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It's actually a question from a friend, but I have no clue, because I know nothing about burning dvds. Can someone here help???

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i'm trying to make copies of a dvd we shot of the karate testing and burn them using lightscribe dvds (dvd+r) so that i can burn pictures of the test right on the dvd...

we have a compac presario that has a lightscribe dvd burner on it...i went to load a source copy to burn the copies onto the lightscribe dvds, but it keeps kicking it out and asking for a regular dvd (dvd-r)...

can you ask michael why he thinks this is doing this?...it really shouldn't be, as the computer is set-up to do this very thing...(i did a trial burn on a lightscribe cd and it worked fine...)...
I assume it only works with lightcribe capable CDs not DVD's, considering the fact that I cant find any DVD-R lightscribe dvds. Am I correct??
    
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I see TigerDirect sells lightscribe dvd+r's. Did you say you in fact have lightscribe dvd media on hand??? If you do, it should be ok, (although I've never been really impressed with Lightscribe quality myself).
    
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He has those already, but it looks like his burner only burns -r's. So I'm thinking it was only designed for burning lightscribe CD's.
    
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Yes there are Lightscribe DVD-Rs. Maybe he has DVD+Rs or something? I'm not quite sure. So it basically won't recognize the disc as a DVD-R.
    
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What does he want to etch on the lightscribe discs?
    
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I'm not sure, I think just some images of this karate session his son was in. I'm pretty sure he just got the wrong type of DVD's. CompUSA and Circuit city have lightscribe DVD-R's, so I'm just telling him to try those.
    
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Yeah the Lightscribe DVDs are expensive. I was shocked at the price for twenty CDs. Its annoying because I don't want to use them. I feel I have to save them for the best purpose possible.
    
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Well this isn't too bad... http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/HP-Li...oductDetail.do

$18 for a pack of 15.

The dual layers are a killer.
    
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