide like this I should cover all of them. But I only got Nero and many users are asking me about how to burn a DVD-Video with Nero, so that's why Nero is the one for the guide.
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/> /> First of all I make clear that I use version 6. If you have an older version that supports DVD (I think all the versions after 5.5.x.x) then the process is the same. Please make sure you start Nero Buring ROM I show here and NOT the Nero SmartStart. /> /> The new complication comes up. If you see a Wizard close it (there must be a button down right which says Close Wizard or something). Open the pull-down menu I show and select DVD.
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/> /> Select DVD-Video (1) from the list. Then just make sure the settings (2) are the same as shown here. Then click on the Label tab. /> /> Here just put the label that you want your DVD to have. (It's the name that you see before your drive's letter every time you go to My Computer). After that click New. /> /> At the left of your screen you see the folders of the DVD we are going to burn. Notice the VIDEO_TS folder is red. Double click to open the VIDEO_TS folder. /> /> At the right of your screen you can see your hard drive. Browse to the folder where you have your DVD files (the files that DVD Shrink created). /> /> Select all the files. I repeat: ALL the files. /> /> Now drag and drop ALL the files you selected at the step before into the VIDEO_TS folder we opened before at your left.
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/> /> This is how Nero should look after all this. Note that the bat at the bottom should be all blue, or with just a little yellow where it finishes. Now click the burn icon that I show with the arrow. /> /> Here select just Write. Put the write speed for your media (for slower media like here, Nero reduces the speed from 4x to 2x, nothing to worry about) and finally click Burn!
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