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What is a dual layer DVD disc?

DVD R DL (DVD+R Double Layer and DVD-R Dual Layer) discs have two AZO™ recording layers on a single-sided disc, providing nearly double the storage capacity of standard DVD R discs. DVD R DL can hold 8GB or approximately 4 hours of DVD quality video on a single disc.

Are most DVDs dual layer?

At their simplest, dual layer DVDs have two data layers. This gives 8.4GB of storage space instead of the 4.7GB found in ordinary (single layer) DVDs. Most pre-recorded commercial DVDs are dual layer, and have been for a number of years. However, until recently they’ve been less common in the recordable DVD market.

Are dual layer DVDs reliable?

Dual layer disks are still regarded as less reliable than single layer, even the Verbatim disks.

Is there any DVD more than 4.7 GB?

Digital video discs (DVDs) aren’t like hard drives that are available in more or less any capacity you want. There are only two sizes of DVDs: a 4.7GB version and an 8.5GB version.

Do all DVD players play dual layer?

Dual layer media plays just fine in standard DVD players.

Can DVD writer burn dual layer?

Use a dual layer DVD burner to burn a dual layer DVD. Connect an external DVD burner to your computer via USB (Universal Serial Bus).

What is the biggest DVD size?


The data side of a DVD manufactured by Sony DADC
Capacity 4.7 GB (single-sided, single-layer – common) 8.5 GB (single-sided, double-layer) 9.4 GB (double-sided, single-layer) 17.08 GB (double-sided, double-layer) Up to four layers are possible in a standard form DVD.
Read mechanism 300–650 nm laser, 10.5 Mbit/s (1×)

What is a double layered DVD?

Dual layer and double layer DVDs are the same thing and are also referred to as DVD-9 discs and have a capacity of 8.5GB. In dual layer DVD-9 discs, two layers of standard DVD-5 are joined together with a transparent spacer and a thin reflector between the two. The bottom layer is read and written to in exactly the same manner as DVD-5.

What is a dual layer DVD drive?

A dual layer DVD is a specific type of DVD media that can accept two layers of information, effectively doubling its size. An external drive is a type of computer drive that operates outside a computer, typically connected via a cable. DVD recorders were one of the dominant forms of home high-capacity recording media for many years.

What is DL media?

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What is a double sided DVD?

Essentially a regular DVD on each side. As the name implies, double-sided (DS) recordable DVDs can hold data on two sides , each of which has a single layer. A double-sided DVD holds roughly 9.4 GB of data , which is about 4.75 hours of video.