Using DL DVD

matonanjin wrote on 1/25/2019, 6:03 PM

When using dual layer DVD's with Architect is there any type of "pre-treatment" of the DVD that has to be done first? At another forum, there was a tangential discussion of this (not specifically about DVD Architect) and a person stated, "Use Imgburn and let it set the layer break.". Layer break? What's a layer break?

I haven't tried Architect with a DL disk yet, only single layer. But I'm about to and don't want to waste disks not knowing that I should set a layer break.


vkmast wrote on 1/26/2019, 4:42 AM

What's a layer break?

Chienworks in 2008: "The layer break point is where DVD Architect splits the video up between the two layers of a Double-Layer disc. Since a single layer disc only has one layer, there is no need for, and indeed cannot be, a break point."

And an old thread that's still valid AFAIAC. Note also this thread (and many more including the online Help files).

Teagan wrote on 2/5/2019, 6:38 PM

With DVD-DL you will need a chapter marker for DVDA to use as a layerbreak. When you attempt to burn the disc it will stop you and ask for a layerbreak point in the form of a chapter marker. It will even tell you where to put it with time codes - especially useful when you're using over 99% of the DL disc like I have done before.

After you burn the disc I would suggest ripping it with imgburn and saving the .cue file (layerbreak file) as well as the .iso file for future burning on imgburn on the fly.