Determine if loaded disc is DVD-R or DVD+R

Posted: 01-23-2009, 08:03 PM
Is there a way of determining the type of disc which is loaded into the CD /
DVD Drive ... ie is it a CD-R or a DVD+R or a DVD-R or a DVD+RW etc

Determine if loaded disc is DVD-R or DVD+R


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Patrick Keenan
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Re: Determine if loaded disc is DVD-R or DVD+R
Posted: 01-23-2009, 08:25 PM

"Fred Jackson" <Fred Jackson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Is there a way of determining the type of disc which is loaded into the CD
> /
> DVD Drive ... ie is it a CD-R or a DVD+R or a DVD-R or a DVD+RW etc
The Disc Info function in apps like Nero will tell you this.

HTH
-pk

David B.
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Re: Determine if loaded disc is DVD-R or DVD+R
Posted: 01-23-2009, 08:29 PM
Push the eject button and look at the disk? Seriously, Nero includes a
utility to give you the disk info, there's probably other 3rd party apps, a
Google search should find something.

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"Fred Jackson" <Fred Jackson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Is there a way of determining the type of disc which is loaded into the CD
> /
> DVD Drive ... ie is it a CD-R or a DVD+R or a DVD-R or a DVD+RW etc
Randall Flagg
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Re: Determine if loaded disc is DVD-R or DVD+R
Posted: 01-23-2009, 09:01 PM
On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:03:02 -0800, Fred Jackson <Fred
Jackson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Is there a way of determining the type of disc which is loaded into the CD /
>DVD Drive ... ie is it a CD-R or a DVD+R or a DVD-R or a DVD+RW etc
Here's a thought: why don't you LOOK AT IT before inserting it!?
Fred Jackson
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RE: Determine if loaded disc is DVD-R or DVD+R
Posted: 01-24-2009, 08:00 AM
Thanks all for your help. The reason I am wanting to know is because I have
several blank (unmarked) media discs and just wanted a quick way to insert
into drive and get an indication of what type it was before attempting to
burn.

I have Nero so will have a look and see if it will do what I need.

Thanks Guys.

"Fred Jackson" wrote:
> Is there a way of determining the type of disc which is loaded into the CD /
> DVD Drive ... ie is it a CD-R or a DVD+R or a DVD-R or a DVD+RW etc
 
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